Much Awaited and Popular Merritt Island Christmas Boat Parade Set for Tonight

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Boaters will showcase the spirit of the season

This year, boaters will once again showcase the spirit of the season by adorning their seaworthy vessels with strands of lights, reindeer and other decorations that represent our tropical-style traditions. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Boat parades are among the most celebrated holiday events on the Space Coast and the much awaited and popular Merritt Island Christmas Boat Parade is set for Saturday, December 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Boat parades are among the most celebrated holiday events on the Space Coast and the much awaited and popular Merritt Island Christmas Boat Parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

The 2018 Merritt Island Christmas Boat Parade will be hosted again this year by Kaleb and Sarah from Blue Marlin Real Estate and Aaron Dumont from Stingray Boats.

Boaters, as always, will once again showcase the spirit of the season by adorning their seaworthy vessels with strands of lights, reindeer and other decorations that represent our tropical-style traditions.

The Captain’s will stage their boats at Sykes Creek Parkway Bridge/Kiwanis Basin at 5:30 pm.

One of the best viewing locations is at the Sykes Creek Parkway Bridge. Do not park or stop on the bridge, there is plenty of parking along the Causeway leading up to the bridge.

The parade proceeds north through Sykes Creek and the adjacent canals, ending at State Road 528.

The Captain’s Party will be held on Thursday, December 13, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at  Sunset Waterfront Cafe and Bar, located at 500 West Cocoa Beach Causeway.

If you are participating in the parade it is mandatory to attend to sign up for the contests and get your official maps and rules.

For more information email miboatparade@gmail.com

The best viewing is at the Sykes Creek Parkway Bridge. Do not park or stop on the bridge, there is plenty of parking along the Causeway leading up to the bridge. The parade takes off at 6 p.m. and proceeds north through Sykes Creek and the adjacent canals, ending at State Road 528 at approximately 9 p.m.

One of the best viewing locations is at the Sykes Creek Parkway Bridge. Do not park or stop on the bridge, there is plenty of parking along the Causeway leading up to the bridge. The parade proceeds north through Sykes Creek and the adjacent canals, ending at State Road 528.

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