You’ll be happy to know that the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Naples Christmas Parade are coming back this year. The Macy’s parade, to mark the start of the holiday season will welcome back crowds this year after COVID 19 scrapped the parade route last year. When it comes back on November 25th there will be 15 giant character balloons (including a Baby Yoda!), 28 floats, 9 performance groups, 10 marching bands, over 800 clowns, and ole Saint Nick. This will mark the 95th annual Macy’s Day Parade.
Locally, the Naples Christmas Parade is scheduled down 5th Ave. South in Naples on Tuesday December 7th. The night time parade starts at 6pm and is personally one of my favorites.
The Naples Christmas Boat Parade on Naples Bay is slated for 6:15pm on December 11th on Naples Bay. Seeing all those boats lit up is just magical.
The Fort Myers Christmas Boat Parade is December 4th starting at Salty Sam’s Marina at 6pm.
In Cape Coral, the Holiday Boat Along best viewed from Four Freedom’s Park is December 18th starting at 5:30.
If you want to see the really big boats lit up, Fort Lauderdale’s parade is on December 11th.