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FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 15: A boat decked out with holiday decorations is seen along the New River while participating in the 47th annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade on December 15, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This year's boat parade theme, “The Best of the 80’s," is expected to attract more than a million visitors to the procession of about 100 lighted boats taking to the New River and the Intracoastal Waterway in what is called the “Greatest Show on H20." (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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.

 

Like most people in this town, Joe Winner hails from the Midwest. Ohio. When not on the air, you’ll find Joe all over town supporting community events and various charities and handing out fun stuff to all the people. Joe’s on-air features include “Joe’s Meals On Wheels” serving up free lunch, and “Intermission” where the listeners have to name the correct movie of the day to win fantastic prizes.