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By: Maria King
Date: December 8, 2019
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December 8, 2019

Dec 14, 2019
Since 1999. Join the Olde Towne businesses and museums for holiday music and carols. This festival has become one of Portsmouth’s signature holiday season events. It is a musical tribute to the spirit of the Holiday Season, enlivening the historic High Street corridor with performances, children’s activities, re- enactors in period attire and strolling characters. Don't miss the children's parade at 10am
100,000 Attendees
Dec 14, 2019
Since 1984, parade starts at Garden Street and Spring Street and ends at South Palafox Street and Government Street. The Christmas Parade includes local bands from every high school in Escambia County, groups from around the region, and as far away as Houston and New Orleans. The Cox Pensacola Christmas Parade profits go to local high school band booster organizations to assist in the purchasing of uniforms and equipment and funding of travel expenses. Preceding the parade is the popular 1.2 miles Christmas Parade Dash, sponsored by the Pensacola Runners Association. With nearly 400 participants each year, the Dash uses the Cox Pensacola Christmas parade route just prior to the start of the parade. The race begins at 5:00 pm and is a maze through the downtown area lined with thousands of people cheering. The course ends at Plaza Ferdinand where a large candy cane is handed to each finisher.
50,000 Attendees
Dec 14, 2019
Since 1971. The Boat Parade will stage on the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, along the docks west of Stranahan House to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The Parade travels East to the Intracoastal Waterway as it continues North to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. It’s 12 Miles of the “Greatest Show on H20.” The parade takes approximately 2 and 1/2 hours to view from one location (starting locations stagger as you travel north – please look at the bridge closings on this website). Private boats to the giant showboats and corporate megayachts will be adorned with hundreds of thousands of lights, music, entertainment, decorations, celebrities, musical groups, beauty queens and many other exciting entries expected to be viewed by over one million spectators. Parade highlights: Grand Marshal Showboat, Galleria Mall Reindeer Barge and the Santa Showboat.
1,000,000 Attendees
Dec 13, 2019
Since 1963, a fabulous yearly boating event set in Pompano Beach is the Holiday Boat Parade, the nation's oldest boat parade. Nearly 100 glittering yachts and smaller boats, decorated with lights and fantastic holiday themes, delight the thousands of people who watch from the shores of the Intracoastal Waterway beginning at Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach north to Deerfield Beach. This boat parade is a special way of getting into the holiday spirit--South Florida style. Te\he event is free for boaters and spectators, but boaters MUST register their vessels ahead of time through the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce.
200,000 Attendees
Dec 13, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019
Since 1988. One of the largest and finest FREE admission Christmas shows in the nation. 750 booths of quality dealers featuring Christmas gifts, crafts, jewelry, art and more. For over 25 years, the Christmas Gift and Decor Show has been a Louisville fixture during the holiday season. Make your plans to attend and join the fun! And each year...ALL KIDS GET A FREE PICTURE WITH SANTA!
40,000+ Attendees
Dec 13, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019
Since 1971, This nearly 50-year-old, family-friendly tradition brings over 500,000 people to the heart of the Old Pueblo every year. The Fair hosts artists from around the world, decadent food, local entertainment and a lot of fun! The Fair is biannual, taking full advantage of our wonderful Sonoran Desert climate, with one in the Winter and the other in Spring. The Fair is produced by the North Fourth Avenue Merchants Association, Inc., a local nonprofit. The funds are used to support the Avenue’s infrastructure, invest in local neighborhoods and other nonprofits, and to create other free community events throughout the year on Historic Forth Avenue. Free Shuttle Service is provided from the Pennington Street Garage and the Tyndal Avenue Garage by VIP Taxi. Pets are not allowed!
100,000 Attendees
Dec 14, 2019
Since 1962. Each holiday season Bay Area boat owners have been gussying up their sailboats and power boats and joining in an entertaining and festive Christmas parade. It’s part sunset cruise, part art car parade, and part shoreline holiday magic. These days, more than 100 sailboats and power boats participate in the parade itself and more than 100,000 spectators show up around the lake and the bay to take it all in. Given the long route through Clear Lake, those 100,000 viewers aren’t all in one spot. Although at times it may seem like most of them are along the waterway in Kemah, including the Kemah Boardwalk and old historic Kemah, where the Christmas Boat Lane Parade turns around in Galveston Bay. The parade starts out at 6pm from the South Shore Harbour Marina and the Nassau Bay Lagoon, following the boat lane through Clear Lake and through the Clear Lake Channel where it exits out into Galveston Bay, before turning back around and heading home. I It will take about 45 minutes for boats to travel from South Shore Harbour Marina to the Kemah Boardwalk. It’s not a race so expect the boats to float by at a slow, leisurely, and lazy pace.
100,000 Attendees
Dec 14, 2019
Since 1972. The Pinellas Park Christmas Parade has been a tradition for many Pinellas Park families and the surrounding community since 1972. It is held on the 2nd Saturday each and every December. Registration for the parade will begin on September 1st, 2019. Road Closures: Eastbound Park Boulevard between 66th Street and U.S. 19 (including overpass); 52nd Street at Park Boulevard; 49th Street between 70th Avenue and 78th Avenue; 43rd Street at Park Boulevard; 40th Street at Park Boulevard. Traffic Tips: Use 66th Street or U.S. 19 to travel North and South; Use 70th Avenue or 78th Avenue to travel East and West.
45,000 Attendees
Dec 14, 2019
Since 2003. In past years, over one hundred floats have taken part in this annual evening event. This year's parade starts in the vicinity of 11th Street and 3rd Avenue and continues north on 3rd Avenue towards Giss Parkway and enters Main Street from Giss Parkway. Parade ends at Main Street and 2nd Street. We hope you and your family will join us for a night of lights and holiday cheer.
40,000 Attendees
Dec 14, 2019
Floating lights parade with backdrop of fireworks, Beachwalk luminaria walk with 4000 luminarias, caroling, hayrides, light/decorations contests, free food and drink along beachwalk at 25 bonfire lit campsites, Santa Claus, Benefit for "Make a Wish Foundation" sponsored by the Elephant Butte Chamber of Commerce.
50,000 Attendees
Dec 14, 2019
Since 2016.Join us for the Children’s Christmas Parade and watch as we bring a twinkle to the eyes of the young and old alike. The parade will start at Washington and High Streets and travel to Water Street.
100,000 Attendees
Dec 10, 2019 - Dec 23, 2019
The Austin Trail of Lights is Austin’s largest holiday tradition and 2nd largest event in the city. Run by the Trail of Lights Foundation, the annual event in Zilker Park celebrates the unique spirit and people that make Austin the place we love to call home. The Austin Trail of Lights is a community event that invites 400,000 people every year to come celebrate the holidays in the heart of Austin, Texas during the month of December. The event showcases everything that we love about Austin—from music and food to creativity and family fun. Thanks to the Trail of Lights Foundation, we are able to keep it free for at least ½ of the nights to make sure that anyone who wants to be part of the experience has a way to do so.
400,000 Attendees
Dec 13, 2019 - Dec 24, 2019
Since 1976. The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. Ticket: Tickets are $10 for a single-day pass; available at the door, or in advance online; Free admission for children 12 and under; $50 for a season pass, which allows entry throughout the duration of the 12-day Armadillo Christmas Bazaar (only available for purchase until 12/12/19). Advance single-day and season passes online now at https://www.armadillobazaar.com/tickets/. About: The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar celebrates 44 seasons of treating around 40,000 Texans and tourists to a fun holiday shopping experience. This family-friendly Austin staple features nearly 200 visual artists and makers showcasing their original work, local and award-winning musicians, interactive activities, local food and two full bars. Attendees will find gifts in all price ranges as well as fine art for their collections. Shoppers can learn stories about the artists and their works, support local and traveling artists and buy exclusive gifts. Links to Artist and Musician information: 2019 Artists Gallery: https://www.armadillobazaar.com/2019-artist-gallery/ 2019 Music Lineup: https://www.armadillobazaar.com/2019-music-lineup/
40,000 Attendees
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