Welcome to a Dazzling Display of Holiday Spirit on the Water!
Signup for Where in Destin Insider
Get exclusive info, news, and deals all about Destin delivered straight to your inbox.
We wont email you more than just a single time per week, at the most!
Destin, Florida, known for its pristine beaches and vibrant community, is once again hosting its spectacular annual event – the 37th Annual Destin Boat Parade. This year, we invite you to join us on December 10, 2023, for an evening filled with lights, colors, and festive cheer, as we celebrate the holiday season in true Destin style.
The Harbor Transformed
The Holiday on the Harbor Boat Parade is more than just a parade; it’s a transformation of the Destin Harbor into a floating festival of lights. The event begins at 6 PM, after which the harbor will come alive with a parade of boats adorned with twinkling lights and holiday decorations. It’s a sight that embodies the joy and warmth of the holiday season, while showcasing an incredibly unique part of Destin – the harbor and the variety of boats in the area.
Perfect Spots for Public Viewing
Experience the parade from the best vantage points along the harbor. Public viewing is available from various docks and restaurants stretching from Harbor Docks to HarborWalk Village. Whether you’re cozied up in a waterfront restaurant or standing along the docks, each spot offers a unique view of this enchanting parade.
Judging from The Edge
The excitement builds as each boat passes by The Edge, where they will be judged for their festive decorations and creativity. It’s a competition that brings out the best in holiday spirit and community participation.
Grand Finale Fireworks
The evening doesn’t end with the parade. Stay for the grand finale – a spectacular fireworks display sponsored by HarborWalk Village. The sky above Destin Harbor will light up in an array of colors, marking the perfect end to an unforgettable evening.
Mark your calendars for December 10, and be part of this cherished Destin tradition. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor to our beautiful city, the Holiday on the Harbor Boat Parade is an event that promises to fill your evening with wonder and joy. Let’s come together to celebrate the holiday season in a way that only Destin can offer!