Holiday Boat and Street Parades Around Largo

By Land or by sea, many parade options are available around Largo this holiday season.

Want to get into the holiday spirit by watching the twinkling lights on the water or cheering for a favorite float around town?

Here's a look at several holiday parades around the Largo area.

Indian Rocks Beach Holiday Boat Parade: The Indian Rocks Beach parade starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Holiday Inn Harbourside and ends off Harbor Drive North.

For information on the parade or to sign up to participate, call Randy Schwab at (727) 595-6889, Monday thru Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Indian Rocks Beach Street Parade: The land parade starts at Holiday Inn Harbourside and winds through the streets of Indian Rocks Beach to Indian Rocks Beach City Hall. Refreshments are served and children can visit with Santa. The parade starts Dec. 2 at 1 p.m.

Largo Central Park: The annual holiday stroll and tree lighting through Largo Central Park is Dec. 1 from 5 until 9 p.m. the event includes a visit from Santa, a toboggan snow slide, holiday activities and more. The park's holiday light display is open nightly through early January.

Largo's Old Fashioned Christmas Parade: Floats, music, and Santa are part of the parade on Dec. 1 from 2 until 4 p.m. in downtown Largo. The parade starts at the Pinellas County School Board Administration Office at 301 4th St. SW in Largo.

Madeira Beach "Festival of Lights" Boat Parade: The Madeira Beach parade is on Friday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. starting in Boca Ciega Bay and moves towards John's Pass during the parade. 

For more information, contact the marina at (727) 399-2631.

Redington Beach/Indian Shores annual lighted boat parade: The combined Redington Beach and Indian Shores parade is Sunday, Dec. 23, starting at 6 p.m. from Tom Stuart Causeway and following the intracoastal to finish at The Pub in Indian Shores.

Call Redington Shores Town Hall at (727) 397-5538 for more information. There is no entry fee for participating in the parade.

Which parades are you planning on seeing? Let us know in the comments.


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