Lighted Boat Parade

Pensacola’s 2023 Lighted Boat Parade will set sail from Sabine Marina in Little Sabine Bay at 6:30pm, do a loop, wind its way around the Santa Rosa Sound/Boardwalk area and circle back to Sabine Marina.

Leading up to the boat launch, a kid’s party will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at Shaggy’s Pensacola Beach.

Directly following the boat parade, Santa will make his way to the Quietwater Shell to greet the children.

Spectators can watch the parade from Little Sabine or the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk and any of the businesses along the route.


Boats of all sizes, shapes, and colors are invited to enter the parade and compete in the boat decorating contest!

The deadline to register will be Monday, Nov. 27, at 5 p.m. The entry fee is $35 per boat. Compete for “most merry” and “best of show” awards!

Line Up: 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2 at Sabine Marina

Parade Start: 6:30 p.m. will loop around Little Sabine and end at Quietwater/Soundside.

For larger boats that prefer not to loop through Little Sabine, you will follow behind the parade lineup once they reach the Bob Sikes Bridge, at approximately 7:15 pm. More info is to be given at Captain’s Meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. at the Sandshaker Lounge.


Dec 02 2023


6:30 pm - 6:30 pm
QR Code