31st Annual Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade Dec 7, 2019

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

North Matanzas Pass
Matanzas Pass Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Boat decorated with Christmas lights. Partygoers can be seen in Christmas attire. There is a lit up shark on the bow.

“Christmas on the Pontoon” was written by Mike Kuhl/Jeff Randall and sung by Jeff Randall

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The Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade Will Light Up The Night

Come enjoy some Christmas spirit at the 31st Annual Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade!  Last year we had over 30 boats participating and this year promises to be even more exciting.

The parade begins at Salty Sam’s Marina and will pass many restaurants on the back bay such as Parrot Key Caribbean Grill, Original Shrimp Dock, Matanzas on the Bay, Nervous Nellie’s, Bonita Bill’s, Dixie Fish Co. and Doc Ford’s where you can kick back and enjoy the fun.

Other spots to watch the parade are the fountain next to Nervous Nellie’s and the ends of the first two canals in Siesta Isles. Be sure to bring a chair if you go to Siesta Isles.

How To Enter A Boat

Cost is $25 for a non-sponsored boat and $50 for a sponsored boat.

If you want to enter a boat you can register online below, but you must download, fill out and submit the application to us. Alternatively you can also submit the application with cash, check or credit card information for payment. You can download the application here.

Call 239-454-7500 or email [email protected] with any questions.

Vote For Our Parade

Our Christmas Boat Parade has been nominated as a candidate for one of the ten best holiday parades in the nation! This contest is being held by USA Today and we need votes to make the top ten! You can vote once a day until December 2, 2019. Cast your vote here and support our parade.

This event is brought to you by the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Thanks to these 2019 event sponsors:

Logo for Coastal Vacation Properties. Logo for Matanzas on the Bay, a waterfront restaurant on Fort Myers Beach. Logo for Salty Sam's Marina on Fort Myers Beach. Logo for Gavin's Ace Hardware in Fort Myers Florida. Logo for All Water Excursions, a boat tour company in Naples, FL. Logo for the Dixie Fish Company, a restaurant on Fort Myers Beach.

If you are a business on the parade route and are interested in being a people’s choice sponsor you can download an application here.

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