Palm Harbor Parade

The annual Palm Harbor Christmas parade falls on Saturday, Dec 21 this year.

Eli Thompson, Staff Reporter

Every year, local businesses, scout troops, first responders, and many other people walk in the annual Palm Harbor Christmas Parade. 

Starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec 21, hundreds of locals will gather at the Presbyterian Church of Palm Harbor in preparation for the 1.2 mile walk to downtown Palm Harbor. Floats, classic cars, business vehicles, police cars, fire trucks, and some golf carts will make the drive as well. 

Although the throwing of beads and candy is no longer permitted, some participants walk the sides of the route, handing out candy and beads to young children. 

“The parade really brings about the holiday spirit; it makes it really feel like Christmas,” Hal Marion (’21) said.  

Plenty of students participate in the parade as well. Some for the local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, and others for local businesses or cheer-leading squads. 

“I really enjoy walking in the parade, it really brings out the festive side of me,” Evan Seabolt (’21) said. 

The Christmas parade is something special to help jump start those who don’t feel festive yet, and bring joy to those who do.