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Know before you go, Boca’s 48th Holiday Street Parade

Planning on attending Boca holiday parade? Here's everything you need to know

Boca’s 48th Holiday Street Parade at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday has 70 marching units and usually lasts two hours.

But give yourself time to park and find a spot to watch. Here’s insider info before you go.

  • Parade route: The parade runs along Federal highway from Southeast Fifth Street north to Mizner Park Amphitheater.
  • Expect traffic backups: Streets close starting at 5 p.m. Federal Highway shuts down from 5:30 to 11 p.m. from Glades Road south to Camino Real.
  • Where to park free: City Hall on the northwest corner of Palmetto Park Road and NW Second Ave; administration building, 200 NW Second Ave.; Downtown Library, 400 NW Second Ave.; Wildflower Park, 551 E. Palmetto Park Road on the northeast corner at Fifth Avenue. That’s a long walk.
  • Need a free ride? Text Round the Town electric vehicle at 561-303-9173. Pickup areas with signs: City Hall; north end of Mizner Park; Wildflower Park near Palmetto Park Road; The Black Rose Irish Pub in Royal Palm Place
  • Train crossings: Police will be stationed at the Palmetto Park Road crossing. Be careful not to stand or duck under crossing arms
  • Where to sit: Limited grandstands at Sanborn Square. Most spectators bring own beach chairs.
  • Restrooms: On Federal Highway and Sixth Street next to Sanborn Square.
  • Assistance: Look for staff in red event shirts.
  • Parade staging area: Spectators are asked to avoid Camino Real and Federal Highway staging area for parade participants.
  • Parade theme and line of march: Broadway theme this year. Marching groups, bands, and floats. Santa fire truck spewing snow finale.




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