Dec. 2: 63rd Annual St. Augustine Christmas Parade

The 2016 St. Augustine Christmas Parade. The 2017 event begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, December 2 along San Marco Avenue in downtown St. Augustine. Photo by Renee Unsworth/Totally St. Augustine

Santa in the 2016 St. Augustine Christmas Parade. Photo by Gary LeVeille

Festive floats, Santa, marching bands, horses, pirates and more than 70 units will travel down San Marco Avenue promptly at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 as part of the 63rd Annual St. Augustine Christmas Parade. 

Sponsored by Flagler Hospital and organized by Linda Abbott, the parade begins on San Marco Avenue at the Mission of Nombre de Dios and continues through the downtown streets of historic St. Augustine along the bayfront, and ending behind the Visitors Center on Castillo Drive.  
Local organizations, clubs, businesses, and schools participate in this event, making it one of the largest parades in Northeast Florida. Holiday seasonal decorations adorn all the entries — from floats to marching bands to antique cars and horses and carriages.

San Marco Avenue and other downtown streets will be closed during the event. Arrive early to find parking and claim your spot. John Reardon of Networking in St Augustine and St Johns County  will provide a live Facebook video during the event. Gary LeVeille, gleveilleimages.com, will provide parade photography. 

Contact Linda Abbott, Parade Coordinator, at 904-824-4997.

PARADE ROUTE

The parade starts near the Mission of Nombre de Dios at 27 Ocean Ave., at 9 a.m. (101 San Marco Ave., uptown St. Augustine) and continues South down San Marco Avenue — along the bayfront, through the streets of historic, downtown St. Augustine; south on San Marco and Avenida Menendez; west on Cathedral Place; north on Cordova St.; and ending near the Visitors Information Center at the intersection of Orange and Cordova Streets at approximately 11:30 a.m. After the parade, everyone is welcome to stop by the Plaza de la Constitucion to have pictures taken with Santa at the City of St. Augustine’s beautiful Christmas Tree!  

FACEBOOK EVENT

Follow the St. Augustine Christmas Parade on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/events/928850197266271/

PHOTOGRAPHER

Gary LeVeille, gleveilleimages.com, will provide parade photography. 

PARADE SPONSOR

Flagler Hospital is the title sponsor of the 2017 St. Augustine Christmas Parade.

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