Top Local Events in December

November 28, 2023

Stuart Christmas Parade – The Visiting Nurse Association presents the 2023 Stuart Christmas Parade on Friday, December 1 at 7:00pm. As a treasured Martin County event since 1960, this event brings friends and families together in the local community for a fantastic night of fun! This year’s theme is “Dancing Through The Decades.” For more information, visit


Hobe Sound Annual Christmas Parade – The Hobe Sound Chamber hosts the 36th Annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 2nd. The parade begins at 1:00pm led by the Martin County Sheriff’s Department followed by dignitaries, vintage cars, floats, marchers, trucks, school bands and much more. Local restaurants and shops along and nearby the route will be celebrating with special events as well. Put on your favorite festive holiday apparel, grab a chair, and meet your friends for this festive event starting at 1:00pm. For more info, visit:


Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade – The 29th Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade takes places on Saturday, December 2nd. Starting in North Palm Beach at 6pm, the boat parade follows the intracoastal with a grand finale and conclusion at the Jupiter Lighthouse. This year’s parade marks the 23rd anniversary of the partnership between the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County and the U.S. Marine Reserves Toys for Tots organization, plus more recently Little Smiles. There are plenty of public parks and places along the route to see the show and ways to donate to the Toy Drive. Learn more details here:


Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival – Palm Beach County’s annual foodie event returns for its 15th year with more than 20 events being held from December 7th through December 10th. All Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival events are hosted by many of the county’s top chefs at some of the finest local venues. Experience some of the world’s most renowned chefs and wine industry leaders through a collection of dinners, tastings, seminars, and more. Take the opportunity to pair these events with a tour of Palm Beach Island – home to legendary resorts, exquisite mansions and gardens, and many historic preservation landmarks Learn more: