TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and with that holiday spirit comes all kinds of parades across the Tampa Bay area!

From lighted boat parades, to annual traditions, to even some that end with holiday markets, there is a festive parade for all to enjoy.

If you know of a holiday parade that isn’t on our list, email us at online@wfla.com.

1. Lakeland Christmas Parade

Date: Thursday, Dec. 1 | Parade map

The 41st annual Lakeland Christmas Parade kicks off in downtown Lakeland on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Fireworks will light the sky over Lake Mirror to begin the festivities. The parade will then leave the RP Funding Center and make its way down Lemon Street through downtown.

For those who prefer to stay at home, the parade can be watched online, as well as on Facebook Live.

2. Tampa’s Santa Fest & Tree Lighting

Date: Date: Saturday, Dec. 3

The parade begins at 1 p.m. at Morgan and Madison streets, traveling west on Madison to Ashley Drive before turning north, ending at Ashley Drive and Cass Street.

The best viewing is along Madison Street, according to the city.

3. Dunedin Holiday Boat Parade

Date: Saturday, Dec. 3

Illuminated boats will launch from Loggerhead Marker 1 Marina and make their way along the intercoastal toward Dunedin Marina. The parade begins at 6 p.m. and boats are expected to arrive at the Dunedin Marina around 7 p.m.

The night will conclude with a Christmas tree lighting.

4. Sarasota Holiday Parade

Date: Saturday, Dec. 3

The 26th anniversary of the Sarasota Holiday Parade will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday. The parade starts at Main Street and US-301 in downtown Sarasota and will end at J.D. Hamel Park at Main Street and Gulfstream Avenue.

The theme for this year’s parade is “Winter Wonderland.”

5. Cotee River Christmas Boat Parade

Date: Saturday, Dec. 3

The Cotee River boat parade will take place Saturday starting at 6 p.m. in the Millers Bayou. It will make its way to the Main Street Bridge in downtown New Port Richey, where the boats will turn around.

A DJ will be playing holiday music for those watching in Sims Park to enjoy.

6. Safety Harbor Holiday Parade

Date: Saturday, Dec. 3

Safety Harbor’s holiday parade will feature floats, old fashioned cars, community groups, an appearance by Santa and more. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and will run along Main Street.

7. Apollo Beach Holiday Golf Cart Parade

Date: Saturday, Dec. 3

The sixth annual Apollo Beach Golf Cart Parade will take place from 5:30 p.m. on Saturday amongst a full day of events.

There will be raffle prizes, contests and more for the golf carts and kid’s contest games, costume contests, pictures with Santa and more.

8. Zephyrhills Christmas Parade

Date: Saturday, Dec. 3

The “Storybook Christmas” themed float parade will begin at 7 p.m., featuring over 35 community groups and organizations.

9. Venice Christmas Boat Parade

Date: Saturday, Dec. 3

The 34th annual Venice Christmas Boat Parade will set sail in the Intracoastal Waterway beginning at 6 p.m.

The parade starts just north of the Albee Road bridge. The parade continues down the Intracoastal and out to the channel marker in the jetties, weather permitting, before turning around.

10. Davenport Christmas Parade

Date: Saturday, Dec. 10

Davenport’s Christmas Parade will begin at 6 p.m. at the Lewis Matthews Complex and will end at the Tom Fellows Community Center.

“Winterfest” will take place at the community center beginning at 4 p.m. and will feature food, vendors, a snow slide and more.

11. Palm Harbor Holiday Parade

Date: Saturday, Dec. 10

The parade in Palm Harbor will start on Delaware and 12th Street. A gift market will take place in the Harbor Hall parking lot following the parade.

12. Dunedin Old Fashioned Christmas & Holiday Parade

Date: Saturday, Dec. 10

The holiday street parade begins at 4 p.m. on Douglas Avenue and will continue from Beltress Street, heading north to Skinner Boulevard with floats, bands, performers, Santa Claus and more.

Immediately after the parade, downtown Dunedin will be “transported back in time” with old-fashioned Christmas activities and entertainment, as well as snow. There will be horse-drawn carriage ride, Christmas caroling and more.

13. Manatee River Holiday Boat Parade

Date: Saturday, Dec. 10 | Parade route

A fleet of decorated vessels will tour up the Manatee River for all to enjoy. Staging begins at 6 p.m. at Snead Island and will continue to the Bradenton Yacht Club, Safe Harbor Marina, Twin Dolphin Marina and then back to the Yacht Club.

14. Clearwater’s ‘Making Spirits Bright’ Parade

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 13

The parade will begin at 4 p.m. Parade line-up will take place at the Island Way Grill and travel from North Beach to South Beach, then over the bridge to the Clearwater Historical Society, then back to Island Way.

15. Tampa Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

Date: Saturday, Dec. 17

Tampa’s largest lighted boat parade will take place the Saturday before Christmas along the Hillsborough River at 6 p.m. The parade begins at the southern tip of Davis Islands and will travel through the Convention Center basin and up to the Heights before turning around to head to Sparkman Wharf.

16. Treasure Island Lighted Boat Parade

Date: Saturday, Dec. 17 | Parade route

The 37th annual Treasure Island Lighted Boat Parade will begin at 6:20 p.m. just south of the Treasure Island Bridge. It will travel south of Paradise Island, back through the Treasure Island Causeway Bridge at 7 p.m., around the Isles of Palms and Capri and finishes at John’s Pass at approximately 8:15 p.m.

A holiday celebration will be held at Treasure Bay beginning at 5 p.m. featuring a DJ, visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, entertainers and food and beverages.