The Palm Coast Yacht Club will be lengthening the parade route for the 2023 Palm Coast Holiday Boat Parade for the parade’s 40th anniversary.
The new route is more than a mile longer than the usual one. A shuttle bus service will also be provided this year to make the parade more accessible, according to a press release from the Palm Coast Yacht Club.
The route will now begin at Cochise Waterway and head south past the Cimarron and Club House Waterways, sailing under the Hammock Dunes Toll Bridge. It will continue past St. Joe Walkway and Waterfront Park before turning around at the Grand Haven gazebo to return to home port, according to the press release.
Residents will be able to park at the Palm Coast Community Center, and buses will take them to European Village to view the parade.
The parade will be held at 6 p.m. on Dec. 9 and is dedicated to Al Krier, a parade champion and community activist who died in December 2022. Krier’s boat — donated to the Yacht Club by his family — will lead the parade.