Brevard County Christmas parades return with the season

One of the boats decked out for the holidays at the 2020 Satellite Beach Christmas Boat Parade was sponsored by The Banana River Sail and Power Squadron.

As COVID retreats, Christmas parades in Brevard County march forward. An overview follows.

The Light Up Viera Holiday Parade starts 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27 at Viera High School at 6103 Stadium Parkway. Fireworks begin at 6 p.m. and the parade follows.

The Mims Christmas Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 at Mims Elementary School at 2582 U.S. 1.

The Bible On Parade starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 at Melbourne Auditorium at 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd. Every child is to receive a gift at a celebration following the parade.

Light Up Rockledge and Festival of Trees starts 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Rockledge Civic Hub at 530 Barton Blvd. Free entry, just bring a canned food item.

The Cocoa Beach Christmas Street Parade takes place from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 starting at the Cocoa Beach Public Library at 550 N. Brevard Ave.

The Titusville Christmas Parade takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 starting at Titusville High School and proceeding north on Washington Avenue.

The Cocoa Village Holiday Boat Parade takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 starting at Cocoa Riverfront Park.

The Turkey Creek Christmas Boat Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 in front of the Palm Bay Marina.

The Cocoa Beach Boat Parade starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at channel marker 101, near Centennial Park, across from Cape Canaveral Hospital on State Road 520.

The Melbourne Light Parade starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at 1300 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and heads south to Hibiscus Boulevard, then west to Gateway Drive. The community can donate a non-perishable food, new toy or pet food. Volunteers will collect the donations for the Second Harvest Food Bank and Brevard County Pet Food Bank.

The Kiwanis Drive Thru Christmas - Come Fly With Me, takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at Space Coast Regional Airport.

The Port St. John Christmas Parade starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 on Fay Boulevard and Waterloo Avenue then proceeds west to Carole Avenue.

The Merritt Island Christmas Boat Parade starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 at Sykes Creek Parkway.

The Satellite Beach Christmas Boat Parade starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 at the north end of the Grand Canal, then follows it south, circling Lake Shepherd clockwise. The parade ends at the Banana River.