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Postponed to Dec 21st due to weather

The CHAOS Greater Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, Deerfield Beach Holiday Boat Parade

Sands Harbor Resort and Marina
Dec 21 | 6:30 pm

The 61st Annual CHAOS Pompano Beach/Lighthouse Point/Deerfield Beach Holiday Boat Parade will take place between the hours of 7 and 9:30 along the intracoastal waterway on Thursday December the 21st, 2023. This year’s theme is “A Salute to our First Responders”. The Grand Marshals selected for 2023 are “Pompano Beach Fire Rescue & Ely Fire Cadets”. Also new for 2023 is a live broadcast via YouTube.

More than 50 boats, glowing with colorful lights, holiday decorations, music and merriment, thrill thousands of spectators that line the Intracoastal Waterway, as they float past decorated homes, hotels, restaurants and parks. The air will be filled with the spirit of the holidays as the community comes together in this wonderful annual event to kick-off and celebrate the winter season! And let’s not forget “Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus” will be making an appearance too!

The Judges Viewing Stand will be located, dockside, at the “SANDS HARBOR RESORT & MARINA” in Pompano Beach. The Parade begins at Lake Santa Barbara and proceeds north thru the Hillsboro Bridge and around Sullivan Park in Deerfield Beach.

The bridges on Atlantic Blvd, 14th St. Causeway & Hillsboro Blvd will be in the upright position from 6:00 until the parade passes by, so please plan accordingly.

Prizes and cash will be awarded for 1, 2nd , 3rd, & 4th Place boats by size for the best décor, excitement, music, theme decor and lighting, in line with the theme for this year or their Holiday Spirit theme at the Annual Awards Party.

* RESTAURANT LIVE VIEWING - Sands Harbor Resort & Marina, Sunset Catch by Mario, Two Georges at the Cove, Houston's (call them for info)


*Alsdorf Park -2901 NE14th Street, Pompano Beach- (limited stadium seating) First Come First Served

* Sullivan Park- 1633 Riverview Rd, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441-Bring your own Chairs


* Mitchell Moore Park- 901 NW 10th St, Pompano Beach, FL 33060- Big screen with Facebook live - Bring your own Chairs

More Information:

To enter your boat for FREE, brand your company and find out more about Sponsorship Packages, contact: Connie Davis,Director of Programs at or call: 954.383.2285

For additional information please contact the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber at: PH: 954.941-2940 or: or

Official Event Website:

Official Facebook Event Page:

The official Parade Headquarters is the Sands Harbor Resort & Marina who will be offering a limited amount of Boat Parade seating and Dinner Packages. For more information, call (954) 942-9100.

Please take note that the bridges on Atlantic Blvd, 14th St. Causeway and Hillsboro Blvd will be in the open “upright” position beginning approximately 6:15 P.M. until Boat Parade to passes by. Traffic is usually extra heavy in those areas so please plan accordingly and drive safely.

The CHAOS Greater Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, Deerfield Beach Holiday Boat Parade