Palm Coast - The Palm Coast City Council proclaimed Dec. 7 as the Palm Coast Holiday Boat Parade Day.

Boaters and fans are invited to start making plans for this colorful and cherished event. The parade begins at 6 p.m. on Dec. 7 departing from the Cimmaron Basin south on the Intracoastal Waterway, turning at the Grand Haven gazebo back to the Club House Waterway. The Parade will be escorted by boats from the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, TowBoatUS, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Palm Coast Auxiliary of the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Palm Coast Yacht Club is proud to organize the annual Palm Coast Holiday Boat Parade, one of the area's major holiday events. It is expected to exceed last year's record of more than 47 brightly lit and decorated boats and is now generally considered the largest boat parade in Central Florida with hundreds of spectators expected to attend.

The Parade will be broadcast live by KOOL-FM, 100.9, anchored by Singer Linda Cole, known as Central Florida's First Lady of Song; David Ayers, Vice President and General Manager of Flagler Broadcasting; and former Palm Coast Mayor Jon Netts. Also joining them on air will be Ansley Paige, Flagler Broadcasting's Florida Palm Coast High School Media Intern.

All residents and visitors are invited to celebrate the season with this community tradition. Award-winning, Palm Coast-based photographer Lori Vetter Bowers will serve as the official photographer.