Palm Coast Plans Starlight Event & Parade

By on December 2, 2016 in Community Stories


Palm Coast, FL – Celebrate the holiday season with your family, friends and neighbors at the City of Palm Coast’s Starlight Event & Parade on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast. Admission is free.

The day kicks off with the pre-parade Starlight Event from 4 to 6:30 p.m. featuring live entertainment including DJ Vern and music by students from Flagler Palm Coast High School; visits with Santa (from 4:45-6:30 p.m.); and children’s activities to include candy cane ornaments, sand art, a snowman activity, the Fire Safety trailer, Monkey Motion Bungee and PK Soccer Shootout.

At 7 p.m., the Starlight Parade will get under way – featuring colorful lighted floats, talented marching bands, and prizes for the top entries. The parade route will begin near the Round-About on Central Avenue (near entrance to the Landings Apartments) and head east; turning north onto Park Street, east onto Lake Avenue, and south on City Place; then continuing south of Bulldog Drive.

This year’s grand marshals will be the Top Ops National Championship “Water Buoys” team from the City of Palm Coast’s Utility Department. Team members Fred Greiner, Tom Martens and Peter Roussell, coached by Jim Hogan, won the national championship in June for the sixth time since 2006. The annual contest, done brain-bowl style, recognizes and promotes excellence in all aspects of water operations. Palm Coast’s team also won the American Water Works Association’s state championship this year.

The commentators for the Starlight Parade will be Palm Coast Fire Chief Michael C. Beadle and his wife, DeeDee Beadle. The Starlight Event & Parade is sponsored by Palm Coast Ford and the Palm Coast Observer.

The pre-parade entertainment schedule is as follows:

·         4 p.m. – DJ Vern kicks off the Starlight Event

·         4:15 – Santa arrives; visits and photos from 4:15-6 p.m.

·         4:30-5 p.m. – DJ games at the stage in Central Park

·         5-5:30 p.m. – Performances by Flagler Palm Coast High School soloists

Bring your own camera for photos with Santa. A variety of food and treats will be available for purchase. Live entertainment is free. Some of the children’s activities are free of charge, while others have a ticket price. The Starlight Event will wrap up at 6:30 p.m. to give everyone a chance to get into place for the start of the annual Starlight Parade.

For more information, visit or contact the Palm Coast Parks and Recreation Department at 386-986-2323.


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