A white Christmas isn't in the Florida forecast, but the Sunshine State does offer its own twist on holiday traditions. With hundreds of miles of ocean coastline and riverfront shores, holiday light shows often take to the water.
Here's a look at some holiday boat parades:
Leesburg's Christmas on the Water, 7 p.m. today: The parade launches from Ski Beach at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg; 352-326-8274.
Christmas on the Water, Eustis, 7-9 p.m. Friday: The Eustis Main Street lighted boat parade travels along the waterfront of Lake Eustis; 352-483-1217.
Holiday Regatta of Lights, St. Augustine, 6 p.m. Saturday: A holiday parade of boats including sailboats, trawlers, shrimp boats and others will light up St. Augustine's Matanzas Bay between the Bridge of Lions and Castillo de San Marcos; 904-824-9725.
26th Annual Illuminated Boat Parade, St.
St. Johns River Christmas Boat Parade, 6 p.m. Saturday: Annual parade runs along the St. Johns from Catfish Bend (Marker 36) north of Whitehair Bridge to the north end of Lake Beresford in DeLand; visitwestvolusia.com.
Space Coast Christmas Boat Parade, 6 p.m. Dec. 15: The boat parade proceeds along the Indian River past Historic Cocoa Village Riverside Park and South Rockledge Drive; visitportcanaveral.com.