Theme is “Christmas Lights & Winter Nights” and will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. The route begins at First Street and proceeds north on Eglin Parkway to the old K-Mart parking lot. The parade will include approximately 100 entries ranging from non-profits and the military to area schools, bands, civic organizations and area businesses. Parade entries are divided into five categories and awards will be presented for the following: Best Marching, Best Youth Organization, Best Religious Organization, Best Service and Best Commercial. Santa will close the parade riding on the Fort Walton Beach fire truck. The parade will be recorded and rebroadcast on Facebook, YouTube, Emerald Coast TV and Cox Channel 6 during the month of December. We ask that everyone abide by the CDC’s social distancing guidelines and respect your neighbors.