Venice Area Historical Society will once again be marching in the City of Venice Holiday Parade along with Sue Chapman and Robert Brooke in Robert's Antique Truck. Come join in the fun as Venice celebrates the holiday season.
Are you interested in walking with VAHS in the parade? Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know by November 22nd. Then you can meet us at the corner of W. Venice Ave. and Park Boulevard S. at 5 pm and join in the fun. We'll also have an informal get together after the parade. Details will be emailed to you in advance.
In its 47th year, the City of Venice Holiday Parade on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023, is the perfect "kickoff" to the holiday season in Venice, Florida.
Thousands of enthusiastic and creative participants representing over 100 local companies, schools, churches, social organizations and music groups join together to make this community family event fun for all ages.
Tens of thousands of spectators line the parade route early to find and secure their perfect spot to enjoy the festivities.
Bring your appetite! Drinks and goodies are offered for sale by high school booster clubs, Scouts and local nonprofit service groups all along the parade route.
Pre-parade entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. at Harbor Drive and Venice Avenue and at Nokomis and Venice avenues. Music begins to fill the air, the lighting of the downtown holiday decorations begin to sparkle with the sunset and the fun is just beginning.
Parade officially begins at 6:30 p.m. at the corner of Park Boulevard and W. Venice Avenue (south side). It will proceed on the north side of W. Venice Avenue after crossing over Harbor Drive. From there, it will make a turn on Nokomis Avenue and travel down to Turin Street. Floats will unload at the Venice Community Center.