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Holiday Parade & Celebration


Junior Orange Bowl Parade


Come Join the Parade!

The 73rd Annual Junior Orange Bowl Parade returns to the streets of Coral Gables on Sunday, December 12th at 5:00 pm.

The Parade "Miracle on the Mile: A Holiday Parade and Celebration” will feature floats, bands, performers,

and more than 2,000 youth community group participants.

Parade Information

The parade is the founding event of the Junior Orange Bowl International Youth Festival!

Thousands of children and young people take to the streets of Downtown Coral Gables in this celebration of active youth and community. Held annually on the second Sunday in December, the Junior Orange Bowl Parade is a 73-year tradition in South Florida created especially for the kids — and perfect for families. All types of units are invited to participate, including: marching bands/drum corps, community organization floats and/or marching/walking units, motorized vehicles and mounted (equestrian) units.

To learn more, please visit our other pages for complete details:

Welcome Santa from the VIP Hospitality & Grandstand area

All-Inclusive Hospitality Tickets: $40 Adults / $10 Youth

Beginning at 3:00 PM, celebrate in the newly re-imagined VIP Hospitality & Grandstand Area; All-Inclusive Tickets feature unlimited complimentary food & beverage, premiere seating and pre-parade live concert with Jay Valor and his band. The VIP Hospitality area welcomes both youth and adults. This area is the place to see - and be seen - during the annual Miracle on the Mile Holiday Parade” culminating in Santa's arrival at the end of the parade.

  • Santa in Sleigh


With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

PARADE UNIT APPLICATIONS are now CLOSED. Applications for 2022 will open in Spring 2022

Late Application Deadline: CLOSED

Applications will be reviewed by the Parade Committee and notifications were sent to all on-time applicants on Dec 1.

Late applications will be evaluated as space allows.

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