Posted on: November 13, 2020

Beaches Town Center Holiday Celebration featuring a Bike and Golf Cart parade- Saturday, Dec. 5

Update: Here's a photo gallery from the 2020 golf cart and bike parade!


BTC-XmasPoster2020 (002)-page-001

This free, family-friendly annual holiday event will be a socially distanced team effort of the City of Atlantic Beach, the City of Neptune Beach, and the Beaches Town Center Agency & Merchants Association. And yes, festive lights will be displayed once again throughout Beaches Town Center!

With current health guidelines and Jarboe Park under renovation/construction, the Friday-night-in-the-park event with Santa is not possible in Neptune Beach, and the traditional bike parade, performances and activities set up throughout Beaches Town Center on Saturday is not an option, either.

The solution: A decorated Golf Cart and Bike Parade, starting from two locations and meeting Santa in his sleigh in Beaches Town Center. The mayors of both cities will light the traditional holiday tree at 6 p.m., and Santa and Mrs. Claus will gather the letters to Santa that will be collected throughout the community in special mailboxes in both cities. Everyone is asked to wear masks and social distance.

The bags of mail will be loaded onto Santa’s sleigh; due to social distancing, Santa will not be having physical contact with the kids. As the festivities will end after dark, participants on bikes are reminded that lights on bicycles are required for the safety of all. 

  • Parade Routes:
    1. The Atlantic Beach parade staging/start is at City Hall, 800 Seminole Road (Russell Park side) at 3 pm for a 4:30 pm start (Atlantic Beach’s traditional Christmas tree at the Police Headquarters also will be lit on Dec. 5.)
    2. The Neptune Beach Parade staging/start is at the First Christian Church, 2125 Oceanfront (Seagate Avenue & First Street) at at 3 pm for a 4:30 pm start 
  • Santa’s North Pole Priority Mail:
    1. Put Christmas lists in an envelope addressed to “SANTA, North Pole Priority Mail”, then drop into the mailbox at these locations, starting Nov. 1:
      • Neptune Beach Elementary (for NBE Students only)
      • Neptune Beach Police Headquarters (200 Lemon St.)
      • City of Atlantic Beach Police Headquarters (850 Seminole Road)
      • Atlantic Beach Elementary (for ABE Students only)

 Be creative and festive as you decorate your golf cart and/or bicycle. Please tell your friends and family to join in the fun. Don’t have a golf cart or bicycle? The parade route is attached; come and join the fun by watching curbside.

  • Enter to win prizes for best decorated golf cart and bicycle! Visit for registration details 

For more information visit


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

COAB Tree Giveaway Program

Posted on: December 6, 2021

Artisans' Faire to be held Dec. 2

Posted on: November 24, 2021

Holiday Toy Drive under way

Posted on: November 24, 2021

16th Street beach walkover project update

Posted on: November 13, 2021

King tides in AB during fall 2021

Posted on: September 9, 2021

Wreaths Across America

Posted on: September 10, 2021

King tides in AB during fall 2021

Posted on: September 9, 2021

City of Atlantic Beach COVID-19 Update

Posted on: August 17, 2021

AB Jazz Fest postponed

Posted on: July 29, 2021

COVID-19 testing and vaccinations

Posted on: July 29, 2021

Recreation News

Posted on: July 23, 2021

Saluting AB’s Small Businesses

Posted on: July 23, 2021

Trees in AB: Call before you cut

Posted on: July 19, 2021

FY 2021-22 budget process under way

Posted on: June 27, 2021

Bridgeport barge update

Posted on: July 15, 2021

About palm tree pruning

Posted on: May 27, 2021

Public parking workshop May 27

Posted on: May 11, 2021

It's Military Appreciation Month

Posted on: May 10, 2021

It's Military Appreciation Month

Posted on: May 6, 2021

Stay in the Know, AB

Posted on: March 6, 2021

City of AB Connectivity Plan

Posted on: May 5, 2021

Public Parking Workshop May 6

Posted on: April 29, 2021

City of AB helping 'LEED' the way.

Posted on: April 28, 2021

City Commission Priorities

Posted on: April 27, 2021

USS Stark ceremony to be held May 17

Posted on: April 23, 2021

2020 Water Quality Report

Posted on: March 29, 2021

Tour de Parks set for March 27

Posted on: March 19, 2021

About traffic signals …

Posted on: February 14, 2021

City Hall Closed Presidents’ Day

Posted on: February 12, 2021

COVID-19 Update

Posted on: January 28, 2021

MLK Celebration to be held online

Posted on: January 14, 2021

Latest COVID-19 testing information

Posted on: January 14, 2021

Please don't feed geese and other wildlife

Posted on: December 24, 2020

Put AB Under Your Tree

Posted on: December 2, 2020

Duval County election results

Posted on: November 4, 2020

Howell Park enhancements under way

Posted on: September 30, 2020

Get the SaferWatch app

Posted on: September 22, 2020

18th Street Enhancement Project update

Posted on: August 17, 2020

Isaias Update

Posted on: August 1, 2020

Are you storm-ready?

Posted on: July 30, 2020

Stay safe at the beach

Posted on: July 9, 2020

Promoting Racial Equity

Posted on: June 19, 2020

Juneteenth Freedom Day

Posted on: June 19, 2020

Sign regulations update

Posted on: May 7, 2020

Coronavirus information

Posted on: March 4, 2020

JEA trimming trees in Atlantic Beach

Posted on: January 21, 2020

AB to honor its veterans

Posted on: October 31, 2019

AB honors Scouts for Dorian relief work

Posted on: October 29, 2019

AB to host ‘Government 101’ Nov. 4

Posted on: October 28, 2019

New City Manager Selected

Posted on: September 24, 2019

City Government Week is coming in October

Posted on: September 20, 2019

AB's Gualillo to attend FBI academy

Posted on: September 10, 2019

AB pastor Golden now a police chaplain

Posted on: September 10, 2019

Hurricane Dorian Updates

Posted on: September 4, 2019

Atlantic Beach now LEED-certified

Posted on: July 27, 2019

AB gets new heritage tree

Posted on: August 13, 2019