NEWS RELEASE – City of Palm Coast
Written By: Shannon Martin, Public Information and Engagement
Palm Coast – Mark your calendars! This Saturday, December 11, is the Starlight Festival in Central Park in Town Center from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. While this year’s Starlight Festival may look a little different, it promises to be filled with festive family fun for all!
This year, parade floats will be parked stationary along Central Park, allowing guests to view the floats at their leisure while merrily strolling through Town Center. Food trucks will also be on-site in order to allow visitors to purchase food and beverages.
Prizes will be awarded for parade floats in the following categories: Best Marching Unit, Best Decorated Vehicle, Best Decorated Float, Best School Pride, Best of Festival, Best Local Business, and our newest category, Fan Favorite, sponsored by the Palm Coast Observer.
While you’re there, be sure to check out the many live performances scheduled in front of the Christmas tree in Central Park.
- 4:45 – 5:00 p.m. Bunnell Elementary Cheerpups
- 5:00 – 5:15 p.m. Buddy Taylor Middle School Eaglettes
- 5:30 – 5:45 p.m. Flagler Palm Coast High School Starlets
- 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Flagler Palm Coast High School Band
- 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. Planet E Studios
Waste Pro will be set up and collecting canned food donations for the local food pantry. If you’re in the giving spirit, please bring a donation with you.
And don’t forget, Santa will be there! So be sure to bring your Christmas wish list and a camera to take some pictures! We hope to see you there!
December 10, 2021 at 7:29 am
Not really sure what the organizers are thinking on this. One of the excuses that I heard was because they didn’t have enough parking by having a parade. That’s BS because the past years they still had parking on the streets of the parade route. If they’re thinking about the pandemic and large crowds gathering, they will still have the large crowds, (this year anyway) gathering and walking all together to look at standing floats. I think it’s just another way of taking away from the people of Palm Coast and IMO I think it’s a dumb idea. It’s a lot more fun for everyone with a moving parade than a standing decoration display.
December 11, 2021 at 12:56 am
December 15, 2021 at 1:42 pm
Another useless comment toward the article.
However let me be more specific. I was mainly referring to the elderly who have a hard time walking (and some young once as well). With this not being a moving parade it limits the people with walking problems to see everything.With a moving parade the elderly can walk a short distance from their car and sit along the road and watch the entire parade go by. But with this years stationary display they will not be able to see everything because they will not be able to walk the entire distance. So hence the comment in my first post, “taking away from the people of Palm Coast”. But then again, maybe that’s what the organizers are planning. Keep people home so there isn’t much to deal with.
Oh and by the way BM