Palm Coast – Celebrate the holiday season with your friends and neighbors at the City of Palm Coast’s Starlight Festival in Central Park. The event will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and is free to the public.

The Starlight Festival will look a little different from previous years. Instead of a parade, the floats will park along Central Park. Guests can view the floats at their leisure while merrily strolling through Town Center. The new layout will only require one street to be closed and will give visitors the freedom to come for the fun and leave when they are done.

All live entertainment performances will be scheduled in front of the Christmas tree in Central Park. This gives proud friends and relatives a designated time to come and cheer for their entertainer. Food trucks will be on site in order to allow visitors to purchase food and beverages.

Prizes will be awarded 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.

And have no fear, Santa will still be there!  Bring a camera for pictures with Santa.

To register your float or performing group for the Starlight Festival, please visit

Media Release: City of Palm Coast. Brittany N. Kershaw, Director Public Information & Engagement.

Photo: Danielle Anderson/Flagler News Weekly