The Holiday in Paradise
CENTRAL PALM BEACH (December 13, 2018) — The 35 th Annual Wellington Holiday Parade was a fun and successful community event held on Sunday December 9, as the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Wellington, and presenting
sponsor Schumacher Family of Dealerships worked together to bring the community, vendors, and the holidays together. This year’s theme was A Holiday in Paradise, and the temperate weather underscored this theme, as over 20,000 spectators came out to enjoy the parade activities.
Holiday Park kicked off the parade events at 10:30 AM with local elementary and middle school choirs and string orchestras performing live on the amphitheater stage. Their renditions of classic
songs gave Holiday Park a joyful energy as visitors and vendors started coming to kick off parade activities. Vendors set up shop where they either sold items or offered fun activities.
Holiday Park was sponsored by Wellington Regional Medical Center, Waste Management, the Center for Bone & Joint Surgery of the Palm Beaches, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers.
The parade began at Wellington Trace and Forest Hill Boulevard. The creative assortment of Holiday in Paradise themed floats were created by local businesses and organizations, local marching bands, equestrian riders, and municipal leaders and dignitaries. Dennis Witkowski,
who has chaired the parade committee for all 35 years and was instrumental in the creation of the parade, served as the Grand Marshal.
The Parade Winners were:
Decorated Vehicle= Wellington National Golf Club & Way FM 88.1
About the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce:
The Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(6) organization dedicated to business
advocacy, economic development, and education. From Cane-to-Coral the communities located within the Chamber’s footprint are:
Acreage, Atlantis, Belle Glade, Greenacres, Lake Clarke Shores, Lake Worth, Lantana, Loxahatchee, Loxahatchee Groves, Manalapan,
Palm Springs, Royal Palm Beach, South Palm Beach, Wellington, Westlake and West Palm Beach. For more information, please visit
Performing Group= Jaguar Athletic Cheer & NRG Dance Studio
Adult Float= Calvary Grace Chapel & Wellington Regional
Juvenile Float= Cub Scouts 125 & RPB Wildcats
Band= PB Central High School, Wellington High School & Seminole Ridge High School
Marching Group= Cats Gymnastics & Binks Forest Elementary Cheerleaders
Best in Show= Kem Kids
Honorable Mention= Sunshine State Mounted
This annual holiday celebration could not be possible without our Presenting Sponsor
Schumacher Family of Dealerships. Community Sponsors include Wellington Regional Medical
Center, Waste Management, The Center for Bone and Joint Surgery of the Palm Beaches, Joe
DiMaggio Children’s Hospital at Memorial, and Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers
Palm Beach. Other Sponsors include: Boynton Financial Group, Palm Beach County Fire
Rescue, Republic Services, Print It Plus, Walgreens, TD Bank, Starbucks Coffee, South Florida
Fairgrounds, Wellington Golf Cars, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, The Mall at Wellington
Green, Hill Audio Visual, Two Men and a Truck, The City of Greenacres, Primerica, Whole
Foods Wellington, J.J. Muggs Stadium Grill, and the Cleveland Clinic. Media Partners include:
The Palm Beach Post, Town Crier, Sun Sentinel, Wellington the Magazine, Around Wellington,
ESPN West Palm Beach, 97.9 WRMF, and 900 am The Talk of the Palm Beaches.
From the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office and the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, to the parade
committee, to all of the community partners and supporters, the Annual Wellington Holiday
Parade continues to be a labor of love and commitment to Palm Beach County. Their support
makes this community event a yearly celebration where Central Palm Beach can enjoy the
Parade and the Holiday Park. For more information, please visit the Central Palm Beach County
Chamber of Commerce website at www.cpbchamber.com, or call at (561) 790-6200.