2023’s LoveFM Holiday Parade Brings ALL the Holiday Cheer to San Pedro

Last night, the LoveFM Holiday Parade marched and drummed and danced and sparkled through San Pedro and lit up the entire town with holiday cheer. Every single resident of our island lined the streets – and the crowd was just as festive as the participants.

Sweetest little Santa baby costume
Waiting for the parade

Even the grouchiest Christmas Grinch was impressed.

Grinch on Town Council's truck
I know he was smiling under that mask – I’m sure of it

The lighted parade was scheduled for 5:30pm. Sundown. And it was a GORGEOUS night. CHILLY! Temperatures dipping into the low 70s!

San Pedro sign as the sun set

The wind coming from the north – adding to the Christmas chill in the air – leaves the ocean side clear and flat. I was concerned I was late because, even after almost 17 years in Belize, I still get nervous that something will start on time and I will miss something great. The parade started closer to 7pm.

A beautiful evening

The bars along the line-up area were hopping. Especially Sandy Toes.

Sandy Toes Beach bar
Sandy Toes Beach Bar busy as the parade slowly lines up

Here are all my pictures of the parade – from pre-sunset to later as I waited for my cart to get “unlocked” as the parade ended. So many marching drum corps and incredible dancers and Santas and conga lines and excited kids catching candy and toys…to best experience it, I think you just need to be there.

This gorgeous photo by the San Pedro Town Council captures it beautifully.

Photo by the San Pedro Town Council
The crew from Sarah's Pet Grooming
The crew from Sarah’s Pet Grooming
Ladies in costume from Candy Land
Ladies from Candyland
Catholic Church Manger scene

They encouraged me to take a step up for a photo of the manger scene by the Catholic Church. Good call!

Kids inside the manger scene
Twirlers and dancers
The smallest drummer boys

Miss San Pedro and the SPTC Santa.

Santa and Miss San Pedro
Palm tree with lights
Inspired for next year with this palm tree all lit up
These gorgeous dancers glowing
The Rotary crew in a long line of lighted golf carts
The rotary crew all lined up
Beautiful night
Couple ready for the parade
Santa with an attitude
The angels of Sagebrush Church waiting for parade to begin
The angels of Sagebrush Church
Later in the parade, the angels
Angels all lit up

THE most popular marcher was Olaf…mobbed with kids and parents for photos. He had a few bodyguards and handlers!

Olaf in the parade with the kids
MIcky and Minnier dressed for Christmas

The police cadets mean business! Christmas business.

Police cadets in motion
DJ Debbie and her Xmas tunes
DJ Debbie blasting the Christmas tunes

What a super fun night. My plan for next year – is to stay overnight in town! And head to the town center for all the pictures…

SPTC parading

I LOVE this event. Thank you so much LOVEFM for coming up with this whole idea. I think the first LOVEFM parade in San Pedro was 2011…I found my post from 2012. (Is that Miss San Pedro in one of those old pics – it is! Age 11 🙂 )

And it’s getting bigger and longer and better each year. Merry Christmas everyone! And Happy Holidays.

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  1. Leslie on December 18th, 2023 at 10:18 am

    Parade was fun!!! I was near the starting point and everyone was having a great time.

  2. Dennis Roderigues on December 18th, 2023 at 11:11 am

    Awesome pictures ! Love parades ! Went to many in Bristol, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Florida, USA . Recently went to the one in San Ignacio . Please keep up the great San Pedro news & info .

    Dennis from Santa Familia, Cayo .

    • San Pedro Scoop on December 18th, 2023 at 11:47 am

      Bristol’s 4th of July parade must be epic! (We drive by when visiting Newport from my brother’s house in Barrington RI…it’s a beautiful town)

      I love parades too. So much! Thanks for the message and happy holidays 🙂

  3. mysteryboy on December 18th, 2023 at 5:55 pm

    Scoop…………….you have just outdone yourself!!! Awesomeness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (remember when you said you could not shoot night? 🙂

    • San Pedro Scoop on December 19th, 2023 at 9:20 am

      It’s not because my skills have advanced, it’s all thanks to Apple. The IPhones at night at CRAZY. And make my life so much easier. Thank you! And Merry Christmas.

      • mysteryboy on December 19th, 2023 at 1:55 pm

        and a very pleasant Holiday Season to you as well! Full of love, joy, humor, companionship and brussel sprouts!! 🙂

  4. Richard Low on December 26th, 2023 at 3:23 pm

    It was as I was watching all the Festivities.
    Blessings 🙏🏻🎄🫶🏼🎶🤗🧑‍🎄🎅🎁