December Events

Here's what's happening in Florida this month. 

Select Dates in December

Location: Legoland, Florida

Visit Legoland during the weekends in December for special Christmas events and Holiday shows for kids of all ages to celebrate the season!

November 28 - December 2, 2019

Location: Tampa, Florida

This festival is a celebration of Latin culture through live music and dance.

November 29, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Location: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, Florida

Find great holiday events and activities at the gardens throughout the holiday season. This includes holiday home tours at the Pinewood Estate, Christmas concerts, walking tours, and lots of other great activities you don't want to miss.

November 29 - December 14, 2019

Location: Canal Street Historic District, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Canal street has a lot going on over the holidays so you'll always find something to do. The event kicks off with Spark the Spirit, a tree lighting ceremony that is fun for the whole family. The season will also see a Coastal Christmas Market, a Christmas parade, a Boat Parade, and a Christmas Train.

November 29 - December 28, 2019 (Friday and Saturday)

Location: Heathcote Botanical Garden, Fort Pierce, Florida

During the holiday season Heathcote’s five acres of Gardens are decorated with thousands of lights to give you a festive walk through environment. Live music and delicious s'mores treats make it a night to remember.

November 29 - December 30, 2019

Location: Florida Botanical Gardens, Largo, Florida

Head to the botanical gardens nightly for one of the Tampa Bay area's best Christmas light attractions. You will also find refreshments, holiday themed gifts, entertainment, and visits from Santa.

November 29 - December 23, December 26 - 30, 2019

Location: Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers, Florida

Visit the homes formally owned by Thomas Edison and Henry Ford during the holidays for a special, festive experience. You'll find holiday foods, live music, visits from Santa, and special events throughout the season. Don't miss the nightly liquid fireworks show at the fountain.

November 29 - December 30, 2019 (Select Dates)

Location: Kirby Family Farm, Williston, Florida

Take a 20 minute train ride to get a Christmas experience like no other. Here you will see thousands of Christmas lights, Visit with Santa and friends, and find so many other rides and activities for the whole family.

November 29 - December 23, 26 - 30, 2019, January 1 - 5, 2020

Location: Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, Florida

Visit the botanical gardens during the holidays for a special experience unlike any other. The natural beauty of the garden is enhanced by amazing lighting designs and live performances from Opera Naples and the Naples Ballet.

November 29 - December 29, 2019 (Friday and Saturday nights)

Location: Zoo Miami, Miami, Florida

Animal encounters, river boat rides, photos with Santa, and lots of other fun events are available for all at the Zoo on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the holiday season. Each weekend has a different theme kids can dress up for to participate in special events and entertainment.

November 30 - December 31, 2019

Location: CityPlace, West Palm Beach, Florida

You CAN have snow in Florida here at CityPlace every night throughout the holiday season. Bring the whole family here for a night of fun!

November 30 - December 1, 2019

Location: Francis Field in Uptown, St. Augustine, Florida

Outdoor art fair that is a Thanksgiving tradition attracting thousands of visitors, discerning art collectors and savvy holiday shoppers. The event helps support the Art Association programs, while animating the local arts scene and boosting the economy of the nation's oldest city.

December (tba) 2019

Location: Deland, Florida

Limited only by imagination, each of the themed entries sparkles with thousands of lights. The best spots to view the parade are at Ed Stone Park in DeLand and Lake Beresford Yacht Club . The Parade starts in Lake Beresford (north/east side) about 6pm and travels along the shores of the lake to the St. Johns River where it will go past Hontoon St Park (about 6:30pm) up the river northbound to the Whitehair Bridge (SR 44) and Ed Stone Park (about 7:00pm) and endin past the St. Johns Marina North River Grille.

Holiday Season, 2019

Location: Lakewood Ranch, Florida

Celebrate holidays in Lakewood Ranch with all kinds of great events, decorations, and activities. Every Thursday carriage rides, carolers, and visits from Santa come to the Ranch. You will also find periodic breakfast and lunch with Santa events throughout the season.

December (tba), 2019

Location: from Sabine Marina to the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk, Pensacola Beach, Florida

This lighted boat parade is a fun way to kick off the holiday season with the whole family. It includes a pre-show party for kids and an appearance from Santa Claus!

December 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019

Location: One Daytona, Daytona Beach, Florida

Every Sunday One Daytona comes to life with Christmas spirit. Come every week for different special features and visits from fun Christmas characters.

December 3, 2019

Location: Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

For one day during the holiday season, Las Olas Boulevard becomes a winter wonderland. Christmas music from live performers fill the air while tons of vendors and activities entertain the whole family.

December 4 - 28, 2019

Location: Jacksonville Historical Society, Jacksonville, Florida

Each year the Jacksonville Historical Society puts on the Gingerbread House Extravaganza. Here you will find displays of gingerbread houses designed by bakers, architects, engineers, culinary school students, and families.

December 5, 2019

Location: Clematis, West Palm Beach, Florida

Celebrate the holidays in the most Florida way possible at this event that lights a Christmas tree made of sand lovingly known as Sandi. The event will also feature lots of family friendly activities and entertainment.

December 5, 2019 - January 1, 2020

Location: Delray Beach, Florida

Throughout the holiday season, Floridians and tourists alike can visit the tall tree that has been named one of the "10 Best Christmas Trees in America". Everyday you can come to see the tree and you will also find visits from Santa everyday before Christmas Eve, Ice Skating, a Carousel, and tons of other activities plus special events happening throughout the season.  It is a great place to celebrate Christmas, but don't worry, everyone can celebrate together here with Hanukkah and Kwanzaa events as well!

December 5, 2019

Location: Downtown Venice, Florida

Celebrate Christmas while you get your shopping done and support local businesses. Shops in downtown Venice offer lots of discounts and special deals to help your holiday shopping go smoothly.

December 6, 14, 2019

Location: Orange City, Florida

Come to city hall to kick off the holiday season with a tree lighting event that takes place on November 30. On December 8 you can enjoy the Christmas Village and Parade from Dickinson Park.

December 6 - 8, 2019

Location: Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, Florida

Come to the Festival of Trees to see all kinds of festive trees decorated by local businesses to raise money for Goodwill. Each day has its own individual events for you to enjoy.

December, 2019

Location: Brevard Zoo, Melbourne, Florida

Celebrate your holidays with the animals at the Brevard Zoo for a fun experience for the whole family. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy educational programs to learn while you have fun!

December 6 - 8, 2019

Location: Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, Florida

You support both local creators and the arts as a whole when you buy your Christmas essentials at this Christmas Market. You'll find everything from gifts and decorations to delicious holiday treats, all made by local artists. 

December 6, 2019

Location: St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, Florida

This event kicks off the holiday season at St. Armands Circle Shopping center with a tree lighting ceremony, live performances, and Santa's arrival for the season.

December 6, 2019

Location: City Hall, Holly Hill, Florida

Listen to Christmas music from carolers while the Holly Hill tree is lit up. It also includes a holiday parade that cuts downtown.

December 6, 2019

Location: Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, Florida

Holmes Beach lights its tree each year with a celebration you don't want to miss. Shopping will remain open late to give a great chance to stroll the streets. You will also find carolers, food and drink, and a visit from Santa.

December 6, 2019

Location: Founders Park Beach, Islamorada, Florida

Here you can have an Island feel and a play in the snow all at the same time. You can also shop at the Holiday Gift Bazaar, eat delicious treats, and participate in lots of other fun activities!

December 6 - 7, 13 - 14, 2019

Location: Volusia County Baptist Church, Orange City, Florida

Experience the story of Christmas firsthand here where you will witness the story of Jesus from birth to resurrection. Entrance is free, so you don't want to miss it!

December 6, 2019

Location: Central Park at Lake Mary City Hall, Lake Mary, Florida

At this tree lighting event thousands of lights illuminate the park and the Christmas tree. You will also find Dancing light shows, snow, lots of entertainment, food vendors, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

December 6 - 7, 2019

Location: Waterfront Park, Clermont, Florida

This two day celebration is exactly what you need to get into the holiday spirit. The first day has a tree lighting ceremony, and on the second day, the holiday parade takes place. Throughout the event you will find live music and delicious food as well.

December 6, 2019

Location: Fifth Avenue South, Naples, Florida

Kick off the Christmas season with your local community here at Naples' tree lighting. Local choirs, bands, and other groups are there to provide entertainment.

December 6, 2019

Location: Gazebo at John Wilson Park, Safety Harbor, Florida

Kick off the holiday season in Safety Harbor with a tree lighting event. The event also features choirs singing Christmas carols and a visit from Santa Claus.

December 6, 2019

Location: Magnolia Square, Sanford, Florida

Come to Magnolia Square for a holiday celebration for the whole family. Watch the tree lighting and enjoy live entertainment, activities, and a visit from Santa.

December 6, 2019

Location: Sanibel Island, Florida

Stroll along the island for a Florida Christmas celebration like no other. Local businesses participate to make the festivities happen.

December 6 - 7, 2019

Location: Port Charlotte Beach Recreational Center, Port Charlotte, Florida

This event is created for the whole family to enjoy with games, beautiful decorations, holiday movies, and pictures with Santa available. The first night of the event is for children with disabilities and their families to enjoy in a quieter environment.

December 6, 2019

Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa, Florida

Get ready for December with this beautiful tree lighting ceremony. The event includes a free movie in the park for you to enjoy with your loved ones.

December 6, 2019

Location: Tarpon Springs, Florida

This lighted Christmas parade brings a fun and festive spirit to the Tarpon Springs area every year. Boats will cruise down the Anclote River and into the bayous. Come out to Craig Park that sits along the Spring Bayou where the boats will be parading at around 8pm. Free event.

December 6, 2019

Location: Downtown Tarpon Springs, Florida

There's Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs is a Christmas tree lighting to kick off the holiday season, but it's also so much more than that. You will also find hay rides, a snow play area, live music, a visit with Santa, an illuminate boat parade, and so much more.

December 7, 2019

Location: Downtown Safety Harbor, Florida

A Harbor Holiday is a unique event that allows you to take a trolly to 6 holiday themed attractions around the city. Enjoy vintage Christmas at the museum, check out Santa's workshop and a night time market at the gazebo, enjoy family friendly activities at the Waterfront Wonderland, Listen to holiday stories at the the library, visit a gingerbread house where you can meet Santa, and find even more holiday activities at the Holiday Acres. 

December 7, 2019

Location: Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte, Florida

Watch the park and its 60-foot Christmas tree illuminate with 200,000 lights. You can also enjoy live music, an ice skating rink, fireworks, train rides, and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 6pm

Location: Apollo Beach, Florida

Any boat owner can decorate their boat and enter it into this fun and festive parade for the community! This event is sponsored by the Tampa Sailing Squadron and includes a Chili Cook-off and fun festivities. 

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 6:30 pm

Location: Blackwater Yacht Club, Astor, Florida

This lighted Christmas boat parade is sponsored by The Blackwater Yacht Club to benefit the children of Astor.

December 7, 2019

Location: Founder's Square, Babcock Ranch, Florida

Enjoy a tree lighting ceremony that comes with live music and delicious food and drinks. You can also take advantage of photo opportunities with the Whispering Pines Clydesdale horses and Santa Claus!

December 7, 2019

Location: Boynton Beach, Florida

A holiday parade that features performances from local schools and groups kicks off the season in Boynton Beach. Following the parade, the Banyan Trees in Dewey Park will be lit up spectacularly and entertainment, including a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, will be available.

December 7, 2019

Location: Cape Coral Parkway, Cape Coral, Florida

Kick off the holiday season at one of the biggest celebrations in the region! Come for family friendly rides, live music on 4 stages, 3 food courts of festival foods, and an official tree lighting.

December 7, 2019

Location: Lake Concord Park, Casselberry, Florida

Casselberry kicks off the holiday season with this tree lighting. Here you can listen to live music and watch a holiday movie while you enjoy the festive decorations.

December 7, 2019

Location: Cocoa Beach Main Street, Florida

Celebrate the holidays with a Blizzard at the Beach! Here you'll find Santa Claus available for pictures, A Christmas Train, and real snow in front of city hall in conjunction with the Christmas parade.

December 7, 2019

Location: St. Augustine, Florida

This historical event recreates Night Watches where citizens who were out after the gates closed had to carry lanterns so they could be identified by the night watch. The night time parade features a one-of-a-kind light display.

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 6 pm

Location: Downtown Waterfront, New Port Richey, Florida

New Port Richey's unique and fun boat parade that cruises along the river with vessels of all types from kayaks to boats. Public viewing at Sims Park includes Dr. Unger's Winterfest with activities, entertainment, food, drink and SNOW! 

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 6pm

Location: Daytona Beach, Halifax River, Florida

Daytona Beach Christmas Boat Parade cruises along the Halifax River in Daytona Beach sponsored by the Halifax River Yacht Club.

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 6pm

Location: Edgewater Park, Dunedin, Florida

Come out to Edgewater Park in Dunedin for the annual holiday boat parade. 

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 6 pm

Location: Matanzas Harbor and the first two canals of Siesta Isles, Fort Myers, Florida

Enjoy this parade of over 30 decorated boats on the shore, or you can enjoy it from one of the many restaurants and other locals along the bay.

December 7, 2019

Location: Halifax River, Daytona Beach, Florida

Celebrate the holidays by decorating your boat and getting involved in this fun event. Or you can have almost just as much fun by watching the boats pass on the shore!

December 7, 2019

Location: Gulfport, Florida

Spend time with family while you celebrate the holidays here at the Holiday Hoopla! Here you will find great Christmas shopping at local vendors, beautiful decorations, and live entertainment and Christmas music.

December 7, 2019

Location: Largo Central Park, Largo, Florida

During the holiday season Largo Central Park comes alive with Christmas spirit with special events and beautiful decorations. In addition to Christmas lights, you will find crafts, concessions, a ferris wheel, and a carousel.

December 7, 2019

Location: Cleveland Street, Clearwater, Florida

Presented by Macy's and Ruth Eckerd Hall, this event takes 400+ blocks of downtown Clearwater and turns it into a winter wonderland. Falling snow surrounds you here while you enjoy an ice skating rink, horse drawn carriage rides, a giant gingerbread house, pictures with Santa, and so much more!

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Location: Waterfront on Lake Dora in Mount Dora, Florida

 

December 7, 2019

Location: Golden Gate Community Center, Naples, Florida

One of the area's biggest events of the year, come for a day of family fun and festive activities. Featuring tons of real snow you can play in!

December 7, 2019

Location: O'Riley's Irish Pub Downtown, Pensacola, Florida

O'Riley's Santa Pub Crawl is Pensacola's largest pub crawl, and you get to do it dressed like Santa Claus! You must be 21 years or older and be wearing a Santa costume to participate.

December 7, 2019

Location: International Fishing Pier, Deerfield Beach, Florida

Celebrate the winter season right here on the beach at this fun family event. Stroll along the shore while you enjoy a lights display, snow flurries, live reindeer, an ice skating rink, a visit from Santa, and so much more.

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 6 pm

Location: Intracoastal Waterway from North Palm Beach to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, Florida

A Zambelli traveling fireworks display leads off this boat parade, making it one of the most festive ways to celebrate the holiday season in South Florida.

December 7, 2019

Location: Palm Coast, Florida

Palm Coast lights up to kick of the holiday season with this festive boat parade!

December 7, 2019

Location: Palm Valley, Florida

This parade is sometimes known as the Mardi Gras of lighted boat parades for its community involvement and friendly laid back nature.

December 7, 2019

Location: Palmetto Historical Park, Palmetto, Florida

Spend your time in a Christmas atmosphere unlike any other you'll find in the area. Decorations, activities, and food and drink make this an event you don't want to miss. Plus, your kids can write a letter to Santa and he will write them back!

December 7, 2019

Location: Charles F Dodge City Center, Pembroke Pines, Florida

Enjoy some snow in South Florida at this fun event. Play in the snow, visit with Santa, and enjoy tons of entertainment and activities throughout the day.

December 7, 2019

Location: Port St. Lucie Civic Center, Port St. Lucie, Florida

Get your shopping done locally by browsing the vendors here while live holiday music is played. You will find great gifts, decoration, and also delicious food. The Snowflakes & Snowman parade takes place later in the day.

December 7, 2019

Location: Sanford, Florida

See some of Florida's history on this Sanford tour. On this self-guided walking tour you can see many of Florida's historic homes decorated for the holidays. 

December 7, 2019

Location: Downtown Sanford, Florida

Downtown Sanford is taken over by holiday spirit during the Jingle Jam. Several streets of downtown join in the festivities with lots of holiday vendors, live music on three stages, carnival games, food truck, and a visit from Santa.

December 7, 2019

Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa, Florida

Celebrate the holidays with a parade that starts at 11AM. Stick around for Santa Fest and fun for the whole family. The festival includes pictures with Santa, arts and crafts, and fun activities.

December 7, 2019

Location: Milander Park, Hialeah, Florida

50 tons of snow come to Hialeah to bring a winter wonderland to South Florida. You will also find carnival rides, games, food, live entertainment, and more.

December 7, 2019

Location: Downtown St. Augustine, Florida

Get into the holiday spirit with Christmas floats and holiday cheer perfect for kicking off your December right. Head to downtown St. Augustine for all the Christmas festivities you could want!

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7 pm

Location: Stock Island, Key West, Florida

 

December 7, 2019

Location: Venice Beach, Florida

There is no better way to celebrate the Christmas season than to light your boat and join the fun of this parade!

December 7, 2019

Location: Vero Beach, Florida

Come support your local community while you celebrate the season at this fun event. Look out for a visit from Santa!

December 8, 2019

Location: Florentine Plaza, Coconut Grove, Florida

Kick off the holiday season at this fun tree lighting event. Here you will also find lots of family friendly activities such as a visit from Santa and arts and crafts. 

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 6 pm

Location: Destin Harbor, Florida

The Lighted Boat Parade begins at 6pm with festivities happening all afternoon along the harbor.   The evening will conclude with a festive holiday fireworks show over the harbor. The parade can be viewed from docks, businesses and restaurants from Grand Harbor Condominiums to HarborWalk Village. 

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 6:15 pm

Location: Ski Beach, Lake Shore Dr. Leesburg, Florida

Leesburg Christmas on the Water starts at 5pm with entertainment, food and activities and the lighted boat parade. 

December 8, 2019

Location: Lover's Key State Park, Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Hang out with Santa on the beach and have lunch (provided free for children). This is an opportunity for you to donate presents for needy children and your own children to get a present from Santa.

December 10 - 22, 27 - 29, 2019

Location: McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, Florida

Come to the gardens during the holidays to see them lit up with Christmas cheer. In addition to beautiful light displays you will also find live music, a large scale model train, and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

December 11, 2019

Location: Sample Road, Coral Springs, Florida

Celebrate the holidays with your local community at this fun parade. It will feature school marching bands and lots of other local businesses and groups.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Location: Boynton Beach and Delray Beach, Florida

Get festive for the holiday season in Florida style with this boat parade that travels though Intracoastal Waterways throughout Lantana, Boynton Beach, and Delray Beach to the C-15 canal.

December 13, 2019

Location: 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, Florida

Celebrate a small town Christmas here in Inverness. You can visit Santa, get free train rides, and enjoy lots of entertainment and refreshments,

December 13, 2019

Location: Margate, Florida

Enjoy winter in Florida to celebrate the holiday season! Here you will find real snow to play in, kiddie rides, lots of activities, and pictures with Santa.

December 13 - 29, 2019

Location: Mounts Botanical Garden, West Palm Beach, Florida

Come to the gardens every night during the season for beautiful light displays and illuminated walkways. Special performances by local musical artists and groups will take place throughout the season.

December 13 - 15, 2019

Location: Fort Cooper State Park, Inverness, Florida

Thousands of lights decorate the park for this great Christmas celebration. Live music and a visit from Santa provide the entertainment and s'mores will be available for a delicious snack.

December 13, 2019 - January 1, 2020

Location: Pinecrest Gardens, Pinecrest, Florida

During the holiday season, Pinecrest Gardens becomes an illuminated winter wonderland with thousands of lights. Entertainment for the whole family includes carnival rides, live entertainment on select evenings, and so much more.

Friday, December 13, 2019, 6:30 pm

Location: Pompano Beach & Lighthouse Point, Florida

Come out and enjoy the longest running boat parade in the nation

December 14, 2019

Location: Gulfport, Florida

This Christmas parade is not only a fun community event, it also benefits Operation Santa, making sure every child in the area has a great Christmas.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Location: Imperial River, Bonita Springs, Florida

One of Southwest Florida's best boat parades, this event lights up the imperial river to celebrate the holiday season!

December 14, 2019

Location: Arts Park, Hollywood, Florida

Visit this free festival for a holiday celebration like no other. You'll find a 40-foot Christmas tree that hosts a Christmas pageant, gift giveaways, a visit from Santa, live entertainment, and lots more right here near the ocean.

December 14, 2019

Location: Clearwater, Florida

Clearwater lights up a little bit brighter for one night while decorated boats make their way through the city!

December 14, 2019

Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida

Head to the coast for a coastal Christmas celebration unlike any other while you watch this festive boat parade sail on past.

December 14, 2019

Location: Pensacola, Florida

Cox Pensacola Christmas Parade is a parade that marches through Downtown Pensacola. The parade brings in crowds of over 50,000 people each year.

December 14, 2019

Location: Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, Davie, Florida

Welcome to winter wonderland right here in Florida! Here you will find real snow to play in, an ice skating rink, inflatable rides, a visit from Santa, and so much more!

December 14, 2019

Location: Flora-Bama, Perdido Key, Florida

Want to visit Santa this Christmas? The Flora-Bama Santa Drop brings Santa to you... after he skydives onto the beach that is! There will be activities and sweets for the kids and a bar for the adults.

December 14, 2019

Location: Carrabelle River, Carrabelle, Florida

Find your favorite spot along the river to enjoy Live Music and other Entertainment while you watch all kinds of decorated boats make their way past!

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Location: Key West, Florida

In the warm climate of Key West, Christmas traditions are a little bit different, and this boat parade is a big part of that!

December 14, 2019

Location: Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum, Boca Grande, Florida

Lots of towns have tree lightings, but you have to go to Boca Grande to find a lighthouse lighting! Kick off your holiday season here on the beach with live music and close friends.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Location: Madeira Beach, Florida

This fun boat parade kicks off at John's Pass with a shop local holiday extravaganza, tree lighting, and boat parade kickoff party for tons of holiday fun the whole family can enjoy.

December 14, 2019

Location: Manatee Beach, Florida

For over two decades now, this boat parade has been lighting up the Christmas season in Manatee Beach!

December 14, 2019

Location: Melbourne, Florida

You don't want to miss one of the Space Coast's biggest and best holiday parades. Local community groups, businesses, and schools join Santa to bring this lighted parade to the area.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Location: Naples Canals, Florida

Gather around the Naples canals for a Christmas experience that could only happen here in Naples!

December 14, 2019

Location: Pinellas Park, Florida

Celebrate the season with the local communities featuring local businesses and school groups marching down Park Boulevard.

December 14, 2019

Location: Downtown Sanford, Florida

Celebrate the holiday in style at this illuminated parade, where floats light up the night to get you into the spirit of the season.

December 14, 2019

Location: Sarasota Bay, Sarasota, Florida

The Bay lights each year up for a fantastic holiday event that includes tons of great places to view the parade!

December 14, 2019

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

This parade, often called the "Greatest Show on H2O" kicks off the holiday season in South Florida with an extravaganza unlike any other!

December 14, 2019

Location: City Hall, North Miami Beach, Florida

Come to City hall for a play in the real snow and a parade to celebrate the holidays. You will also find carnival rides and games in addition to music and arts and crafts.

December 14, 2019

Location: Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

This parade features local children's groups and school marching bands bringing in holiday cheer alongside Santa Claus. Snowfall from the rooftops makes this Florida winter celebration different from the others.

December 14, 2019

Location: Downtown Tarpon Springs, Florida

The Tarpon Springs Christmas Parade travels through downtown. After it ends a Candy Cane hunt will take place in Craig Park.

December 14, 2019

Location: Tri-Rail's Miami Airport Station, Miami, Florida

Even the commute is fun at this holiday event! Costume characters entertain you on the ride there. The fun continues when the train arrives at the Miami Airport Station, which becomes a winter wonderland of exciting activities, food, and real snow.

December 15, 2019

Location: Intercoastal Waterway starting from the C-15 canal traveling south to Hillsboro Bridge, Boca Raton, Florida

Enjoy the holidays in the most Florida way possible at this festive boat parade! If you have a boat yourself, you can join in on the fun by entering it to be a part of the parade.

December 15, 16, 21, 22, 2019

Location: Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulf Breeze, Florida

The Christmas ZOOBilee is a great way to celebrate Christmas with the animals! Here you will find winter-themed bounce stations, live entertainment, a Christmas Market, and visits from Santa.

December 15, 2019

Location: Centennial Park, Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

Support local vendors with your Christmas shopping here at this holiday market. You will also find live music, tons of food vendors, fashion previews from local boutiques, and pictures with Santa.

December 19, 2019

Location: Lion Country Safari, Loxahatchee, Florida

Lion Country Safari's annual holiday event gives you the ability to celebrate with the animals. Santa Claus comes to the chimp islands this day to bring wrapped gifts to the chimps.

December 21, 2019

Location: Four Freedoms Park, Cape Coral, Florida

Come to Four Freedoms Park to watch this festive boat parade and to enjoy food, Christmas music, and a visit from Santa Claus!

December 21, 2019

Location: Blackwater Sound, mm104, Key Largo, Florida

Watch this fun and festive parade from the shore, or enjoy it from on your own boat.

Saturday, December 21, 2019, 6 pm

Location: Punta Gorda, Florida

The Saturday Night before Christmas eve, come out for the biggest annual event in the Isles. 

December 21, 2019

Location: Main Street, Safety Harbor, Florida

Celebrate with the local community at this parade where you'll find floats, old fashioned cars, Shriners, and Santa!

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Location: Satellite Beach, Florida

Come out to the Banana River to see the spectacular holiday boat parade. 

December 21, 2019

Location: Downtown Tampa, Florida

This parade heads right through downtown on the Hillsborough River for a fun Christmas experience right in the middle of the city.

December 22, 2019

Location: The Avenue Viera, Viera, Florida

Celebrate Chanukah in your community with tons of delicious traditional food and fun entertainment. This includes snow tubing and an ice slide, plus a menorah lighting.

December 22 - 23, 27 - 28, 2019

Location: Key West, Florida

Key West is a great place to take a trolley tour and explore the history and culture of the area. During the holiday season you can take a Christmas tour and see all the best of celebrating the holidays here on the island. 

December 24, 2019

Location: Fort Myers, Florida

Enjoy Christmas island style this Christmas Eve on a dolphin cruise from Adventures in Paradise. See dolphins while you cruise out to visit with Santa where he will be waiting with gifts for all the children.

December 4 - 6, 2020

Location: Siesta Key, Florida

This festival features a unique blend of seafood creations and delicious drinks prepared by the top restaurants in Siesta Key and Sarasota. Live entertainment, crafts, and more. 

December 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 26, & 27, 2020

Location: Flamingo Gardens, Davie, Florida

Check out the Garden of Lights on nights during this event to see the gardens lit up and enjoy special activities like their interactive life sized snow globe. Come earlier in the day on select dates for Santa's Little Helpers, where you can meet lots of animals and enjoy tons of family friendly activities.