Traditional Holiday celebrations often mean cold and snow, with Mr. Frost nipping at your nose aand such. Enjoying a conventional holiday doesn't mean you have to shiver! Check out some of the best of what is happening along our beaches see whyFlorida Gulf Coast Holidays
are the best holidays!
- Begin your 2015 holiday adventure with theApalachicola Christmas Celebration, which lights the historic town the day after Thanksgiving, November 27th, beginning at 4 pm. Luminaries line the streets and shops stay open late as carolers fill the air with merriness.A shrimp boat arrives at 4 pm carrying Santa. This is a traditional coastal holiday celebration that is not to be missed.
- Apalachicola Santa doesn't forget those four-legged kids on this naughty and nice lists. On Saturday, November 28th,from 1:00-3:30 Santa devotes himself to hearing howliday wishes from his furry friends. There will be a pet costume contest at 3 pm and special treats for dogs. Get your pet's photo taken with Ol' St. Nick and make a donation to the Franklin County Humane Society.
- Enjoy the ringing sleigh bells along Reid Avenue in Historic downtown St. Joe as Santa arrives for the holiday tradition of Christmas on the Coast on December 12th.Be a part of the festivities and enteryour float, boat, car, truck, golf cart, walking unit or even a band as part of the annual Christmas parade which coincides with a boat parade along the Coast!The parade begins at 6 pm and Santa will be available for pictures after the marching stops.
- Often feel that you have not had quite enough New Year's revelry with just one celebration? Head to Gulf County and celebrate twice! Port St. Joe will hasten in 2016 ala the Eastern Time Zone and one hour later, the whole party begins again just a short journeywest to Mexico Beach, which calls theCentral Time Zone home.There will be free shuttle buses running from Port St. Joe to Mexico Beach and everywhere in between. Literally, you can have twice as much bang for the buck, as two firework showswill be set off in celebration of the New Year in both locales! New Years is twice as nice on our beaches, there is no arguing that!
No matter what your favorite holiday activity is, stay in one of our fabulous beach rental homes. Why is building a sandcastle so much more fun than building a snowman? NO MITTENS NEEDED!