Holidays on the Space Coast ~ Brevard County, FL

Posted on: December 12, 2011

Christmas Brevard County

The holidays are here, and for those of us on the Space Coast of Florida, we are still enjoying beautiful beach days, warm weather, and salty breezes. Besides sitting on the beach with your toes in the sand and the sun on your face, there are tons of fun things to do here in Brevard County for the holidays. Here are just a few suggestions to help you get into the spirit of the season!

Candlelight Shopping in Historic Downtown Melbourne – Skip the hustle and bustle of the mall, and instead head to Historic Downtown Melbourne to enjoy Candlelight Shopping! Every Saturday from Thanksgiving through Christmas (except Christmas Eve), the quaint shops and boutiques in Downtown Melbourne are open late, until 9pm or later, so you can finish your shopping without the crowds. Besides shopping, Downtown Melbourne will be offering horse and carriage rides, Cookie the Clown, train rides and bounce house, musical acts, free gift wrapping, and much more.  The festivities begin at 5pm – perfect time to enjoy a nice dinner, a glass of wine, then browse through the shops!

Visit Santa in Historic Downtown Melbourne – You can visit Santa at The Petite Boutiques every Saturday and Sunday between Thanksgiving and Christmas (except Christmas Eve) from 1pm – 4pm. There is no charge for pictures on Santa’s lap, the only request is that you bring one non-perishable food item for each person who visits with Santa. The food goes to the needy here in Brevard County, so it’s important to remember to bring something!

Holidays in Space at Kennedy Space Center – This is a brand new event at the Space Center, and definitely not one to miss! Now through January 1, visitors can see what it’s like to spend the holidays aboard the International Space Station with astronauts and cosmonauts from 15 different countries, all celebrating the season! You can even send a “holiday greeting” email to the current crew of the Space Station! Additional activities include ice skating in the Rocket Garden, astronaut flight suit-clad holiday carolers, space-themed Christmas tree, the Cookie Space Station, and Santa and Mrs. Claus with space-themed stories for the little ones. Check the website for schedules and pricing: Holidays in Space at KSC

Check out the Space Coast Lightfest – This is an annual holiday-themed drive through event at Wickham Park in Melbourne. Holiday lights and animated displays are sure to put you in the holiday spirit. This is a perfect nighttime activity for the whole family! Open from 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm every night until December 30.

Grand Canal Christmas Boat Parade – This annual lighted boat parade will take place on Saturday, December 17, starting at 6:00 pm. The parade starts at the north end of the Grand Canal (just south of Pineda Causeway), then heads south to Lake Shepherd, around Lake Shepherd, and then south to Mathers Bridge. All boaters are invited to join the parade, as long as they are practicing safe, courteous boating. So decorate your boat and join in the fun! Check out the website for more details: Grand Canal Boat Parade

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2 Responses to "Holidays on the Space Coast ~ Brevard County, FL"

Exactly the piece of information I was looking for! Thanks so much !

Fantastic, so glad I was able to help! There’s nothing better than spending the holidays on the Space Coast of Florida – not only do we have gorgeous weather, there are so many wonderful things to do! Happy Holidays to you!

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