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Welcome the Holidays on the Forgotten Coast

From the St. George Island Lighting of the Palms to the Christmas on the Coast Parade in Downtown Port St. Joe, find multiple holiday themed events along the Forgotten Coast to help you get in the spirit of the season!

FEATURED HOLIDAY EVENTS

Apalachicola Downtown Christmas Celebration
Apalachicola Riverfront Park | Apalachicola
November 25th, 2022

An old-fashioned Christmas celebration! The streets are lined with luminaries while merchants stay open late in the streets of Downtown Apalachicola where the sound of carolers will fill the air. Santa arrives via shrimp boat at 4pm at Riverfront Park to greet all the children and hear their Christmas wishes. Presented by the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, this is a must-see event!


Lighting of the Palms
St. George Island Lighthouse | St. George Island
December 2nd, 2022

The St. George Island Business Association along with the St. George Lighthouse Association and the St. George Island Visitor Center will host the annual St. George Island Lighting of the Palms. Santa will be onsite to visit with children. Enjoy hot cocoa, cookies, and more holiday fun!


Holiday Fresh Market
Apalachicola Visitor Center | Apalachicola
December 3rd, 2022

Presented by the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, stop by the Holiday Fresh Market from 10am to 4pm to find one-of-a-kind, unique gifts for all the special people on your list! Peruse hand-crafted Apalachicola specialties such as baked goods, artwork, wood carving, pottery, and hand-knitted goods to find the perfect gifts from local artisans and craftsmen.


Tallahassee Bach Parley, A Baroque Christmas
Apalachicola Trinity Episcopal Church | Apalachicola
December 4th, 2022

The Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts presents Tallahassee Bach Parley, A Baroque Christmas on December 4, 2022, at 4pm. Admission is $20 per person, with open seating. Enjoy an inspiring concert of Baroque Era Christmas music including classical pieces by Bach and Schmelzer, all played on period instruments followed by a reception in Benedict Hall.


Eastpoint Christmas Parade & Celebration
Seller’s Plaza | Eastpoint
December 9th, 2022

Find Santa + much more at Eastpoint’s beloved Christmas celebration on Saturday, December 9th at 4:30pm. The spirited parade travels down Highway 98 from Seller’s Plaza to Fisherman’s Choice. This event is all about the children with visits and photos with Santa, gifts, art projects, treats, and much more!


It’s Christmas Concert
Port St. Joe & Apalachicola
December 9th & 11th, 2022

Not one, but TWO, special opportunities to see the Bay Area Choral Society (BACS) present a special show of “It’s Christmas!” on Friday, December 9th at 6PM at First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe and on Sunday, December 11th at 4PM at Trinity Episcopal Church in Apalachicola. With holiday music from traditional to pop, there’s something for everyone!


Christmas on the Coast
Reid Avenue | Port St. Joe
December 10th, 2022

Get in the spirit with Port St. Joe’s Annual Christmas on the Coast Parade! Beginning on Reid Avenue in Downtown Port St. Joe, floats will be judged in the following categories: schools and non-profit, family and friends, business, and faith-based. The parade begins at 6PM EST, and Santa will be on-site for visits after in the Gazebo next to City Hall.


New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration
George Core Park | Port St. Joe
December 31st, 2022

Ring in 2023 with a spectacular firework celebration over beautiful St. Joseph Bay in Port St. Joe! Presented by the Gulf County TDC and the City of Port St. Joe, the show will kick off at 10PM on New Year’s Eve and can be viewed from the Port St Joe downtown and George Core Park area.


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