Treasure Coast 2016 Christmas Parades and Holiday Family Events

Here is a quick list of Christmas parades and family events here on the Treasure Coast. Since this is a parenting blog, I mostly include only kid friendly events on this list. This includes Hobe Sound to Fort Pierce.

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Christmas Parades

Friday, Dec 2nd: Stuart Christmas Parade 7 – 10pm, parade route goes down Ocean Blvd in downtown Stuart.

Saturday, Dec 3rd: Port St. Lucie Annual Festival of Lights Christmas Parade at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, parade starts at 6pm with the tree lighting and photos with Santa after.

Saturday, Dec 3rd: Martin County Christmas Boat Parade 6pm, parade starts at Wahoo Marina and can be seen at Sandsprit Park at 7pm and Manatee Pocket about 8pm.

Saturday, Dec 3rd: Hobe Sound Chamber Christmas Parade 1pm, parade starts at Bridge Rd and Dixie Hwy.

Sunday, Dec 4th: Historic downtown Fort Pierce Sights & Sounds Festival & Parade 1 – 6pm, parade starts at 4:30pm on 2nd street. Special guests and lots of fun things to do at this one!

Saturday, Dec 10th: St. Lucie Boat Parade at the Fort Pierce Marina 6:30 – 8pm, parade starts near Harbortown Marina and proceeds through the Fort Pierce Inlet.

Saturday, Dec 10th: Meridian Marina Martin County Christmas Boat Parade 6 – 9pm, parade starts at several locations including Sandsprit Park and Flagler Park.

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Holiday Family Events

Friday, Nov 25th: Christmas on Main Street. Christmas tree lighting ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Clause, facepainting and more! 4pm-7pm in downtown Stuart.

Saturday, Nov 26th: Tradition Square in PSL Tree lighting, bounce houses, take a photo with Santa, and more! Tree lighting at 6:30pm and Fireworks at 9pm.

Thursday, Dec 1st & 15th: Milk and Cookies with Santa at the Treasure Coast Square Mall 10am-11am. Story time after.

Saturday, Dec 3rd: Port St. Lucie’s Annual Festival of Lights at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center 2 – 10pm, featuring real snow to play in and a parade at 6pm!

Saturday, Dec 3rd: Martin County Parks and Rec Winter Fest 2 – 8pm, Halpatiokee Regional Park – Bounce houses, food trucks, candy cane forest, winter wonderland with real snow and more!

Sunday, Dec 4th: Downtown Fort Pierce Christmas Festival 1 – 6pm, Santa arrives at 1:30pm!

Friday, Dec 9th: Pancakes with Santa at the Port St Lucie Community Center 9:30am for kids 2-5 years old.

Friday, Dec 9th: Harry Potter Magical Holiday Ball with Barnes and Noble. Dress like your favorite character or come as are for dancing, music, activities, and giveaways. Starts at 7pm.

Friday, Dec 9th: Children’s Museum Holiday’s Around the World with Music, games real snow and more! Admission $5, free for members.

Friday, Dec 2nd and Dec 16th, 5pm: Holiday Festivities, Food Trucks and Bounce Houses at Tradition Square, Port St. Lucie – Dec 2nd, 9th, & 16th, 6pm – 9pm photos with Santa and live music.

Saturday, Dec 17th: Santa’s Sleigh is on its Way story time and activities at Barnes and Noble. Starts at 11am.

Tuesday, Dec 27th: Tradition Square Annual Chanukah celebration and menorah lighting.

Other Fun Activities To Do

Treasure Coast Mall has photos with Santa and train rides

Bass Pro Shop in Port St. Lucie has photos with Santa NOW and you get 1 for FREE and they even do pictures with pets! They also have crafts and kid activities on the weekends.

Treasure Coast Model Railroad Club has FREE Open Houses with awesome model railroads setup, click HERE for the schedule and info.

Heathcote Botanical Gardens of Light – Every Friday and Saturday night Nov 25th – Dec 31st, 5 – 9pm (paid admission) check website HERE.

Port St. Lucie Community Center on Airoso has a Christmas light show with music every evening from 7 – 9pm.

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