After going through our local event calendar for the month of December, I’ve come up with a list of the safest best to enjoy the holidays on Florida’s Space Coast. And even better all of these activities are either free or less than $10!
10. Holiday Hoedown
Annual Holiday Hoedown featuring Food, music, dancing, and gifts from Santa! Admission: FREE
Pancake Breakfast, Santa arriving on a fire truck, keepsake photo and stocking. What more could you ask for and only $5.00 for children/$2 for adults
Old fashioned hayride with Santa through lighted holiday displays. Songs, crafts, games, photo opportunities, and refreshments. $2 per person or $5 for a family of 3 or 4.
3K run for the whole family in Kiwannis Island Park, 951 Kiwanis Island Park Rd in Merritt Island. Pre-registration: $10.00, guarantees a T-Shirt. Day of Race.
6. Holiday Open House – Historic Downtown Melbourne
Annual holiday celebration on each Saturday night between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Each week features a different theme with carolers, Santa, Bagpippers and many of the business staying open late and giving away special goodies. Admission FREE
This annual event Christmas Light Boat Parade draws crowds up and down the Space Coast’s Indian River Lagoon! Admission FREE
More than 2 million holiday lights make up this drive-thru holiday extravaganza. There’s also Santa and Mrs. Claus on hand as well as his sleigh and reindeer, toy soldiers, elves, and circus animals. Admission $8
1. Cocoa’s Holiday on Ice – Outdoor Skating Rink
The first ever outdoor ice skating rink in Downtown Cocoa Village. Admission is $7 and skate rental $3