Top Melbourne Beach Christmas Events

Looking for a little holiday cheer this time of year? Take a break from the harsh winter weather in colder climates and escape to Melbourne Beach, Florida for an inspired holiday getaway. In addition to the beautiful decorations, decorated Christmas tree, courtyard fire pit, and warm jetted pool at our Melbourne Beach hotel, you can check out some of these fun, festive activities happening around Melbourne Beach! Come celebrate the beauty of the season with our insider list of events and activities that we highly recommend for both first-time and returning visitors. Enjoy!

Melbourne Beach Christmas Events

  • Christmas Tree Lighting Event: Join us for the official start of the magical season with the lighting of the town Christmas tree, a free event held in front of the Community Center! Come for the lights and stay for the refreshments and an appearance by Santa Clause himself!
  • Children’s Christmas Parade: Established in 1966, the annual Children’s parade is sponsored by the Melbourne Beach Vo. Fire Department, and is a fun event for all ages. Attend this festive event on Ocean Avenue to enjoy refreshments, visit with Santa and much more!

Historic Downtown Melbourne Events

  • Candlelight Shopping: Get your holiday shopping done the fun way! Four Saturday nights each year, residents and visitors gather to shop, enjoy carriage rides, and even see Santa.
  • Miracle of 34th Street: Visit the Henegar Center of Performing Arts for an incredible show, featuring this classic holiday story!

Light Up Viera Festivities

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  • Ice Skating Rink: Whether you’re a first-timer or a skating pro, everyone can slide and glide on the 40’x100’ synthetic rink!
  • Snowzilla: Take on the 31-foot tall and 90-foot long Snowzilla Slide – The ONLY mobile snow-tubing lane of its kind!
  • Sand Art Santa: Local, world-renowned sand sculptors Jill Harris and Thomas Koet of Sandsational Sand Sculpting will be creating Santa’s workshop!
  • Art and Craft Vendors: Stop by every Friday through Sunday to support our local talent and get unique holiday gift ideas from artists and crafters.
  • Local Entertainment & Contests: Join us every weekend, as they feature local talent, including high school jazz bands and chorus groups, and performances.

The King Center Shows

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Every year The King Center for the Performing Arts at Eastern Florida State College hosts seasonal shows for you to enjoy. With live music and stellar acting to enjoy, you’re sure to get into the holiday spirit by attending an event or two during your visit to Florida.

Discover Your Home (Away from Home) for the Holidays

Now that you have a full itinerary packed with festive local activities, you’ll need a comfortable place to unwind everyday. Book a holiday escape at Port d’Hiver and enjoy luxurious accommodations and a stellar location across the street from the beach! Choose your favorite room and look forward to celebrating the season with us soon.

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