Christmas Events on Florida’s Space Coast

Florida’s Space Coast has lots of festivals and special events that celebrate the holiday season. From tree lighting ceremonies and light displays to shows and Surfing Santas Cocoa Beach, it’s time you celebrate the most wonderful time of the year on the Space Coast.

A Christmas Carol at the Cocoa Village Playhouse

“A Christmas Carol”

November 17 – December 3

The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come visit Ebenezer Scrooge to thaw his frozen heart with a timeless message. Learn More…

Space Coast Lightfest

November 20 – January 1

More than 2.7 million twinkling holiday lights will ignite the night sky at Wickham Park in Melbourne. The Space Coast Lightfest is a holiday themed drive-through event transforming Wickham Park into a virtual winter wonderland. Learn More…

Alfie Silva’s Christmas with Dino

November 24 – December 24

Alfie Silva returns to the MCT Stage as the one and only Dean Martin! Travel back to the 1960s when Dean Martin was a household name. MCT and Alfie Silva pay tribute to this wonderful performer in a Variety show that will have you feeling all cozy inside! Learn More…

Downtown Melbourne Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 25

Come on down and get in the holiday spirit at Historic Downtown Melbourne's annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Craft making starts at 5 p.m. at the Henegar Center and join everyone as they march to the tree at 6 p.m. You can find Santa at 6:30 at Millefiori, and then from 7:30-8:30 at Glitter Alley. Learn More…

Light Up Viera

Light Up Viera

November 25

Light Up Viera will be a magical parade full of sparkling lights, which will include professionally decorated floats, marching bands, and Santa Claus arriving on a sleigh. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Stadium Parkway and it will finish at the Space Coast Stadium with festive fireworks. Learn More…

Shop Small Sip & Stroll

November 25

After all the turkey on Thursday and the Black Friday big-box stores the day after, come on down to Cocoa Village to relax, Shop Small, and Sip & Stroll. Cocoa Village will have dozens of small shops that carry unique gifts, things you won't find in the big stores. Learn More…

Lights, Wine & Cheese in the Garden

December 1

Join Rockledge Gardens for an evening of magically lit festive fun. They'll be serving wine and cheese, roasting s'mores, and staying open two hours later. This is a great time to pick out your poinsettias and Christmas trees! Learn More…

Winter Festival Cocoa Beach Main Street

December 2

Cocoa Beach Main Street welcomes you to the first annual Cocoa Beach Winter Festival. This event will include real snow in front of Cocoa Beach City Hall, Santa Claus, a Christmas train, stilt walkers, Christmas music, crafts, vendors and much more. Learn More…

Cocoa Village’s Annual Art & Craft Holiday Bazaar

December 2 & 3

Celebrate the spirit of Christmas at Cocoa Village’s Annual Art & Craft Holiday Bazaar. This free event features over 200 exhibitors, a kids' zone, and entertainment. Learn More…

Melbourne Mainstreet Candlelight Shopping Christmas event

Melbourne Mainstreet Candlelight Shopping

December 2, 9, & 16

Historic Downtown Melbourne invites you to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the holiday season. Downtown shops will remain open late, and lit with white candles and holiday lights! Many will offer special discounts and serve such holiday refreshments such as cakes, cookies, teas, apple cider, coffee and hot chocolate. Learn More…

“A Tuna Christmas”

December 8 – December 17

It’s Christmas and the outrageously funny and much loved characters of Tuna, Texas are here. Local radio personalities, Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie, report that the Christmas festivities are in jeopardy and no nativity scene is safe! Learn More…

22nd Annual Reindeer Run

December 9

Come out and join the 22nd Annual Reindeer Run and experience the holiday spirit with runners from all over. Learn More…

Cocoa Beach Boat Parade

Cocoa Beach Boat Parade

December 9

Ring in the holiday season on the water at the Cocoa Beach Holiday Boat Parade on Saturday, December 9 starting at 6 p.m. The parade will run along the eastern shoreline of the Banana River from the 520 Causeway to the Pineda Causeway. Learn More…

Cocoa Beach Parade

December 9

Get festive and celebrate the season at the Cocoa Beach Christmas Parade in Downtown Cocoa Beach. This event includes lots of fun for the kids. Plus, Surfing Santa will be in the parade, so make sure you wave hi when you see him! Learn More…

Rockledge/Cocoa Holiday Parade

December 9

Central Area Parks Operation, the City of Cocoa and the City of Rockledge invites you to this year’s Cocoa/Rockledge Holiday Parade. The Holiday Festival will begin at 4 p.m. and will end with the official lighting of the Riverfront Park Christmas Tree and a Holiday movie on the big screen! Learn More…

“The Nutcracker”

December 15-17

The only Nutcracker you must see this season! This magical Christmas tradition is an artistic masterpiece. With talented professional dancers and elegant costumes, The Galmont Ballet's The Nutcracker rivals any production in New York City or elsewhere. Learn More…

Santa Skydivers Cocoa Beach

December 16

Watch professional skydivers dressed as Santa demonstrate various disciplines including: Flying Canopies, high speed landings swerving around inflatable Christmas trees, carrying flags and make attempts to land on a giant inflatable Santa chair. Learn More…

Christmas at the Avenue

December 16

The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra is partnering with The Avenue Viera to present a free holiday concert outside the AMC Theaters. The relaxed program will include familiar holiday music selections, including "Sleigh Ride, Christmas Festival, and other favorites. Learn More…

Christmas Run Run Santa 1 Mile

Run Run Santa 1 Mile

December 23

Join the Space Coast's only all-Santa race this Christmas season! Run Run Santa 1 Mile features a fast, festive 1 mile course that's perfect for everyone from elite runners to families looking to celebrate the holidays together. Learn More…

Surfin' Santas event in Cocoa beach

Surfing Santas Cocoa Beach

December 24

The Surfing Santas event is an annual Cocoa Beach tradition that brings hundreds of surfers dressed up as Santa. Watch them ride in on the waves and kick off your holiday weekend beachside at this FREE event. Learn More…

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