20 Holiday Towns in Florida to Visit

20 Holiday Towns in Florida to Visit

Photo: Coastal Living, Visit Sarasota

“When it comes to celebrating the holidays, the North Pole has nothing on Florida, where Santa gets to wear swim trunks and his reindeer frolic in the sand. Here are some of jolliest holiday happenings in the Sunshine State.”


“During the most wonderful time of the year, Sarasota comes alive with holiday spirit. Don’t miss the magical light shows at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens or Holiday Night of Lights on St. Armands Circle.

The Mall at University Town Center builds a skating rink each year to compliment and endless landscape of colorful lights, and will take it further this year with real snow tubing…”


Photo: Coastal Living, Franklin County TDC

“In Florida’s oyster capital, Santa’s preferred method of transportation is via shrimp boat! Every year, the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce hosts an old-fashioned Christmas celebration in the streets of the downtown historic district. As tradition dictates, Santa shows up on a shrimp boat at the City Dock on Water Street…”


Photo: Coastal Living, Visit South Walton

“With their small-town appeal, the beach destination like Seaside in South Walton offer lots to do this holiday season. Kick off the celebration with an annual Christmas Parade in Seagrove Beach, then see Santa again with a lively countdown to ‘turn on the town’ holiday lights event…”

— Coastal Living
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