December is rolling in and Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores know how to celebrate a coastal Christmas in style. It's the perfect blend of holiday spirit and beach state of mind all rolled into one. So what's happening this month on Florida's Gulf Coast? We've rounded up the most festive and fun IRB events, activities and things to do right near your Gulf Coast vacation rental to put you in the holiday mood. Grab your calendars and mark down these dates. See you there!
Holiday Events Right in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
IRB Holiday Tree Lighting, Indian Rocks Beach
December 1, 2017 @7p.m.
The Indian Rocks Beach holiday tree lighting happens at 12th Avenue Park located right at the corner of 12th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard. You'll find all of your favorite holiday things here including Santa himself, cookies, cocoa and caroling. This is a cherished community happen that happens every year, so don't miss it. You can expect a warm and sunny day with a chance of snowflakes at night, or so rumor has it. Find out for yourself by being there.
The IRB Holiday Street Parades marches in at 1p.m. on East Gulf Boulevard and weaves through each finger or the island ending at Kolb Park. Join in the fabulous fun and festivities to kick off the month of December and put you into the holiday mood. See you there!
Indian Rocks Beach Library Holiday Open House
December 6, 2017 @2-5p.m.
IRB Holiday Homes Tour
Hosted by the Friends of the Library and The City of Indian Rocks Beach, the Holiday Open House is the perfect place to pick up a few gifts and get your picture taken with Santa.
A silent auction for ready-made themed Christmas trees is held from November 27th through December 6th and 2018 Calendars and Christmas ornaments are available for sale. Enjoy some holiday treats and check out the local library all decked out for the holiday season.
December 9, 2017 @2-7p.m.
Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty is excited to partner with the Indian Rocks Beach Homeowners Association and the Beach Art Center for the second annual Holiday Homes Tour. The IRB Holiday Tour of Homes is a neighborhood tour which highlights seven distinctive homes, each showcasing unique interior design and decked out in festive holiday decor. Holiday Tour of Homes tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event. Advance tickets can be purchases online or at the Beach Art Center at 1515 Bay Palm Boulevard and Plumlee Realty office on 417 1st Street in Indian Rocks Beach. On the day of the Holiday Homes Tour, tickets can be purchased right at the Beach Art Center for $20. Follow the link in the heading to read more on what you need to do know about this new favorite holiday event.
Indian Rocks Beach Lighted Boat Parade
December 16, 2017 @7p.m.
It wouldn't be a Gulf Coast holiday without a lighted boat parade! This year's festive light show on the water begins at 7p.m. where the parade heads out under the Walsingham Bridge and finishes at Harbor Drive North. Click on the event link above to see the full IRB boat parade map and find your best spot for viewing.
Holiday Events Near Your Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores Rental
Florida Gulf Coast Holiday Boat Parades
There is pretty much a holiday boat parade every weekend in December on the Gulf Coast of Florida! There is no shortage of holiday festivities to get you in the Christmas spirit this month. Catch as many as you can! Follow the link in the heading for the full listing of holiday boat parades near the Tampa, Florida area.
Sandpearl Christmas Sand Sculpture, Clearwater Beach
December 1-5, 2017
Holiday Events at John's Pass Village & Boardwalk, Madeira Beach
Head on over the Sandpearl Resort on Clearwater Beach and check out the annual holiday sand sculpture that's created each year in the lobby. It makes for a fun family tradition each Christmas to see the artistic creation that reflects the essence of a Gulf Coast holiday. Did you miss last year's holiday sand sculpture? You can view it right here
John's Pass Village and Boardwalk always has holiday fun around every corner all throughout the month of December. From holiday fishing tournaments to holiday pizza and movie nights to the lighted boat parade and ugly sweater pub crawl, there's a little something for everyone. It's also the perfect place to finish up your holiday shopping while you take in the stunning Gulf Coast views.
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What's on your December 2017 calendar? What are you doing? Where are you going? Will we see you on the gorgeous Gulf Coast of Florida this month? Happy December!