Indian Rocks Beach Prepares for a White Christmas with the IRB Tree Lighting & Holiday Parade

Sandman on the Gulf Coast of FLAre you dreaming of a white Christmas? White sugary sand beaches are here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a yearand December is no different. A Florida Gulf Coast vacation always comes with the guarantee of a white Christmas. Leave the snow boots, snow scrapers, scarfs, heavy winter coats and mittens behind. All you need are flip flops, your favorite beach attire and some sunscreen.

And besides, a sandman is way better than a snowman. Wouldn't you agree?

To get you in the spirit of a white Christmas, Indian Rocks Beach has some holiday events that kick off this week in and around town. Don't miss the fun and merriment. Mark your calendars!

Indian Rocks Beach Tree Lighting

Slip on your flip flops and come out to 12th Avenue Park on Gulf Boulevard. Don't forget to grab your favorite holiday mug! There is hot chocolate, cookies, carolers and more for you to enjoy during the IRB Tree Lighting event.

This is a favorite annual event in Indian Rocks Beach that marks the official start of the holiday season. It's free to everyone and begins at 7p.m. on Friday, December 5. It's the perfect Friday night out. Bring your family, bring your friends!

Indian Rocks Beach Holiday ParadeIRB Holiday Street Parade

Now that the tree is lighted, the holiday spirit soars leading up to the next big holiday event in Indian Rocks Beach. The IRB Holiday Parade on Sunday, December 7 promises a classic street parade to delight both young and old. The parade lineup begins gathering along East Gulf Boulevard and starts weaving its way through each of the fingers of IRB beginning at 1p.m. The parade finishes up at Kolb Park on Bay Palm Boulevard.

Rumor has it that the Tampa Bay Rays and their beloved mascot Raymond are joining in the fun. Keep an eye out for them in the lineup and be ready to collect some goodies.

After the IRB Holiday Parade, bring the kids over to the Civic Auditorium for an all-out celebration at the IRB Children's Holiday Party hosted by the city. There are refreshments, snacks and more. Be there!

Both the IRB Holiday Parade and Children's Party are offered free of charge. Make plans to be there. We'll look for you!

Holiday Boat Parades Coming Soon

Join us here on our blog next week and we'll give you all of the information you need to know about our local Gulf Coast of Florida lighted boat parades. They'll brighten up your holiday for sure! See you then.

Drop us a line in our comment section and let us know if you're coming to the Indian Rocks Beach Tree Lighting, Holiday Parade, Children's Party or all of the above! Happy December!

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