The Most Merry and Bright December Events on the Gulf Coast


The Most Merry and Bright December Events on the Gulf Coast | Plumlee Vacation Rentals


Here come the holidays! Are you ready? We've got a very full December 2018 calendar for you here in Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores, Florida—and all along the gorgeous Gulf Coast. You'll need your calendar nearby so you can save these dates. Check out all of the merry and bright festivals, events and family-friendly things to do in December at the beach. We hope to see you. Holidays at the beach are the best! Plan your coastal Christmas and New Year by booking a Florida vacation in December. It' not too late!


December 2018 Events in Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores, Florida

December 1, 2018

10a.m. @Church of the Isles

Join in the free family fun at this local annual festival which is the perfect way to kick off your December in Indian Rocks Beach. 

December 2, 2018

1p.m. @East Gulf Blvd to Kolb Park

The parade weaves through each finger of Indian Rocks Beach and finishes at Kolb Park. Find your spot and enjoy the holiday street parade!

December 8, 2018

2p.m. Check-in @Beach Art Center

This neighborhood tour highlights distinctive homes, each showcasing unique interior design and decked out in festive décor. Follow the link for all details!

December 15, 2018

6:45p.m. @Parade Meets at Holiday Inn Fuel Dock

The Holiday Boat Parade in begins at 7p.m. heading under the Walsingham Bridge and weaving through the fingers of IRB, finishing at Harbor Drive North.

December 16, 2018

5:45p.m. @Tom Stuart Causeway

The Redington Beach and Indian Shores Holiday Boat Parade begins at the Tom Stuart Causeway and ends with a party at Caddy’s Pub in Indian Shores. This year’s event includes a lighted docks contest.

December 25, 2018

@Florida's Gulf Coast

Trade the cold weather and snow for a warm and white Christmas at the beach where sandmen are way better than snowmen—at least we think so! Won't you join us and find out if you agree?

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More December 2018 Events Near Your Gulf Coast Vacation Rental

Through December 30, 2018

@Florida Botanical Gardens

The gardens are bedecked in over a million LED lights. Come out and see traditional favorites like the snowman family, as well as new once, all while celebrating the season. Make it a family tradition each and every December!

Through December 31, 2018

@Busch Gardens Tampa

It's Christmas every day at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Each night, enjoy millions of twinkling lights, visits to Santa's House, Yuletide shows, delicious holiday treats and much more. Christmas Town is included with admission or any annual pass. 

December 8, 2018

6:30p.m. @ROC Park

It's the 52nd Annual Festival of Lights Boat Parade in Madeira Beach. Celebrate the start of the holiday season in true beach style at this local holiday event. Follow the link for the parade route and the best viewing areas.

December 31, 2018 

Your New Year's Eve celebration can be whatever you want it to be! A quiet cozy celebration in your rental or a night out on the town with dinner and drink specials, New Year's Eve parties, fireworks and more are available to you. See why holidays at the beach are truly the best.

We created a Gulf Coast Guide to the Holidays with the best events around. Take a peek at more of what's happening on our Gulf beaches and around our Gulf Coast towns. We offer plenty of traditional family favorite holiday activities made even better with sunny days, white sandy beaches, and Gulf of Mexico waters. You can find it at the link above.


Happy December 2018! May it be filled with warm Florida sun, sand and salty air.

The Most Merry and Bright December Events on the Gulf Coast | Plumlee Vacation Rentals


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