A SEASON OF CELEBRATION
Port St. Lucie kicks
off the holidays
with a tree lighting,
fireworks. All CDC
be followed when
attending the city’s
fans of the McKee holiday show will be pleased to learn that
the 1924 Wurlitzer Band Organ is back. Beloved holiday
movies on the schedule include Frozen, The Grinch, Santa
Claus Is Coming to Town and lots more. Masks are required
and space is limited for the movies.
Go take a peek at the McKee website at mckeegarden.org
where you’ll find plenty more details.
The holidays in Fort Pierce are the traditional scene of a
parade and the lighting of a tall tree in the roundabout at Avenue
A and Indian River Drive. This year the parade starts at
4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6; the tree lighting follows. Because of
COVID-19, the afternoon festival part of Sights and Sounds
on Second Street won’t take place this year. But look for it
Port St. Lucie has built a tradition at the civic center, now
called the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center, with its
Festival of Lights. This year’s theme is Rockin’ Holiday Celebration.
Although Santa won’t be able to ask the kids what
they want this year, everyone will love the midway carnival,
the parade with its many floats, the annual lighting of the tree
and the fireworks. The festival is slated for Saturday, Dec. 5.
In Stuart, the colorful Christmas parade with its creative
floats has been canceled for this year, the Visiting Nurse Association
says. The Vero Beach and Sebastian parades are also
THEATERS IN THE SPIRIT
Pineapple Playhouse at the southern border of Fort Pierce
offers Home for the Holidays, a musical show featuring a
variety of holiday favorites. The playhouse is also accepting
donations of new unwrapped toys for homeless children and
used items for homeless adults and for veterans. Angels of
Hope will collect the donations.
Treasure Coast Theatre, a new community theater in Port
St. Lucie, presents A Christmas Carol and a concert of holiday
tunes from Dec. 4-13. See its website treasurecoasttheatre.com
One of the most unusual holiday experiences this year
comes from the Environmental Learning Center in Vero
Beach. Participants can paddle canoes through lighted mangrove
tunnels on the Indian River Lagoon.
Look around — you’ll find some new and different ways to
celebrate the holidays this year. Enjoy them!
MAIN STREET FORT PIERCE
Fort Pierce’s Sights and Sounds on Second will again host a colorful parade with all the holiday trimmings on Indian River Drive.