The weather outside is far from frightful and the lights are so delightful. Grab a sweater and plan these stops on your tour of holiday season sights around Florida’s Adventure Coast.
Historic downtown Brooksville welcomes you with Christmas on Main Street. Immerse yourself in all things Christmas with amazing day and evening transformations.
Don’t miss a single special performance, ceremony, horse drawn carriage ride, or Santa Claus and reindeer encounter with this handy Brooksville Christmas on Main Street Schedule of Events. Be sure and catch the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony and musical performance on December 6, featuring a dazzling synchronized light show.
See for yourself what makes Brooksville so special. Walk tree-lined, cobblestone streets. Browse for treasures in unique shops. Dine and sip festive holiday beverages at charming local restaurants.
For the 44th year, the annual Kiwanis Christmas Parade promises a vibrant display of floats and festivities, perfect for a family experience. Starting at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 8th, watch the parade on its way down Howell Avenue in Brooksville.
Enjoy the warm embrace of simple holidays. Visit the extraordinary Chinsegut Hill Manor House for special tours, luncheons, storytelling with Santa and more throughout the month of December. Browse their calendar of Holidays on the Hill! happenings.
On December 15, the Hernando Beach Yacht Club Christmas Boat Parade marks Christmas with a decidedly Florida flair. View the procession of boats decked out for Christmas from the Yacht Club or watch from other points along the Hernando Beach canal route.
Also on December 15th, delight in another amazing parade of lighted boats on the nearby Weeki Wachee River. Find a location along the route and catch the award ceremony at the Upper Deck Cafe afterwards.
Celebrate Holiday in the Gardens at Nature Coast Botanical Gardens throughout December. Stroll the beautiful outdoor displays of “Angels on High” and “A Snowman Village.” Vote for your favorite Christmas tree from among those decorated by different community members.
Another popular Christmas tradition here in Nature’s Place to Play is an outdoor adventure enjoyed by many American families. Join members of the Hernando Audubon Society on their Christmas Bird Counts. An annual conservation tradition, expert birders and newbies alike perform a census of bird numbers and species within a certain area. The Brooksville Christmas Bird Count is Saturday December 15 at Bytsre Lake and the Aripeka/Bayport Christmas Bird Count will be Wednesday December 19. Learn more at HernandoAudubon.org.
So, while Florida’s Adventure Coast may not be sparkling with snow, the Christmas spirit shines bright, welcoming all to celebrate the joy of the season.