Holiday Events in Palm Bay, Viera, Melbourne

Holiday Events in Palm Bay, Viera, and Melbourne, Florida.
Holiday Events in Palm Bay, Viera, and Melbourne, Florida.

PALM BAY, Florida – There are a lot of Holiday events going on in Palm Bay, Viera, and Melbourne. We got the full list.

Holiday Light Parade – Palm Bay

The 2018 Health First Palm Bay Hospital Holiday Light Parade will be held on Saturday, December 1 at 6:30 pm. This year’s theme is “Holidays In Paradise.”

This 2.5-mile parade will begin at Eastern Florida State College Campus and head north on San Filippo Drive. It will then move west on Malabar Road and end at Minton Road, in front of City Hall.

This parade will include dozens of brightly lit floats, high school marching bands, cheer squads, motorized vehicles, and much more.

Not Your Typical Holiday Concert – Palm Bay

The Greater Palm Bay Senior Center will be having a ‘Not Your Typical Holiday Concert’ Sunday, December 2, 2018, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

The concert will feature the Pretenders and Goldentones. There will be a 2:15 pm pre-show with The Swingtimers. This event is open to the public. Tickets are $7.00 each.

6th Annual Light Up Viera Holiday Parade – Viera

The 6th Annual Light Up Viera Holiday Parade, presented by The Viera Community Institute, will be Saturday, November 24, 2018, at 6:00 pm.

Road Closure: 5:30 pm/Parade: 6:00 pm/Fireworks: 6:10 pm

During the parade, there will be 16 decorated floats, 15 walking units, 5 marching bands: representing Viera High School, Rockledge High School, Satellite High School, Astronaut High School, and Merritt Island High School.

Before the parade, the Viera Studio for the Performing Arts, the Brevard Hawaiian Dancers and an Elf ‘meet and greet’ will be alongside Santa’s letter writing station.

There will also be food trucks and stunning photo ops with the Wells Fargo Concord Stagecoach.

Chanukah Snow Festival – Viera

The Chanukah Snow Festival will be Sunday, December 2, 2018, 4:30 pm at the Avenue Viera.

It will have Sergio the Mime of Epcot’s World Showcase Italian Pavilion, Menorah Lighting, Snow Tubing, Ice Slide, Chanukah delicacies, and BBQ.

Christmas at the Avenue – Viera

Christmas at the Avenue Viera will be December 15, 2018, 7:00 pm.

The Avenue Viera and Space Coast Symphony Orchestra are partnering to present a free holiday concert outside of AMC Theaters. The laid-back program will include familiar holiday music selections, including Sleigh Ride, Christmas Festival, and other favorites.

There will also be film scores of Miracle on 34th Street, Sound of Music, The Polar Express, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Star Wars.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand for this enchanting program. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs.

Run Run Santa 1 Mile – Viera

Run Run Santa 1 Mile will be held on December 22, 2018, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Calvary Chapel Viera.

Early Registration Price:

Individual Registration $32
Space Coast Runners Members $30
No Santa Suit (use prior year’s suit) $28
(These prices will increase to $40 12/10/18 – 12/22/18)

Space Coast Lightfest – Melbourne

The Space Coast Lightfest will be open to the public Monday, November 19th, 2018 – Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 6:30 p.m. until 10:00 pm in Wickham Park, in Melbourne.

The Nutcracker – Melbourne

Space Coast Ballet Company and King Center for the Performing Arts will be hosting The Nutcracker on Saturday, December 1, 2018, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm at the King Center for the Performing Arts located at 3865 N Wickham Rd in Melbourne.

Space Coast Lightfest (Stroll Through the Lights) – Melbourne

On December 1st & 2nd guest will be able to stroll through the lights at Wickham Park starting at 6:30 pm, all other nights are for cars only.

There will be food trucks, pony rides for the kids, homemade crafts, seasonal items, and other fun vendors.

Cost: $5 a person, under 3 no charge. Tickets must be purchased at the gate.

26th Annual Melbourne Light Parade – Melbourne

The 26th Annual Melbourne Light Parade will be Saturday, December 8, 2018, 6 pm – 8 pm.

This Holiday Parade was created to collect food, new toys, and pet food from spectators and participants for the less fortunate families in Brevard County.

The parade is made up of local community groups, businesses, church groups, schools, and more.

Location: 1300 Airport Blvd in Melbourne

First Annual Christmas Family Paint Party – Melbourne

Arts for All Studio will be hosting their First Annual Christmas Family Paint Party on Saturday, December 15, 2018, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm.

This event is for pre-schoolers and or kids with an adult (older siblings are welcome too).

Create an 8×10 canvas keepsake in a Christmas theme. Activities will vary based on ages and group size. Activities may include stories, songs, music, bubble dancing, dress up, sensory play, brain gym.

Cost: $10.00 for the first child & $5.00 for each additional painting child

“A Christmas Carol” – Melbourne

The Maxwell C. King Center for the performing arts will be presenting “A Christmas Carol” on Saturday, December 22, 2018, at 7:00 PM.

Adult tickets start at $28.50
Children’s tickets starting at $21
(Ticket prices are inclusive of fees)

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Tina Hodges works full-time as our travel writer for Palm Bay Daily. She is also the Editorial Manager at Sebastian Daily. After graduating from Sebastian River High School, she studied at Indian River Community College. Tina worked at Dooney & Bourke for many years. She has lived in Florida all of her life.
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