With the Christmas season upon us, it’s time for snow sledding, frost nipping at your nose and chestnuts roasting on an open fire.
Unless you live in Florida. Then, it’s time for…pretty much the same thing. Warm weather, blue skies, palm trees swaying in the breeze.
A true Floridian will tell you, though, that the weather is actually a lot better around the holidays (although maybe not the traffic). The hurricane season is over and the temperatures are cooler. While the beach is not an option to anyone other than those who love cold water, it all still makes Florida a fun place to be during Christmas.
Holiday Parties: Outdoor Events and Carnivals
The month of December is a good one for outdoor carnivals and events in the Sunshine State. Here is a sample of the events taking place around the state.
- Art Basel in Miami. This event is the centerpiece of a week of art events in South Florida, one of the biggest shows anywhere in the country. Galleries from around the world will show pieces from their collections – primarily modern and contemporary. Why? Because they all want to come to sunny Florida in December, of course.
- Boat parades. No matter where you are in Central or South Florida, someone is planning a boat parade. From Pass-a-Grille to South Beach, boat owners take to the water with boats festooned in Christmas lights and decorations. It’s the Sunshine State version of the Macy’s Day parade.
- Nearly every city also plans a holiday festival. In Central Florida that includes Santa Fest in Tampa, the Snow Fest Sarasota and Snow on 7th Holiday Parade in Ybor City.
- All the major amusement parks typically have Christmas related themes, including Disney World in Orlando and Busch Gardens in Tampa.
Throwing a Christmas Party
If you don’t have the time to make any of the official festivals, now is also a great time to throw a party of your own.
Thanks to the number of party rental companies in Florida, you’re just a click or a phone call away from ordering pretty much anything you need to celebrate the holidays.
For example, Fun Crew USA in Orlando has a number of rentals for every type of party including large corporate events, school carnivals and big neighborhood parties.
Throw some holiday decorations into the mix and you have the sort of Christmas party you can only enjoy in a place like Florida. Plan your holiday parties now and make the most of our Sunshine State.