Best Atlantic Beach Christmas Events

If you are visiting Atlantic Beach for the Christmas season, you may want to check out some of the local Christmas events. Atlantic Beach comes alive during the holiday season with an assortment of events and activities for everyone. If you’re looking for places to stay in Atlantic Beach over the holiday season, you may want to consider choosing a vacation home that is close to all of the Christmas holiday cheer. Spectrum Rental Properties offers an assortment of high quality, hand-picked vacation homes suitable for various preferences. Whether you’re looking for a small condominium or a large house to share with family and friends, we can help you locate the perfect Christmas vacation rental home for you.

The following are some of the best Atlantic Beach Christmas events to visit while vacationing in Atlantic Beach.

Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting

What’s Christmastime without an official Christmas tree lighting? Hop on down to Beaches Town Center to join everyone for a festive good time. Sponsored by City of Atlantic Beach, City of Neptune Beach and Beaches Town Center, this event includes face painting, live entertainment, hayrides, and crafts and activities for all ages. The mayors from both Atlantic Beach and Neptune City light the tree and Ms. Claus makes a special appearance by sleigh! When you’re done enjoying the tree lighting festivities, head on over to your Atlantic Beach home rentals for some relaxation and Christmas cheer. 

Christmas Parade

Once you settle into your Atlantic beach rental, head out for a night of Christmas spirit for the Annual Light Up the Night Christmas Parade. The parade starts at 7 p.m. and begins at Oceanana. Stick around after the parade to bring the kids or grandkids to meet Santa at the fire department. 

Holiday Stroll & Food Tour

Take in the Christmas spirit while enjoying an assortment of food, drink and wine samples at the Holiday Food Stroll. This tour visits five specific places that include restaurants, wine tasting, and a kitchen store. The tour also takes participants into the Historic Beaufort District where you’ll get to enjoy wine and marvel at the beautiful Christmas light displays.

The cost of the tour includes everything from the food samples, wine tasting, non-alcoholic drinks, the local guide, and any taxes and tips. You’ll also get to take home a gingerbread man from scratch. The cost of alcoholic beverages is additional. Private tours are available upon request. Participants must be 21 and older.

Two gingerbread houses Spectrum Rental Properties Christmas Events

Annual Gingerbread Festival

The Annual Crystal Coast Hospice House Gingerbread Festival is a fun event where you get to build a gingerbread house for the entire community. This event includes a Gingerbread Village created by a number of wonderful people from local artists, schools, community groups, and individuals. You’ll get to create your own Crab Pot Christmas trees and get a chance to enter your very own gingerbread creations into a competition where the proceeds go to benefit the SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House. This is definitely an event worth checking out. 

Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla 2019

Come enjoy a wide assortment of decorated boats at The Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla. This event features kayaks, boats, yachts, oars, and commercial shipping vessels all deck out with the holiday spirit. You can view the decorated boats on the Beaufort waterfront. You can even register to enter your own boat in this event where participants are judged for their creativity and awarded with cash prizes at the After Party. If you are visiting Atlantic Beach during the holiday season and have a love for boats, book Atlantic beach winter rentals so that you will have the convenience of enjoying the event. 

All of these events will help bring the Christmas spirit alive on your vacation. For more information about spending the holidays in Atlantic Beach, contact us today!