Not all Christmas vacations have to be spent somewhere at a destination that is covered in snow. Some families want to escape the cold and use their vacation time somewhere warmer, a place where they can still visit a beach and relax. If this kind of destination sounds like you, look no further than Cocoa Beach for the upcoming Christmas holiday. Cocoa Beach is one of Florida’s top destinations with thrilling attractions to visit and some unique holiday events to enjoy. Take a look at how you can spend your holiday season with us in Cocoa Beach:
Cocoa Beach Winterfest
Start off your holiday season with a stop by the Cocoa Beach Winterfest taking place Saturday December 4th. This local festival is perfect for all ages as it features a variety of activities that even the kids will enjoy. Come see the “snow” blow in as it creates a mini winter wonderland. Santa will be stopping by to hear from the kids about all the toys they want for Christmas. Live music, crafts, and food vendors will also be on hand to make this an all-day event. Cocoa Beach Winterfest runs from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM with the Christmas Parade starting at 2:00 PM that will run through downtown. This event is completely free to attend.
Holiday Boat Parade
Another exciting parade that you can visit during your stay in Cocoa Beach is the Holiday Boat Parade. This will be the 2nd year of this new event where a variety of boats will parade with the water decorated in their best holiday lights and décor. This is another completely free event where you can show up and enjoy the entertainment. The Holiday Boat Parade is taking place at our direct neighbors in Cocoa Village with the best views found at the Riverfront. This event will take place on Friday December 10th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.
One of the best parts of Cocoa Beach is that our climate is always mild, meaning you can enjoy water activities during the colder parts of the year. Each year, Cocoa Beach surfers get together on Christmas Eve decked out in their Santa costumes for a fun event. This event typically brings hundreds of surfers dressed up for the part as they hit the waves out in the water. Come enjoy the show from the beach or join in on the fun yourself if you are an avid surfer. The show will start at 8:00 AM on December 24th in front of Coconuts on Cocoa Beach.
If surfing Santas was not enough holiday fun, you can also see Skydiving Santas take to the sky on December 12th. Air Sports Parachute Team gets together each year to have a thrilling skydiving show on Cocoa Beach. As you can tell, the community loves to engage in outdoor sports, and this is just one of the many available during the holidays. Come see these skydiving Santas on December 12th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier.
Explore Cocoa Beach Pier
You can also explore Cocoa Beach Pier, where the Skydiving Santas event will take place, during your free time during your stay. The Pier is one of the area’s biggest attractions and features a variety of shops and restaurants. You will be able to find all kinds of unique gifts to take back home to friends and family. Live music is often on hand especially during the weekends. You will find the pier to also be in the holiday spirit with decorations and Christmas theme music.
Visit the Kennedy Space Center
If your family loves all things space, make sure to take them to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This nearby attraction is where many of the rocket and shuttle launches have taken place at. Guests will be able to learn all about moon landings and previous space missions. You can even see a live rocket launch if your visit happens to overlap with a scheduled takeoff. This is the perfect gift to those who wish to be a future astronaut!
Visit Lori Wilson Park
If you want some quiet time with the family, make sure to stop by Lori Wilson Park. This serene coastline park features plenty of grassy areas perfect for picnics along with three pavilions. The playground and volleyball court can keep the kids entertained as you relax with the peaceful ocean views. All beach parks remain open during the winter season.
Your Fun for Christmas in Cocoa Beach
There is nothing better than escaping the winter tundra found back home for Christmas with a visit to Cocoa Beach. Our vacation rentals will keep you comfortable throughout your stay while also keeping you close to these exciting events and activities.