It’s been a little while since I’ve posted, so I’m going to write about some upcoming Holiday stuff that’s sure to keep you and your family delighted the Florida Fun Stuff way! (under $20).
First off, few creatures in this world do the Holidays better than Mickey Mouse. Hands down.
The level of detail and resources that goes into Disney Holidays is unrivaled and a must see if you have the means.
In the meantime, let’s explore some family friendly options that won’t break the bank.
1) Boat parades.
what better way to celebrate the Holidays in Florida than to watch a processional of boats of all shapes and sizes decked out in festive lights and characters? From Jacksonville to Key West, boat parades offer the Holiday Spirit in true Florida coastal style.
Some of the parades are bigger than others, but the big daddy of them all happens to be right here in my own back yard, the Winterfest Boat Parade in Fort Lauderdale. I thought I had seem some good boat parades in my life long residency in FL, until I saw this one. Every thing from decorated paddle boards to full out yachts to barges carrying decorated airplanes! (Sky Limo air charters is always my favorite entry). To find a boat parade near you I’ve included a link below.
2) The Zoo
If you love animals, the Holidays, creative decor and cocoa take your family to the zoo!
Many zoos around the country are offering patrons special programs after regular hours (i.e. 6-9pm).
Although most of the park won’t be open to the public, there will still be plenty to see and do often for a fraction of the regular cost of admission. A good example is Zoo Miami’s “Zoo Lights” package. They pre sell tickets online for $5/person you can enjoy lights, animals, etc. and for a small upgrade (I believe $12) you get cookies, cocoa, carousel ride and more!
So check out your local zoo to see what’s in the offering.
3) historic districts
Many historic districts in older cities offer cool Christmas stuff. St. Augustine and Fernandina in North Florida both offer historic festivities. There’s an old civil war fort in Fernandina that even relives a Victorian Christmas Party with the soldiers complete with Victorian carols and cocoa (pretty cool).
More to come!