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Looking to trade in the snow for sand this holiday season? We highly recommend you add a St. George Island Christmas to your family traditions! Florida’s Forgotten Coast has a somewhat misleading name because the Forgotten Coast is where the best memories are made! Get the whole family together in a large vacation rental near the beach, whether you’re getting your close family and friends together or long-lost relatives from across the country. Our calendar over here on the Gulf waters is full of upcoming events to help you get in the spirit, minus the frigid snow.  

To learn more about Florida and all the best things to do around St. George Island, Apalachicola Bay, and Eastpoint, Florida, make sure to request a free visitor Vacation Guide. This handy tool is jam-packed full of upcoming events, restaurants, bars, outdoor recreation, museums, and more. That way, you can plan your holiday vacay with ease!  

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Fun Ways to Experience a St. George Island Christmas This Year  

St. George Island Lighting of the Palms  

Watch as the St. George Island Business Association, St. George Lighthouse Association, and St. George Island Visitor Center light up the tall, iconic trees of Florida. You can admire the glowing palm trees as you and the kids enjoy holiday activities like visiting Santa, drinking hot cocoa, and indulging in Christmas cookies! Plus, this spirit-filled holiday event takes place at the St. George Island Lighthouse, so you’ll even catch a glimpse of Forgotten Coast history while you’re there!  

Highway 98 Eastpoint Artisans Market & Country Farmers Market at Crooked River Lighthouse  

Looking for cool gifts to give to your loved ones this Christmas? You should try out the local farmers’ markets around the area. Some great options are Highway 98 Eastpoint, Florida, Artisans Market, or Country Farmers Market at the Crooked River Lighthouse.  

Every first and third Saturday of the month, you can shop locally for handcrafted goods, delicious food, and more.  

Apalachicola Downtown Market  

Another fantastic farmers market to enjoy is the Apalachicola Downtown Market that happens every other Wednesday morning on Commerce Street and every second and fourth Saturday on Market Street. You can catch the Apalachicola Annual Open-Air Fresh Market during the holiday season towards the beginning of December.  

Build a Sandman  

We may not have snow, but we sure do have beautiful white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico waters! Bring your friends, family, and dog to the beach for an afternoon of mild weather, sunshine, and creating memories together. All of your friends back home will be wishing they were here when you post pictures of your merry little sandmen 

st. george island rentalGather the Family in the Best Rental for a St. George Island Christmas  

Make Resort Vacation Properties on St. George Island your home away from home for the holidays. Our stunning vacation homes by the beach are the perfect backdrop for a Christmas feast, opening gifts, and watching classic Christmas movies. Plus, our vacation rentals feature large, fully-equipped kitchens, perfect for baking Christmas cookies!   

So, what are you waiting for? Check our availability and book your holiday vacation on St. George Island today! 

Instead of having to clean your home from top to bottom before inviting all your relatives over for Thanksgiving dinner, why not take the feast elsewhere? Experience a St. George Island Thanksgiving with your family in the perfect beachfront vacation rental. If there’s anything that can make a dinner with the in-laws better, it’s a relaxing beach! Leave behind the frosty temperatures for somewhere a little more mild like the Forgotten Coast of Florida. 

And, for more great plans to include in your Thanksgiving week on the Gulf Coast, make sure to unlock our free Vacation Guide. We’ve included a list of our favorite restaurants, outdoor recreation, shopping, and museums around St. George Island, Apalachicola Bay, and Carrabelle so that you’ll have a memorable time on the Forgotten Coast!


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Your St. George Island Thanksgiving Guide 

Our island is known for its laidback nature, and not many businesses will be open on Thanksgiving Day. But, that just means you’ll have the opportunity to spend your time cooking up a feast and making memories cooking your meal together! 

If cooking is not your thing, The Owl Café, The Franklin at the Gibson Inn, Blue Parrot, and Doc Myers Island Pub are known to offer holiday menus but check with them before heading there. 

Pick a Fully Equipped Kitchen to Cook Your Feast In

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Resort Vacation Properties offers the best St. George Island vacation rentals, including pet-friendly and family-sized properties – perfect for your next family reunion! Browse through our selection of nearly 300 incredible properties, filtering by your preferred amenities. 

Vacation rentals like Aisle of Palms include top-notch gourmet kitchens fully equipped with all the upscale amenities you need to cook your feast, like commercial-grade refrigerators, stainless appliances, and granite counters. 

Aisle of Palms offers ample counter space for preparing food, a dining table with a beautiful oceanfront view, and an extra table that could even double as the infamous kids’ table! 

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Then, unwind and enjoy the rest of your afternoon hanging out around the heated pool or taking the private boardwalk onto the beach with complimentary beach gear!

Nearby Grocery Stores to Gather Your Ingredients From 

Luckily, our SGI vacation rentals are spread throughout the island, so they’re not only close to all the attractions but also the grocery stores! See our list of nearby grocery stores, grocery delivery services, and liquor stores (for when you need that extra buzz!) on St. George Island. 

Some of our favorite places to shop for food include Big Top Market, Grocery GalsPiggly Wiggly Express, or Island Time Delivery. 

What Else Is There to Do During Thanksgiving Week on St. George Island? 

St. George Island may not be the shopping mecca for Black Friday shopping. It’s actually quite the opposite and is the perfect place to go when you’re trying to escape that type of chaos. 

This year, for Black Friday, try hunting for seashells over deals! It’s the best way to take the headache out of a (usually) chaotic holiday week. But, if you choose to support our small local businesses, check out these cool little shops on St. George Island and Apalachicola Bay! 

Plus, Saturday just so happens to be Shop Local Saturday! 

aisle of palms dining tableBook Your St. George Island Thanksgiving Vacation on the Gulf Coast Now! 

The holidays will be here before you know it. So, what are you waiting for – Christmas? Don’t let Thanksgiving fly by before getting the chance to go on a little family vacay.

Check our availability and book your favorite rental while you can!