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!
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!
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!