7 Florida holiday events: Even Santa enjoys a little sun and sand

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Just because the Florida doesn’t get harsh winter weather doesn’t mean that the holidays skip the Sunshine State. These seven Florida holiday events bring the holiday festivities to the sun and sand.

As the holiday season approaches, a winter chill fills the air. In Florida, the weather may not be quite as chilly as the rest of the nation. Often, people escape to Florida to avoid that holiday winter weather. But Santa doesn’t skip the holidays in Florida, even though he may not need a heavy coat or snow boots.

Whether you’re visiting Florida for the holidays or you are a Sunshine State resident, Florida holiday events are just as festive as their winter wonderland counterparts. From elaborate holiday light shows to appearances by hundreds of Santas, the Florida holiday spirit is strong. The only thing different is the temperature.

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Granted, the sweaters and coats are left in the closets and suitcases, but the holiday festivities are bright and merry. Clothing and weather don’t dictate the holiday spirit. Merriment and sentiment don’t require a frigid temperatures or snow banks.

While the state’s theme parks offer magical holiday experiences, those theme parks aren’t the only holiday events in Florida. Many local experiences are even more festive than the mouse or the magician. All across the state, everyone is ready to celebrate the magic and wonder of the holidays.
These seven Florida holiday events bring merry holiday festivities to the Sunshine State.