Pre-Cruise Holiday Events on Cocoa Beach
Posted on November 27, 2017
The holiday season is the perfect time to enjoy a cruise. Cocoa Beach is the ideal pre/post cruise destination for all the holiday cheers galore. This beachside town flexes its majesty during the holiday season and is complete with surfing Santas, snowmen made out of sand, and so much more! Here is how to celebrate the holidays, sunshine-state style.
1. Cocoa Village’s Annual Art & Craft Holiday Bazaar
Historic Cocoa Village invites you to enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of this holiday season! This festive market displays 200 unique artisans, great street food and family fun to keep you as cheery as can be. There is also a beer garden hosted by the Dog & Bone and live music at the Gazebo. Free admission and free parking! For dates and times click here.
2. Surfing Santas Cocoa Beach
Every Christmas Eve, Santa parks his toy-stuffed sleigh on Cocoa Beach to catch some gnarly waves! The annual Cocoa Beach tradition invites hundreds of surfers to dress up as Santa and take on the warm winter waters. Free admission, right on the beach! For dates and times click here.
3. Santa Skydivers Cocoa Beach
Thrill-seekers will be happy to know that Santa’s favorite pastime isn’t only eating warm cookies and drinking milk. Join Cocoa Beach locals to witness skydiving Santas as they decorate the sky in a family-friendly spectacle. Stick around to see if the Skydiving Santas are skilled enough to land on an enormous inflatable Christmas tree. For dates and times click here.
4. Cocoa Beach Boat Parade
‘Tis the season to be jolly on the water at the Cocoa Beach Christmas Boat Parade! This local gem of holiday fun brings residents and visitors alike decorated boats right to the Banana River. The parade starts at Marker 101 (the south side of S520) and runs south through the residential canals. Find out the best places to watch here.
5. Rockledge/Cocoa Holiday Parade
This holly jolly festival hosted by the City of Cocoa Beach and Rockledge presents a Floridian winter wonderland. The cheery event is complete with holiday performances, appearances by Santa Clause, and caroling. The Central Brevard Sharing Center will collect non-perishable foods, toiletry items, paper towels, toilet paper, and baby supplies at the info booth for a free activity band. For dates and times click here.