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A Whimsical Guide of Holiday Happenings & School's Out Camps

Your Guide to Holiday Happenings and Thanksgiving & Winter Break Camps in Martin County

November 18, 2022

"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and with it comes....well, yes, shopping, but also joyful holiday festivities that include such fun things like Santa, holiday music, caroling, amazing homemade crafts and sweets. To make it easier to plan which fun events you and your family will attend, this Holiday Guide summarizes the events of the season in Martin County, FL. Click the link to be directed to the calendar page containing the full details. This article will be updated as new events are found so be sure to check back often. If you know of an event not listed on our calendar, please feel free to submit it here.

Directly following this list of events we've included links to some winter break camps as well as some holiday sites that can bring the magic of Santa into your home to surprise and delight your child(ren) this holiday season.

UPDATED: December 13, 2022

November 5th
08:30 AM - Christmas Holiday Fair at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church

November 6th
08:30 AM - Christmas Holiday Fair at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church

November 13th
11:00 AM - Family Day at Tykes & Teens' Festival of Trees & Lights at the Flagler Center

November 19th
08:30 AM - Breakfast & Photos with Santa at Tykes & Teens' Festival of Trees & Lights at the Flagler

November 20th
09:00 AM - 6th Annual Christmas Toy Run

November 25th
04:00 PM - Christmas on Main Street & Christmas Tree Lighting
06:30 PM - Dance Academy of Stuart Presents The Nutcracker at the Lyric Theatre

November 26th
06:30 PM - Dance Academy of Stuart Presents The Nutcracker at the Lyric Theatre

November 27th
06:30 PM - Dance Academy of Stuart Presents The Nutcracker at the Lyric Theatre

December 1st
04:30 PM - Winter Stuart Stroll in Downtown Stuart
07:00 PM - The Singing Christmas Tree at Hobe Sound Bible Church

December 2nd
07:00 PM - Stuart Christmas Parade
07:00 PM - The Singing Christmas Tree at Hobe Sound Bible Church

December 3rd
10:00 AM - Santa Paws Holiday Pooch Plunge at Sailfish Splash Water Park
11:00 AM - MOPS Holiday Shop at Palm City Presbyterian Church
01:00 PM - 36th Annual Hobe Sound Chamber Christmas Parade
05:30 PM - Indiantown Chamber Christmas Parade
07:00 AM - 14th Annual Rudolph's Reindeer Dash
07:00 PM - Preston Contemporary Dance Theatre Presents Santa's Circus at the Lyric Theatre
07:00 PM - The Singing Christmas Tree at Hobe Sound Bible Church

December 4th
09:00 AM - Caring Santa at the Treasure Coast Square Mall
05:00 PM - Peace on Earth Lessons & Carols at St. Luke's Episcopal Church
07:00 PM - The Singing Christmas Tree at Hobe Sound Bible Church

December 8th
05:00 PM - Stuart Police Dept's Holiday Night Out at Riverwalk Stage Plaza

December 9th
05:30 PM - Night at the Museum - Holiday Edition at the Children's Museum
05:30 PM - Santa's City Lights Opening & Holiday Movie at Memorial Park
05:30 PM - Winterfest at the Mansion at Tuckahoe
06:00 PM - The Grand Miracle: Interactive Village and Walk-through Nativity at Palm City New Hope
07:00 PM - Florida Arts and Dance Company Presents The Nutcracker at the Lyric Theatre

December 10th
02:00 PM - Florida Arts and Dance Company Presents The Nutcracker at the Lyric Theatre
06:00 PM - The Grand Miracle: Interactive Village and Walk-through Nativity at Palm City New Hope
06:00 PM - Annual Martin County Holiday Boat Parade
07:00 PM - Florida Arts and Dance Company Presents The Nutcracker at the Lyric Theatre

December 11th
09:00 AM - Holiday Market on Main at Flagler Park
02:00 PM - il Mercato, 4th Annual Holiday Bazaaz at the Flagler Event Center
03:00 PM - Florida Arts and Dance Company Presents The Nutcracker at the Lyric Theatre
Time TBA - Pet Photos with Santa at Treasure Coast Square Mall

December 13th
05:30 PM - A Christmas Holiday Concert at St. Mary's Episcopal Church

December 16th
06:00 PM - Food Truck and Holiday Movie Night (Elf) at Indian Riverside Park 

December 17th
09:00 AM - Polar Express with a Special Guest at Kiwanis Park
10:00 AM - Cookies With Santa at the Children's Museum
01:00 PM - South Florida Dance Company Presents A Christmas Carol
06:00 PM - South Florida Dance Company Presents A Christmas Carol

December 18th
03:00 PM - Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert at Memorial Park

December 21st
02:00 PM - Treasure Coast Ballet Presents The Nutcracker at the Lyric Theatre
06:00 PM - Treasure Coast Ballet Presents The Nutcracker at the Lyric Theatre

December 22nd
02:00 PM - Treasure Coast Ballet Presents The Nutcracker at the Lyric Theatre
06:00 PM - Treasure Coast Ballet Presents The Nutcracker at the Lyric Theatre

December 23rd
02:00 PM - Treasure Coast Ballet Presents The Nutcracker at the Lyric Theatre
06:00 PM - Treasure Coast Ballet Presents The Nutcracker at the Lyric Theatre

December 30th
11:30 AM - Happy "Noon" Year at The Children's Museum

🍗 THANKSGIVING WEEK CAMPS 🍗


Camp 360 Turkey Camp at 360 Gymnastics - Jump...swing...flip and twist into Camp 360 Turkey Time. Camp date: November 23rd. 

Thanksgiving Camp at The Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast - Join The Children's Museum for fun and games during their Thanksgiving Camp. Camp dates: 11/21, 11/22, 11/23, and 11/25.

❄ HOLIDAY WINTER BREAK CAMPS ❄


Holiday Camp 360 at 360 Gymnastics - Jump, skip and hop your way through the holidays. Camp dates are: Camp dates are December 19th-23rd; December 27th-30th, January 2nd & 3rd. 

Winter STEAM Camp at The Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast - Fun, games and STEAM activities are in store at this winter break camp hosted by TCM. Camp Dates: December 19th-23rd; December 26th-30th; January 2nd & 3rd.

🎅  FUN SANTA LINKS 🎅


A Charlie Brown Christmas -  A Facebook page featuring a variety of Facebook Live Christmas events such as Storytime with Santa, Bedtime Stories With Santa, A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Jr. Live, and Christmas Eve Live Santa Tracking.

Capture the Magic and I Caught Santa allow you to capture a picture of Santa in your home! 

Package from Santa, Letter From Santa and Santa Claus House each provide customized letters from Santa. 

Portable North Pole - helps Santa create a personalized video to your child(ren). This is one of our favorites! 

NORAD Tracks Santa - The official site that follows Santa when he leaves the North Pole on Christmas Eve to make his magical journey around the world! The site goes live on December 1st with games, videos, information and more! 

Santa's Phone Number: 319-527-2680 (English) or 712-770-4404 (Spanish) - Children can call and and leave a message for Santa at the North Pole. First they will hear an encouraging message from Santa and at the end they can leave a voice mail and tell Santa what's on their Christmas wish list. When you use your mobile phone, Santa will send a text so you can listen to your child's message! What's more, Santa can be reached in 22 Time Zones, multiple languages and countries! Check it out HERE.

USPS Letters to Santa shows how your child can get a response letter from Santa postmarked from the North Pole. 

For even more Holiday Fun options check out our sister site, Port Saint Lucie Macaroni Kid, and get the scoop on the latest Saint Lucie County Holiday happenings.