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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 16, 2023

"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: November 30, 2023

November 16th
08:00 AM - Treasure Coast Food Bank Martin County Holiday Mobile Pantries  

November 17th
08:30 AM - Breakfast & Photos with Santa AND Family Day at Tykes & Teens' Festival of Trees & Lights at the Flagler Center

November 21st
08:00 AM - Treasure Coast Food Bank Martin County Holiday Mobile Pantries 

November 24th
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 25th
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 30th
07:00 PM - The Singing Christmas Tree at Hobe Sound Bible Church

December 1st
07:00 PM - Stuart Christmas Parade 
07:00 PM - The Singing Christmas Tree at Hobe Sound Bible Church 

December 2nd
09:00 AM - Home Depot Kids Workshop - Gingerbread House
10:00 AM - Holiday Cookie Houses with Healthy Steps Kids Cook
01:00 PM - Hobe Sound Christmas Parade 
02:00 PM - South Florida Dance Company Presents A Christmas Carol 
05:30 PM - Indiantown Chamber Christmas Parade 
07:00 AM - 15th Annual Rudolph's Reindeer Dash 
07:00 PM - South Florida Dance Company Presents A Christmas Carol 
07:00 PM - The Singing Christmas Tree at Hobe Sound Bible Church 

December 3rd
08:00 AM - Hidden Oaks Middle School Holiday Band Breakfast and silent auction 
09:00 AM - Caring Santa at the Treasure Coast Square Mall
10:00 AM - Annual Christmas Toy Run
03:00 PM - South Florida Dance Company Presents A Christmas Carol 
07:00 PM - The Singing Christmas Tree at Hobe Sound Bible Church

December 5th
06:30 PM - FREE Teen Ugly Sweater Making Party

December 6th
05:00 PM - Holiday Night Out at Riverwalk Stage Plaza

December 7th
04:30 PM - Winter Stuart Stroll in Downtown Stuart

December 8th
05:30 PM - Santa's City Lights Opening & Holiday Movie at Memorial Park
05:30 PM - Winterfest at the Mansion at Tuckahoe 
05:45 PM - The Grand Miracle: Interactive Village and Walk-through Nativity at Palm City New Hope 
07:00 PM - Home for the Holiday - Family Concert Celebration at Redeemer Lutheran Church

December 9th
07:00 AM - Holiday Ugly Sweater5K Run/Walk at Helping People Succeed
09:00 AM - Holiday Market at Blooming Freedom
10:00 AM - Santa Paws Holiday Pooch Plunge at Sailfish Splash Water Park 
06:00 PM - The Grand Miracle: Interactive Village and Walk-through Nativity at Palm City New Hope 
07:00 PM - TOYS The Night They Come Alive at the Lyric Theatre

December 10th
03:15 PM - Community Chanukah Festival at Memorial Park
06:30 PM - Pet Photos with Santa at Treasure Coast Square Mall 

December 14th
07:00 PM - Christmas Coffeehouse Concert 2023 at Unity of Stuart

December 15th
07:00 PM - Florida Arts and Dance Company Presents The Nutcracker at the Lyric Theatre 

December 16th
10:00 AM - Cookies With Santa at the Children's Museum 
10:00 AM - Lowe's Kids' DIY-U Workshop - Holiday Delivery Truck
02:00 PM - Florida Arts and Dance Company Presents The Nutcracker at the Lyric Theatre 
06:30 PM - Annual Martin County Holiday Boat Parade 
07:00 PM - Florida Arts and Dance Company Presents The Nutcracker at the Lyric Theatre 

December 17th
02:00 PM - Holiday Extravaganza Concert at Memorial Park
03:00 PM - Florida Arts and Dance Company Presents The Nutcracker at the Lyric Theatre 

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
11:00 AM - Happy "Noon" Year at The Children's Museum 

🍗 THANKSGIVING WEEK CAMPS 🍗


Camp 360 Turkey Camp and Lil' Turkey Mini Camp at 360 Gymnastics - Jump...swing...flip and twist into Camp 360 Turkey Time. Camp dates: November 20th - 22nd. 

Superstars Sports Camp Thanksgiving Break Camp - Offers fun activities for ages 5 to 12. Camp will be held at Justin Wilson Park in Palm City. Camp dates: November 20th - 22nd. 

Thanksgiving Break Farmtastic Camp at Justin' Time Stables - Children ages 4 and up will experience life on the farm activities, interact with animals, ride horses, and more. Camp dates: November 20th - 22nd. 

Thanksgiving Camp at Football Farm - Kids ages 6 -16 can join Football Farm for a day of fun games and competition. Camp date: November 20th. 

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: November 20th- 22nd and November 24th.

Turkey Camp at Coastal Dreams Sports Center - Campers will have a blast engaging in sports activities, arts & crafts, games, and more. Camp dates: November 20th - 22nd.  

❄ 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 21st-22nd; December 27th-29th, January 3rd. 

Winter Camp at Coastal Dreams Sports Center - Campers will have a blast engaging in sports activities, arts & crafts, games, and more. Camp dates: December 26th - 29th, January 2nd & 3rd. 

Winter Day Camp at The Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast - Fun games and activities are in store at this winter break camp hosted by TCM. Camp Dates: December 22nd, 26th-29th; January 2nd & 5th.

🎅  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, Letters 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.