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LIST: Free holiday festivities around Big Bend, South Georgia

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Posted at 10:36 AM, Dec 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-08 16:29:24-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The holiday season is upon South Georgia and the Big Bend. Below are some fun and free activities to celebrate and spread joy!



Eastpoint Christmas Parade & Celebration: Dec. 10

Come out for a jolly good time at Eastpoint’s Christmas Celebration, December 10th, at 4:30 pm. This spirited parade travels down Highway 98 from Seller’s Plaza to Fisherman’s Choice. Santa will be waiting to hand out yummy treats and toys to good little girls and boys at the Eastpoint Fire Station after the parade.

Carrabelle Holiday on the Harbor & Boat Parade of Lights: Dec. 11

Watch the Christmas boat parade at dark and then: Fathom’s has live music and Harry’s Bar and Package has DJ Ron. Book your room, decorate your boat and get ready for a great time! Christmas in Carrabelle, December 11th, 2021. Santa, boat parade, live music, food, dancing and fun. FREE ENTRY FOR BOATS! First, Second and Third place Trophies for Under 20ft and over 20ft. Carrabelle Riverfront, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Allison Christmas Spectacular: Nov. 25 - Jan. 1, 2022

It is FREE to come see the lights, and no tickets are required. The display is a drive-by, and will be displayed Thanksgiving through New Year's from 6-10 pm nightly. Feel free to make multiple loops throughout the show. Join us for our biggest and brightest year ever! 240 Sandy Creek Road, Havana, FL, 32333.

Havana WinterFest: Dec. 11

Come join us for our annual WinterFest and Lawnmower Parade Saturday, December 11th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parade at 1 p.m. We'll have craft vendors and food trucks galore!

Real Snow from 10:30a-5p. / Horse and Carriage Rides 11a-3p / Train Rides 10a-4p / Hay Rides 10a-5p / Petting Zoo 11a-1p and 2p-4p / Kissing Llama 11a-1p and 2p-4p

Christmas tree decorating 10a-5p - you can decorate a tree and take home an ornament!

Entertainment at the stage area by NightShift.

The Lawnmower Parade will feature cars, trucks of all types, ATVs, bicycles, trailers and much more! And of course Lawnmowers! Come check out all holiday spirit on parade!


White Springs Christmas Parade: Dec. 10

Begins at 6 p.m., the lineup is at Bailey Ogburn Field at 5 p.m.





Candy Cane Lane: Dec. 5 - 12

Candy Cane Lane in McCarty Park downtown opens at Winter Festival on Dec. 4. Visitors can enjoy a stroll through this magical holiday scene from 3-10 p.m. and can also come back to enjoy it later in the week. Candy Cane Lane will be open nightly from 6-9 p.m. from December 5-12.

Holiday Stroll through Cascades Park: Dec. 11

On Saturday, Dec. 11, you can sing aloud, or simply listen, to merry melodies as they fill the air of Cascades Park, 1001 S. Gadsden St., from 6-8 p.m. at the annual Holiday Stroll.

Hitting happy notes, about a dozen different acts will showcase their talents throughout the winding trails of Cascades Park, including the Smokey Hollow Commemoration. The musical stylings include carolers, choruses, instrumentals and more!

As you stroll through the park letting the sights and sounds of the season warm your spirit, treat yourself to free hot cocoa. After you've gathered your tasty treats, grab a seat near Imagination Fountain as the water dances to the sounds and lights of the evening show that plays every fifteen minutes during the event.

Santa Calling: Dec. 14

Let the City of Tallahassee add extra magic to the holiday season for your little one by registering for a call from Santa. This thrilling event will be on December 14 from 5:30-8 p.m. More details, including how to register your child for this exciting opportunity, will be available soon. Check and the City's Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs' social media accounts for updates.

Elf Night at Dorothy B. Oven Park: Dec. 16

Dorothy B. Oven Park has again illuminated for the holidays with more than 250,000 twinkling lights. The community is invited to enjoy this winter wonderland at the annual Elf Night event on Thursday, Dec. 16, from 5:30-8 p.m.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will make appearances throughout the evening. Visitors can enjoy free cookies (while supplies last) and take a stroll around the decorated grounds.

For safety reasons, vehicles will not be allowed to drive through Dorothy B. Oven Park [], which is located at 3205 Thomasville Road, during the event. Public parking will be available next to the park at Thomasville Road Baptist Church, 3131 Thomasville Road.

Motorists traveling along Thomasville Road are urged to drive with caution in the vicinity of the park that night. Drivers who typically use Thomasville Road and who are not attending Elf Night should consider using an alternate route. Delays are expected due to heavier than normal traffic along the road during the event.

The holiday light display in the park is currently open from 6-11 p.m. on weekdays and from 5:30-11 p.m. on weekends. Visitors can drive through or walk the grounds, weather permitting, through January 1, 2022. Use caution if driving through the park.

For more information about Elf Night and the holiday light display at Dorothy B. Oven Park, call the special holiday hotline at 850-891-3115.

Soul Santa Events: Dec. 18

Soul Santa is on a mission to bring holiday cheer to Tallahassee children and will return to the LeVerne Payne and Walker-Ford community centers on Dec. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each child up to age 10 will receive a special gift.

This year's events will be drive-throughs, and reservations are required. Registration will soon be available via An announcement will be posted on PRNA's Facebook and Twitter accounts once registration opens.

The LeVerne Payne Community Center is located at 450 W. Fourth Avenue, and the Walker-Ford Community Center is located at 2301 Pasco Street.

For additional information about more events sponsored by the City of Tallahassee's Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs (PRNA) department, click here.



Jingle & Mingle: Dec. 9

Downtown Madison stores open until 8 p.m.











Moultrie Christmas Parade: Dec. 9

Dec. 9: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Witness our magical Festival of Lights Christmas Parade. This traditional parade is becoming known as one of the largest in South Georgia. The Christmas Parade is held on the 2nd Thursday in December every year. Bring your friends, bring your chairs, and come out and enjoy the show!

Moultrie Second Saturday Featuring a Festive Christmas Concert: Dec. 11

Join us on December 11th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. for a fun-filled day. Participating shops will have sidewalk sales from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Multiple food trucks will be around the square starting at 11 a.m.

Make sure you stay for our Christmas Concert featuring John Glosson. The fantastic performer will take the stage and sing from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Bainbridge Annual Christmas Parade: Dec. 9

It's time to make plans and sign up for this year's Christmas Parade on Dec. 9 at 6:30 pm! We are looking forward to a wonderful parade and a joyous and prosperous holiday season. Make plans to join us downtown in Willis Park immediately after the parade. Santa Claus will be on hand to hear children’s Christmas wishes, so bring the whole family!





Hahira Christmas Tree Lighting: Dec. 9

Join us at the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at the Hahira Square in downtown Hahira, Georgia. Hahira Elementary School and Hahira Middle School will be singing and the tree lights at 7 PM. For more information, contact Jennifer Price at 229-794-2330 or

Hahira Merry Main Street Christmas Festival: Dec. 11

Dec. 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hahira Crafts with Santa: Dec. 11

Join us this Saturday, December 11th from 3 PM - 4:30 PM for Crafts with Santa at the Depot in Hahira.

This event is free to the community and registration is not required.

Hahira Christmas Parade: Dec. 11

The parade will begin at 5 p.m. at the corner of W Main Street and Branch Street and continue east on Main Street to Nelson Street.


Colquitt's Christmas Parade of Lights: Dec. 16

Dec. 16, 6:30 p.m. Beginning at First Baptist Church on Main Street, through the downtown square, turn on West Street, turning on Pine, around the Miller County Hospital and Nursing Home on Grace to Grow to Cuthbert Street, turning back on Pine Street and ending back at the First Baptist Church. If you would like to enter our FREE parade, please send your application to​For more information call:  229-758-2400.




Victorian Christmas: Dec. 9 - 10

The 35th Annual Victorian Christmas will take you back in time to Thomasville’s Victorian past. Stroll the bricks and be entertained by performers, carolers, and musicians. Shop, dine, and welcome the holiday season in Downtown Thomasville! Victorian Christmas is a two-night event, and both nights will feature: live reindeer, carriage rides, a live nativity presented by First Baptist Church, visits with St. Nick, marshmallow toasting, chestnut roasting, live entertainment on The Ritz Amphitheater stage, delicious food Vendors of all types ...and more! Unless noted, all activities and attractions are free. Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to Dec. 8 p.m.

Polar Express Storytime at The Bookshelf: Dec. 9

We’re keeping the tradition alive! Our Victorian Christmas Polar Express Story Time will be on the first night of Victorian Christmas. We’ll sing a few Christmas carols together, then do our annual reading of The Polar Express. Pajamas and Santa hats are encouraged, and we’ll be passing out candy canes and jingle bells for the little ones to enjoy! We hope to see you there! 126 S. Broad Street, Thomasville, GA, 31792.