A Must Visit Christmas Destination

Your Holiday Festivity Guide to St. Lucie, Florida

Why St. Lucie Should Be On Your Holiday Destination Bucket List

Whether you’re looking for a quick getaway or the perfect place to spend the holidays with your family- St. Lucie has all of the charm, unique attractions and festive events to get you into the holiday spirit.

Dancing Palm Trees

Enjoy a spectacular holiday light show put on by the palm trees in Marina Square. That’s right, every night starting on November 24th through the end of December, the “Dancing Palm Trees” show will take place in Downtown Fort Pierce every 30 minutes.

Unique Holiday Events

A Must-Visit Christmas Destination

Sights & Sounds on Second

December 3rd

There will be magic in the air and music all around on Sunday, December 3, 2023 at the 34th Annual Sights & Sounds on Second Parade in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce with this year’s new theme,  “Under the Sea”!

A Must-Visit Christmas Destination

Heathcote’s Garden of Lights

11/24-12/30  (Fridays & Saturdays), 5:30-9 PM

Stroll through a beautiful display of holiday lights and décor at Heathcote Botanical Gardens. Only $10 per person. Children ages 6-12 are just $3 and under the age of 6 are FREE.

A Must-Visit Christmas Destination

Festival of Lights

December 2nd

Join in for the annual holiday event, parade, tree lighting ceremony, live music, fireworks, food trucks, arts and crafts vendors and more!

A Must-Visit Christmas Destination

Holiday Lights at the Gardens

Join in for a magical holiday experience at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, where over 2500 LED lights, ice sculptures, and enchanting displays will light up the nights. Create lasting memories with family photos at our festive spots.

– Nov 24th, 25th, 26th
– Dec 1st, 2nd, 3rd
– Dec 8th, 9th, 10th
– Dec 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th
– Dec 22nd, 23rd, 24th
– Dec 29th, 30th

A Must-Visit Christmas Destination

St. Lucie County Christmas Boat Parade

December 9th

The 2023 St. Lucie County Christmas Boat Parade is set to cast its enchanting glow on Saturday, December 9th, commencing at 6:00 pm. Boaters from the Treasure Coast and visiting seafarers are cordially invited to illuminate the waterways with the spirit of the season during this much-anticipated annual holiday tradition. Be a part of the luminous spectacle on the water and experience the magic of the holidays!


A Must-Visit Christmas Destination

See a Holiday Show

See a show at the Historic Sunrise Theater this season.

A Must-Visit Christmas Destination
A Must-Visit Christmas Destination

Kick off the holiday season with the FREE Get in the Holiday Spirit Pass! Get ready to jingle all the way this season with Visit St. Lucie’s Get-in-the-Holiday-Spirit Pass! Grab your magical smartphone, download the FREE pass, visit some of our most festive spots in St. Lucie, and win a custom-made, 2023 holiday ornament! Let’s sprinkle some holiday cheer and embark on this merry adventure together!

Need Another Reason?

1. No Sweater Weather

Sit outside and enjoy the light breeze as you relax in 70 to 80 degree weather.

2. No Crowds

Forget the hustle & bustle of the usual tourist spots this time of year.

3. The Beach is always in season here

Hit the waves or hit the sand and spend the “busy holidays” relaxing under the sun. Check out all of our beaches here.


Check out our places to stay here and enjoy all that St. Lucie has to offer this holiday season.


A Must-Visit Christmas Destination