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Top 10 Holiday Events in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches

Throughout the holiday season, Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches has tons of amazing events to celebrate. The area has everything from exceptional concerts to athletic events like the Starlight 5K and plenty of different ways to get into the holiday spirit. And nothing says Christmas in Florida like Santa Claus parachuting onto Flagler Beach! Finish the holiday season with a transcendent night at European Village, which hosts the best New Year’s Eve party in the area. Here are the Top 10 Holiday Events in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches:

Celtic Angels Christmas

When: November 30, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Where: Flagler Auditorium

Celtic Angels Christmas captivates audiences of all ages with the magic of Christmas in an awe inspiring show, which encompasses vocal and instrumental seasonal and Irish favorites along with spectacular world class champion Irish dancing. Combined with the stunning dance routines of the Celtic Knight and Angel Dancers featuring Patrick O’Mahoney of Riverdance, this family show is a true holiday celebration of Christmas in Ireland.

Holiday at the Beach Parade

When: December 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Where: A1A Flagler Beach

This year's "Holiday at the Beach Parade" is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1st. Santa will be parachuting onto Flagler Beach to start the Parade and he'll be at the Flagler Beach Fire Department after the Parade concludes.

Fantasy Lights Festival

When: December 1-30, 2018 at 6:30-9:00 pm nightly

Where: Central Park in Town Center

Free nightly walking tour of over 50 animated holiday light displays throughout the month of December. Weekend events include Santa's village with nightly snow, Santa's merry train ride, talking Christmas tree, marshmallow roasting pit and visits with Santa on Sundays.

Starlight Holiday Parade

When: December 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Where: Central Park in Town Center

The Starlight Holiday Parade will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Central Park in Town Center – featuring colorful lighted floats, talented marching bands, and prizes for the top entries. Prior to the Starlight Holiday Parade, the City of Palm Coast's Parks & Recreation Department will host a fun-filled afternoon at Central Park starting at 4 p.m. Visitors will enjoy live entertainment and performances, food and beverages and visits with Santa. Santa will visit with children until 6 p.m., and families will be able to take their own photos.

Country Christmas

When: December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2018 at 6:00 pm Fridays and 5:00 pm Saturdays

Where: Cowart Ranch & Farms

Enjoy a Country Christmas at Cowart Ranch and Farms, presented by Flagler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram! Fun for the whole family including sleigh-hay rides, Christmas caroling, pictures with Santa, Polar Express tractor train ride, pony rides, bonfire and s’mores, live band "White Deer Lane," farm animals, movies under the stars and so much more!

Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Christmas

When: December 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Where: Flagler Auditorium

The show critics are calling “Extremely strong and hugely entertaining” is comin’ to town with holiday swing! Enjoy those swingin’ Rat Pack tunes along with all your Christmas favorites. In this fun, entertaining and touching holiday show, “Someday at Christmas with Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack” includes classic songs written by legendary songwriter, Ron Miller – and shares the holiday spirit in festive Rat Pack style.

Palm Coast Holiday Boat Parade

When: December 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Where: ICW Waterfront Park

This colorful and exciting event begins at 6 p.m. departing from the Cimmaron Basin south on the ICW, turning at the Grand Haven gazebo back to the Club House Waterway. Parade is escorted by boats from the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, Tow Boat US, The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, and the Palm Coast Auxiliary of the U.S. Coast Guard. Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland serves as Grand Marshall.

Navy Band Southeast Holiday Concert

When: December 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Where: Flagler Auditorium

Established in 1995, Navy Band Southeast is one of 11 official U.S. Navy Bands. Proudly representing the Commander, Navy Region Southeast, the band consists of thoroughly trained professional musicians dedicated to the highest levels of musical performance. Excelling in versatility, the band or any of its various sub-groups are perfect for a wide variety of musical settings including military ceremonies, public concerts, parades and much more. Inspiring pride and patriotism through music, this incredibly popular unit performs more than 500 engagements annually throughout the Southeastern United States. 

Starlight 5K Bridge Run

When: December 22, 2018 at 5:15 pm

Where: Veteran's Park in Flagler Beach

An evening run with a holiday vibe, taking runners over and back on the Flagler Bridge! You'll feel pretty special participating in this one as it's the only race that takes you over the bridge! The run starts at 5:15 pm and ends with a block party at Veteran's Park, just across from the beach.

New Year's Eve Party at European Village

When: December 31, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Where: European Village

You are invited to the biggest party in Palm Coast on New Year's Eve, at the European Village! EV restaurants are offering various special packages for food and drinks all night long. All bars are open all night! There will be live entertainment starting at 7pm and midnight fireworks by Santore and Sons! Bring your family and friends, because you don’t want to miss out on this eventful night.