From a parachuting Santa to twinkling lights, Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches is even more enchanting at Christmas. Check out these five reasons why we love spending the holidays in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches.

1. Santa Claus is SkyDivin’ to Town

Sure, Santa could use his sleigh—but in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches, the jolly elf’s grand entrance is infinitely cooler. The Big Guy makes a splash by parachuting onto the beach during the annual Flagler Beach Christmas Parade. 

2. Good Tide-ings We Bring

We might be biased, but we’d rather be warm on the beach than cold on the slopes. Swap the snow for salt water…and all the fun that comes with it. Ride the waves with a rental board from Z Wave Surf Shop, kayak through pristine waterways with Ripple Effect EcoTours, or reel in a big catch on a local fishing charter. From ocean to inlet, our waterways are our gift to you this holiday season.

3. Making Spirits Bright

With everything from twinkling lights to adorable inflatables, Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches is beautifully trimmed this time of year. In Flagler Beach, local homes, businesses, and landmarks are illuminated each evening with festive lighting and décor as part of the annual Starry Nights event in December. In Palm Coast, a large Christmas tree and light displays decorate Central Park in Town Center

4. Baby, It’s Warm Outside

With temperatures consistently in the low 70s, December is an ideal time to visit Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches. It truly is the most wonderful time of year to dine and play outdoors. Just remember to leave the coat at home—you’ll be more than comfortable in shorts and flip-flops. Peek at the current temps.

5. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Sweet treats, specialty cocktails, and of course, plenty of mouthwatering seafood. Local joints like The Funky Pelican and Vessel Sandwich Co. whip up seasonal drinks and entrees using festive flavors. Dig into some good eats when you spend the holidays in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches.  Check out the complete list of local restaurants in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches