2018 Christmas In The Park and Navarre Community Christmas Parade
The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual “Christmas in the Park” event will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 10 am – 5 pm in Navarre Park at the foot of the Navarre Bridge.
This year’s event will include a Merry Market where local arts and craft vendors will gather with great gift ideas for everyone on your list. Vendors can now register to be part of the 2018 Navarre Merry Market. CLICK HERE for a Merry Market Vendor Form.
The Annual Navarre Community Christmas Parade will start at 2 pm at the Navarre Library and will roll south along Presidio, making a left at Esplanade Street and ending in the back parking lot of Centennial Bank. CLICK HERE for a Parade Entry Form
Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by fire truck in the parade and will be available for photos with children as soon as the parade ends. Visits are free and parents are invited to bring their cameras for photos. Free baked goods and hot beverages will be available at Mrs. Claus’ Bakery after the parade.
Reindeer Games will begin at 11 am in Navarre Park. There will be ticketed games for children to play for prizes, as well as face painting, a cake walk and "Fair Hair". And, Santa's Workshop will be open where children can participate in a holiday craft project.
The 20-foot Christmas tree will be erected in the park. The tree lighting will take place at 5 pm. Live entertainment, featuring local schools and choirs from the local area will start at 11 am and continue throughout the event and will conclude with the lighting of the Christmas Tree.
The Chamber is now accepting applications from any group, businesses, organizations or individuals that would like to participate in the Navarre Community Christmas Parade. The cost to enter is $50 per entry. The registration form and entry fee must be received no later than Noon on Wednesday, November 28, 20186. For a parade entry form, sponsorship opportunities, or general information regarding this holiday event log on to www.navarrechamber.com or call the Chamber at 850-939-3267.
The Chamber Foundation's Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk Fun Run will begin at 8 am at the Holley-Navarre Fire Station at 8618 Esplanade Street (behind McDonalds's). The first 200 registrants receive a long sleeve t-shirt. There will be post race refreshments and door prizes. A special prize will be awarded to the most festive participant. You can download a registration form at www.navarrechamberfoundation.org