Navarre, FL - The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Christmas in the Park "Joy To The World!", presented by Walmart-Navarre and the Navarre Neighborhood Market, will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 9 am – 4 pm in Navarre Park at the foot of the Navarre Bridge.
A local tradition since 1994, this event ushers in the holiday season in the Navarre area with a Merry Market where local artists and crafters will gather with great gift ideas for everyone on your list.
Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with "The Grinch" will arrive by fire truck in the parade and will be available for photos with children as soon as the parade ends. Visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus are sponsored by Centennial Bank and parents are invited to bring their cameras for photos.
Free baked goods and hot beverages will be available at Mrs. Claus’ Bakery sponsored by Okaloosa Gas after the parade.
The 20-foot Christmas tree, sponsored by University Lending Group, will be erected in the park.
The Official Tree Lighting will be at dusk on Friday, November 26th this year.
The Annual Navarre Community Christmas Parade presented by PrimeLending will start at 1 pm at the Navarre Library and will roll south along Presidio Street, making a left at Esplanade Street and ending in the back parking lot of Centennial Bank.
The Chamber encourages all businesses, groups and organizations to get involved as a sponsor, vendor, entertainer and/or parade entry .
This year’s theme, Joy to the World, reminds us that there are so many reasons to celebrate—coming together as a community being one of them. “The Christmas Parade has a unique way of bringing together the families, businesses and civic organizations that help make our community special,” stated Frankie Gibbs, Chair of Christmas in the Park and the Navarre Community Christmas Parade Committee.
Parade applications are now available online. Parade check-in will be located by the Navarre Library at Noon on Saturday, December 4th, with parade beginning at 1 pm at the intersection of James M. Harvell Road and Presidio Street.
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.