We're proud to be the Navarre area's only independent professionally run Chamber of Commerce with an office located in the "Heart of Navarre" at 1804 Prado Street.
As we have for almost 50 years, we remain focused on our mission:
"To promote civic and economic prosperity throughout our community."
Christmas In The Park
Name:Christmas In The Park
Date:December 7, 2019
Time:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST
The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s 25th Annual “Christmas in the Park” - Presented by: Walmart Navarre and Walmart Neighborhood Market Navarre - will be Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9 am – 5 pm.
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.
The Annual Navarre Community Christmas Parade - Presented by: TBA - will start at 1 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.
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 - Sponsored by: TBA
Reindeer Games will begin at 11 am. 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 - Sponsored by TBA - will be erected in the park. The tree lighting will take place at approximately 5 pm. Live entertainment, featuring local schools and choirs from the local area will 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 Monday, December 2, 2019. 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
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Everyone is invited to be part of the 2nd Annual Festival of Wreaths!
Businesses, organizations and individuals are invited to create a one-of-a-kind wreath to be auctioned at the Navarre Chamber's Inaugural Festival of Wreaths sponsored by Century 21 Island View Realty!
What is Festival of Wreaths?
Festival of Wreaths is the Navarre Chamber's Christmas in the Park Committee's newest fundraiser.
Festival of Wreaths will be a silent auction event that will be unveiled at 10 am at Christmas in the Park. The silent auction will continue throughout the day and bidding will end at 4 pm.
How can you get involved and support Festival of Wreaths?
Sponsor a wreath for our decorator to design on your behalf or design your own!
Let your creativity shine and have fun decorating a wreath!
This is a great way to promote your business, product or organization.
Wreath sponsors will have their name displayed on the signage at Christmas in the Park on Saturday, December 7 and on the Chamber's website.
All wreaths should have a specific theme or name.
Make your wreath extra special by adding merchandise, gift certificates or gift cards to increase the bidding potential.
Step 1 - Create a decorated wreath
Step 2 - Deliver your donated wreath to the The Navarre Chamber Information Center, 1804 Prado Street (behind TC's Front Porch) on Monday, December 2, 2019 (9 am - 5 pm).
Step 3 - Join us for the Unveiling of the Wreaths at the kick-off of the 25th Annual Christmas In The Park Event.
Step 4 - The Silent Auction will continue Saturday, December 7, 2019 (10 am and will end at 4 pm).
If you would like to donate a wreath, be a sponsor, volunteer at the event and/or get more information call 850-939-3267.
COVID-19 Testing Site to Remain Open Two More Weeks at UWF With No Pre-screening Required
A mobile COVID-19 testing site with no pre-screening required will remain open for two more weeks for Escambia and Santa Rosa County residents at the University of West Florida.
The drive-through test site will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the SP2 parking lot, which is on the east side of campus near the East Sports Complex. Individuals are asked to remain in their vehicles.
The site was opened at the request of the Governor’s Office under the direction of the Florida Department of Health in conjunction with both Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and assistance from the Florida National Guard.
If you and your management team are wondering if your county is trending in the right direction to continue reopening your community, visit Florida's county level COVID-19 trend tracker and click on your county in the top right drop down box.