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'Tis the Season in the  
Sebastian River Area
          
 
 
'Tis the Season in the Sebastian River Area! We are kicki ng off the holidays with our 29th Annual Light Up Night this Friday, December 1st from 5:30-8 p.m.! It's a great way to get in the holiday spirit while visiting & supporting local businesses around town. Speaking of getting around town, Santa will be a busy guy this month as he makes his rounds around town via sleigh, airboat, horseback and even an airplane! Other holiday festivities this month include the SRHS Prism Concert, Sebastian Christmas Parade, WinterGreen Night Lights at ELC, Grant Historical House Christmas Open House, WINTERFEST, a Sunset Holiday Lights Canoe Trip, Holiday Nights & an Ugly Sweater Party at Riverside Theatre, Holiday Arts & Craft Shows, a Cowboy Christmas and more! There are many other activities that will have you "jingling all the way" including concerts, birding and wildlife tours, markets, a surf fishing workshop, ghost tours, skydive invasion, comedy shows and more! Check out the wonderful events below & add them to your calendar (be sure to check it twice)!!    
 
From Simple Pleasures to Authentic Treasures, the Sebastian River Area has something for everyone to enjoy! Visit our website for more information and to start planning your perfect getaway to the Sebastian River Area!    

 

To learn more about all there is to see and do in the Sebastian River Area, watch our destination videos:

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There are a lot of fun filled events taking place this month and you'll find some of them listed below. To view the entire calendar of events, click here.  
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Grant Historical House Christmas Open House
November 30th- December 3rd
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

5795 US Highway 1 S, Grant
 
No admission fee and parking is free. For more info., call 321-723-8543
SRHS Prism Concert
November 30th- December 3rd
Thursday, November 30th 7 pm
Friday, December 1st 7 pm
Saturday, December 2nd 2 pm & 7 pm
Sunday, December 3rd 2 pm

Sebastian River High School
9001 Shark Boulevard , Sebastian

The Prism Concert is Sebastian River High School Music Department's largest fundraising event of the year. The 2-hour concert showcases the talents of the Concert Bands, Jazz Band, the Flag and Dance Line and the SRHS Choral Program. The shows Grand Finale of the full chorus followed by the Drum Line and the entire 250 member Marching Sharks Band traditionally brings the entire audience to their feet, clapping and smiling!

To purchase tickets, visit https://prism.ludus.com
Sunset Holiday Lights Canoe Trip  
 
Friday, December 1st 
5-6 p.m. 
 
Environmental Learning Center
255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach  
    
You won't want to miss this evening canoe trip under our beautiful mangrove tunnels lit with holiday lights! It's truly a special Florida-style evening during the holiday season! Cost: $15 Adults & Children over 12. $7.50 Children ages 8 to 11. Must wear close toed water shoes for your protection.    
 
Reserve your spot today at www.discoverELC.org
 
29th Annual Light Up Night

Friday, December 1st
5:30-8:00 p.m.
 
Various Businesses in Sebastian & Roseland



Kick off the holiday season with our local businesses! Stroll from business to business for great sales, decorations and holiday cheer! Click here for the map of participating businesses!

For more info., call 772-589-5969 or visit www.sebastianchamber.com

Holiday Nights 2017 
December 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 29th & 30th  
 
Riverside Theatre
3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach 
 
MAKE THIS THE HOLIDAY PLACE TO HANG-OUT with friends and family. Enjoy an abundance of cheer, lights and maybe even a little bit of snow, at our LIVE IN THE LOOP outside music bar, no ticket required. Great food, treats, and drink concoctions will be available for purchase. Our campus will be lit-up and Live Bands will rock-out with your favorite songs while mixing in some holiday classics to keep your holiday spirits high.  
 
For more info., visit www.riversidetheatre.com  
Comedy Zone at Riverside Theatre 
December 1st, 2nd, 15th & 16th 
7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Riverside Theatre
3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach

A complete evening of fun featuring Live Outdoor Music, 2 Comedians, Full Bars, Grilled Food, and desserts. 

For more information, visit www.riversidetheatre.com
1st Saturday Flea Market 
Saturday, December 2nd 
8 a.m.- 1 p.m. 
 
St. Sebastian Catholic Church  
13075 U.S. 1, Sebastian
(Just North of Walmart) 
 
Antiques, Collectibles, Crafts, Plants, Household Goods, and Elegant Stuff. Drinks and Snacks.  
 
For more info., call Rosemary at 772-581-8665. 
Free Saturday Admission at the ELC
Saturday, December 2nd 
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
 
Environmental Learning Center
255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach 
 
Every 1st Saturday of the month! We want everyone in our community to have the opportunity to visit our ELC Lagoon Island Campus regardless of income so please join us and get outside and explore our 1 ½ miles of boardwalks and walking trails, Discovery Station Interactive Museum with Aquariums and Touch Tank, dip-netting pond, native plant greenhouse, canoe dock for lagoon viewing, children's outdoor play areas and more!

For more info., visit www.discoverelc.org  
WINTERFEST
 
Saturday, December 2nd
10 a.m.-2 p.m.  
 
Liberty Magnet Elementary School
6850 81st Street, Vero Beach
 
Come out, have fun and support Liberty Magnet Elementary School! Lots of fun themed games, yummy food, a DJ, bounce houses, face painting and a sleigh ride! OH, and there may EVEN be an appearance from Santa himself!  
 
Scrabble Club 
Every Saturday
11:00a.m.
- 3:00 pm
 
North Indian River County Library
1001 Sebastian Boulevard, Sebastian

For more information, contact: Helen Russell, Director at 772-532-3647.  

Wintergreen Night Lights 
 
Saturday, December 2nd
4-8 p.m. 
 
Environmental Learning Center
255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach 
 
Canoe under mangrove tunnels filled with beautiful holiday lights during Wintergreen Night Lights! We'll have nature crafts, live holiday music, Touch Tank encounters and more to fill you with the holiday spirit!   

For more information, visit
 
City of Sebastian Annual Christmas & Holiday Parade  
 
Saturday, December 2nd
6 p.m.   
 
Main Street & Indian River Drive, Sebastian 
 
   
Santa Claus is Coming to Town! The parade starts at Main Street & Indian River Drive and runs south to Riverview Park where kids can meet with Santa in his decorated house. We invite you to participate or come out and welcome Santa! The City Christmas Tree will be lit and children can visit with Santa and share their holiday wishes. 
 
For more info., visit www.sebastianchamber.com  
 
Night Sounds at Sebastian Inlet State Park- Rod MacDonald 
Saturday, December 2nd
7-9 p.m.
 
Sebastian Inlet State Park
9700 South A1A, Melbourne Beach
(Coconut Point)
 
Rod MacDonald is a folk singer and songwriter, novelist, and educator. Park admission fees apply.  
 
For more information visit,
Christmas Road Trip  
Sunday, December 3rd
2 p.m. & 6 p.m.

1707 16th Street, Vero Beach

CHRISTMAS ROAD TRIP, an original performing arts holiday production. Gymnastics and performing arts students from the City of Vero Beach Recreation Department's Aerial Antics Youth Circus program will perform in this heartwarming
holiday show about 3 sisters on a road trip to their Grandparents home and their magical encounters along the way. It combines beautiful dance routines, amazing aerial acts, gymnastics, and acrobatics into the holiday themed story line. 

Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 for children and seniors.  
 
For more info., call 567-2144 or visit www.covb.org
Learn to Play Pickleball 
Every Monday-Friday
6 pm
  
Schumann Park
1091 Schumann Drive, Sebastian
(courts 5 & 6)

Come out and learn how to play pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the USA! Free to play and everyone is welcome! All you need is tennis shoes. 
Trivia Night 
Every Tuesday Night 
6:30 pm

Woody's BBQ
13600 US-1, Sebastian 

Play for prizes.  
Birding with David Simpson Trips 
December 6th, 9th & 20th 
8:00AM - 11:00AM 
 
46 North Broadway Street, Fellsmere
 
Take a walk with renowned birding expert David Simpson. For just $15 per person, you can take a 3-hour field trip to see and learn all about the birds that reside around us.

Itineraries will vary so please RSVP to Birding with David Simpson at simpsondavid@mac.com or 321-720-5516

For more info., visit
Free Wildlife Tours 
Every Wednesday (December-March)
8-10 a.m.

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge
4055 Wildlife Way, Vero Beach

Join Refuge volunteers as they take you on a journey throughout Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge to experience our diverse habitats and observe wildlife. Binoculars and field guides are provided.

Limited space! Must call for reservations- 772-581-5557 x2
Roseland Jam Session 
Every Thursday 
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  

Roseland Volunteer Fire Department 8025 129 Ct, Roseland

Roseland Music Jam Session meets each Thursday, year round. We play old time country, bluegrass and gospel, using only acoustical instruments. Audience is welcome! 772-913-2182.
Jam Session 

Every Thursday

6:00-9:00 p.m.

 

VFW Post 10210  

815 Louisiana Avenue, Sebastian

 

A music Jam Session, come join the fun. Sandwiches are served. Hope to see you there!   

Live Bluegrass Jam  
Every Thursday Night
Music starts at 6:30 p.m.
 
Marsh Landing Restaurant
44 N. Broadway, Fellsmere 
   
Step back in time to pioneer days of Florida in the 1926 beautifully restored Marsh Landing Restaurant every Thursday night and enjoy some traditional and original songs at the famous Marsh Landing Bluegrass Jam!! Join us for good music, good food and a good time.  If your feeling the rhythm, bring your instrument and join in on the fun! Reservations are highly recommended.  
 
 
For more information, visit www.marshlandingrestaurant.com
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party!
December 8th & 9th
7:30 & 9:30 p.m.

Riverside Theatre
3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach

Musical Entertainers: Orin Sands & Ken Gustafson. Wear your most horrendous, fugliest Christmas sweater to our Ugly Sweater Bash! The uglier, the better because your crime against fashion gives you the chance to win a prize for ugliest sweater! Enjoy the holiday party with dancing, drink specials and live music that you request from our dueling pianos. So buy tickets now and then hit the thrift store for that hideous sweater!

For more info., visit www.riversidetheatre.com

Indoor Craft & Flea Market
Saturday, December 9th
8:00 am-1:00 pm
(2nd Saturday through March)   
 
Roseland United Methodist Church
Held inside the Fellowship Hall
12962 Roseland Road, Sebastian

O ur vendors have a variety of arts & crafts, 2nd hand items and antiques. Our thrift & furniture shop will be open and offers sales on certain items during the day.  Our food court serves a hot breakfast & lunch that features breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, BBQ hamburgers, hotdogs, pulled pork sandwiches, cold drinks and homemade baked goods.  

For more information,
call (772) 589-3035 or visit www.roselandchurch.com
 
Craft Show  
Saturday, December 9th
10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Riverview Park, Sebastian

Get a Jump on this Gift Giving Time. Plenty of Christmas Items. 100 % Handmade Crafts by local Artisans.
Food, Music and Fun.
2017 Christmas at the Vero Beach Airport 
Saturday, December 9th
10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Vero Beach Regional Airport
3400 Cherokee Drive, Vero Beach

The Guest of Honor for the event will be Santa Claus, who will arrive by airplane at 10:30 am. Santa's arrival will be preceded by a Christmas Holiday concert provided by students from Oslo Middle School. Special Guests will include Airport Officials and Community Leaders. During his visit at the Airport, Santa will receive children for short individual visits and photos. Light refreshments and beverages will be offered.

For more information, call (772) 978-4930 or visit www.verobeachairport.org
Annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Christmas Dinner and Dance
Saturday, December 9th
5 p.m.
 
Sebastian Elks Lodge #2714
731 S. Fleming Street, Sebastian 
 
The evening will begin with a cocktail hour at 5 pm, followed by dinner at 6 pm and dancing to Jerry & the Dolls.  Tickets are $20 per person. And please put a smile on a child's face this Christmas -- remember to bring an unwrapped toy(s)! 

Ghost Walking Tours: Fellsmere
December 9th & 30th 
7 p.m. 
 
Fellsmere City Hall (front steps)  
22 S. Orange Street
 
We will walk through time and uncover the history and paranormal happenings in each location.   You will learn about current and past ghost stories and evidence gathered at the sites by the Florida Bureau of Paranormal Investigations.  This is NOT a tour with staged events to frighten guests.  This is the real thing.  All tours last approximately 1 to 2 hours.
 
For more info., visit http://www.indianriverhauntings.com  
 
Kashi Sunday Market 
Sunday, December 10th 
9 am- 2 pm
 
11105 Roseland Rd. Sebastian
 
Vendor booths include artists & crafters,, coffee, baked goods, jewelry,organic produce, readings, bodywork, brunch at 12:00 pm. ,children's corner,tours
 
For more info. visit

Santa Comes to Town 
Thursday, December 14th 
6 p.m. 
 
Fellsmere Old School Grounds
22 S. Orange Ave., Fellsmere
 
Santa will be arriving by airboat to visit with children!
 
Ghost Walking Tours: Sebastian 
December 15th, 20th & 29th
7 p.m. 
 
Meet at the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce Parking Lot
700 Main Street, Sebastian
 
We will walk through time and uncover the history and paranormal happenings in each location.   You will learn about current and past ghost stories and evidence gathered at the sites by the Florida Bureau of Paranormal Investigations.  This is NOT a tour with staged events to frighten guests.  This is the real thing.  All tours last approximately 1 to 2 hours.
 
For more info., visit http://www.indianriverhauntings.com  
 
"WHO LET THE DADS OUT?" Playgroup
Saturday, December 16th
(every third Saturday)
9-11 a.m.

Fellowship Hall, Friendship Christian Community, 611 Schumann Dr, Sebastian

FREE Playgroup for 1-6 year old children with Dads/Granddads. Come play & enjoy a FREE Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, Coffee, Juice, Cookies. For more info call (772) 664-7503.
Sebastian River Art Club ART BY THE RIVER FINE ART SHOW
Saturday, December 16th  
(rain date Sunday) 
10:00 am - 4:00 pm   
 
Riverview Park, Sebastian
Holiday Bake Sale
Saturday, December 16th 
10:00AM - 2:00PM
 
GFWC SEBASTIAN WOMAN'S CLUB
952 US 1, SEBASTIAN, FL
 
Just in time for the Holidays. All Home-Baked by the GFWC Woman's Club Members.
Surf Fishing Workshop 
Saturday, December 16th
 1-3:15 p.m.

Sebastian Inlet State Park
9700 S. A1A, Melbourne Beach

Surf fishing class designed to introduce anglers to the basics of surf fishing. Discussions center on the equipment needed to enjoy a productive surf fishing day at the beach. Topics include rod and reel selection, standard pompano rig, choosing bait and more. Anglers should bring a pen/pencil and something to write on.
 
LaPorte Farms Cowboy Christmas
Saturday, December 16th  
3-7 p.m. 
 
7700 129th Street, Sebastian
(off of Roseland Road) 
 
Come visit LaPorte Farms Winter Wonderland with over 100,000 twinkling lights. Enjoy our critters, pony rides, Mechanical bull rides, Caroling around the campfire, Face painting, Hayrides, BBq, Hot dogs, Hamburgers and more! Don't miss Santa's arrival on horseback sporting his black stetson hat at 5:30pm Additional cost for food etc. Handicap parking at the farm.  
For more information, visit www.Laportefarms.com

Meet Santa at the Barn
Sunday, December 17th
7:30-10:30 a.m.
 
5390 S US Highway 1, Grant 
 
Toys for Kids is working with Grant Station and Bass Pro to raise money. We will be having a breakfast put on by Grant Station at the Barn and Bass Pro will be bringing the Famous St. Nick. Come and join us for a great morning to help the kids out. Tickets for adults are $15 and Kids are $10. Tickets can be purchased at Bass Pro or Rib City at Grant Station. Santa will be there from 7:30-9:00am

Laugh & Learn 
Thursday, December 21st
10:30-11:30 a.m.

 
North Indian River County Library
1001 Sebastian Boulevard, Sebastian
Family Movie Night 
Thursday, December 21st
6-8 p.m.

Riverview Park, Sebastian

The Sebastian Police Department is hosting a family movie night! The big screen will be set up in the grass field near the twin piers. Bring your own blankets or chairs for you and the kids and enjoy watching The Polar Express. The community outreach trailer will be there serving free hot chocolate and popcorn. Come out and share a great community event with family and friends.
 
The Annual Skydive Invasion 
December 28th-January 1st
 
Skydive Sebastian
400 Airport Drive West, Sebastian 
 
Watch skydivers from all over the world participate in the annual Invasion! There will be Multiple Aircrafts, World Class Organizers Skills Camps, Beach Jumps and an Island Party.
 
For more in formation, visit http://www.sebastianinvasion.com  
Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos at Riverside Theatre 
December 29th & 30th
7:30 pm & 9:30 pm performances

Riverside Theatre
3250 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach

Dine, Dance, Sing-along!

For more information, visit
www.riversidetheatre.com
Night Sounds at Sebastian Inlet State Park- Alize 
Saturday, December 30th
7-9 p.m.

Sebastian Inlet State Park (Coconut Point)
9 700 S. A1A, Melbourne Beach

Alize has been getting people dancing to their reggae music with many years. Recently, reformed with some new band members which have ignited the positive reggae vibe. Alize also blends other types of music into their show including Island, SOCA, Top 40, Funk, Soft Rock and even a little country. The concert is free with regular park entry fees.
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Tourism Spotlight


   
Vero Beach Outlets
1824 94th Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32966
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Phone: 772.770.6097
 
Vero Beach Outlets features an impressive and growing collection of more than 60 leading designer and brand names where shoppers enjoy savings up to 65 percent off regular retail prices every day.
 
Visit us to shop your favorites including Banana Republic Factory Store, Gap Outlet, Coach Outlet, J.Crew Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory 
 
Store and Nike Factory Store along with Restoration Hardware Outlet and Williams-Sonoma Outlet, among many more! 
 
Visit our website to join our VIP Savings Club to receive additional saving opportunities along with advance special event announcements reserved exclusively for our members.
Beth Hager
Marketing Coordinator
772-770-6097  
  Beth@simpsonorg.com
 
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27th Annual Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival

January 18-21, 2018

Downtown Fellsmere
 
T he Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival has been a local favorite for almost 27 years, and truly has something for every member of your family! Whether you're joining us for the famous mouthwatering frog leg and gator tail dinners, just to browse the hundreds of booths for unique gifts, or wanting to listen to some great music and enjoy the fun rides - you'll immediately know why this festival has become a success and an annual tradition for so many.

For more information, visit www.froglegfestival.com 
Florida Pro Surf Competition

January 18-24, 2018

Sebastian Inlet State Park

The event will host a World Surf League qualifying series event for men and women. Florida Pro will feature a Women's QS6000 competition offering the largest cash prize in the United States, along with a Men's QS1500 competition.        
 
For more info., visit www.FloridaProSurf.com 
17th Annual Sebastian Riverfront Fine Art & Music Festival

January 20-21, 2018
 
Riverview Park, Sebastian

More than 100 professional artists and craftsmen along with musicians will be on hand showcasing their talents beside many area restaurants serving the best local food, beer, and wines.

For more info., visit
2018 Concerts in the Park 
 
Vero Beach Regional Airport Non-stop Flights to/from Newark, NJ & Asheville, NC 
Fly non-stop between Vero Beach and NYC starting at $149 each way. Flights offered 4 days a week. Nonstop jet service to Asheville, NC for as low as $179 each way. Book your trip and fly Elite Class!

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Sebastian River Area
Chamber of Commerce
 
700 Main Street

 Sebastian, FL 32958  

 

Phone: (772) 589-5969

Website:
 www.SebastianChamber.com

 

Email: Info@SebastianChamber.com

 

GPS Coordinates: 27.817241, -80.468454