With the holidays now in full swing, you can bet that there is nothing quite like celebrating Christmas on the Forgotten Coast. Continue to read to find five fantastic ways to get into the holiday spirit with festive events found in Port St. Joe and Apalachicola.

Apalachicola Historical Downtown Christmas CelebrationCelebrating the Holidays on the Forgotten Coast

When: November 27
Time: 4 pm-8 pm
Where: Apalachicola Riverfront Park

Head down the Saturday after celebrating Thanksgiving to Apalachicola's Historic Downtown Christmas Celebration! Once there you will find an old-fashioned gathering of shoppers, Santa seekers, and those looking to toast the holiday season. You and your family will find the streets lined with luminaries and filled with the holiday spirit, while the merchants will be open late.

Holiday Fresh Market- Apalachicola 

When: December 5
Time: 10 am-4 pm
Where: Apalachicola Visitor Center

Support many local artisans at the open-air Holiday Fresh Market full of unique wares in the charming downtown location of Apalachicola. Here, you will find handcrafted specialties such as baked goods, artwork, wood carvings, pottery, jewelry, and some hand-knitted goods at the festive outdoor market.

Christmas in the Garden- Port St. Joe 

When: December 5
Time: 9 am-3 pm
Where: 216 8th Street

Kick off the holiday season down at the Port St. Joe Garden Club with a free event. Find unique hand-made gifts, homemade baked treats, and special Forgotten Coast Christmas decor, as well as the option to get professional holiday photos for family and pets.

Holiday Lights Extravaganza- Port St. Joe 

When: December 17
Time: 9 pm
Where: 150 Captain Fred's Place

There is nothing like twinkling lights to get you in the mood for celebrating Christmas. Tour select Gulf County homes and select businesses to view the sparkle of coastal Christmas at the Holiday Lights Extravaganza. You can download and pick up your map.

Forgotten Coast Festival of Trees Opening Reception & Annual Festival- Port St. Joe  

When: November 18- December 10
Time: Check Various Times on the Website for Different Days
Where: The Joe Center for the Arts

Let's kick off the holiday season and help create the wonder of Christmas. Celebrate the Festival of Trees Festival with displays, music, and activities for all ages. Auctions and raffles are added fun, with gorgeous displays of trees and wreaths.

For more local information on Holiday Activities along the Forgotten Coast, check out our website.