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12 Authentic Florida Holiday Happenings You Won’t Want to Miss


Let the season sparkle with these 12 Authentic Florida Holiday happenings you won’t want to miss to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Happy Holidays, Authentic Floridians!

Although many people may have trouble thinking of Florida as a Winter Wonderland, we beg to differ. Now is the time to fully embrace our state’s unique holiday traditions and slide into the holiday spirit. We may do the holidays slightly different down here in Florida in our flip flops, shorts and sweatshirts, but the opportunities to make fantastic memories with the people we love are endless. And, bonus, no one has to battle hypothermia to embrace the Sunshine State’s authentic holiday traditions.

There are an incredible amount of events and celebrations throughout Florida that appeal to everyone. From couples looking for a romantic getaway or fun date night to families who prefer educational and historical attractions, you will never hear a Floridian complaining that there’s nothing to do this time of the year. While the large theme parks go all out with their over-the-top glitz and glamour (and charge an arm and leg for admittance), some of us yearn to find holiday happenings that reflect simpler, less commercial times that resonate deep within our soul … while other people seek out events that are just flat out fun and quirky … or a combination thereof.

Here are some authentic holiday things to do that span throughout our incredible state:

AuthenticFlorida, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Nov. 29, 2017