14 Dec 2021
Christmas time in Seaside, as described in Southern Living, "Beach Magic" and "a refuge from the holiday chaos". Escape and enjoy the holidays during the off season in Seaside, Florida. The holidays in Seaside have been described as a Norman Rockwell painting, a step back in time, and where life slows down. The town is decked out in its holiday fair from the festive post office to several holiday trees, Christmas lights galore, and seasonal goodies. Ready to spend your holiday in a coastal dreamland? Keep reading- as we give you all the to-dos for an unforgettable holiday experience in Seaside!
1. VISIT LIKE A LOCAL:
Nothing says a “Seasider moment” like grabbing a beverage or coffee from the famous gourmet grocery “Modica Market” and strolling through downtown Seaside. For the Christmas holiday you can order Turkeys from Modica Market and the deli will have some of the favorite holiday sides available for pick up. Most Fridays you can catch The Steeno’s out front of Modica Market with live music from 4pm to 6pm. And don’t miss the champagne tasting Dec. 29th, from 4pm to 6pm at Modica Market. You truly can’t beat all the happenings here during this time of year.
2. TAKE A CRUISE:
No matter the time of season- the beach always pairs well with a bike. There’s no better way to explore the wonders of Seaside than by pedaling through them for yourself!
Stop by the “Seaside Transit” station, (right across from ‘Pickles’, and right next to ‘The Seaside Style’), to grab a few cruisers and experience the town in its purest form.
3. STAY A WHILE
Everyone wants their vacation to feel “a bit like home.” If you’re planning to visit Seaside, FL., let “Homeowner’s Collection” take care of the rest. This vacation rental company knows the town like the back of their hand and can give you the top notch “Seaside travel experience” that’ll leave you coming back every year. If you’re looking for a quaint and unique vacation experience check out our newest addition, The Court, a boutique escape in the heart of Seaside.
4. DECK THE PALMS
While Seaside is famous for their “modern urbanism” architecture style, they also provide some of the most beautiful and traditional Christmas decorations and sights around the town. If you need your “Christmas fix”, the answer is an easy evening stroll through Seaside and its brick paved roads. The Seaside Amphitheater, Krier Plaza, and Ruskin Park are homes to three of the most breathtaking Christmas trees and lights in the area. The center tree on the Seaside Amphitheater has a light show every hour, there’s another traditional white Christmas tree outside Bud & Alley’s Pizza bar south of 30A in Krier Plaza, and tons of wrapped palm trees throughout town center. Grab a cup of hot Cocoa to go and enjoy the Seaside Christmas lights as you stroll.
5. GRAB A BITE
All these activities are sure to make you hungry. Have no fear- the best part about the Seaside experience is that you never even have to enter your car. “Airstream Row” has some of the best bites, that will certainly hit the spot. The best part? There is an option for everyone.
Check out the selection here: 30A Airstream Row.
6. SIT BACK ENJOY THE SHOW
Lastly, kick back and enjoy life’s simple moments with a spectacular show put on by the Seaside Rep theatre or the Seaside school choir.
7. PICTURES WITH SANTA:
Take photos with Santa Claus in Seaside in front of the Lyceum Tree in Central Square every day from 4PM until 6PM from Friday December 17th – Thursday December 23rd! Guests will be provided with a printed hard copy photo as well as the ability to download a digital copy. Free and open to the public!