Enjoy the Holiday Season on Cape San Blas

Cape San Blas during the holidays

December is a festive time to be on Cape San Blas, and there are several ways to celebrate the holiday season on the Forgotten Coast. From sunny days and sand between your toes, you can celebrate your best Christmas ever and still enjoy that small-town community Christmas spirit. Coastal Joe offers vacation rentals in Cape San Blas that are perfect for you and your whole family to come celebrate the holidays and start new traditions! 

What Are the Holidays Like on Cape San Blas?

The average high temperature in December on Cape San Blas is 67, with the lows dipping into the mid to high 50s. While December is one of the cooler months of the year on Cape San Blas, it is still very pleasant, with a good amount of sun, and some days rising into the 70s. For anyone that lives further north, a 60 to 70-degree day in the winter is dreamy! The beaches and restaurants are much quieter than in the spring and summer. It's the perfect recipe for those looking to stay warm but still spread Christmas cheer! 

December is also a great time to start your snowbird visit as well. With so many amazing community events centered around the holidays, you can live like a local and avoid the northern cold. Whether you want to come for just a month or two or plan on staying until it's warm enough to return home, we offer many great options for monthly snowbird rentals.

As you plan your December visit, here are some of the best annual Cape San Blas holiday events you might want to put on your calendar: 

Cape San Blas Events for the Holidays

Forgotten Coast Festival of Trees 

Port St Joe - Joe Center for the Arts


November 17 - December 9, 2023


Located at the Joe Center for the Arts, this month-long festival is an annual celebration of Christmas trees and holiday displays. The Festival kicks off the 2023 season with an opening reception and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus on November 17th and there are activities every week through December 9th. Throughout November and December, enjoy a variety of art classes from cookie decorating to spin art Christmas cards and snowman painting, as well as visits with Santa, live music and more. This is an annual Forgotten Coast festival you will not want to miss if you visit during this time of year!  

The 2023 Festival schedule can be viewed here.

Cape San Blas Holiday Events

Christmas in the Garden 

Port St Joe - PSJ Garden Center


December 9, 2023 – 8am to 1pm 


This annual event held by the Port St Joe Garden Club is a festive way to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. The event is free and there are handmade gifts, baked goods, and holiday décor available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit children’s programs at the Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library. Come to the Port St Joe Garden Center, and get into the Christmas spirit by shopping for gifts for loved ones, pick up a commemorative ornament, and enjoy some delicious baked goods. A professional photographer will be available to capture family holiday portraits in front of the decorated gazebo. Fun for all! 


Visit the Port St Joe Garden Club’s Facebook page for more info. 

Holidays in Cape San Blas, FL

Junior League of PSJ Presents the Nutcracker 

Port St Joe – Centennial Building | Time TBA


Enjoy everyone's favorite holiday tale, The Nutcracker, presented by the Junior League of Port. St. Joe. The Junior League has been presenting this Christmas classic every year since 2015. The Nutcracker story is told using Tchaikovsky’s music, pantomime, and dance. The show is one hour long with free admission for all children. 

Christmas in Cape San Blas, FL

Christmas on the Coast – Holiday Parade 

Port St Joe – Reid Avenue 


December 9th 2023 - 6pm 


Join us for the Annual Christmas on the Coast Parade on Reid Avenue in downtown Port St. Joe on Saturday, December 9, 2023. Judging of the floats begins at 5:00 PM ET with the following categories: Schools & Non-Profit, Family & Friends, Business, and Faith-Based. The parade begins at 6:00 PM ET. After the parade, take the little ones to visit Santa in the Gazebo next to City Hall. We look forward to seeing you at this annual holiday tradition!

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Christmas Carols at the Cape San Blas Lighthouse 

Cape San Blas – George Core Park 


TBD 2023 5-6pm 


Gather around the Cape San Blas Lighthouse at George Core Park for a fun evening of caroling. This annual Forgotten Coast tradition is a great way to get in the Christmas spirit! In addition, there will be a Ukulele Band playing festive music and Josie’s Joe Coffee Truck. Bring a blanket or jacket to keep warm! 

Book Your Cape San Blas Vacation Rental for the Holidays!

Coastal Joe Vacation Rentals has everything you need for a perfect getaway to the Forgotten Coast. Our Cape San Blas vacation rentals are scattered throughout Cape San Blas and offer a variety of amenities, including fully-equipped kitchens so you can cook your favorite holiday meals right in your vacation rental. Browse through our available Cape San Blas vacation rentals for the holiday season and book yours today! 

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