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Holiday events calendar



the Nutcracker

Reese Hvizdo as the Nutcracker in this performance by Vero Classical Ballet leads his soldiers into battle with the Mouse King.

ALL DATES AND TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CALL BEFORE ATTENDING.

NOVEMBER

Friday, Nov. 17
• Festival of Trees Gala – Riverside Children’s Theatre, Vero Beach. Theme: Sugar and Spice. Preview Gala starts at 6 p.m. 231.6990
• The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays – Barn Theatre, Stuart, 8 p.m. 287.4884

Saturday, Nov. 18
• Festival of Trees – Riverside Children’s Theatre, Vero Beach, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Theme: Sugar and Spice, featuring a forest of glittering trees to be auctioned, hall of wreaths, community song stage, how-to demos and expo, Santa’s Village outside, the Christmas Shoppe and Winter Gardens, children’s activities and more to benefit the children’s theater. Family Night Party 4-8 p.m. Party features synthetic ice rink, holiday performances, hot chocolate. 231.6990
• Breakfast with Santa – Riverside Theatre, 9 a.m. Includes hot breakfast, visits with Santa and elves and a short holiday show. 231.6990
• The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays – Barn Theatre, Stuart, 8 p.m. 287.4884
• Shop-A-Palooza Sidewalk Sale – downtown Stuart, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 286.2848
• There’s No Business Like Snow Business – First Baptist Church of Vero Beach, 7 p.m., performed by the Treasure Coast Chorale. 231.3498

Sunday, Nov. 19
• Festival of Trees – Riverside Children’s Theatre, Vero Beach, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Theme: Sugar and Spice, featuring a forest of glittering trees to be auctioned, hall of wreaths, community song stage, how-to demos and expo, Santa’s Village outside, the Christmas Shoppe and Winter Gardens, children’s activities and more to benefit the children’s theater. Breakfast with Santa at 9 a.m. 231.6990
• Breakfast with Santa – Riverside Theatre, 9 a.m. Includes hot breakfast, visits with Santa and elves and a short holiday show. 231.6990
• The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays – Barn Theatre, Stuart, 2 p.m. 287.4884

Thursday, Nov. 23
Thanksgiving

Friday Nov. 24- Saturday, Dec. 23
• Garden of Lights Holiday Festival – Heathcote Botanical Gardens, Fridays and Saturdays only, 5:30-9 p.m. 464.4672

Friday, Nov. 24
• Christmas on Main Street – downtown Stuart. Tree Lighting Festival, 4-7 p.m. 286.2848

Thursday, Nov. 30
• National Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin – Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 7 p.m. 461.4775

Thursday, Nov. 30 – Sunday, Dec. 3
• Singing Christmas Tree – Hobe Sound Bible Church, Gomez Avenue, cast of more than 50 singers. Doors open at 6, performance at 7 p.m., must reserve seats at hobesoundsingingtree.com For more information, visit the website. 546.5696

DECEMBER

Friday, Dec. 1 – Saturday, Dec. 30
• Holiday Nights – Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, 6-9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 30, except for Dec. 22 and 23. Music, food, cocktails. See www.riversidetheatre.com for details. 231.6990
• Star of Wonder – Hallstrom Planetarium, Fort Pierce. Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 17 and 18. Friday shows 6 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday shows 1 and 2:30 p.m. 800.220.9915

Friday, Dec. 1
• Winter Wonderland Light Show – Port St. Lucie Community Center, 7 p.m. daily through Dec. 31. 878.2277
• ’Twas the Night Before Flower Show – Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. 337.1959
• Stuart Christmas Parade – SE Ocean Boulevard at Monterey Road, along Ocean to Georgia Avenue. Best viewing near the judging stand. Presented by the Visiting Nurse Association. Theme: I’ll be Home for Christmas. 7 p.m. 286.2848
• ’Tis the Season – North Stuart Baptist Church, Treasure Coast Community Singers, 7 p.m. 224.8807

Saturday, Dec. 2
• Festival of Lights, Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony – Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 2-10 p.m. Live music, arts and crafts vendors, food. 878.2277
• ’Twas the Night Before Flower Show – Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens. Santa visits today. Noon to 4 p.m. for flower show; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Santa. 337.1959
• A Christmas Carol – Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 7 p.m. 461.4884
• Family Photo Day at McKee Botanical Garden – 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Proceeds donated to the garden. 794.0601
• ’Tis the Season – North Stuart Baptist Church, Treasure Coast Community Singers, 3 p.m. 224.8807
• Holiday Palooza – Pineapple Playhouse, Fort Pierce, 7 p.m. 465.0366
• Vero Beach Christmas Parade – Ocean Drive, 5-7 p.m. 532.7983
• Hobe Sound Christmas Parade – Bridge Road and Dixie Highway. Parade at 1 p.m. Arts and crafts stroll 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
• Sebastian Christmas Parade – Indian River Drive and Main Street to Riverview Park where children can meet Santa, 6-7 p.m. 589.5969

Sunday, Dec. 3
• Holiday Palooza – Pineapple Playhouse, Fort Pierce, 2 p.m. 465.0366
• Sights and Sounds on Second – Christmas Festival and Parade, 1-6 p.m. Theme: A Magical, Musical Christmas. Tree lighting after parade, followed by lighting of the musical trees in the park. 466.3880
• Flower Show – Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens. Call for time. 337.1959
• Fun with Santa at the Gardens – Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Be sure to bring your camera. 337.1959
• A Christmas Carol – Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 3 p.m. 461.4884
• ’Tis the Season – North Stuart Baptist Church, Treasure Coast Community Singers, 3 p.m. 224.8807

Thursday, Dec. 7
• The Regifters – Barn Theatre, Stuart, 8 p.m. 287.4884

Friday, Dec. 8 to Saturday, Dec. 16
• A Christmas Story – Riverside Children’s Theatre, performances at 1:30, 5:30 and 7 p.m. 231.5860

Friday, Dec. 8
• The Nutcracker by St. Lucie Ballet – Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 7:30 p.m. 461.4884
• The Regifters – Barn Theatre, Stuart, 8 p.m. 287.4884

Saturday, Dec. 9
• Delights of December Plant Sale – Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 337.1959
• Unique and Delightful Holiday Wreaths – Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Presented by Paul Renwick. Visit www.pslbg.org to register. 337.1959.
• The Regifters – Barn Theatre, Stuart, 8 p.m. 287.4884
• Boat Parade Martin County – Holiday decorated boats blazing with lights. Begins in front of Wahoos at 6 p.m. and proceeds to Sandsprit Park and Manatee Pocket, ending at Twisted Tuna in Port Salerno around 7:45 p.m. Judges boat at Evans Crary Bridge. 652.7599
• Boat Parade St. Lucie County – Decorated boats with hundreds of lights and holiday displays. Begins at Taylor Creek near Harbortown Marina at 6:30 p.m., goes past South Beach Causeway and turns westward at the inlet at 7 p.m. The parade ends at the city marina and Tiki restaurant about 7:45 p.m. Viewing from restaurants, parks, riverwalk and Causeway Park. 652.7599
• Downtown Holiday Paddle Parade – Fort Pierce City Marina, 6 p.m. Parade goes from Manatee Center to Tiki Restaurant. 652.7599
• Yuletides – Hallstrom Planetarium, Fort Pierce, 4 and 7 p.m. 800.220.9915
• The Nutcracker – Lyric Theatre, 2 and 7 p.m. Florida Arts and Dance Co. 286.7927

Sunday, Dec. 10
• The Regifters – Barn Theatre, Stuart, 2 p.m. 287.4884
• Holiday Concert – McAlpin Theatre, Indian River State College, Fort Pierce, 2 p.m. 800.220.9915
• The Gentle Nutcracker – Lyric Theatre, 2 p.m. A milder, quieter version suitable for some people with autism. 286.7827
• Angels We Have Heard on High, A Christmas Celebration – Community Church of Vero Beach, 7-9 p.m. Choirs, brass, Atlantic Ringers (hand bells) and more. 228.1070

Tuesday, Dec. 12 – Tuesday, Dec. 19
Hanukkah

Tuesday, Dec. 12
• Holiday Art Show with Colleen Nash Becht – Platts Backus House, 5-7:30 p.m. Hosted by Main Street Fort Pierce. 466.3880.

Wednesday, Dec. 13
• Special Needs Holiday Luncheon – Port St. Lucie Civic Center. Noon-1:30 p.m. Ages 15 and older. 807.4499

Thursday, Dec. 14
• Santa Claus Visit – Minsky Gym, Port St. Lucie. 10-11:30 a.m. Ages 1-5. 344.4142
• Christmas and All That Jazz – Emerson Center, Vero Beach, 7 p.m. Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society will play. 778.5249

Friday, Dec. 15
• Pancakes with Santa – Port St. Lucie Community Center. There will be crafts, face painting and a visit from Santa. Ages 2-5 years. $7.50 per child. 9:30-11:30 a.m.
• Sounds of the Season – Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 7:30 p.m. 461.4884

Saturday, Dec. 16
• Boat Parade Indian River County – See the beautifully decorated and lighted boats on the river starting at 6 p.m., between the two bridges and ending at the Vero Beach City Marina. Good viewing from Royal Palm Point and the city marina. Consider bringing blankets and lawn chairs. 652.759
• Handel’s Messiah – First Baptist Church of Vero Beach, 7 p.m. 567.4341
• Christmas Cantata – Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church, 4:40 and 7 p.m. Visit www.cbtsumc.org for details. 231.1661
• A Citrus Christmas – Riverside Park, Vero Beach, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Animal exhibitions, shopping for holidays, food, beer wine from local vendors, Santa. Proceeds to go to The Hope for Families Center. 567.5537

Sunday, Dec. 17
• Handel’s Messiah – First Baptist Church of Vero Beach, 7 p.m. 567.4341
• A Citrus Christmas – Riverside Park, Vero Beach, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Animal exhibitions, shopping for holidays, food, beer wine from local vendors, Santa. Proceeds to go to The Hope for Families Center. 567.5537

Tuesday, Dec. 19
• Christmas Cabaret – Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 6 and 8 p.m. Singalong with soloists and choir. 800.445.1666

Wednesday, Dec. 20
• Holidays at McKee – Vero Beach, 6-8 p.m. See Santa, the vintage Wurlitzer Band Organ, model train display, holiday village, thousands of lights and many jungle creatures. For McKee members tonight. 794.0601
• A 3 Redneck Tenors Christmas Spec-tac-yule-ar – Lyric Theatre, Stuart, 4 and 7 p.m. 286.7827

Thursday, Dec. 21
• A Charlie Brown Christmas – Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 7 p.m. 461.4884
• Holidays at McKee – Vero Beach, 6-8 p.m. See Santa, the vintage Wurlitzer Band Organ, model train display, holiday village, thousands of lights and many jungle creatures. 794.0601
• A John Denver Christmas starring Ted Vigil – Lyric Theatre, Stuart, 7 p.m. 286.7827

Friday, Dec. 22
• Sister’s Christmas Catechism – Sunrise Theatre Black Box Theatre, Fort Pierce, 8 p.m. 461.4884
• Holidays at McKee – Vero Beach, 6-8 p.m. See Santa, the vintage Wurlitzer Band Organ, model train display, holiday village, thousands of lights and many jungle creatures. 794.0601
• A Motown Christmas – Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 7:30 p.m. 800.445.1666

Saturday, Dec. 23
• Sister’s Christmas Catechism – Sunrise Theatre Black Box Theatre, Fort Pierce, 3 p.m. 461.4884
• Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular – Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 7 p.m. 461.4884
• Holidays at McKee – Vero Beach, 6-8 p.m. See Santa, the vintage Wurlitzer Band Organ, model train display, holiday village, thousands of lights and many jungle creatures. 794.0601

• The Nutcracker – Lyric Theatre, Stuart, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Danced by St. Lucie Ballet. 286.7827
Monday, Dec. 25
Christmas

Thursday, Dec. 28
• Nights of Lights at McKee – Vero Beach, 6-7:30 p.m. See thousands of lights and many jungle creatures. 794.0601

Friday, Dec. 29
• The Nutcracker danced by State Ballet Theatre of Russia – Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, 7 p.m. 461.4884
• Nights of Lights at McKee – Vero Beach, 6-7:30 p.m. See thousands of lights and many jungle creatures. 794.0601
• Skullduggery, a Magical Pirate Adventure – Lyric Theatre, Stuart, 7 p.m. Story and magic merge. 286.7827

Saturday, Dec. 30
• Nights of Lights at McKee – Vero Beach, 6-7:30 p.m. See thousands of lights and many jungle creatures. 794.0601

Sunday, Dec. 31
• New Year’s Eve Dance – Heritage Center, Vero Beach, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. For details call, 770.2263.

INDIAN RIVER magazine is not responsible for errors, omissions or schedule changes. Please check with the facility before attending any event.