A SEASON OF CELEBRATION
Holiday calendar chock full of dance,
music and parades
Lights sparkling on Christmas trees, dancing on palm
trees, glittering on boats gliding through the soft
dark of a December evening on the Indian River
Lagoon…. it’s holiday time on the Treasure Coast.
Some of the favorite holiday happenings in Indian River,
St. Lucie and Martin counties are expanding this year. Santa’s
helpers have cooked up some new treats, too.
Whether you live here or are visiting, expect to play outside
in balmy weather for a coat-free holiday, according to
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makes memories on Nov. 19 and 20. Always inspiring with its
wintry forest of decorated trees, it’s expanding outward into
the open air.
The Nutcracker ballet with all its wintry magic is danced in Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River counties in December by several ballet companies.
BY SUSAN BURGESS