A SEASON OF CELEBRATION
cie counties have their parades beginning
at 6 p.m. Dec. 9. The Indian River County
Boat 3arade is 'ec. 1 at p.m. The floating
parades feature boats decorated to the hilt,
ablaze with lights, displaying elves, reindeer,
Santa, workshops and more. Against
the dark sky they are spectacular. If you’ve
never seen a boat parade, at least one of
these should be on your calendar.
The Hobe Sound Singing Christmas Tree is a
full scale production with about 75 voices in
the choir, an orchestra, a Christmas pageant,
and a cast of around 50. Thousands
of people attend and seats are Àrstcome,
Àrstserved reservations. But fair warning,
if you are not there by 6:15 p.m. you may
Ànd your seats for these free performances
have been released. Doors open at 6 p.m.
for the 7 p.m. performance on Nov. 30, Dec.
1, 2 and 3 at the Hobe Sound Bible Church
Love Handel’s Messiah? You can enjoy it
twice this year. The Àrst performance is at
North Stuart Baptist Church on Dec. 9 and
10 and the second is at First Baptist Church
in Vero Beach the following weekend.
This is a good year to leave lots of space
on the calendar for holiday events of all
kinds because it looks like the Treasure
Coast holidays will be bigger and busier
than they have been for a long time.
The Christmas tree lighting during Sights and Sounds on Second in Fort Pierce is always eagerly
Happiest Seaside Town
MARY ANN KETCHAM
Historic Downtown Stuart is home to over 60 locally owned
shops, cafés, restaurants, boutiques, and the Lyric Theatre.
Three times as much money stays in your community when
you shop local, independently owned businesses.
STUART GREEN MARKET • Sundays - 9a-1p
ROCK’N RIVERWALK • Sundays - 1-4p
STUART STROLL • Nov 9
SIDEWALK SALE • Nov 18 & 19
CHRISTMAS ON MAIN STREET • Nov 24
STUART CHRISTMAS PARADE • Dec 1
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