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It’s time to start planning for the holidays and Fort Pierce provides families a fantastic location for a fun coastal holiday celebration. From parades on land and at sea to festive shows at the Historic Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce has it all!
We’ll kick off the season with a Fort Pierce tradition - the 27th Annual Sights and Sounds on Second Parade and Festival. This year’s theme is “A Christmas to Remember” celebrating the 450th anniversary of the naming of St. Lucie County and the history of our county.
The festival begins at 1:00 p.m. and features a kid’s zone that will include Santa, face painting, pictures with characters and a special activity area. The parade starts at 4:30 p.m. at Tickle Tummy Hill on Second Street. It will travel south to Orange Avenue; turn east on Orange and North on Indian River Drive concluding at the River Walk Center. “A Christmas to Remember” is special time and we hope you and your family will join us for the festival and parade.
Immediately following the parade will be the lighting of the Christmas Tree. The tree is located in the roundabout at Avenue A & Indian River Drive. The Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society will be at the roundabout playing holiday jazz music before and after the tree lighting.
After the tree lighting, stick around for the “The Holiday Lights Spectacular” at Marina Square on Melody Lane. The light show consists of over 100,000 lights synchronized to holiday music and is a “must-see” for both locals and visitors. The Spectacular will run nightly from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. until the first week of January.