7 December Events Throughout Martin And St. Lucie Counties

Florida Arts & Dance Company
Photo courtesy Florida Arts & Dance Company


The Florida Arts & Dance Company will present the much-loved holiday classic of “The Nutcracker” from December 14 to 16 at The Lyric Theatre. A shortened presentation will be offered Sunday for those who are sensory-sensitive or for those wanting to introduce young children to the theater. (Ticket prices vary; fladance.org/events)


Place of Hope is looking for locals to donate gifts to support foster children for the holiday season. Make a difference through individual donations or by housing a Holiday Hope Tree in your company’s office with hope tags. You can even provide festive memory experience gifts like a trip to the movies or museum, a beach day basket and a nail salon gift certificate. (By donation; placeofhope.com/christmas)


Sample food and beverages from 25 eateries in a festive holiday atmosphere during Taste of Jensen Beach on December 11. Participants can redeem their menu ticket at the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce office located next to Jan’s Place Restaurant downtown. ($35; jensenbeachflorida.info)


Port St. Lucie Christmas House

From December 4 to 18, the Port St. Lucie Christmas House—home of J.W. Salveson and Jerome Sangalli—will offer festive tours nightly. View more than 70 decorated trees while supporting local charities. ($10; 772.353.5517)

Old Colorado Inn

Old Colorado Inn

Mary’s Shelter has partnered with the Old Colorado Inn and local designers to decorate the four historic guest homes of the inn in downtown Stuart with Christmas decorations. Tour the homes December 8 and 9, and enjoy entertainment and food. ($45; maryssheltertc.org)

GFWC Woman’s Club of Stuart

Tour six of Stuart’s most elegant homes during the 10th annual GFWC Woman’s Club of Stuart Holiday Home Tour taking place on December 2. Travel between stops by car or by VIP buses. A wine and cheese reception at the clubhouse will conclude the night. (Tickets from $45; gfwcwomansclubofstuart.com)


December 1 Hobe Sound Chamber Christmas Parade; 1 p.m.; Dixie Highway and Bridge Road

December 1 Festival of Lights & Tree Lighting Ceremony; 2 p.m.; Port St. Lucie Civic Center

December​​​​​​​ 2 Sights & Sounds on Second Christmas Parade; 1 p.m.; Main Street Fort Pierce

December​​​​​​​ 8 St. Lucie Christmas and Winter Holiday Boat Parade; 6:30 p.m.; Taylor Creek

December​​​​​​​ 8 Martin County Boat Parade; 6 p.m.; Sandsprit Park

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