Christmas on the Coast celebration begins Friday


Christmas on the Coast takes place from Dec. 6-7 in downtown Port St. Joe. Events will include a Christmas parade, farmer’s market, chili cook-off, live music and more.

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Published: Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 09:10 AM.

The Christmas decorations are up and it’s time to get into the holiday spirit.

The two-day Christmas on the Coast celebration is this weekend as downtown Port St. Joe is transformed into a winter wonderland.

The 13th annual event, put on by the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, kicks off at 5 p.m. ET on Friday at City Commons Park, next to City Hall.

Santa Claus will be seated in the gazebo and boys and girls will be able to visit for a photo and to whisper any last minute gift ideas into his ear.

For $5, horse-drawn carriages will take riders for a stroll around downtown Port St. Joe and Reid Avenue businesses will be open late for patrons to get started on their holiday shopping.

To further spread Christmas cheer, local musicians will be playing holiday tunes at various places along Reid.

On Saturday, the celebration continues when the Christmas Salt-Air Farmer’s Market begins at 9 a.m. ET at City Commons Park.

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