Come enjoy Mexico Beach’s winter white-sand wonderland!

Come enjoy Mexico Beach’s winter white-sand wonderland!

The City of Mexico Beach, the Mexico Beach Community Development Council and the Special Events for Mexico Beach would like to invite you and your family to attend the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony held at Sunset Park, next to El Governor Motel, at 6 p.m. CT on Sunday, Dec. 1. 

The festivities will begin with the introduction of this year’s tree lighters, Mr. and Mrs. Bubba Harmon and family, lifelong residents of Mexico Beach.

After the lighting of the tree, Pastor Jerry Arhelger from the First United Methodist Church of Mexico Beach will say an invocation then lead the crowd in sing-along Christmas classics. 

The annual golf cart parade will start down U.S. Highway 98 to the park leading Santa on his red fire truck.   As Santa makes his grand debut, children can line up to meet Santa and tell him how good they have been and what gifts they hope for under their tree. 

For those wishing to have pictures taken with Santa, please remember to bring your cameras. 

With the help of some special elves, golf carts will be adorned with bright Christmas lights, giant presents, dancing reindeer and festive snowmen that will be sure to not melt. 

The annual golf cart parade is a special addition that makes this ceremony one you won’t want to miss. If you are interested in participating in the golf cart parade please contact Traci Gaddis at 227-6770.

The Mexico Beach Police Department is asking for donations of new, unwrapped toys that they will deliver to families in need in our area.  If you would like to donate to this cause, please bring your donation to the park.

There will be an assortment of delicious homemade desserts, coffee and hot chocolate available while waiting on Santa to arrive.  We hope you will join us as we bring the warmth and spirit of the holidays to the beach.  Please contact the Mexico Beach Welcome Center at 648-8196 or visit if you have any questions. 

5th Annual Mexico Beach Christmas golf cart parade

It is that time of year again to shine up those golf carts, drag out that garland and plug in those Christmas lights and Inflatable snowmen! 

The 5th Annual Mexico Beach Christmas Golf Cart Parade will be 6 p.m. CT Sunday, Dec. 1 at with line up at 5 p.m. in front of the police station on 14th Street.

Gulf County Sheriff Michael Harrison will serve as Grand Marshal this year and Santa will once again be riding in the fire truck at the end of the parade to greet all the good little boys and girls.  As a special memorial to Candy Daniel each golf cart will be sporting a blue ribbon in recognition of colon cancer awareness.  Candy was very active in Mexico Beach and a big supporter of the golf cart parade. Sadly she lost her fight against colon cancer this year; her daughter will be riding in the parade in her memory.

Gulf Coast Alarm will be providing a commemorative medal to each golf cart as well as the memorial ribbons.  Applications for the parade may be picked up at the Mexico Beach Town Hall, the CDC office and the Mexico Beach Police Department.

If you would like more information please contact:  Traci Gaddis, Parade Chairperson, at 227-6770