We’re halfway through December so that means you should figure out how you’ll be celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Luckily for you, there are several events happening near Crystal River, Florida. So, what are some 2019 holiday events happening this season? Keep reading to find out!
Show off your Christmas spirit
Celebration of Lights at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Enjoy a show of holiday lights, ornate decorations and festive music for the 29th year in a row. This event is going on from Thursday, December 19th to Tuesday, December 24th, and then again on Thursday, December 26th. The show will be closed on Wednesday, December 25th. The park will be open from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. A donation of $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 3 through 12 is recommended. Fun fact: Citrus Kia is one of the sponsors for this event!
17th Annual Crystal River Holiday Boat Parade. Watch boats covered in holiday lights and decoration in a festive parade on the water. The theme this year is, “A Florida Christmas.” The best spots to view the parade is from Crackers, Dockside Ice Cream, 3rd Street Pier, Pete’s Pier, 3 Sisters Bridge, Kings Bat Isle, the Shallows, Warden’s Key and Margarite Breeze. This event is free to attend.
Ring in the New Year
NYE Bash at Citrus Memorial Health Foundation YMCA. If you have to work New Year’s Day or you have young children, this is the perfect New Year’s Eve event for you. On December 28th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. bring your kids to Lecanto, FL for a fun celebration. There will be face painting, a DJ, food and a ball drop at 12 p.m. This event is hosted by Foster2Adoption.
Happy New Year 2020 at Manatee Lanes. Ring in 2020 with a fun night of bowling with your family or friends. This event will have wings, snacks, party favors, a champagne toast, Vertiglow lighting and music. The ball drop will be displayed over the lanes on projectors. Price is $100 per lane which covers six bowlers and shoes. Lanes must be reserved by December 23rd, 2019.
Start your new year with Kia
After going to these events, head down to Citrus Kia to start your new year off with a new Kia. We have several 2020 models for you to test drive. Keep checking out our blog for information on Kia models and local events.