Many from the North think Floridians miss out on all the fun of Christmas. A lack of snow in our forecast at Christmas here in Southwest Florida doesn’t mean we won’t be able to have a “white Christmas”. We enjoy the white sands of our wonderful beaches in December as easily as we do in June.
Frosty the Snowman will not come to life in any Florida yard. We take great pride in lighting our palm trees and setting up fiber optic sleighs pulled by Christmas hat clad alligators
Our homes do not have stockings hung by the chimney, although wet bathing suits and towels are often strung across the lanai with great care.
A Norman Rockwell painting showing a loving family around a Christmas tree isn’t the kind of Norman we yearn for. Our thoughts and taste buds this time of the year, are focused on Southwest Florida’s very own Norman; the Chocolatier Norman Love that is.
Boat Parade for Christmas??
Southwest Florida has it’s own approach to the annual Christmas parade. Whether the 25th annual Fort Myers Beach Boat parade or Cape Coral’s Christmas Boat A-long . Residents flock to the lots and homes surrounding the canals that make up the path. Others gather beachside to view the spectacular light show. With over 100 boats “lite up like Christmas trees” you’ll see a unique slice of a true Florida Christmas.
Christmas is Christmas no matter what part of the country you happen to be in, but if you have yet to experience a uniquely Florida Christmas, we encourage you to come and visit. Grab your sandals and come on down.