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Holiday Concert, Cowboy Christmas, Hanukkah Festival top events, things to do this weekend

Group of marathon runners all dress as Santa Claus

 

Here are the best events and things to do this weekend in Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Vero Beach, Sebastian, Jensen Beach and Stuart.

St. Lucie County
The eighth annual Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert starts at 7 p.m. Friday at the Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second St., Fort Pierce. Songs of the season are performed by programs funded by the Children’s Services Council, including the Boys & Girls Club, Future Generations, PACE Center for Girls, YMCA and END IT. Tickets are free, but attendees are encouraged to bring books to be donated to the St. Lucie Reads initiative. Tickets can be picked up at the theater’s box office. For more information, go to cscslc.org.

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Pancakes with Santa is 10-11:30 a.m. Friday at the Port St. Lucie Community Center, 2195 S.E. Airoso Blvd. Last year, Harriet Clark, 2, along with her parents, Michael Clark (right) and Kate Clark (not pictured), took a photo with Santa.Buy Photo
Pancakes with Santa is 10-11:30 a.m. Friday at the Port St. Lucie Community Center, 2195 S.E. Airoso Blvd. Last year, Harriet Clark, 2, along with her parents, Michael Clark (right) and Kate Clark (not pictured), took a photo with Santa. (Photo: LEAH VOSS/TCPALM)

Pancakes with Santa is 10-11:30 a.m. Friday at the Port St. Lucie Community Center, 2195 S.E. Airoso Blvd. Kids get their photos with Santa and then enjoy holiday treats. The event is for ages 2-8. The cost is $7.50 per child. For more information, call 772-878-2277.

Sister Hazel’s Ken Block & Drew Copeland are playing an intimate acoustic concert with local opener Will Goulet from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery, 4200 Johnston Road, north of Fort Pierce. The band’s most popular songs include “All for You,” “Change Your Mind,” “Happy,” and “Champagne High.” Food trucks have dinner for sale until 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $32 in advance and $35 at the show. On Saturday, A Naughty or Nice Doo Wop Christmas Party is 1-4 p.m. and A Jimmy Buffet Christmas Party is 6-9 p.m. Tickets for the Jimmy Buffet party are $15 in advance and $20 at the event. On Sunday, A Rockin’ Christmas with The Jacks is 1-5 p.m. For more information, go to summercrushwine.com.

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The Golden Ponds Christmas Drive-Thru is 6-8 p.m. Saturday at 10001 W. Angle Road, west of Interstate 95, north of Fort Pierce. It features 5,000 luminaries, holiday music and Santa Claus. Food donations are accepted for Mustard Seed Ministries. The event is rain or shine.

The 12 Pubs of Christmas Holiday Crawl & Toy Drive starts at 4 p.m. Saturday and travels throughout Fort Pierce. Book a spot on a bus and enjoy a scavenger hunt, holiday trivia, a photo booth, caroling, prizes, giveaways and discounted drinks at the following: St. Lucie Draft House, The Gin Mill, Boozgeois Saloon, 2nd Street Bistro, Sailfish Brewing Company, Cobb’s Landing, Tipsy Tiki, Crocadillo’s, Manatee Island, Square Grouper, The Jetty Lounge, Rhumcay and The Braford. Tickets are $35. Ages 21 and older only. For more information, go to facebook.com/santalovesthekids.

Santa Paws & Pints is 1-6 p.m. Sunday at Hop Life Brewing Company, 679 N.W. Enterprise Drive, Unit 101, Port St. Lucie. It includes raffles, complimentary pet treats, DJ music and a food truck. Pet photos with Santa are $15. Proceeds benefit Operation CatSnip. Bring new pet toys and treats for the Humane Society of St. Lucie County. For more information, go to facebook.com/hoplifebrewingcompany.

The sixth annual Winter Solstice Drum Circle is 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Savannas Preserve State Park, 2541 S.E. Walton Road, Port St. Lucie. Celebrate the longest night of the year with local drumming enthusiasts. Bring your own drums to join in the rhythm. Cost is $5 per person, but children younger than 12 get in free. For more information, go to facebook.com/friendsofsavannas.

The Santa Paws & Pints is 1-6 p.m. Sunday at Hop Life Brewing Company, 679 N.W. Enterprise Drive, Unit 101, Port St. Lucie.Buy Photo
The Santa Paws & Pints is 1-6 p.m. Sunday at Hop Life Brewing Company, 679 N.W. Enterprise Drive, Unit 101, Port St. Lucie. (Photo: LEAH VOSS/TCPALM)

Indian River County
Winter KidFest with “The Polar Express” movie kicks off at 11 a.m. Friday at The Majestic 11, 940 14th Lane, Vero Beach. Showings continue at 11 a.m. daily through Tuesday. Admission for kids is free while adults pay $2 or donate a non-perishable food item. Tickets are available at the box office the day of the show. Seating is first come, first served. For more information, go to cwtheaters.com/vero/kidfest.

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The Sebastian Police Department’s Family Movie Night is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Riverview Park, 600 U.S. 1. Kids can enjoy watching “The Muppet Christmas Carol” on a big screen set up in the grass. Bring blankets and chairs. It also includes free hot chocolate and popcorn. For more information, go to facebook.com/sebastianpolicedepartment.

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The second annual First Responder Lip Sync Battle is 7-9 p.m. Friday near Macy’s in the Indian River Mall, 6200 20th St., Vero Beach. Cheer on first responders of Indian River County as they show their best lip syncing and Christmas dance moves to win a trophy. For more information, go to facebook.com/oceansunite.

The Cowboy Christmas is 4-8 p.m. Saturday at LaPorte Farms, 7700 129th St., Sebastian. It features a winter wonderland with more than 100,000 twinkling lights, mechanical bull rides, Italian ice, pony rides, a Home Depot workshop, letters to Santa, hayrides, face painting, food and Santa arriving on horseback at 6 p.m. Admission is a $1 donation. For more information, go to laportefarms.com.

The Drum Circle at Pareidolia Brewing Company is 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday at 712 Cleveland St., Sebastian. The Drum Circle at Walking Tree Brewery is 3-4 p.m. Sunday at 3209 Dodger Road, Vero Beach. For more information, go to facebook.com/treasurecoastpercussion.

The third annual Run Run Santa 1 Mile in Vero Beach is 7:30-9 a.m. Sunday at Pocahontas Park, 2199 14th Ave.Buy Photo
The third annual Run Run Santa 1 Mile in Vero Beach is 7:30-9 a.m. Sunday at Pocahontas Park, 2199 14th Ave. (Photo: SAM WOLFE/SPECIAL TO TCPALM)

The third annual Run Run Santa 1 Mile in Vero Beach is 7:30-9 a.m. Sunday at Pocahontas Park, 2199 14th Ave. Participants race, run and walk in Florida-style Santa suits they received as part of their $40 registration. Proceeds benefit Indian River Healthy Start Coalition’s Babies & Beyond. For more information, go to runrunsanta.com.

Martin County
The Nativity scene in Stuart is open around the clock until Jan 8 on the southeast corner of Alhambra and Seville streets near Castro’s Interiors, 421 S.E. Monterey Road. The scene, which could be mistaken for a small, wooden home with a palm frond-thatched roof, is simple and intimate. Donations to keep it going annually can be given online or in a donation box at the Nativity scene. For more information, go to themangers.org.

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The Nativity scene in Stuart is open around the clock until Jan 8 on the southeast corner of Alhambra and Seville streets near Castro’s Interiors, 421 S.E. Monterey Road.Buy Photo
The Nativity scene in Stuart is open around the clock until Jan 8 on the southeast corner of Alhambra and Seville streets near Castro’s Interiors, 421 S.E. Monterey Road. (Photo: HOBIE HILER/SPECIAL TO TCPALM)

The Food Truck and Movie Night at Indian RiverSide Park is 5:30-9 p.m. Friday at 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach. Enjoy food trucks and the featured movie, “The Grinch” from 2018, starting at 7 p.m. on a 20-foot screen. Bring blankets and chairs. For more information, go to martin.fl.us/prdevents.

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The third annual Naughty or Nice Holiday Bash starts at 9 p.m. Friday at The Stillery, 2196 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. The first 100 people get a Santa hat. Drinks are free from 9-11 p.m. DJ music lasts until 2 a.m. Ages 21 and older only. For more information, go to facebook.com/thestillerybar.

The Santa & Snow Holiday Celebration is 9-11 a.m. Saturday in the Patrick Stracuzzi Team’s plaza, 2895 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. It features 6 tons of snow, bike raffles, visits with Santa, toys for children, hot chocolate and snacks. Bring unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. For more information, go to facebook.com/thestracuzziteam.

The Caribbean Christmas on Colorado Avenue starts at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at NOTES Music Room & Social House, 872 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart. Enjoy tropical music, drinks starting at $5 and free coconut cookies. The first 10 people get free leis. For more information, go to facebook.com/stuartwinebar.

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The Community Chanukah Festival is 3:15-5 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Park, 300 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart. It features an aerial acrobatic performance, an emoji menorah lighting, crafts, kosher falafel, latkes, cookie decorating, a bounce house and a petting zoo. For more information, call 772-288-0606 or go to facebook.com/chabadmsl.

Laurie K. Blandford is TCPalm’s entertainment reporter and columnist dedicated to finding the best things to do on the Treasure Coast. Follow her on Twitter at @TCPalmLaurie or Facebook at faceboook.com/TCPalmLaurie.

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