Okeechobee Christmas Festival and Parade is one of the main annual events in Okeechobee, Florida. Organized by Okeechobee Main Street, the festival is held in Flager Park on the second Saturday of December. Festivities start at 10 am with an entertainment program for families. The festival also features craft vendors offering unique gifts and holiday decor, food vendors, music, and fun activities. So grab some hot chocolate and take a stroll through the downtown, enjoying beautifully decorated displays by local businesses.
Okeechobee Christmas Parade, which dates back to 1989, is the culmination of the festivities, which take place in the evening. Thousands of sparkling lights, decorated floats, vehicles, and holiday music create a unique holiday atmosphere in downtown Okeechobee. Thousands of kids await the appearance of Santa Claus! Okeechobee Christmas festival is a great occasion to relish that Christmas spirit in central Florida and get ready for the holidays.