There’s no place like home for the holidays and this year, the Space Coast has several events ready to get you in the spirit! Round up your friends and family and mark your calendar today for these holiday festivities.

“A Wonderful Life”
December 5 – 21
The Henegar Center for the Arts, 625 E. New Haven Ave. #119, Melbourne
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
2 p.m. Sundays

Frank Capra’s film classic has been brought to vibrant theatrical life. The story of George Bailey and his wonderful life in Bedford Falls remains a timeless fable of dreams, disillusionment and the power of love. An uplifting chronicle of the extraordinary lives of ordinary folk, “A Wonderful Life” exhilarates the mind and heart as it celebrates the innate goodness in us all. $16-$26. (321) 723-8698 or Henegar.org

Historic Cocoa Village Holiday Bazaar Art and Craft Show
December 6 – 7
Historic Cocoa Village, Brevard Ave., Cocoa
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Stroll the streets of Cocoa Village and view some amazing pieces by local crafters and artists and visit the many unique village shops. Free. (321) 631-9075

Blizzard at the Barn
December 7
Harmony Farms, 5300 Stadium Pkwy., Rockledge
1 p.m.  – 4 p.m.

The Harmony Farms horses will be dressed in their Christmas best for the community at this open house. Children can enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo, and craft tables. While there may not be real snow, help support Harmony Farms by purchasing a snowflake to decorate the barn. Free. (321) 631-9433 or HarmonyFarmsInc.com

Christmas on the Parkway
December 12
East Coast Christian Center, 670 N. Courtenay Pkwy., Merritt Island
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Snow on the Space Coast isn’t a common occurrence, but at Christmas on the Parkway, snow is made possible. Celebrate Christmas with the whole family at this free community event featuring real snow with slides and snowball pit, inflatable bounce houses, pony and carriage rides, petting zoo, food and live music. Free. (321) 452-1060 or ECCC.us

Running Zone’s Jingle Bell 2 Miler
December 20
Satellite Beach Library, 751 Jamaica Blvd., Satellite Beach
Race starts at 5:45 p.m.

Get a head start burning off those holiday desserts. Santa and Zippy the Gecko bring this holiday favorite to Satellite Beach with jingle bells for your shoes and awesome Santa hats for the first 500 registrants. Race distance is two miles. Proceeds benefit the Special Olympics Brevard County. $30. (321) 751-8890 or RunningZone.com

The American Nutcracker
December 19 – 21
The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse, 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

The Galmont Ballet brings this beautiful production to the stage, a perfect treat for your family this holiday season. $16–$24. (321) 636-5050 or CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com

For the full list of holiday events, check BrevardCountyEvents.com


This article appears in the December 2014 issue of SpaceCoast Living.
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