Lighted Boat Parade - The sparkling spectacle of decorated vessels parading against a dark December sky delights those watching from the shore or a waterfront Beach business. This nautical parade, from Little Sabine Bay to Soundside at Boardwalk, officially delivers Santa Claus to the island. Parade starts at 6 p.m.
Surfing Santa Parade - Delightfully decorated whimsical floats wind their way down the island's main street sharing holiday joy with all who care to catch the spirit. Santa oversees the parade from high atop his bright red fire engine which delivers him to the Gulfside Pavilion where children of all ages can speak to him personally. Via de Luna to Casino Beach, 2 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks - Ring in the new year with island-wide celebrations. Enjoy a dazzling fireworks display over the Gulf of Mexico from the end of the Gulf Pier at midnight or at 8 p.m. at Soundside.