THINGS TO DO: Brevard Cultural Alliance Best Bets for the Holiday Season
By Space Coast Daily // December 8, 2021
EVENT SPOTLIGHT • THINGS TO DO
December 3-19: The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical at Titusville Playhouse
Keep the comedy going this holiday season and head back to North Florida’s Armadillo Acres. When a freak bout of amnesia strikes the trailer park Scrooge, neighborly love is put to the test. With Betty, Lin and Pickles on hand to amp up the fracas and festivity, this all-new musical is just as much of a cat-fightin’ and chair-throwin’ good time as the original – but with tinsel and Keg Nog. For more info, click here.
December 3-5; 10-12; and 17-19: Museums of Brevard’s Holiday Tour of Historic Homes
Travel back in time to the celebrations of yesterday at the Museums of Brevard’s 2nd Annual Holiday Tour of Historic Homes. See unique architecture and gorgeous seasonal decorations! Many homes require reservations, please call or visit websites for details. Participating homes include Moore Cultural Center & Museum; Pritchard House; Cape Canaveral Light House; Sams House; Field Manor; Lawndale 1895 House Museum; Historic Rossetter House Museum & Gardens; and Green Gables At Historic Riverview Village. For more info, click here.
December 3: Opening Reception for Great Art in Small Packages at Eau Gallery
Eau Gallery is hosting an opening reception for their Great Art in Small Packages holiday exhibition in the Eau Gallie Arts District. This exhibit features artwork by talented local artists. The exhibition is on display through December 31. For more info, click here.
December 3: First Friday Opening – Holiday Fine Art Craft Show at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery
They are celebrating the holidays with a “White Christmas“ theme at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery this November and December. Join them for the 39th Annual Holiday Fine Craft Show. They invite artisans from across the country to participate and bring a wide collection of one-of-a-kind handmade items. The exhibition/sale runs through December 31, 2021. For more info, click here.
December 3: 3 Gen Flutes and Swingtimers Trio in Concert
Join the 3 Gen Flutes and the Swingtimers Trio for an evening of Christmas music by Melbourne Municipal Band’s newest small ensemble. The concert begins at 7:00 pm at Highland Fellowship Church in the Eau Gallie Arts District. This will be a night to delight the whole family. For more info, click here.
December 4: Merry Mimosas Sip & Stroll in Downtown Titusville
This popular event is back in downtown Titusville on Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm. Your favorite downtown shops will open early and welcome you with complimentary holiday mimosas and non-alcoholic fauxmosas. There will be a variety of holiday specials at all the participating businesses. You are sure to find the perfect gift for those special people on your list! For more info, click here.
December 4: Winterfest in Downtown Cocoa Beach
Snow is coming to downtown Cocoa Beach. Join Cocoa Beach Main Street for Winterfest – a full day of winter festivities including live music, hot chocolate and snow! For more info, click here.
December 4 & 5: Art & Craft Holiday Bazaar in Historic Cocoa Village
The Art & Craft Holiday Bazaar is in Historic Cocoa Village this Saturday and Sunday with over 200 unique artists & crafters. An opportunity to find that special gift for everyone on your list. Offering fantastic street food and live entertainment throughout the grounds. Free admission for all and kid & pet friendly. For more info, click here.
December 4: Space Coast Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the King Center
Celebrate the joy and wonder of the holiday with the Space Coast Ballet Company as they present The Nutcracker on the King Center Stage, with music performed by Brevard Symphony Orchestra. This production is directed by Joseph Gatti and features internationally acclaimed principal dancers along with talented dancers from our community. For more info, click here.
December 4: Space Coast Symphony’s Messiah Sing-Along
Space Coast Symphony presents the 14th Messiah Sing-Along, the enduring Christmas oratorio by George Friedrich Handel. This “ultimate Christmas concert” is a free musical event with hundreds of Central Florida singers! All area singers are invited to participate. Accompaniment is provided by members of the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra with featured soloists and the Indialantic Chamber Singers. For more info, click here.
December 4, 11 & 18: Candlelight Shopping in Downtown Melbourne
Melbourne Main Street presents the 2021 Candlelight Shopping events in Downtown Melbourne each Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Visitors are invited to stroll the historic district, shop, dine and enjoy the festivities taking place. There will be performances from a variety of entertainers including carolers, Santa and Mrs. Claus and The Grinch. Enjoy complimentary horse and carriage rides! For more info, click here.
December 4: Christmas, Secular and Sacred Concert
James Boyles and the 60-member mixed voices of the Brevard Chorale and Vocal Choral Ensemble will kick off the holiday season when they present, Christmas, Secular and Sacred at Eastern Florida State College’s Simpkins Fine Arts Auditorium in Cocoa. The audience can expect to hear a sleighful of seasonal favorites. For more info, click here.
December 5: Kevin James at the King Center
You’ve seen him in TV’s “King Of Queens” and “Kevin Can Wait”, and in the hit movies “Paul Blart Mall Cop”, “The Zookeeper”, “Here Comes The Boom”, “Grownups” and more. Now, see Kevin LIVE as he returns to the King Center for the first time since his sold out 2013 appearance. It’s an evening of standup comedy as only he can deliver. For more info, click here.
December 5: Community Band of Brevard presents A Holiday Celebration Concert
Who’s ready for some Christmas music? If you are, the Community Band of Brevard will once again present seasonal favorites during A Holiday Celebration on Sunday afternoon at Merritt Island High School Auditorium. A Holiday Celebration is free with no ticket required and no reserved seating. Concertgoers are strongly encouraged to wear face masks. For more info, click here.
December 5: Sing We Now of Christmas Concert with Indialantic Chamber Singers
Indialantic Chambers Singers will present their Sing We Now of Christmas holiday concert this Sunday afternoon at Riverside Presbyterian Church in Cocoa Beach. It is part of the Dr. Vernon Boushell Concert Series. For more info, click here.
Thru December 5: Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn at Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse
Based on the classic film, this joyous musical tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut. After meeting a talented school teacher, together they turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday. This year-round romance is sure to delight just in time for the holidays! For more info, click here.
Thru December 19: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer at Titusville Playhouse
The holiday classic soars off the screen in this musical adaptation of the beloved television special. Filled with holiday hits like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Holly Jolly Christmas”, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer™ features your favorite characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Clarice, and, of course, Rudolph. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. For more info, click here.
Thru December 19: A Christmas Carol at Henegar Center
This brand new musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic follows the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve. They take him on a tour of his past, present, and future in order to change the man he is into the man he must become. This brand new adaptation is even more epic, magical, and joyous than the story of Christmas redemption you thought you knew. For more info, click here.
December 6 & 7: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at the King Center
Experience the true story of Buddy Holly, a 19-year-old kid from Texas, who made music history. Witness his meteoric rise to fame – from the moment in 1957 when “That’ll Be the Day” hit the airwaves until “the day the music died” with his tragic death less than two years later. Featuring more than 20 hits including “That’ll Be The Day,” “Peggy Sue,” and “Oh, Boy!” For more info, click here.