The 9th Annual â€œChristmas NEAR the Beachâ€ is a variety show with singers, dancers, musicians, and performance artists designed to bring the South Florida community together to celebrate the WONDER of Christmas. As always theÂ festival is FREE! St. Nick’s arriving in style on a classic car led by the Florida Sunshine Marching band.Â Bring a lawn chair, arrive early and stay late! Experience that hometown flare South Florida style. Lineup includes bands, choirs, mime, drama, Christmas ballet, Grinchy on skates, and a onetime rehearsal for NEXT year’s attempt at a Guinness Book of World record! DJ Mr. E keeps the crowd energized throughout the show! Bands include, Sensere, Josh Bramos, The Anchor collective and Lighthouse Creative. A family friendly event with a hometown feel greets each guest. Children will also be entertained with a kids zone, sports zone as well as a puppet show.
This year CTNB is hosting a community food drive. Bring a can of food and help a family have a sweet Christmas season. For every 3 cans donated you receive a free raffle ticket. Open Heart Food Pantry hosts the collection. They serve 60 to 120 families each week year round supplying food for families, plus helping stock 4 different locations. Christmas Near The Beach offers a free raffle ticket to those who visit St. Nick at his Beach house and one family will walk away with St. Nick’s personal Christmas tree! Visit the website for the extensive contest prize list, which totals over $2000.