Thanksgiving in Cocoa Beach
Sat, Oct 27, 2018 at 2:55PM

Thanksgiving in Cocoa Beach

Looking for exciting local activities while on your Thanksgiving vacation in Florida’s Space Coast? Here’s a list of special holiday activities to keep you busy and festive during your stay!

Holiday Musicals

From November 16th through December 2nd, the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse will be featuring “A Christmas Story: The Musical”. This musical is based on the Christmas classic that your family is sure to catch at least once a year between the hundreds of times it runs over the season! Featuring all of the iconic scenes, like the flagpole tongue, snowsuit, leg lamp, bunny suit, Chinese restaurant, and Christmas dinner, you’ll relive it all live (or have lots of fun experiencing it for the first time), accompanied by a score to remember for the ages.

The Titusville Playhouse features another classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life”, in a new musical running November 23rd through December 16th. With an awe-inspiring cinematic score, this musical is faithfully based on the 1946 film, following George Bailey’s life and the quest to understanding the significance behind it. This classic is great for both devoted fans and newcomers.

Turkey Trot 5K

The 20th annual Turkey Trot 5K race will be held on Thanksgiving morning in downtown Cocoa Beach, giving benefits to the Cocoa Beach Junior and Senior High School Cross-Country and Track teams. Ready your stomach for the long day of gorging by joining in on this Cocoa Beach tradition!

Shopping and Dining Fun

For either pre-Thanksgiving family fun celebrating or to walk off the turkey and pie afterward shopping around Cocoa Beach is a great way to spend some family time. Cocoa Village offers a number of unique boutiques, clothing shops, studios, antique stores, and much more to keep your attention all day. There are also wineries and great dining options if you’re looking for some rest during your shopping endeavors. By the end, make sure to treat yourself to a pedicure or massage at one of the many salons around, too!

Cocoa Beach Art Show

Looking on the artsy side of things to do in Cocoa Beach? Held every year over Thanksgiving weekend, The Cocoa Beach Art show is a great and affordable (free!) way to spend the season. With live entertainment, over 150 artists and exhibitors nationwide, and lots of food, this event has fun to offer for the whole family. This is a 3-day event held from November 23rd through the 25th.

Helicopter Fun

Why not end your Thanksgiving holiday in style... in the air! For one of the most exhilarating Cocoa Beach attractions, consider a helicopter tour to experience the breath-taking aerial views of the Space Coast. With tour packages starting at only $19.99, you’re sure to find something unforgettable that won’t be too hard on the wallet, either. Contact Cocoa Beach Helicopters today so we can help plan out the perfect Thanksgiving holiday vacation for you!




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