Mexico Beach Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 1, 2019, 6:00pm

It’s a Christmas Homecoming for Mexico Beach!  You and your family are invited to participate in our annual lighting of the Christmas Tree on Sunday, December 1st, starting at 6:00pm. This year’s event will be taking place on the Mexico Beach Shopping Center lawn in front of Mango Marley’s Restaurant (3016 Highway 98). Come ring in the holiday season with caroling, golf cart parade, lighting of the Christmas tree and a special visit from Santa himself! Enjoy complimentary refreshments while your child visits with Santa. Don’t forget to bring your camera so you can take your child’s picture with Santa!

If you are interested in entering the golf cart parade, please contact Traci Gaddis at 850-648-5475 for details. The Mexico Beach Fire Department will be collecting new, unwrapped, toys to be distributed to children in our community. Contributions for this are greatly welcomed.


Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational – America’s Paint-Out

March 20, 2020 to March 29, 2020

The 15th Annual America’s Great Plein Air Paint-Out all along Florida’s Forgotten Coast will kick-off in March this year!  Nationally acclaimed artists will gather along the region to capture what some believe to be the last vestige of authentic “Old Florida.”  From the western end of Mexico Beach to the east side of Alligator Point, artists can be seen painting alongside the roads overlooking the Gulf, as well as in out-of-the-way settings.  Artists from across the States, as well as international locations, capture images of nature, flora and fauna, and local color in the Plein Air tradition.

This event is comprised of daily artist demonstrations, workshops, and sales of locally created art.  For more information on exhibits, receptions and a complete schedule of events, please click here.