Top 5 Events This Week

Dec. 1

Holiday Dance

The Community Life United Methodist Church, 4115 Soundside Dr., is hosting a holiday dance for persons with special abilities, 16 and older. The dance provides adults with disabilities an evening to gather for community while caregivers enjoy a night out. Each event is comprised of entertainment, dancing and refreshments. RSVP at For additional questions, email

Dec. 2

Jingle Bell Fun Run

Take a run for a good cause Saturday with the annual Jingle Bell 5k Run/Walk/Fun Run put on by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. This non-competitive 3.1 mile trek through the center of town is for all ages. Fun starts at 8 a.m. Registration is $20 which includes a festive long sleeve tee. All proceeds go toward the Foundation’s community projects. Register online at

Navarre Christmas in the Park & Parade

Ring in December with some holiday fun at the annual Navarre Community Christmas Parade. This year’s parade participants include a variety of local nonprofit organizations, the Sheriff’s office mounted posse, dancers, the Navarre High School Band and more. Some will bring treats to share. Starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, floats will roll south along Presidio, making a left at Esplanade Street and ending in the back parking lot of Centennial Bank. The parade will end with the arrival of Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus atop a fire truck. After the Navarre Community Christmas Parade, Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and the Grinch will be available to meet the children in Navarre Park during the annual Christmas in the Park celebration. Vendors will have food, games, unique gift shopping and sweet treats. Local schools, choirs and other performers will be providing entertainment throughout the event. As the sun goes down the festivities will be wrapped up with the lighting of the 20 foot Christmas tree at 5:15 p.m.

Craft fair

Navarre First Assembly of God will host a craft fair featuring a variety of crafts, gifts, family activities, food, raffles and more from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Navarre First is located at 9594 Navarre Parkway. For more information, call 850-939-3333.

Gulf Breeze Holiday Parade

Starting a 10 a.m. the 2017 Gulf Breeze Holiday Parade floats will make their way down Shoreline Drive and McLane Street with floats decked out in holiday themes. For additional questions, call 934-5153 or 932-7888.

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