Snowbird Local Event Calendar

Check out our new local event calendar for Canadian snowbirds, highlighting some of the best events for snowbirds taking place in select snowbird destinations this winter!

We'll be adding more events throughout the winter, so stay tuned...

Snowbird Local Events Calendar

Arizona

Where:
Glendale, AZ
When:

VRBO Fiesta Bowl

Glendale, Arizona will host the VRBO Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium. As college teams prepare to take the field in Glendale for the national title, the city will be in ‘event mode’ in the days leading up to the big game.

To keep travelers occupied right up until game-time visitors can take in the beauty of 1.6 million lights along the city’s annual 16-block holiday light display. Visitors can also head to the stadium in advance of the game for a behind-the-scenes tour.

Discover why the NFL Arizona Cardinals and Fiesta Bowl call State Farm Stadium home. Or head out to the many Sports & Entertainment District’s restaurants and nearby shops.

Where:
Mesa, AZ
When:
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Merry Main Street

When you think of Arizona, Winter Wonderland may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but every December Downtown Mesa transforms into a magical holiday paradise.

Make memories while ice-skating, check out the 40-foot-tall Christmas tree, stop by and see the 12-foot Mesa Menorah or visit the Makers Marketplace for some holiday shopping.

Florida

Where:
Daytona Beach, FL
When:
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Turkey Rod Run

The 49th annual Daytona Turkey Run is the largest combined classic car show and swap meet in the United States, held at Daytona International Speedway.

The Daytona Turkey Run is a car enthusiast's dream held every Thanksgiving weekend. Special features include Swap Meet vendors, Car Show with 5000+ collector cars, Car Corral with 1500+ cars available for sale or trade, and handmade art, crafts and fashion – perfect for holiday shopping.

Where:
Kissimmee, FL
When:
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ICE!

ICE! - Kissimmee, FL

Gaylord Palms Resort is hosting the hotel’s long-time holiday tradition, ICE!, returning after a two-year hiatus.

Using 1,000 tons of ice, the classic Dr. Seuss story and animated special “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!™” will be brought to life by a team of 40 ice artisans who work for approximately six weeks to create the nearly 20,000-square foot, frozen attraction.

The entire resort transforms into a holiday wonderland with more than 3 million lights, elaborately themed Christmas trees throughout the garden atrium and convention center, more than 20,000 ornaments and miles of garland.

Christmas shows and activities are presented in the atrium, while parts of the convention center transform into Alpine Village – a bustling, holiday hamlet with Bavarian-style village storefronts, live shows, characters, Snowy’s Snack Shack and a giant Christmas shop.

Where:
Palm Beach, FL
When:
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Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival

A popular and exclusively 21+ event, the Palm Beach Food and Wine festival attracts food enthusiasts from around the globe and showcases some of the world’s most renowned wine and food industry leaders through a series of dinners, seminars, tastings, and events perfect for the hungry traveler.

Visitors are welcome to experience the event at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach and select locations in the Town of Palm Beach.

Tickets starting at $175 can be purchased through the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival website.

Past notable participating Chefs have included Daniel Boulud, Robert Irvine, and many more.

Visitors can also experience a fun and delicious walk-around tasting event featuring the destination’s best culinary offerings and a celebrity chef throwdown at The Palm Beaches Grand Tasting Event on Sunday, December 11 with $95 tickets.

Where:
Pensacola, FL
When:
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Winterfest

Pensacola's historic downtown streets - lit up during the holidays with more than half a million white lights - form a magical backdrop for Winterfest, an iconic celebration offering up a daily supply of live performances, holiday trolley tours, cascades of "snow," Santa and a cast of holiday characters and more.

When the conductor calls your name, it's "All Aboard" for the most magical journey you'll take this holiday season.

Where:
St, Augustine, FL
When:
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Nights of Lights

Millions of small white lights drape Historic St. Augustine’s unique Spanish Colonial architecture and glow from the downtown sidewalks to the rooftops, over the Bridge of Lions, along historic buildings, public spaces, hotels, restaurants, and inns throughout approximately 20 blocks of the Nation’s Oldest City’s historic district.

This nightly display sets the stage for dozens of events, tours and activities that are part of the city’s annual celebration of the holiday season.

South Carolina

Where:
Myrtle Beach, SC
When:
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Nights of a Thousand Candles

Nights of a Thousand Candles - Myrtle Beach, SC

Experience one of the most beloved holiday events in the Southeast, Nights of a Thousand Candles.

See Brookgreen Gardens come to life amid the glow of more than 2,700 hand-lit candles and millions of sparkling lights. 

From 4 - 9 p.m. walk the paths with a warm cup of cider, hear the sounds of holiday music, and celebrate the season with family and friends!

Texas

Where:
Corpus Chriti, TX
When:

Barefoot Mardi Gras

Barefoot Mardi Gras - Corpus Christi, TX

Let the good times roll with Corpus Christi's annual Mardi Gras celebration! 

Barefoot Mardi Gras captures the great spirit of Island life and gives everyone in the family something wonderful to experience.

From parade to Fat Tuesday parties and events, live it up on the coast this February!

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