Santa will arrive on a shrimp boat at 4 pm. on the day after Thanksgiving at Riverfront Park in Apalachicola. The Santa Says… Read Booth, sponsored by the Dinner Divas and Bring Me A Book Franklin, will provide an age appropriate book for each Franklin County child after their visit with Santa.

At St. George Island’s Palm Tree Lighting Friday, Dec. 1, greet Santa when he arrives at the island's Lighthouse Park, and enjoy the festive illuminating of holiday lights on the Cape St. George Lighthouse, Visitor Center, and along Franklin Boulevard. There will be a fun run goodies, carolers, and of course, Santa and tree lighting will occur about sunset.

On Saturday, Dec. 2, Santa is coming to the Red Pirate in Eastpoint, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

On Friday, Dec. 8 in Eastpoint, at the annual sixth annual Christmas Celebration, the parade line up begins at 4 p.m. behind Seller’s Plaza, and then at 4:30 p.m. runs down Highway 98, takes a right at Fisherman’s Choice and ends at the Eastpoint Pavilion where Santa will have yummy treats on hand and his helpers will give out toys to all the good little boys and girls. Photos will be taken or parents can bring their own cameras or phones to take Santa and Me photos. This parade is brought to you by the Eastpoint Parade Committee. For questions, please contact Dottye Thornburg at 927-3349.

Santa will be a special guest at the Carrabelle Holiday on the Harbor Saturday, Dec. 9, from 2 to 9 p.m. in downtown Carrabelle. This year a street festival will feature children’s activities, vendors, live music and of course, the boat parade at dusk.