Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce Director Lisa Munson said the number of vendors attending Carrabelle’s annual Holiday on the Harbor jumped from 17 last year to 47 last Saturday.

Wreaths were created on site from fresh greens; the Polar Express offered rides around Marine Street; Sweetie a therapy horse was on hand to meet youngsters and oldsters and share the sugar cookies; and a dozen types of food were available to tempt the palette.

With perfect weather, the afternoon of Dec. 10 could not have been better and a cool sunny day segued into a beautiful night for the Carrabelle Boat Parade. Many, many Carrabellians and visitors lined the banks of the Carrabelle River for a two-mile stretch to view the magical and majestic procession of lighted watercraft.

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Munson said 24 boats took part this year while fireworks blossomed in the night sky. She said the bulk of attendees arrived for the nighttime spectacle. “We are still working on building up the afternoon festival,” she said.

In Carrabelle, Santa arrived by golf cart and everyone thanks Bo May for making sure Santa arrived on time to hear the kiddies wishes this year.

Kudos to Carrabelle’s chamber director for all of her hard work on this great, traditional event.