You may be thinking that I mean the magical twinkling white lights of America’s Oldest City, Saint Augustine, but no.

These two holiday treats each occur on only one night of the year respectively.  This year they have come and gone, but now you know so can mark your calendars for next year, at least you can once they announce next year’s dates.

The first night was a charming evening spent with friends.  The weather, which is not something that we talk that much about in Florida, but since it is December and it is possible to feel cold on two or three days, we were thrilled provided us with a night that was nice.  After a chatty dinner at High Tides at Snack Jacks we proceeded to the The Casements, the winter home of the late John D. Rockefeller in Ormond Beach.  The event was the annual holiday concert complete with band, vocalists, refreshments, cookies and entrance to the home.  All were provided free of cost.

 John D. Rockefeller’s Casements

The second night of Christmas lights was the annual Palm Coast Boat Parade on the Intracoastal Waterway.  Palm Coast was recently named the best town in the United States to live on the water.  This is one of the reasons why.  There were 40 entries in this year’s parade.  Boats large and small were draped with lights both white and multi-colored.  We enjoyed the view from the deck of the Palm Coast Resort across from The Yacht Harbor after having enjoyed Poinsettia cocktails (champagne and cranberry juice) and tasty bites with friends who invited us to enjoy the view from their home.

Yacht Harbor Palm Coast

Let the parade begin–just a few entries here, not all 40!


Just two treats of the season.  A homemade treat will be featured tomorrow.  Even non-bakers can create this one, so check in for a last minute addition for your holiday enjoyment.


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