Who would assume that one of our famous places to knock out holiday buying wouldn’t have snow or pine trees? Give Rudolph’s nose a break from the snow covering other parts of the country and go to south this winter – to the Space Coast, for some beach-infused festival shopping. Make a new (warm!) idea to visit the Space Coast when the temps drop and go on a shopping venture at one of the Space Coast’s best shops, Cottage Rose, where you can peruse holiday decor and actually one-of-a-kind gifts for even the pickiest mom on your schedule. Or get a quirky and fun hosiery stuffer at Cape Canaveral’s SuperVillian Comics. The shopping plazas and downtown areas throughout the Space Coast spread all out this time of year, too. One of our ideals is Cocoa Village, which creates an annual holiday bazaar, prepared with local arts and handicrafts. In downtown Eau Gallie, don’t drop the yearly Christmas tree lighting in between perusing the unique shops in the area.
Christmas Holidays Shopping
When you want to join your entertainment with your vacation shopping, go to the annual Space Coast Lightfest. Plan to be succeeded by more than 2.7 million lights glowing vacation cheer throughout Melbourne’s Wickham Park, and then go straight to the merchants and craft booths. In between shopping, take a bite to eat, ride horses, drink hot chocolate, go on a hayride, visit with Santa and let your children go erratic on the bouncy houses.
Hammock Landing in Melbourne is the Space Coast’s most modern mall and the place to plenty of conventional retailers. Established at the intersection of I-95 and Palm Bay Road, this shopping complex can join you with new clothes, home decor, makeup, and a variety of restaurants.
Placed right on the Banana River, this mall is a pleasant, comfortable spot to use your time – and money. More than 80 name specialty shops have positions here, from Sephora to Aeropostale and Champs, you’re assured of finding all the items on your schedule. Anchor stores include Macy’s, Dillards, Sears and JCPenney, and Merritt Square, also highlight a 16-screen cinema.
Downtown Melbourne is an attractive stop for handmade gifts, such as soaps and moisturizers. It’s also your best chance if the Christmas wish-list you’re choosing includes antique, quirky, repurposed, vintage, or unusual tastes. Check out the yearly Melbourne Fall Art Festival in early November to get the first start on your vacation shopping. Here, you can get free performances and many crafty vendors.