This holiday season, the Village of Palmetto Bay is launching a fun and festive “Holiday by the Bay” event at the picturesque Ludovici Park — the success of which depends greatly on community support and involvement.
The free event for residents from 4 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 18 includes local food and craft vendors, holiday musical concerts, fun rides for kids, and other family activities, including a “Dear Santa” letter-writing campaign.
Local sponsors and vendors are encouraged to register early to guarantee participation in the event, and to ensure this year’s first annual effort is a great success.
“Our mission is to provide the community with the highest level of quality programming,” said Fanny Carmona, director of Parks and Recreation. “We look forward to offering this wonderful seasonal event together, year after year, through the steadfast support of the local business community.”
The event promises to recreate the North Pole right here in the South, said Mary Fernandez, program and event coordinator. “Santa Claus and his helpers plan this early visit to Palmetto Bay on this one day, so don’t miss this opportunity to partner with the Village of Palmetto Bay to help spread some holiday cheer.”
Families will have a chance to make their own holiday ornaments, write to Santa, shop around at the Holiday Bazaar, and climb aboard one of the many thrilling rides – all on the grounds of Ludovici Park, 17641 Old Cutler Rd.
Given the anticipated popularity of Holiday by the Bay, local businesses are encouraged to partner with the village through various sponsorship and contribution opportunities. At the $5,000 level, “Presenting Sponsors” will be acknowledged through public announcements at the event; company name and logo inclusion on the village website, e-newsletter, Facebook, and Twitter; branding and giveaway opportunities at the event, as well as mention in the media.
For sponsorship level details and vendor registration, contact Mary Fernandez at 305-721-0033 or via email at events @palmettobay-fl.gov.