Stuart Florida Holiday Tree Lighting
While it’s known as ‘Black Friday’ in most of the country, November 25th is the official start of the Christmas Season in Martin County, Florida. The Christmas tree lighting festival occurs every year on Main Street and attracts many local families with its “kid-friendly” appeal. This annual festival is complete with a small quartet singing Christmas carols to the audience and passers by in Downtown Stuart. Special visits from Santa and Mrs Claus, assisted by the Martin County High School Tigerrette cheerleaders as the helper elves, captivated both the young and the young at heart. Adding to the fun was a “live manger” petting zoo, ornament decorating as well as face painting.
And the event isn’t just for the people of Martin County either, a young family from Maine that attended, laughed that “as snow birds we love the weather of Stuart during the holidays, but it’s also a real sense of community that this little town has”. This family of four has been bringing their two children to the tree lighting in Downtown Stuart for the past five years now. And because the Stuart tradition does fall on Black Friday many Downtown restaurants welcome tired shoppers with deals for the whole family adding something to really celebrate about. Truly a unique and charming event the tree lighting in Downtown Stuart certainly brings a wonderful sense of community for our residents, friends, family and visitors, all excited for the beginning of the holiday season.