Who would expect that one of our favorite places to knock out holiday shopping wouldn't have snow or pine trees?
Give Rudolph's nose a rest from the snow blanketing other parts of the country and head south this winter – to the Space Coast, for some beach-infused holiday shopping.
Make a new (warm!) tradition to visit the Space Coast when the temps drop, and go on a shopping adventure at one of the Space Coast's best vintage shops, Cottage Rose, where you can browse holiday decor and truly one-of-a-kind gifts for even the pickiest mom on your list. Or find a quirky and fun stocking stuffer at Cape Canaveral's SuperVillian Comics.
The shopping malls and downtown districts throughout the Space Coast go all out this time of year, too. One of our favorites is Cocoa Village, which organizes an annual holiday bazaar, packed with local arts and crafts. In downtown Eau Gallie, don't miss the annual Christmas tree lighting, in between browsing the unique shops in the area.
Wondering where to bring your kids to get their picture with Santa Claus? The festive Merritt Square Mall has been known to attract the jolly ol' man, so add that to your shopping to-do list.
Here are the Space Coast's top 10 holiday shopping hotspots.