It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in the Sunshine State with all the ho-ho holiday events popping up. If you're looking for that seasonal cheer & Christmas light displays in Jacksonville Beach, this spectacular set up will be free to the public.
Considered one of the best light displays in North Florida, the Deck the Chairs event will take over Latham Plaza & The Seawalk Pavillion in downtown Jacksonville Beach.
The free, six-week event features over 40 decorated lifeguard chairs featuring tinsel, lights, & holiday & beachy-themed art creations. They'll also have the musical deck the chairs tree, as well as a packed lineup of weekend holiday programs & events.
Many of the chairs & light sculptures have been made interactive with frames & spaces for you to stand in or near for a sparkly illuminated backdrop to your photos.
This year they've partnered up with environmental advocate Beaches Go Green again to feature a massive Octopus Garden display to raise awareness about the dangers of consuming single-use plastics, especially when it comes to our oceans.
A giant octopus will be made using a material made from single-use plastic bottles; its four tentacles will be lined with more than 15,000 single-use plastic bottles as well, standing 20 feet tall by 30 feet deep, stretching 15 feet in width. In total, it will span 100 feet in all directions.
A sneak peek of the construction process was posted to their website.
The Octopus Garden will also showcase its own spectacular light show, educational display, & family-friendly weekend activities.
Deck the Chairs will kick off its opening weekend this weekend starting on November 23rd, running through Jan. 1st. Go once for the sprawling display or show up every weekend to check out each new set of activities and events for a season full of holiday fun.
Something about the holiday lights makes for a super romantic date night too. If you're looking to sweep your bae off their feet this holiday season, check out these dreamy date night spots in Jacksonville or make them feel like they're in a Hallmark movie with these romantic spots in Orlando & Miami.
An overview of the Deck the Chairs event is below.
Deck The Chairs
Price: Free to attend — any money you decide to spend will be on vendors.
When: Every night from Nov. 23, 2019 – Jan. 1, 2020
Where: Latham Plaza & Seawalk Pavilion in Downtown Jacksonville Beach
Why You Need To Go: Tons of lifeguard chairs decked out in lights, as well as other interactive Christmas light art creations on display until January.