Thursday, October 28, 2021

Christmas in the Glades




Patricia Huff

n the Everglades our annual Christmas Light Parade, sponsored by the School Booster Club, is a great way for the whole community to get together. This year the event is scheduled for Saturday, December 15. Activities begin with food, fun and fellowship at 5:00 PM at McLeod Park on the Circle. Decorated floats with children singing Christmas carols tour the neighborhoods spreading good will to all. The boat parade was held last weekend

On Tuesday, December 18, the Everglades City students will celebrate the holidays with a very special concert at 6:00 PM in the Cafeteria. The following weekend, Saturday, December 21, Mayor Sammy Hamilton will be hosting his annual luncheon for residents followed by Santa Claus’ visit at 3:30 PM at the Community Center, bringing gifts

Tree decorating at City Hall. PHOTOS BY MARYA REPKO

Tree decorating at City Hall. PHOTOS BY MARYA REPKO

to the area children. At 5:30 PM, the whole community joins together at City Hall to decorate the City Christmas Tree. Carols are sung and refreshments served.

If you missed meeting Inez Hudson at her reception at the Museum of the Everglades, her wonderful paintings will still be on exhibit through the month of December. The title is “Everglades – Near and Dear.” The Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

For more information about what’s happening in the Everglades City area, visit

Wishing everyone a very happy holiday season from the Swamp! Come visit us! Lots of things to see and do in the Everglades.

Patricia Huff has lived in Everglades City for the past 18 years and is the Publisher of the local newspaper The Mullet Rapper.

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