Tuesday, November 20, 2012

December Events and Activities in Franklin County

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Holiday Events This Month
Holiday events are bountiful this month throughout Franklin County. Here is a glimpse at some of the holiday happenings. A complete calendar of events is available at  www.SaltyFlorida.com
 Dec. 1 - Apalachicola -Features handmade, fresh products, locally-made baked goods and natural creations.
Dec. 7 - St. George Island - Annual island holiday event features “Jingle Jog,” music and refreshments; Santa arrives on a fire truck and island palm trees are ceremoniously lit for the season.
Dec. 8 - Carrabelle - Beautifully decorated boats line the harbor.You can put your boat in the parade and join in the fun! Great family event!
 Dec. 14 - Eastpoint- Old-fashioned social with food, music and Santa!
Dec. 9 - Apalachicola - The Ilse Newell Concert Series presents Christmas Then and Now. Concert begins at 4 p.m.

Apalachicola Maritime Museum Hosts Archaeology Lecture
Dec. 8 - Adventures in Apalachicola Valley Archaeology Dr. Nancy White will chronicle 12,000 years of human habitation in this region --  from native fishers, hunters, and farmers of different time periods through the first Old World intruders and early American traders and settlers. Dr. White, archaeology professor at the University of South Florida, has studied the Apalachicola-Lower Chattahoochee valley region of northwest Florida/south Georgia/south Alabama. $5 donation. The presentation will be followed by a reception. 103 Water Street, Apalachicola. 850-653-2500.

Give The Gift of Getaway!
 Now is the perfect time to book a last minute holiday getaway or to reserve your Spring 2013 vacation. Below are accommodations offering specials this season. A complete list of Franklin County lodging providers is available by clicking here. 
Collins Vacation Rentals - Book 4 Nights and Get the 5th Night FREE!
Resort Vacation Properties  Get a Free Night OR Take Up To 15% Off. Get an extra night free or take 10% off the advertised rate when you stay the minimum nights through January 6, 2013. 
Coombs House Inn- 20% discount on all rooms through the end of the year.  
Gibson Inn - Stay with us one night, enjoy dinner in our dining room and we will give you the next night absolutely FREE! What a wonderful way to take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle!
Promotion runs through Dec. 23, 2012. Call 850-653-2191 and mention promo code “Our Gift” to receive this special promotion.

Pickett’s Landing Rentals -Save up to 50% when you book a stay of 2 nights or more with Pickett’s Landing Rentals in Carrabelle.
Sea Crest Real Estate - 1 Bedroom, 2 bath condo offering 2-3 night stay Monday through Thursday, get 1 night FREE. 
St. James Bay Golf Resort - "Play All Day" - $50 per person for guests staying in the Residence Condominiums.
Old Carrabelle Hotel- For 2-night(+) Hotel stays thru Feb 28, 2013, booked in advance, deduct $10 per night from the regular cool-weather rate! --OR-- stay 2 nights at summer rate, get the 3rd free!


Count Birds For Christmas
When the eggnog is gone, come outside and join your neighbors for Franklin County's 19th Annual Apalachicola Christmas Bird Count (CBC). This fun and informative activity is hosted annually across the country and offers visitors and residents an opportunity to spend a day in nature and help the National Audubon Society monitor the country's avian population.  The Apalachicola CBC is scheduled for Friday, December 28.

Areas included in the Apalachicola count include St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge,  Little St. George Island, and the Apalachicola Bay. The Apalachicola bird count usually turns up nearly 140 different types of birds from hawks to herons to sparrows.
Audubon and other organizations use data collected in this longest-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations - and to help guide conservation action. For more information on how to register, visit the National Audubon website.

Cape St. George Lighthouse
Offers Full Moon Climbs 
The St. George Lighthouse will host a special climb during the full moon on Fri., Dec. 28. Admission price includes light hors d'oeuvres and a sparkling cider toast to the  Full Moon. Click here for details. 

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