Community, music and arts events of relevance to the Space Coast

Space Coast Lightfest Dec 1 - Jan 1

Dec 28, 2015

Space Coast Light Fest is a popular holiday tradition on Florida's Space Coast! More than 2.7 million twinkling holiday lights will ignite the night sky at Wickham Park in Melbourne November 16 2015 through January 1st, 2015. The “Space Coast Lightfest” is a holiday themed drive-through event transforming Wickham Park into a virtual winter wonderland. This family oriented celebration features shimmering lights and animated displays and draws more than 15,000 vehicles annually.

Come party with us on New Year’s Eve! A fun way to ring in the New Year! Rock the night away as Classic Albums Live awes us with some of most iconic music ever written, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones Greatest Hits! Classic Albums Live has become a favorite of King Center fans as their roster of A-list musicians perform the world’s greatest albums, note for note, cut for cut, exactly as you remember hearing them. The concert will kick off at 10 p.m., and will pause for a traditional countdown to midnight.

Two notes is all it takes to recognize the voice of Michael McDonald. Distinctive and soulful, it is one of the most yearningly emotive instruments of our time. To this, add formidable songwriting and keyboard skills, and you have an artist who has been a singular musical presence for four decades. From ‘70s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as What A Fool Believes and solo hits like I Keep Forgettin through two highly-acclaimed Motown albums, genre-busting guest spots and innovative concept shows, McDonald is both timeless and ever-evolving.

King Center for the Performing Arts

They’re back! The Omaha Community Playhouse, via its professional touring wing, the Nebraska Theatre Caravan, is returning with their unique version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This Victorian version of Christmas magic is presented with a full array of traditional Christmas carols interwoven with the well-known story. Each carol was chosen for the dramatic atmosphere it contributes to the total evening.

The Space Coast Symphony Holiday for Everyone concludes with a FREE finale event outside the Carmike Theater.  A candlelight procession of carolers will join the orchestra on stage to Wish You a Merry Christmas, in a concert extravaganza featuring dozens of musicians, singers, ballet dancers and of course, Santa Claus himself.