The annual Space Coast Light Festival in Palm Bay, a beloved Christmas light event in Brevard County, will not take place this year. The cancellation, announced by the festival organizers, was attributed to circumstances beyond their control. A statement on the festival’s website expressed a commitment to reviving the event, known for its enchanting display of lights, when possible.
This popular drive-through event was renowned for its dazzling array of thousands of lights and animated displays, including an impressive 200-foot light tunnel. It also featured hayrides, and various vendors. The festival is managed by the same team responsible for the Brevard Renaissance Fair and the Space Coast Pirate and Seafood Festival.
Because of new restrictions by Brevard County on event frequency and length restrictions, The Renaissance Fair itself will have to find a new location after their next event. That fair has also historically been held at Wickham Park.
Peter Moolhuizen, the CEO of the organizing group, cited logistical challenges as a significant factor in the decision. The group faced difficulties managing multiple events across different locations in Florida. The Space Coast Light Festival was initially hosted at Melbourne’s Wickham Park but was moved to Fred Poppe Park in Palm Bay last year after Melbourne city officials decided against hosting it.