The Sunshine State may not become a winter wonderland during the holiday season, but one Florida resort is making sure you can eat, drink and be merry from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve with a lineup of events that’s sure to spark the holiday spirit in everyone — even the grinch! From a delectable Thanksgiving dinner and brunch with Surfin’ Santa to holiday parades and a Roaring 20s New Year’s celebration, Capt. Hiram’s Resort in Sebastian, Fla., will transport you to a holiday state of mind. So leave your worries behind and come celebrate the season during your stay at Capt. Hiram’s Resort with these nine holiday festivities.
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Thanksgiving Dinner at Blackfin’s Riverfront Grill
If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving getaway, escape to Capt. Hiram’s Resort instead of your in-laws for Turkey Day. Let the chefs at Capt. Hiram’s do the cooking this year and reserve a seat for Thanksgiving dinner at Blackfin’s Riverfront Grill. This waterfront restaurant is known for its fresh seafood, locally sourced ingredients and delicious island-style favorites, but for this celebration Blackfin’s is serving up a mouthwatering menu of holiday classics and flavorful fare to please your palate this Thanksgiving. Choose from entrees like herb-roasted turkey with sage infused turkey gravy, complemented with homestyle green bean casserole, garlic mashed potatoes, Southern cornbread stuffing and fresh cranberry citrus relish. Those who prefer pork can delight in the apple fennel stuffed pork loin with roasted root vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes and braised apples with brown sugar. Don’t forget to save room for a slice of pumpkin, pecan or key lime pie.
Thanksgiving Buffet in the Tiffany Room
Sure, Thanksgiving is about being thankful for all your blessings — but it’s also about the food. If you’re among those who prefer to pile your plate high and try everything on the menu, then book a reservation for the Thanksgiving buffet in the Tiffany Room at Capt. Hiram’s Resort. You can take in beautiful views of the Indian River Lagoon from this 2,800-square-foot dining room as you prepare to gobble ‘til you wobble at this Thanksgiving feast. Main dishes include apple fennel stuffed pork loin, herb roasted turkey with sage infused gravy, or carved-to-order honey baked ham with bourbon glaze. Choose from sides like Southern cornbread stuffing, butternut squash soup, sweet potato souffle with maple pecan crumble and homestyle green bean casserole. Finish with a sweet treat like pumpkin pie or triple chocolate cake — or both, because calories don’t count during the holidays. Reservations are required for this festive feast and two buffet times are available — 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Football After the Feast
Thanksgiving simply isn’t complete without watching a little bit of football, and Capt. Hiram’s Resort makes it easy to enjoy the big game after the feast. The Sand Bar at Capt. Hiram’s is the ultimate game day destination with dozens of TVs, surround sound, drink specials and more. If you get a little hungry during the game, check out the NFL menu featuring two for $12 appetizers, select $2 and $3 pints, $4 Fireball shooters and $5 Bloody Marys. It’s the perfect way to relax after Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy a tradition of football and food that’s been around for more than 100 years.
City of Sebastian Annual Christmas Parade
If you plan a getaway to Capt. Hiram’s Resort earlier in the holiday season, be sure to take in some of the local festivities, like the city of Sebastian’s annual Christmas Parade on Dec. 7. This cheerful holiday parade begins on Main Street and travels south on Indian River Drive to Riverview Park, delivering Santa to his beautifully decorated house. The city Christmas Tree will be lit and children can visit Santa and share their holiday wishes with him. Capt. Hiram’s Resort will get in on the fun too with its own parade float. Local holiday festivities is a great way to help usher in this magical season.
Holiday Magic at the Resort
Make your stay at Capt. Hiram’s Resort more magical this Christmas with a variety of holiday cheer to enchant both kids and kids at heart. The resort will have decked its halls from top to bottom with all things jolly to immerse you in the season’s greetings. Capt. Hiram’s is an official North Pole Post Office, where children can send their letters to Santa. Meanwhile, adults can indulge in the spirit of Christmas with a holiday cocktail or two, like the White Christmas Mojito, Holly Jolly Mule or a Rudolph-Tini. Give a gift that’s twice as nice this season and earn a 20 percent bonus card with every gift card purchase of $50 or more.
Brunch with Santa Claus
Bring the kids to brunch on Dec. 22 to talk with Surfin’ Santa just a few days before Christmas. Jolly Old St. Nick will make his way from table to table to talk with his biggest fans as families delight in a delicious breakfast at Blackfin’s Riverfront Grill. Choose from mouthwatering favorites like French toast, fresh flavors from the roasted garden omelet or savory dishes like shrimp and grits. Adults can add a Bloody Mary or mimosa to keep their holiday spirits up. Be sure to stop by the Ramp Lounge for a photo opportunity with Surfin’ Santa. This great brunch is $14.99 for adults and $7.99 for children under 12 years old.
Christmas Dinner at Blackfin’s Riverfront Grill
Have a holly, jolly Christmas without lifting a finger this season and enjoy Christmas dinner at Blackfin’s Riverfront Grill. It’s the perfect way to end such a joyful holiday. This five-course meal starts with a succulent shrimp and crab bisque, followed by a seasonal salad of fresh mixed greens, dried cranberries, goat cheese, pecans and mandarin oranges. For a shareable course, everyone can devour the savory sausage stuffed mushrooms baked in garlic and butter — yum! For your main course, choose from slow roast prime rib rubbed with garlic and rosemary; grilled bourbon salmon with fresh pineapple salsa; or chicken rollatini stuffed with fresh mozzarella, sundried tomatoes and fresh basil. End your dinner with a sweet treat of triple chocolate cake or carrot cake with cream cheese frosting — remember, calories don’t count on Christmas!
Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve Celebration
Capt. Hiram’s Resort is the perfect place to welcome the New Year in style. With its unique and spacious accommodations that fit both families and groups, paired with plenty of places to eat, drink and play, Capt. Hiram’s is the perfect place to party this season. Ring in the New Year at Capt. Hiram’s Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve Celebration. Dress up in your finest flapper fringe dresses and fedoras and enjoy dinner on the waterfront at Blackfin’s Riverfront Grill followed by dancing and live music at the Sandbar until close. It will be a fabulous night of fun as your countdown to midnight and enjoy a complimentary champagne toast to celebrate the beginning of a new year.
New Year’s Eve Dinner
Cheers to a new year over a five-course dinner at Capt. Hiram’s Resort this New Year’s Eve. Make reservations at Blackfin’s Riverfront Grill for an exceptional night of phenomenal fare as you indulge your senses one last time before your New Year’s resolutions begin. Start your meal off with a tomato basil bisque with a garlic oil drizzle, followed by a fresh spinach salad. Share a plate of beer battered oysters to tempt your tastebuds before the main course. Choose from entrees like the surf and turf, which pairs an herb crusted filet mignon with a grilled petite lobster tail; boursin chicken with fresh spinach and sundried tomatoes; parmesan crusted grouper; or savory cheese ravioli sauteed with shrimp in a sherry cream sauce and served with a slice of fresh garlic bread. For your last course, satisfy your sweet tooth with warm apple crumb pie or delight in the coffee and chocolate sensation of java chip ice cream.