A Florida Christmas

What helps separate a Cove Community from any other manufactured home community or RV resort is that our lifestyle isn’t just something we do, it is who we are.  When you come to a Cove Community, you’re not just coming to be the next resident or guest, you’re coming to be a cherished member of our community that lives life to the fullest.  And when it’s the merriest time of the year, you can bet on Cove throwing the most cheerful celebration possible!

Christmas in the Florida Sunshine

While our northern friends celebrate Christmas with winter snow fall, our friends in Florida soaks up rays of beautiful sunshine and gorgeous weather.  With an average temperature of 75 degrees, there’s no better way to celebrate the winter holidays than outside.  Many of our communities, including The Meadows, Sun Valley, and Oak Harbor bring the joy outdoors with their Christmas Parade.  Guests and residents gather to see their neighbors stroll down the community streets with festively decorated golf carts, while sweet treats are handed out to the crowd.

Another big holiday event that’s sure to help make it the best Christmas by far is our golf tournament at the beautiful Rolling Greens Village.  With a $10 entry fee, participants can compete in the Christmas Schamble event in which teams of four partake in a unique golf competition.  In a Golf Schamble, one player tee’s off and wherever the ball lands is where all four players will begin to play.  Then the three lowest scores on the hole are tabulated and the team with the lowest score in the end is then declared the winner!  Plus, with other competitions like Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin, there are plenty of opportunities for all players to win and with a free lunch and charitable Toy Drive initiative, it’s hard to beat this holiday celebration.

Jolly Celebrations

Movie: White Christmas; Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen

No matter how non-traditional a Florida Christmas celebration may be, there is always room for the festivities that we all know and love.  From sweet treats to jingle-rocking parties, Cove has a Christmas celebration that’s sure to fill your heart with joy.  Residents at Rolling Greens Village will be competing for the title of Master Christmas Baker at their Italian Cookie bake-off, while the residents at Camelot Lakes Village will put their decorating skills to the test during their gingerbread house decorating contest.  And don’t count out Holiday RV Villager on the fun as they throw one awesome Christmas party with the best seasonal hits from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s that’ll be sure to have you Rockin’ round the Christmas Tree all night long.

Season of Giving

While all these wonderful events help bring us closer together, something that truly unites all our communities is the passion they have for giving and helping those in need.  This holiday season, many communities are putting together charity drives to support their local communities.  With multiple Cove destinations like Holiday RV Village, Rolling Greens Village, and Sun Valley partaking in Toy Drives, their efforts will help ensure that no child goes without presents under the tree this year.  In keeping with the same spirit of giving, Sun Valley is also putting together two different food drives, one for seniors in need and one for the community at large, to ensure they touch as many hearts as possible this holiday season.

As you can see, Christmas isn’t just any old holiday at Cove, it is a time for residents and guests alike to come together and celebrate as a true community who care for one another.  So, if you’re looking to get away to warmer weather this holiday season or if you’re looking for a loving community to call home, don’t forget to put a getaway to one of our Florida destinations at the top of your Christmas list.