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Catch a Wave with Santa Claus

Surfing Santas is an incredibly unique Christmas tradition that takes place at Minutemen Causeway Beach in Cocoa Beach on Christmas Eve. At 8 AM sharp, all kinds of people from all over the country will join together to surf while dressed as Santa Claus or other holiday favorites. Admission to the event is free, and all proceeds gathered from participants in the event go towards local charities. Plus, 2018 will see the second year in a row to feature a costume contest for the most creative takes on holiday outfits like Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, Buddy the Elf, and Frosty the Snowman. The event takes place less than ten minutes down the beach from The International Palms Resort, so it is the perfect way to start your Christmas festivities. With family fun, holiday costumes, and a charitable cause, Surfing Santas is a holiday tradition that you will want to experience.

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Palms Testimonials
Rooms updated, wood floors and no carpet, new furniture, etc ... Mambo's Beachside Restaurant always has something going on and the food is great and weekend entertainment...Rent bikes and beach cabanas terrific! S'mores at the beach firepits is hit with the kids! This is a great place to stay
- k d
“The buffet was delicious”
The buffet was fresh and delicious. The kids loved making their own waffles and they tasted really good. Our server Patty was awesome. This is our second time here in 2 weeks and we will definitely be back here again
- tifphanycpj
“Enjoyed Our Pre-Cruise Loft!!!”
We stayed here before our cruise with as a group of four friends and had a great time!... We really enjoyed the tiki bar -- the rum buckets were great! Live music was also nice on Friday night. There were quite a few family friendly amenities and the property was right next to the beach. Would stay again!
- MichaelGiven18
Fantastic location and accommodations! The staff is amazing ~ extremely professional and accommodating, yet laid back, friendly and fun ~ from housekeeping, servers, maintenance and security staff to top management ~ always adding a personal touch to their professionalism
- Carol M
“Amazing service!”
Let me just say that this is a wonderful hotel! Awesome food and most of all GREAT service. My family and I ate at the breakfast spot every morning with Patty and Wendy as our servers! They are the best! If you ever go, ask for them!!
- patrick w
The kid's pirate pool is closed for repairs, please excuse us while we fix the ship.