Spend Christmas Eve with friends, family at Riverview Park

SEBASTIAN — If the thought of sitting at home in front of the TV watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” or “Miracle of 34th Street” has you feeling like the Grinch, spend Christmas Eve at Riverview Park instead.

There will be a model train system set up around the City of Sebastian’s Christmas Tree and Santa’s Florida home will be open for tours and photos, though Santa will be out making his annual deliveries. Members of Coastal Community Church will also be at the park to sing Christmas carols and read “The Christmas Story.”

Sebastian’s Citizen of the Year, Jim “Sunny” Sunnycalb, and his family will be setting up a model “G” train system around the tree, while Pastor Seth Goldsmith will lead park visitors in song.

“We want to be so much more than a place to gather on Sunday mornings. We want to make a difference in our community each day of the week. This is just one way we are sharing God’s unconditional love with our neighbors,” Pastor Goldsmith said.

Christmas Eve in the Park will be held Dec. 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. Caroling and the retelling of the Birth of Jesus will start at 6 p.m.

There will be snacks and warm beverages following the story.

The city will have bleachers set up but visitors might decide to bring their own seating.

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