The Polar Express
Watch a holiday favorite on the Events Lawn in Baytowne Wharf Village for a free screening of the Polar Express on an HD LED video wall at 6 p.m. on November 26.
The arrival of Santa Claus
The harbor holidays begin with Santa’s Grand Entrance from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on November 27. Enjoy a Rudolph-themed scavenger hunt, holiday activities, and tours with Santa. Customers will receive a free 4×6 photo.
Visits with Santa Claus
From November 27 to December 19, enjoy a letter to Santa’s Station at HarborWalk Village and visit St. Nick from 1 pm to 4 pm. All of Santa’s guests will receive a free 4×6 photo.
Here is Santa Claus
Get into the spirit of winter with Here Comes Santa Claus from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on November 27. Cheer on Santa as he walks over to Baytowne and watch him light the village tree. Enjoy face painting, kids’ crafts, and fireworks.
Enjoy traditional food, music and the great Menorah lighting at 5 p.m. on November 28 at HarborWalk Village. Free entry.
Wednesday Night Concert Series – Holiday Edition
Listen to the holiday classics from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1 with Niceville High School at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Each concert will include a choreographed light show and tours with Santa Claus.
• December 8: Gateway Singers of Gateway Academy at 6 p.m. and | Fort Walton Beach High School at 6:30 p.m.
December 15: Matt McCarty Band
Christmas tree lighting
The City of Destin will be hosting its 35th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on December 2 starting at 6 p.m. at the Destin Community Center, 101 Stahlman Avenue. It will be an outdoor event for the whole family with a visit from Santa and entertainment provided by the Destin Elementary Chorus. Donations of non-perishable food will be collected for families in need. Call 654.5184.
Ugly sweater pub crawl
Eat, drink and have fun with a game of bingo with drink specials, raffle prizes and live music from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on December 3 at Harborwalk Village on the Main Stage. End the night with an ugly sweater contest at Coyote Ugly. Profits will be donated to the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).
Breakfast in Bethlehem
The Destiny United Methodist Church will host breakfast in Bethlehem from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on December 4. Everyone is welcome to the free community event. Donations will be accepted. There will be pancakes, bacon, cookie decorating, face painting, Christmas story reading, crafts and more. Call 368-1430.
Brunch with Santa Claus
Food For Thought Outreach is hosting a Brunch with Santa from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. on December 4 at 132 Market Street in Santa Rosa Beach. All proceeds will go to support work to fight child hunger in Walton and Okaloosa counties. The event includes a special holiday craft space for kids, music, photos with Santa Claus as well as brunch and cocktails for adults. Buy tickets at https://fftfl.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/fftfl/event.jsp?event=23&.
Christmas Open House
The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center will be holding its annual Christmas Open House at Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum on December 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit all of the city’s museums with no entry and enjoy a day of kids’ crafts, old fashioned games and toys, light refreshments, local history, and a tour of the 110-year-old Camp Walton School Museum next year.
Take your four-legged friend to take a photo with Santa from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on December 4 at HarborWalk Village and receive a free 4X6 photo. The Panhandle Animal Welfare Society will be on hand with furry friends looking for a new home. Profits will be donated to PAWS.
Coastal White Christmas Lights
Enjoy thousands of white lights, bringing a festive and inviting spirit to the holiday season until January 2 in downtown Grand Boulevard. Free for the public.
12 nights of light
Enjoy a light show every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until Christmas at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the Events Plaza lawn at Baytowne Wharf.
Sinfonia Holiday Concert
This seasonal concert features singer / actor Nicholas Rodriguez in a holiday favorites performance with the Sinfonia Orchestra on December 10 at Destin Village Church. Tickets range from $ 29.50 to $ 55 per person on SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or 460-8800.
Every Christmas story ever told
Your favorite holiday classics return at 11 a.m., December 10-12 and 17-23 at the Seaside Post Office. Four REP actors, armed with a billion props and costumes, send everything from Charles Dickens and Dr. Seuss to Jimmy Stewart and Chewbacca in this ever-evolving REP favorite.
Destiny Christmas Parade
The 37th Annual “Jingle Bell Rock” Christmas Parade will take place on December 11 at 10 am. The tanks will start at the Downtown Destin Mall and head west on Harbor Boulevard (Hwy 98) to Stahlman Avenue. Spectators are asked to stand on the north side of Harbor Boulevard. To participate in the parade, email [email protected] Each candidate must donate a toy to a local charity. All donations can be dropped off at the Destin Community Center. Call 654-5184.
Enjoy some of your favorite holiday classics with Free Christmas Snorkel and Sightseeing with Santa from 5 to 7 p.m. on December 11 at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
Olde Holiday Market
Two happy days at HarborWalk Village from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on December 11 and from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 12 at a festive market with holiday activities, live music and tours with Santa Claus from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Destiny Boats Parade
The harbor will dance to lights and cheers at the 35th Annual Destin Boat Parade at 6 p.m. on December 12, followed by fireworks and fireworks.
Enjoy ECTC’s Christmas Cabaret on the Boulevard with live musical selections, including classic Christmas songs and carols, at 7:30 p.m. on December 14 and 15 and at 2:30 p.m. on December 18 at 2:30 p.m. in the ECTC performance space, 560 Grand Boulevard in Downtown Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach. Tickets range from $ 20 to $ 30 per person on www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org.
Merry Christmas drive-thru
The Town of Destin will be hosting a Jolly Christmas Drive-Thru on December 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Destin Community Center parking lot, 101 Stahlman Avenue. Navigate through the illuminated Christmas decorations, and a visit from Santa Claus and gift bags will be available for all children. Bring non-perishable food for admission. Donations will go to Harvest House. Call 654-5184.
Santa Claus Camp Christmas
Come visit Santa and Mrs. Christmas at Topsail State Park and enjoy live music, food, bonfire, silent auctions, games and more from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 17 and from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 18. are accepted and all funds go to Topsail State Park.
The sounds of the season
Catch a live performance from the Village Baptist Choir and Emerald Coast Community Band from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on December 18 and 19 at HarborWalk Village.