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Christmas on the Coast 2020

While this year has been anything but normal, we’re not going to miss the opportunity to celebrate the holidays along the Emerald Coast. For those considering a holiday getaway to the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Florida, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the opportunities to celebrate while staying safe. Here are our top festive holiday events for 2020:

Jolly Jubilee 2020 at Destin Commons

A series of holiday happenings will take place at Destin Commons now through Christmas. With a 50' Christmas tree as an anchor, the premier holiday atmosphere has 10 large reindeer topiary shrubs, multiple Christmas trees, Christmas carolers, and live performances through Dec. 20. Times are 5-7 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Visits with Santa at HarborWalk Village

Every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 20 enjoy visits with St. Nick from 1-4 p.m. at HarborWalk Village. Receive a free 4×6 photo and $1 will be donated to Panhandle Animal Welfare Society for each letter written to Santa during the holiday season.

Christmas Reflections in DeFuniak Springs

More than 10 million LED lights will be illuminated each evening  through Dec. 31 in Chipley Park in DeFuniak Springs and reflect off beautiful Lake DeFuniak. Entrance remains at the DeFuniak Springs Library, 3 Circle Drive, and opens nightly from 5-9 p.m  Tickets are $3/person. Children 6 and under are free. Season passes available at the gate for $35.

Winter Wonderland at the Village of Baytowne Wharf

The Village of Baytowne Wharf's Event Plaza is turning into a Winter Wonderland full of real snow from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 19. Slide down the ice slide, make snow angels, and enjoy a day of frosty fun for the whole family.

12 Nights of Light at The Village of Baytowne Wharf, 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in December: A festive outdoor light show will set the holiday scene three nights each week in December.  

Wednesday Night Concert Series - Holiday Edition + Visits with Santa at The Village of Baytowne Wharf: 6- 8 p.m. Get in the winter spirit with the Village of Baytowne Wharf and listen to some of your favorite holiday classics. Enjoy the holiday edition of the Wednesday Night Concert Series every Wednesday in the first three weeks of December. Each concert will feature a festive choreographed light show and visits with Santa. Event is free to attend and held in the open air.

Coastal White Christmas at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin

On Friday and Saturday nights5 p.m.-7 p.m., Coastal White Christmas brings tens of thousands of beautiful white lights and festive decor throughout Grand Boulevard's Town Center. Take in their stunning traditional 30-foot Christmas tree, perfect for picture taking, day or night. The expansive lighting brings a festive and magical spirit to the Boulevard. Friday and Saturday nights, enjoy Christmas carolers as they stroll about, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

 Ready to book your holiday escape to the coast? View our collection of South Walton and Destin vacation rentals online or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652.

See you @ the beach!


Published on Monday, December 14, 2020