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South Walton Holiday Events Guide

Updated: Sep 9, 2022

Friday, November 19th

- Destin Commons: Santa’s Arrival & Tree Lighting, 6-8pm

(Holiday Parade welcoming Santa to light the tree, photos with Rudolph & Frosty, Fireworks Finale. *FREE)

Sunday, November 21st

- Seaside: Nutcracker Ballet, 5pm

(Performance by Ballet Pensacola. Bring low chairs/blankets to watch. *FREE)

Friday, November 26th

- Defuniak Springs: Christmas Reflections nightly 5:30-9/9:30pm through New Years Eve

(Over 10 million lights reflect off the round lake in Chipley Park, thousands of hand-made cut-out display decorations, beautiful historic homes decorated, can walk or drive around, $5 per person. *FREE for children under 5 years old)

Saturday, November 27th

1) Watercolor: Old Florida Holiday & Winter Market, 3-9pm

(Watercolor’s Town Square - snow falls, horse drawn carriage rides, smores bonfire, pictures with Santa, tree lighting, live music, vendors selling holiday gifts + food. *FREE to enter)

2) Seaside: Turn on the Town, 4:30-7pm

(Sing with Santa before he turns on all of the Christmas lights in Seaside, then take photos. *FREE)

3) Baytowne Wharf: Here Comes Santa Claus, 6-9pm

(**Baytowne Wednesday Nights Concert Series Holiday Edition & Santa through December 15th - *FREE. Ice Skating with paid tickets through February 6th)

Friday, December 3rd

1) Pier Park: Santa’s Arrival, 11am

(Santa arrives in a red & white 55 Chevy convertible & gets ready for Christmas pictures through Christmas Eve. *FREE)

2) Grand Boulevard: Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, Friday & Saturday evenings through January, 5-8pm

(Holiday Open House, pictures with Santa, Holiday lights. *FREE)

Saturday, December 11th

- Eden Gardens State Park: Luminary Stroll, 5-8pm

(Carolers, live music, cookies & hot beverages. Wesley House not open to the public but can schedule tours on other days. *FREE)

Friday, December 17th

- The Hub: Holiday Cheers, Live Music, Sips & Santa, 6-9pm

(Pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus, wine tastings)

ECTC: Miracle on 34th Street - A Live Musical Radio Play

30A Christmas Tree Tour - Our little family tradition. Driving down one end of Hwy. 30-A to the other, stopping along the way to admire all of the different Christmas trees and decorations in each town!

You can also listen to our Podcast episode talking about all of these events here:


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