Experience the holiday season like never before at some of these memory-making events throughout Destin. Looking for something to do with the family? Rock around the Christmas tree with outdoor holiday concerts or catch a boat parade down at the Destin Harbor and fireworks that will light up the sky.
The Destin Harbor
Don’t miss the 31st Annual Holiday on the Destin Harbor Boat parade this Sunday, December 10 and experience the holiday magic! This popular Christmas event in Destin brings the Harbor alive with hundreds of twinkling holiday lights and a variety of other festive activities. HarborWalk Village pulls all the stops with a Visit with Santa from 12-4PM, the boat parade at 6 PM and the topping on the Christmas cake are the festive fireworks and fire spinners that follow.
Come see Destin Commons transformed into a Winter Beach Wonderland. See the most spectacular 50 foot Christmas tree on Main Street that will light up your holiday spirit. Then head over and Enjoy the magic of Christmas at Bass Pro Shops with Santa’s Wonderland! FREE crafts, FREE activities, and a FREE photo with Santa every day through December 24. Keep in mind that you will need A Bass Pass to see Santa and there is a limited amount available in the store each day. When they’re out of Bass Passes, that means Santa is booked for the rest of the day. Get Scheduled: basspro.com/santa
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Join The Village of Baytowne Wharf this holiday season with activities for the whole family; some free, some for a fee. Come enjoy ‘Twelve Nights of Lights’ every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, through the month of December. Join in the Holiday celebration with concerts December 6, 13 & 20 at 6 PM and visit with Santa. For those visitors who miss the cold and ice, come on down and dust off those ice skates and get into the winter spirit with a seasonal ice rink.
Each year Grand Boulevard celebrates the season of giving with the Festival of Trees held annually. In Grand Park, the uniquely decorated Christmas trees from twelve local, non-profits are showcased. The trees are displayed and remain in the park through Christmas for the public to enjoy and learn more about the missions of these organizations. And every Friday and Saturday thru December 23, 5-8PM enjoy free horse-drawn carriage rides, faux snow in the center square by all the Festival of Trees.
Come experience the sights and sounds of the Destin Harbor Boardwalk, where the city of Destin started. Known as a premier family destination, voted Best Beaches in the South 14 straight years, made the Top 10 “Most Popular Beaches in the United States and also boasts amazing fishing opportunities in what’s called the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.” Come explore and you’ll find everything you need here for the ultimate Destin vacation or getaway. Experience the Destin Harbor ‘s infinite opportunities and events and make your time here an unforgettable one!