Christmas Events on 30A

The More, the Merrier on 30A and in Destin

Posted on 11/25/2022

If you're like us, we cannot believe the holiday season is already here! Known for beautiful beaches and warm sunshine, South Walton's 30A is also an amazing place to be year-round. If you haven't visited in the winter months, you absolutely should. The Emerald Coast offers many not-to-be-missed events in December. Here are a few to enjoy this Christmastime!


All Decked Out

Cafe Thirty-A Christmas Charity Ball

Cafe Thirty-A Christmas Charity Ball

Swap those flip flops for heels as Café Thirty-A in Seagrove Beach hosts its annual Christmas Charity Ball on Friday, December 2nd, from 6- 10 pm. This festive black tie optional dinner event will benefit Caring and Sharing of South Walton. Don't miss the fun silent auction, which includes a vacation voucher for your next vacation with Ocean Reef! Tickets are $125 per person, and be sure to buy them well in advance as this event always sells out!


Let It Show

Every Christmas Story Ever Told Seaside, FL

The REP Every Christmas Story Ever Told

The REP Theatre in Seaside returns for its 12th year to delight and entertain with their hit "Every Christmas Story Ever Told." Enjoy those beloved tales from Dickens to Seuss in front of the Seaside Post Office. Showtimes are: 4 pm on November 26th, 11 am on December 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. And 2:00 pm on December 20-23rd. Great for all ages, free, and open to the public.


Holiday Cheer

Destin Christmas Parade

Destin Christmas Parade

This year marks the 38th annual Destin Christmas Parade. Starting at 10 am on Saturday, December 10th, floats will travel westbound down Highway 98. Enjoy the family fun and festivity to get into the spirit of the season with this long-held Destin tradition.


Christmas in Destin

This comprehensive guide will help you make the most out of your Destin Christmas. It highlights the Christmas activities, events, shopping, and lodging available in Destin, 30A, and all along the Emerald Coast. Get ready for a holiday you won't forget!


Grins Not Grinch

Photos with Santa in Seaside

Photos with Santa in Seaside

Here's some jolly fun! Bring your littles to Seaside to get their photo taken with Santa in front of the Lyceum Christmas Tree. Free and open to the public, visit between December 16th and 22nd, every afternoon from 4-6 pm.


Light Up

Baytowne Wharf 12 Nights of Lights

This December, The Village of Baytowne Wharfgets in the spirit of the season every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. The 12 Nights of Light will feature three incredible light shows at 6 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm. Bring the whole family to enjoy magical holiday decor and a beautiful night on the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort.


Have A Grand Time

Grand Boulevard Festival of Trees

Grand Boulevard Festival of Trees

Come stroll through Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach, soak in the sights, and be wowed by the uniquely decorated trees of 12 local non-profits. The trees will be displayed in Grand Park through Christmas. Make a whole night of it and check out A Charlie Brown Christmas by the Emerald Coast Theatre Company, located upstairs at Grand Boulevard.


Christmas Vacation at Build-A-Bear in Destin

Every year Build-A-Bear chooses the release of a limited-edition special. This year the idiotic, iconic character of Cousin Eddie from the hilariously funny "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" has been selected.


Breakfast Buddies

Breakfast with Santa Destin

HarborWalk Village Breakfast with Santa

Treat your littles to a very special morning at Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village in Destin: breakfast with Santa! Choose December 11th, 17th, 18th, or 19th from 8 am to 12 pm in the Grande Ballroom. Your whole family will enjoy a whimsical buffet, including Grinch's Fruit Kabob Station, Cindy Lou Who's breakfast, Whoville Bakery, and Max's Donut Station. Reservations are required, so call ahead to book your spot at the table.


30A Christmas Guests

Tis the Season for celebrating, and we'd love to see you and yours! Be sure to browse our 30A vacation rentals or call us at (800) 782-8736 for more information.

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