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
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
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.
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.
Grins Not Grinch
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.