Destin Commons & Bass Pro Shops welcome Santa to light the Holiday Tree! Come out for holiday projects and character photo opportunities and live entertainment with Sinfonia and festive carolers. Then sit back and marvel at a holiday parade with Santa down Main Street as he arrives to light 50 feet of the most spectacular holiday tree on the Emerald Coast with a fireworks finale to kick off the Season! Free photos with Santa at Bass Pro Shops (select dates and times starting in November).
This is one Christmas activity you don’t want to miss. Each year, the residents of Northgate Estates in Fort Walton Beach come together for an amazing display of luminaries and Christmas lights. Hundreds of houses within this neighborhood display massive Christmas decorations. The sense of community is incredible as you see many residents of the neighborhood celebrating the event with outdoor block parties surrounding a toasty, warm fire pit while waiving to the thousands of onlookers. As you slowly drive through the subdivision, you’ll see dancing lights on houses, religious displays, Santa Claus, and other Christmas characters. This will become a new favorite tradition to get you into the Christmas spirit. Check out the video below for a preview of what you will see (video from 2016). Northgate Estates Luminaries & Christmas Lights
It’s an end-of-the-year family-friendly celebration at Baytowne Wharf from 6PM-8PM with face painting, kids activities, live music, and a fireworks display at 8PM. Adult celebrations will continue through 1AM.
HarborWalk Village will host a New Year’s Eve Street Party to wind down 2017 and welcome 2018. Party the night away with thousands of people and enjoy a live concert, great dining, drinks, dancing, and more. The 9th Annual Ball Drop over the harbor will be back again this year. Fireworks shows will be a 8:00 PM AND Midnight. More information to be posted closer to the date.