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Enjoy the classic movie, The Polar Express, on the main events lawn at Baytowne Wharf.

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).

The beauty of the zoo comes to life at night with Zoo Lights 2017. Thousands of Christmas holiday lights will be on display for an evening at the zoo. DATES 2017 Dates TBA TIMES  5:00 pm – 9:00 pm –Last admission is at 8:30 pm.

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

Live Nativity Scene – 2017 dates TBA Everything is FREE! Free Photos, Apple Cider, Hot Chocolate, Christmas Cookies, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo and Bounce House! See the Christmas story come to life as you drive through scenes surrounding the birth of Jesus. Experience live animals including camels, llamas, donkeys and alpacas. Witness the angel making the announcement to the shepherds. See magic traveling from the east. Open Thursday, December 14th – Saturday, December 16th each night from 6 – 9PM. Navarre First Assembly of God 9594 Navarre Parkway Navarre, FL 32566 We are located at the corner of Hwy 98 and Whispering Pines Boulevard.

The annual Live Nativity presented by First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach will be December 15-20 from 6-8:30 pm. This event is FREE and includes real animals including goats, sheep, miniature ponies, and camels. Have your photo taken with Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus!

2017 dates TBA If you really want to experience the true meaning of Christmas, the Cross Creek Hayride hosted by Ropin’ the Truth Ministries will take you through the life of Jesus Christ, starting with his birth, continuing through his crucifixion and into his resurrection. You will experience a series of dramatic scenes by volunteers while you ride through the woods on a hayride. Other activities are on site such as horseback riding, crafts, refreshments, and more! This event is completely free and everyone is invited.