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Sweet Seasons Corn Maze is open on Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays through November 6, 2017. Attempt the corn maze during the day or on Friday nights if you dare maneuver the maze in the dark. Besides the corn maze, there are so many other activities to enjoy while visiting the farm, including the hayride, corn cannon, and the many kids playground attractions. Of course, if you get hungry, there are food and snacks, too!

Don’t miss the Nightmare on the Old Spanish Trail. This haunted trail in Baker is only a short ride from the Fort Walton Beach and Destin area and well worth the visit. However, prepare yourself for the terror you will find in the woods during your journey through the trail. You never know who or what may be lurking behind the bend or tree. Ticket sales begin 1 hour prior to opening and the last tickets are sold 1 hour prior to closing.

Come enjoy a spooky, family-friendly movie night at the Seaside amphitheater.

Get a jump on Halloween with Halloween Haunt at Destin Commons. Kids & dogs can come dressed in their best costumes for the Costume Contest for ages 0-12 that begins at 6:00 PM. Trick or treating will be from 7:00 – 8:00 PM at various sidewalk stations throughout Destin Commons and at participating stores. Other Halloween activities such as fantasy face painting, creepy crafts, and a photo booth will also be available.

Don’t miss Tricks & Treasures at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island. This event offers an evening of free fun with safe trick or treating. live entertainment, live music, carnival games, a hula hoop contest, and more! Kids eat free with the coupon you receive at the event! Be sure to pick up your treasure map outside Black Pearl and visit each merchant on the map for an X, then drop off your treasure map at The Crab Trap for a special treat! Captain Davy and crew will be entertaining everyone with plenty of pirate shenanigans, music, balloon sculpting, and more at Al’s Beach Club & Burger Bar from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Check out the short video below for a sneak peak of all the fun for what is sure to be a spooktacular night for the whole family at The Boardwalk.

Trick or treat through the village streets of the tranquil Baytowne Wharf. Face painting & Halloween crafts will be provided by Abrakadoodle. Dance on the stage as the DJ playing frighteningly good tunes. There will be fireworks over the Baytowne Lagoon starting at 8pm.  

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