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2017 Holiday Events List
The Christmas season is here on the Emerald Coast and it will be quickly followed by several New Year’s Eve celebrations. Christmas events and activities can be found in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, and 30A as well as in Navarre, Niceville, and Crestview.
There are so many fun holiday events around the Emerald Coast it can be overwhelming to choose where to go. Below we have a list of exciting Christmas holiday events in the area. As dates and times for new events become available this post will be updated so keep checking back!
Santa’s Arrival at Destin Commons – Annual tree lighting at Destin Commons, photo opps with Santa, fireworks, and more!
When: November 26, 2017 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Where: Destin Commons
Sparking Wine & Holiday Lights – Christmas music, light show, and annual tree lighting.
When: November 18, 2017 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Baytowne Wharf
Zoo Lights 2017 – Enjoy the zoo and animals at night with the added beauty of the Christmas lights!
Where: Gulf Breeze Zoo
Cost: $10 (Members $5)
Fort Walton Beach Christmas Parade 2017 – Huge annual Christmas parade through Fort Walton Beach.
When: December 4, 2017 6:30 pm
Where: Eglin Pkwy from First Street to Kmart
Northgate Estates Luminaries – Drive through the beautifully lit neighborhood, Northgate Estates, which is lit with Christmas lights and luminaries.
When: December 9-10, 2017 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Northgate Estates, Ft. Walton Beach
Destin Harbor Boat Parade – 30th Annual Boat Parade, Santa Claus, Christmas lights, and more!
When: December 10, 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Harborwalk Village, Destin
When: December 14 – December 16, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Navarre First Assembly
Live Nativity in Fort Walton Beach – Hosted each year by First Baptist Church in FWB with live animals and photo opps with Mary, Joseph, & Baby Jesus.
When: December 15 – December 20, 2017 – 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Corner of Shell and 2nd St., Fort Walton Beach
When: December 31, 2017 – 6:00 pm – MIDNIGHT
Where: Baytowne Wharf, Miramar Beach
When: December 31, 2017 – 8:00 pm – MIDNIGHT
Where: HarborWalk Village, Destin, FL