'Tis The Season To Enjoy Destin, Florida

A parade of boats lit up by christmas lights cruise along the shore line
Whitney Lee

Fa la la la in love with the holidays on the Emerald Coast! There are so many festive activities for the whole family, so we compiled the perfect list of activities for you and your whole family to find your holiday spirit:

Holiday on the Harbor - The 35th Annual Destin Boat Parade:

Head over to Harborwalk Village on December 12 for the annual Destin Boat Parade! Starting at 6:00 p.m., this is your chance to see beautiful boats all lit up in Christmas lights. The parade will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display. Make this an all-evening long event by grabbing a delicious dinner at East Pass Seafood and Oyster House before or after the parade.

Baytowne On Ice:

Only a 20-minute drive east in Miramar Beach, Baytowne Wharf Village’s annual ice skating rink is open and ready for you to dust off your skills! Open from now until February 6, this makes the perfect day or night activity for the whole family. Start your morning with breakfast at Another Broken Egg Cafe and skate in the afternoon then end your day with dinner at Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House.

City of Destin Christmas Parade:

On Highway 98 beginning at Target and ending at the Emerald Grande, this is the perfect morning activity at 10 a.m. on December 11! Line the road and get ready to see Santa. After the parade, pop over to Donut Hole for a post-parade brunch.

Sinfonia Holiday Concert:

Need a fun, festive activity? Look no further, Sinfonia Gulf Coast is hosting their annual Holiday Pops concert at Village Church only 2 miles east towards Destin Commons! At 7:30 p.m. on December 10, the best holiday concert along the Gulf Coast with Broadway singer and actor Nicholas Rodriguez is perfect for the whole family. Buy your tickets with this link: https://bit.ly/SGCseason16

Olde Holiday Market at Harborwalk Village:

At Harborwalk Village, there will be a festive holiday market with local vendors, art, and goods for sale! On December 11 from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. till December 12 from noon - 8:00 p.m., you can find all the perfect gifts for the whole family. There will also be holiday activities for children. 

The holidays in Destin are a special time of the year, and sure to be an activity for everyone. Check out The Good Life Destin, To Do In Destin, and Get The Coast for many more fantastic activities sure to make your holiday on the Emerald Coast one to remember.

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