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Holidays in Destin

If escaping the snow and frigid weather sounds especially enticing, come on down and spend the holidays in Destin! Fall in Destin means less traffic, peaceful beaches, and an awe-aspiring scenic sunset. Stroll the streets of Destin and take in all the holiday decor and sparkling lights. It will undoubtedly fill the hearts of your family with the spirit of Christmas and the holiday season. Holiday festivities are in full swing during Thanksgiving week and through December. Check out some of our favorite events happening during this fun and festive time! 


Visit a Pumpkin Patch 

You will have no problem finding a pumpkin patch or two to get your holiday season started! Handpick all the perfect or funky pumpkins you need for festive fall decorating and holiday baking. Pick a patch in Niceville, Freeport, Ft. Walton Beach, or 30A; your pumpkin needs are sure to be met! 


Spectacular Black Friday Shopping 

With all the shopping Destin has to offer, it's the perfect place to be for your Black Friday shopping. Grab some family after your Thanksgiving meal and run… don't walk… to your favorite stores!


Baytowne on Ice  

Baytowne's Ice Skating Pavilion is a 40ft x 60ft rink enclosed in a massive tent at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Join this winter wonderland experience on ice; grab your loved one or the whole gang and enjoy!

Beach Bonfire 

A beach bonfire on a chilly night with a warm cup of eggnog and a handful of your favorite people is a Calgon moment you won't forget! There are several bonfire services to choose from that can help you skip the mess and enjoy the rest!

12 Nights of Light at Baytowne Wharf 

Beginning Wednesday, December 2, 2020 

Come check out a festive light show at The Village of Baytowne every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday leading up to Christmas! Watch dazzling shows on the Village tree at 6 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm. 


Destin Christmas Parade  

December 12, 2020 

Gather street side and get ready for a parade celebration of sparkling lights and holiday cheer! Destin's Christmas Parade features music, candy, fun, and a visit from Santa Clause! 

Check out the Parade Map here. 

New Year's Eve 

On the Harbor and Baytowne Wharf 

Welcome in the new year and bid adieu to the old and miserable 2020! Head down to the Harbor or The Village of Baytowne Wharf to take in an extravagant display of fireworks! 


Noon Year's Eve at Lulu's  

Can't stay awake until midnight? Join Lulu's kid-friendly event starting at 10 am on New Year's Eve. There will be a sandcastle building contest, arts & crafts, inflatables, face painting, live music, and more family-friendly activities. Then a countdown to 12 Noon with kid-safe fireworks and a huge Beach Ball Drop!