Late autumn is one of the best times of the year to relax on the Emerald Coast! In chronological order, here is your lineup events happening around Destin this November. If you’re ready for mild weather, foodie festivals and incredible Black Friday (…we mean, Emerald Friday) shopping deals – make your plans to visit the Emerald Coast today. Don’t forget to share your Destin experience via #PelicanBeachDestin on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Baytowne on Ice

When: October 28, 2017 through February 3, 2018

Where: Apex Skating Pavilion at The Village of Baytowne Wharf

Cost: $14 for 1.5 hours of skating time (includes skate rental)

Celebrate the season on the Emerald Coast with one of Destin’s most enchanting winter traditions: ice-skating at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. (Details)


Blues, Brews And BBQ

When: November 4, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where: HarborWalk Village

Tasting Wristband: $25 in advance $30 day of event $25 Military $50 VIP Under 21: $15 in advance $20 day of event

Hot BBQ, Cold Brews and Live Entertainment! Area restaurants will again compete in a spirited and fun BBQ competition. They will offer samples of creative BBQ styles (not necessarily the traditional pork, beef, or ribs!) and signature coastal food. Prizes will be awared to the top winners in each category, including "Best Traditional BBQ," "Best Seafood BBQ," and "Best Original BBQ" Details



The Nutcracker

When: November 17 – 19, 2017

Where: The Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center

Cost: Box office prices for adults are $38 each and $18 for children 12 & under.

Based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice,” NFB produces the only full-length production with professional dancers of the classic holiday ballet in the area.

In its 38th year, The Nutcracker is set in a small German town in 1835 to the music of Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky with choreography by celebrated Artistic Director Todd Eric Allen. All public performances will feature live music performed by the Northwest Florida Ballet Symphony Orchestra led by David Ott.

Performances of The Nutcracker will feature the international ballet stars Joseph Michael Gatti and Andrea Harvey in the principal roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Prince. Several other international guest artists, the NFB Company and over 100 local children round out the cast. The 2017-2018 production of The Nutcracker is presented by VIE Magazine.


Black Friday Shopping

When: November 24, 2017

Where: Destin Commons & Silver Sands Premium Outlets

After your holiday meal, take advantage of the Resorts of Pelican Beach's convenient location to multiple shopping locations for "Black Friday" shopping. A shopper's paradise - Destin is home to incredible shopping such as Silver Sands Premium Outlets and Destin Commons.



Santa's Arrival at HarborWalk Village

When: November 25, 2017from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Where: HarborWalk Village

Price: Free

Santa makes his grand entrance to the Destin Harbor at our Holiday season kick-off! Kids will enjoy free activities and can visit with Santa Claus! The event is free and open to the public. This day and evening is sure to get you into the holiday spirit! Details



Choose your view this November and stay at the Resorts of Pelican Beach in Destin, Florida. Make your reservation with confidence and take advantage of our great specials and rest assured you will always receive the best rate with Pelican Beach Management, Inc. View our Winter Season Special Offers or call (888) 735-4226 to speak with one of our vacation planners.

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