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December 2019

 

Destin Christmas Tree Lighting
December 5, 2019

The 33rd annual Christmas Tree Lighting, hosted by the City of Destin, will be held at the Destin Community Center on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 6pm. This will be an outdoor event for the entire family with a visit from Santa Claus. There will be entertainment from local choruses, musical groups, etc. with refreshments being served after the lighting of the tree. Donations of canned food will be collected for families in need.

 

Visit with Santa
December 7, 2019

Celebrate the Holidays on the Harbor with free kid’s crafts, a Letters to Santa station and a visit with St. Nick every Saturday & Sunday through December 22nd! All of Santa’s guests will receive a special treat and a FREE 4×6 photo by SB Photos Biz. Throughout the month of December, the North Pole Post is open at HarborWalk Village. Drop your letter to Santa in our special mailbox located near the Main Stage. For every letter received, we will donate $1 to Children in Crisis.

 

Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl
December 7, 2019

Calling the good, the bad and the ugly! Play a game of drink specials bingo to win raffle prizes as you eat, drink and be merry along the Harbor. End the evening with an Ugly Sweater contest at Coyote Ugly Saloon- Destin! Sponsored by Miller Lite.

 

Nutcracker Performance
December 8, 2019

Enjoy a special performance of the Nutcracker by the Ballet Conservatory and Destin School of Music and Dance at HarborWalk Village!

 

Destin Christmas Parade
December 14, 2019

The City of Destin’s 35th annual Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 10am. This year’s theme is “Santa’s Workshop”. The floats will start at Downtown Destin Shopping Center (Old Time Pottery) and travel west down Harbor Blvd. (Hwy 98) to Stahlman Avenue. Please stand on the north side of Harbor Blvd. to watch the floats.

 

Visit with Santa
December 14, 2019

Celebrate the Holidays on the Harbor with free kid’s crafts, a Letters to Santa station and a visit with St.Nick every Saturday & Sunday through December 22nd! All of Santa’s guests will receive a special treat and a FREE 4×6 photo by SB Photos Biz. Throughout the month of December, the North Pole Post is open at HarborWalk Village. Drop your letter to Santa in our special mailbox located near the Main Stage. For every letter received, we will donate $1 to Children in Crisis, Inc. Florida

 

33rd Annual Destin Boat Parade
December 15, 2019

Enjoy a Sunday of holiday fun! Don’t miss Visits with Santa and a performance of The Nutcracker by the Ballet Conservatory of the Destin School of Music & Dance prior to the parade. The 33rd Annual Destin Boat Parade will light up the Harbor on Sunday, December 8th starting at 6:00pm. The celebration begins at Boshamps where boats festively decorated with holiday lights and décor line-up and begin drifting along the Harbor past AJs and HarborWalk Village toward the Destin Bridge and Norriego Point. Margaritaville and Harry T’s offer the perfect spot for parade viewing. The evening ends with a bang as fireworks light up the sky!

 

Visit with Santa
December 21, 2019

Celebrate the Holidays on the Harbor with free kid’s crafts, a Letters to Santa station and a visit with St.Nick every Saturday & Sunday through December 22nd! All of Santa’s guests will receive a special treat and a FREE 4×6 photo by SB Photos Biz. Throughout the month of December, the North Pole Post is open at HarborWalk Village. Drop your letter to Santa in our special mailbox located near the Main Stage. For every letter received, we will donate $1 to Children in Crisis, Inc. Florida

 

Holiday Movie Night
December 21, 2019

Enjoy dinner at your favorite HarborWalk Village restaurant and then join us to watch Elf under the stars!

 

Celebrate Chanukah
December 22, 2019

Join HarborWalk in a special Menorah lighting featuring traditional foods, crafts, live music and more!

 

New Year’s Eve | 5 Parties on the Harbor
December 31, 2019

Ring in the New Year with 5 Parties on the Harbor! Ball Drop Countdown Fireworks at 8:00pm and MIDNIGHT.

 

On the Mainstage performing: 7:00pm: Flash Flood, 9:30pm: Davin McCoy, and 10:00pm the Resolutions. Restaurants events for the night: Harry T’s Lighthouse // Karaoke the Night Away, Coyote Ugly Saloon- Destin // Party Like It’s 1999, Jackacuda’s Seafood & Sushi // Neon & Retro DJ Dance Party, and Margaritaville, Destin // Masquerade Party.

 

 

January 2020

 

30A Songwriters Festival
Jan 17 – 20, 2020

With more than 200 artists performing at over 25 different venues, the 30A Songwriters Festival is not to be missed! Check out this year’s artists and tickets here: https://30asongwritersfestival.com/

 

 

March 2020

 

2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Festival
March 8, 2020

Thought macaroni and cheese was just for kids? Think again! Join us at the 2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Festival benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast. This family-friendly event will feature gourmet, chef-inspired twists on the South’s favorite comfort food. Local restaurants will compete for the best mac in town. Be there to sample everything for yourself and cast your vote! Samples will be for sale at Destin Commons starting at noon the day of the event. For more information, please visit https://emeraldcoastbgc.org/mac-cheese-festival/