Celebrating the Holidays in Destin
Will you be in Destin this Holiday Season? If so, check out this list of events inclusive to all ages. Whether you are here to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or New Year’s Eve, there’s fun for all!

Solaris Yacht Lunch & Dinner Buffet Cruises
November 28, 2019: Celebrate this year’s Thanksgiving on the water! Forget the hassle of preparing and cooking this year and leave it to the chefs on Solaris yacht. This year, the Solaris is offering a buffet-style menu including flavorful carved meats, fresh vegetables, exquisite sides, and of course, the Chef’s desserts. They have openings for both lunch (12-2:30 pm) and dinner (6-8:30 pm) so be sure to reserve your seat now!
Black Friday Shopping in Destin
Get a head start on Christmas shopping this year! Destin Commons, Silver Sands Outlet, and Bass Pro Shops are just a few select options for this year’s Black Friday.

Destin is a magical place to celebrate Christmas. Experience everything from tree lightings to parades. Have your very own ‘white’ Christmas without the snow!

12 Nights of Lights
A festive way to celebrate your Christmas spirit is to come to Baytowne Wharf Village. Every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday in December, there will be a light show along with some of your favorite holiday songs! Come with family or friends to have a joyful night.
Santa’s Arrival & Tree Lighting
November 22, 2019: Santa will be coming to town at Destin Commons. Bring your kids for free face painting and festive photo booths. Watch Santa light the Holiday tree and end the night with a firework finale!
Christmas Parade
December 2, 2019: What better way to get in the holiday spirit than to attend the annual Christmas Parade in Fort Walton! Bring along family or friends for festive music, floats, candy, and more.

Grand Menorah Lighting
December 6, 2019: Located at HarborWalk Village, join the community for live music, delicious food, and of course, menorahs for everyone! Free Admission.

New Year’s Eve
Street Party at HarborWalk Village
Start the new year with a night of live music, tasty food, two firework shows, and ultimately, a ball drop over the Destin Harbor!
Baytowne Countdown
This New Year’s Eve, there is fun for all ages with kid’s activities, face painting, live music until 1 am, and two firework displays; the recipe for a night to remember!