Destin gets into the holiday spirit with snow & ice! For those who visit this holiday season and miss the cold and ice, the ice skating rink at The Village of Baytowne Wharf is the perfect opportunity to get into the winter spirit. The seasonal ice skating rink has become a local holiday favorite. For $10 guests can skate for an hour and a half. Skate rental is available for $2. The first hour of each day is reserved for “kids skate” for youths 12 and under. The Ice Rink is available for private functions. For more information visit www.sandestin.com/events.
Festival Of Trees
November 20, 2012 at 5pm-Dec 25, 2012 at 9pm Christmas tree decorating contest with more than a dozen trees festively and wonderfully decorated for the Holiday Season. Area non-profits compete for prizes such as “Best of Show” and “People’s Choice Awards.” The free kick off takes place on Tuesday, November 20th at 5pm when the trees light up with the sounds of Christmas cheer in the background. The public is invited to this event. Photos with Santa Claus every Saturday from 2pm-4pm. Photos will be provided while you wait and you may use your own camera. Call for more information: 850-337-3099
On December 9th at 1:30pm the “Elves” will ride again at the 5th Annual South Walton Elf Ride! Seaside Post Office is where the ride will start, then we will proceed to the Watercolor Fire Station where the party will be including pizza, drinks, snacks, Santa, best decorated bike contest, and face-painting. Don’t forget to bring a gift to benefit the South Walton Fire District Angel Tree! If you’d like more information about this event please call (850) 502-0017.
Dec 31, 2012 at 7pm Spend the end of 2012 with your closest friends and neighbors. Live music, Street Performers, and an explosive fireworks show to welcome 2013! Seaside sets the tone for an amazing New Year!
Santa Rosa Beach
Shortly before Christmas, Wesley House at Eden Gardens State Park is open to the public for free tours to show off its Holiday finery throughout, provided by The Friends of Eden. All the windows bear boughs of holly and wreaths, each of the rooms is decorated for the season, most with gorgeous trees alight with hundreds of tiny bulbs, and outside the walks are lined with candlelit luminaria. Ladies and gentlemen in period dress are “at home” in the house to guide you through each room. A grand testimonial to the loving labor of The Friends. Come and help us decorate.