Emerald Coast

Holiday Events

This page lists Holiday events for families in the Okaloosa County, Walton County and Bay County, Florida, Florida area.
Kids Okaloosa County, Walton County and Bay County, Florida: Holiday Events - Fun 4 Emerald Coast Kids

This will be an outdoor event for the entire family with a visit from Santa Claus. There will be en ...

Hours: 6pm
Stahlman Ave, Destin, FL, 32541
11/15 - 12/24 Pensacola Winterfest

The moment you enter Plaza Wonderland on Palafox Place, the snow begins to fall. A cup of hot chocol ...

Multiple dates
11/16- 12/24 Bass Pro Santa Wonderland


Daily beginning Nov 16-Christmas Eve
Hours: varies by day
Legendary Drive, Destin, FL, 32541
11/23 - 12/21 Santa's Workshop at Belles and Whistles Southern Market

Every Saturday and Sunday from Thanksgiving to Christmas bring your kiddos ages 4-12 to do some shop ...

Saturdays from Thanksgiving to Christmas
Hours: 10-6
102 Eglin Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL
11/23 - 12/24 Santa at the Santa Rosa Mall

Santa is ready for photos with YOU! Santa will arrive at the Santa Rosa Mall main entrance on Saturd ...

Hours: varies, see above
300 Mary Esther Blvd, Mary Esther, FL
11/26 - 12/25 Festival of Trees at Grand Bouelvard

Festival of Trees held annually in Grand Park, showcases uniquely decorated Christmas trees from twe ...

Starts Nov 26, 2019
Grand Blvd, Sandestin, FL, 32550
11/29 - 12/22 Destin Commons: Jolly Jubilee

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Jolly Jubilee is an enjoyable series of holiday happen ...

Several dates, see above schedule
Legendary Dr, Destin, FL, 32541

DAY TRIP****Choo Choo! Hop aboard the Dame Ann and experience an unforgettable ride! The Arctic Expr ...

Nov 29-Dec 24
13670 Smiley St, Silverhill, AL
11/29 - 12/27 Sowell's North Pole Christmas Light Display

We will be open November 29- December 27th. We are open every single night between November 29-Decem ...

November 29- December 27th
Hours: 5:00-9:00
7650 Sowell Rd, Milton, FL
11/30 - 12/21 FREE photos with Santa and Crafts at Grand Boulevard

EVERY SATURDAY | NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 21 2:00PM-4:00PM Join us in Grand Park, at the Festival ...

Saturdays 2-4 Nov 30 - Dec 21
Grand Blvd, FL
11/30 - 12/24 Pier Park Santa Experience

**Times vary, see schedule** It's time for pictures with Santa!

Nov 30-Dec 24
Hours: varies, see event page
Pier Park, Panama City Beach, FL
11/30 - 12/25 Santa and Dolphins Display Behind the Back Porch Destin (photo op)

Behind the Back Porch in Destin is a wooden display of Santa and his sleigh, driven by his trusty do ...

1740 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, FL, 32541
12/01 - 12/29 Christmas at OWA

OWA is the place to be this Christmas season. Tired of running around trying to shop, get that photo ...

Weekends in December
1501 South OWA Blvd., Foley, AL
12/04 - 12/18 Baytowne Holiday Concert Series and Visits with Santa

Get in the winter spirit with us and listen to some of your favorite holiday classics. Every Wednesd ...

Wednesdays in December
Hours: 6-8
Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin, FL
12/04 - 12/21 12 Nights of Lights at Baytowne

This December enjoy a festive light show every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday leading up to Christm ...

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Nights in December
Hours: 6, 7, and 8pm
Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin, FL
12/06 - 12/27 Salty Christmas in St. Andrews

Spend your December Friday evenings soaking up the salty hometown spirit of Historic St Andrews. Eve ...

Fridays in December
12/06 - 12/29 Christmas in Candyland: Day Trip

Your winter wonderland adventure is waiting for you! Make lasting holiday memories, create beautiful ...

Weekends in December, see website for times
12/06 - 12/29 Seaside Holiday Market

The Seaside Holiday Market will be in the Seaside Lyceum. The market features photo ops with Santa ...

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays Dec 6-29
Hours: varies, see schedule
12/06 -12/07 The Grunch

Rudy Grunch hates the theater and will stop at nothing to ruin the show for the whole school! Join u ...

Dec 6,7
Niceville High, Niceville, FL
12/07 A Downtown Holiday In Fort Walton Beach

Mark your calendars: The Downtown FWB Organization and City of Fort Walton Beach are excited to pres ...

Dec 7
Hours: 12-7
139 Brooks St SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL
12/07 Brunch with Santa

We are pleased to announce our first annual Brunch with Santa! The event will take place on Saturday ...

Dec 7
Hours: 10:30-1
Food for Thought, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32409
12/07 City of Freeport Parade and Tree Lighting

Parade begins at 4:40, tree lighting at City Hall after the parade.

Hours: 4:40
12/07 Crestview Christmas Parade

5:30-8 Come down to our Historic Downtown Crestview to enjoy our Annual Christmas Parade. THEME: TO ...

12/07 JOY of Giving

This free event, presented by the Early Learning Coalition of the Emerald Coast, will feature family ...

Dec 7
Hours: 9-11
1130 N. Eglin Parkway, Shalimar, FL
12/07 The Joy of Giving FREE event

This free event, presented by the Early Learning Coalition of the Emerald Coast, will feature family ...

Dec 7
Hours: 9-11
1130 N. Eglin Parkway, Shalimar, FL
12/07, 08, 14, 15 Visit with Santa at Harborwalk Village

Celebrate the Holidays on the Harbor with free kid's crafts, a Letters to Santa station and a visit ...

12/07, 08, 14, 15
Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL, 32541
12/08 - 12/22 Star Wars Christmas at Shoreline Church

Join us for Star Wars Christmas as we follow the hero’s journey and discover the force of hope that ...

Dec 8, 15, 22
Hours: varies, see FB event
140 Palmetto Street, Destin, FL, 32541
12/08 Nutcracker Performance at Harborwalk Village

Enjoy a special performance of the Nutcracker by the Ballet Conservatory and Destin School of Music ...

Dec 8
Hours: 5-6:30
Harborwalk, Destin
12/08 South Walton Elf Ride


Hours: 1pm
Van Ness Butler Regional Beach Access parking lot in Watercolor

Join us for this free event at Capt. Anderson’s Marina, December 11-14, as we walk through ancient B ...

Dec 11-14
FREE (donations)
5550 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City, FL
12/12 - 12/14 FREE Drive Through Live Nativity

See the Christmas story come to life as you drive through scenes surrounding the birth of Jesus. Exp ...

Dec 12-14
Hours: 6-9
9594 Navarre Parkway, Navarre, FL
12/12 - 12/22 Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberly

Adapted for stage by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon This holiday tale is a charming celebrati ...

Dec 12,13,14,15,19,20,21,22
Grand Blvd, Sandestin, FL, 32550
12/12 -12/23 Every Christmas Story Ever Told with Seaside REP

December 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, & 23 at 7:30 pm December 15, 20, 21, 22, and 23 at 2 pm ...

Multiple Dates and locations, see link
Multiple Locations
12/13 - 12/14 Birth to Resurrection Hayride

Dec 13 & 14, 6-11. Free "Country Christmas" event with hayride, games, refreshments, live music & mo ...

Dec 13 & 14, 6-11pm
8210 Jordan Rd., Baker, FL
12/13 Baytowne On Ice Skating Extravaganza

Baytowne on Ice is hosting its fourth annual Ice Skating Extravaganza! The event will feature two pe ...

Dec 13
Hours: 6-9
Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin, FL, 32550
12/13 FREE Play Date at Culver's with Fun 4 Emerald Coast Kids

FREE event! Bring your little one(s) to Culver's Destin for a play date! Fun 4 Emerald Coast Kids wi ...

Dec 13
Hours: 10am
12540 Hwy 98, Destin
12/13 Holiday Pops at Mattie Kelly

Maestro Christopher Confessore leads the NFSO’s annual Holiday Pops concert featuring the Northwest ...

Nov 29, 30, Dec 1
Hours: varies by day
Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville, FL
12/13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22 Christmas Train in the Park in Bristol

“CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK-2019 —AFTER THE HURRICANE” will be open for Six (6) nights – December 13, 14, ...

Multiple Dates: December 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22
$10, 2 and under free.
10561 NW Theo Jacobs Way, Bristol, FL
12/14 and 12/21 Pecan Jack's "Santa Days"

December 14 and 21. Third Annual Santa Days! Santa will be at Pecan Jacks! Plan to stop by and sampl ...

December 14 and 21
4368 West County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459
12/14 DeFuniak Springs Christmas Parade

The DeFuniak Springs Annual Christmas Parade sponsored by the DFS Woman's Club will soon be here! Fo ...

Dec 14
Hours: 1pm
Circle Dr, DeFuniak Springs, FL
12/14 Destin Christmas Parade

The City of Destin’s Annual Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019.

Dec 14, 2019
Main St. to Stahlman, Destin, FL, 32541
12/14 Living Nativity

Take your own spiritual "journey to Bethlehem" during this annual interactive presentation, performe ...

Hours: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
8115 Fourth Street, Laurel Hill, FL
12/14 Living Nativity

Take your own spiritual "journey to Bethlehem" during this annual interactive presentation, performe ...

Hours: 5:30-8
Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, 8115 Fourth Street, Laurel Hill
12/14 Pier Park Christmas Jeep Parade

This is a yearly event for BAJA so share our Jeep Life and Family Fellowship! The parade is prop ...

Dec 14
Hours: 5pm
Pier Park, Panama City Beach, FL
12/14 Slicing all the Way

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Southside Slice!

Dec 14
Southside Slice, Rosemary Beach, FL
12/14 Yule of Yesteryear at Heritage Museum

The "most wonderful time of the year" is just around the corner, and we're excited for our annual Yu ...

Dec 14
Hours: 10-4
​115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso, FL
12/14, 15, 21, 22 Christmas ZOObilee at Gulf Breeze Zoo

December 14, 15, 21 & 22. Hours: 9:00-4:00pm Join us for an all new daytime Christmas event! Thi ...

December 14, 15, 21 & 22.
Hours: 9-4
Gulf Breeze Zoo, Gulf Breeze, FL
12/15 Breakfast with Santa at the Pearl

Join us for a kid-friendly breakfast buffet in Havana Beach, featuring the one and only Santa Claus! ...

Hours: 8-11
The Pearl Hotel, Rosemary Beach, FL, 32405