A Destin Holiday!


Here’s a few of our favorite area holiday events sure to bring joy and comfort this season!

Jolly Jubilee 2021 is happening now through Sun., Dec. 19. Join Destin Commons for a series of holiday happenings, including Christmas carolers and live performances, now through Christmas with the 50’ Christmas tree as a back-drop, Visit destincommons.com or Facebook for dates and times.

Make a free reservation online to see Santa at Bass Pro Shop’s Santa Wonderland now – Dec. 24. Visit basspro.com/santa to reserve your spot. There’s also free games, crafts and a free professional photo with Santa. Destin Commons, 1-800-BASSPRO.

The Festival of Trees at Grand Boulevard at Sandestin runs through Christmas Day. Get photos with Elf On The Shelf in Grand Park at the Festival of Trees display every Sat. through Dec. 18 from 2-4 p.m.

Emerald Coast Theatre Company presents Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play on the mainstage from Dec. 9 – 19: Thurs. – Sat. at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m.; Sun. Dec. 19 at 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. Tickets: emeraldcoasttheatre.org.

Join Sinfonia’s Holiday Pops Fri., Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. at Village Church of Destin for a festive holiday concert featuring singer/actor of the stage and screen Nicholas Rodriguez. Tickets $29.50 – $55.00 at sinfoniagulfcoast.org.

2021 Destin City Christmas Parade is Sat., Dec. 11, 10 a.m. The 37th annual “Jingle Bell Rock” Christmas Parade will begin at the Downtown Destin Shopping Center near Old Time Pottery and travel west down Harbor Blvd. (Hwy. 98) to Stahlman Ave. Watch from the north side of U.S. 98.

You can visit Santa at The Village of Baytowne Wharf during the Tuba Christmas event on Sat., Dec. 11 and Wednesday nights through Dec. 15 in the Village. See page 7 or visit baytownewharf.com for additional Baytowne Wharf December events.

HarborWalk Village 2021 Holiday Events:
Visits with Santa – weekends until Dec. 19
Olde Holiday Market – Sat. Dec. 11, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 12, Noon-8 p.m.
Destin Boat Parade – Dec. 12, 6-6:30 p.m.
Sounds of the Season – Dec. 18
Breakfast with Santa – Dec. 11, 12, 18, 19 – 8 a.m.-noon

The Holiday on the Harbor Lighted Boat Parade is Sun., Dec. 12, 6 p.m.
The 35th Annual Destin Boat Parade at the Destin Harbor will be followed by a Fireworks Finale and Fire Spinning! The parade can be viewed from docks, businesses and restaurants from Grand Harbor Condominiums to HarborWalk Village. Register your boat at the Destin History & Fishing Museum, 108 Stahlman Ave. (850) 837-6611.

Mingle and Jingle, Thursday, Dec. 16 at Sunset Bay Cafe from 6-9 p.m. Music, Heavy Hors D’oeuvres, Champagne Toast, Cash Bar, Silent Auction and more await you. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/…/mingle-jingle-holiday…

Wreaths Across America ceremony, where wreaths are placed at every veteran’s grave in the Destin Memorial cemetery, will be held Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. If you have a veteran you’d like to have recognized, contact Commander Zieglar at (850) 837-3818 or corlene_z@yahoo.com.

Ring in the New Year on the Destin Harbor at HarborWalk Village! Enjoy an early performance by Flash Flood at 7 p.m. on the main stage and an 8 p.m. fireworks show! Then Atlanta’s hottest party band, the A-Town A-List, hits the stage at 9 p.m. performing covers of all your favorite songs. The night will end with midnight fireworks and Ball Drop!

The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s New Year’s celebration—Baytowne Countdown, happens Fri., Dec. 31, 6 p.m.-1 a.m.—Fireworks at 8 p.m. & midnight. From 6-8 p.m.—face painting, kids’ activities and LIVE music 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. 21 & over after 10 p.m.