Holiday Magic All Season Long! Baytowne Countdown Ushers in 2022!


Twinkling lights, skating on ice, magical tunes and streets filled with sparkle, tinsel, holly and jolly beckon your inner child to “believe” in the magic of the holidays all over again. Kids know it and we know it, too! The wonder of Santa and the holiday season jingles in our hearts and in the joyful Village of Baytowne Wharf!

Wednesday Night Holiday Concerts Holiday Edition + Visits with Santa usher you into the holiday spirit! Listen to some of your favorite holiday classics from 6-8 p.m. during the holiday edition of Baytowne Wharf’s Wednesday Night Concert Series. Each concert features a festive choreographed light show and fun, memorable visits with Santa. No cost to attend!

December 8 | 6pm: Gateway Singers of Gateway Academy | 6:30pm: Fort Walton Beach High School
December 15 | Matt McCarty Band

Lighting up the holiday nights are 12 Nights of Lights! Enjoy a festive, choreographed light show every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in December leading up to Christmas on the Events Plaza Lawn! This sparkling event will also be featured during the special holiday edition of the Wednesday Night Concert Series. No cost to attend, watch three dazzling shows on The Village tree at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m.

Don’t miss Elf Movie and Skate Night Friday, Dec. 10th at 6 p.m. at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. FREE to attend, Elf hats will be given to the first 50 skaters at Baytowne On Ice starting at 4 p.m. Then join for a special showing of Elf the movie at 6pm on a LED HD Video Wall in the Events Plaza.

Becoming one of Baytowne’s traditions, a Tuba Christmas, Sat., Dec. 11th from 5-7 p.m. will have you smiling. FREE to attend, enjoy some of your favorite holiday classics and visits with Santa!

After a full season of holiday magic, ring in the New Year at Baytowne Countdown—The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s end-of-the- year celebration! It’s an evening to remember with two breathtaking fireworks displays at 8 p.m. and midnight. Enjoy fun for kids and kids at heart with face painting, kids’ activities and LIVE music on the Baytowne LIVE stage. Finish off the family friendly evening with our first fireworks display at 8pm. The fun doesn’t stop there! Dance the night away with LIVE music from I Love This Band from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. featured on the Events Plaza Stage! With sets that range from the classics to rock and everything in between, I Love This Band will take you on a virtual ride through time and a stroll down memory lane that will leave you feeling nostalgic and craving for more. End the night with a spectacular midnight fireworks show. There is no better place to ring in 2022!
*21 and over after 10 p.m. 20 and under must be accompanied by a legal guardian after 10 p.m.

Baytowne on Ice continues as a favorite holiday tradition! The Ice rink is open through February 6. Hours vary daily. $13 for 90-minute skate; $3 skate rentals. Rent the rink for private functions. Call 850-428-2736 or visit

All holiday events are NO COST to attend!