Christmas Festivities in Destin
Christmas Tree Lighting Drive-Thru
The 34th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will be held Thursday, Dec. 3 at 6:00 p.m., at the Destin Community Center parking lot,101 Stahlman Ave. Cruise through the Christmas light decorations and see the city Christmas tree with lights ablaze. A visit from Santa and goodie bags will be available for all children. Bring one non-perishable food item for admission to benefit Harvest House.
Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl
Drink and be merry with a game of drink specials bingo, live music, and an Ugly Sweater Contest. The fun & games will be held this Saturday, Dec. 5, 6:30-10:00 p.m., at Coyote Ugly. Get your own bingo playing card with a monetary donation to Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) or bring a toy for Emerald Coast Toys for Tots Fill the Boat Drive.
Destin Christmas Parade
The theme for this year’s Destin Christmas parade is “Joy to the World.” It will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. The floats will begin at the Downtown Destin Shopping Center (Old Time Pottery) and travel west down Harbor Boulevard (Hwy. 98) to Stahlman Avenue. Please stand on the north side of Harbor Boulevard to watch the parade.
Harbor Boat Parade
Always a favorite – come see Destin’s fleet all lit up for the holiday season at the Harbor Boat Parade. Santa & Mrs. Clause are expected to make a guest appearance in the boat parade on the Destin harbor, Sunday, Dec. 13. The Harbor will host a variety of activities on Sunday afternoon followed by the harbor parade at 6:00 p.m. The evening will cap off with a special holiday fireworks show over the harbor.
The weather forecast for December is looking just perfect for these outdoor events. If you would like to join in on the festive fun, check with our lodging partner, Southern Vacation Rentals, for weekend or longer availability in Destin, FL.