Holiday Events Across the Emerald Coast

The holidays are in full swing on the Emerald Coast, and there’s plenty to do for everyone. Enjoy the spirit of the season or a night of entertainment. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s something for everyone between now and New Year’s Eve!

Live Nativity Scene in Navarre

Thursday, December 14 through Saturday, December 16

Navarre First Assembly

Head to Navarre for this free family event to witness a live nativity scene sponsored by Navarre First Assembly. The nativity is available for viewing from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

A Rockin’ Holiday

Friday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Destiny Worship Center, Miramar Beach

Mary Wilson of the Supremes will sing favorite holiday tunes along with the songs that made her famous. 

Live Nativity Scene in Fort Walton Beach

December 15 – December 20

Corner of Shell and 2nd Street, Fort Walton Beach

This annual nativity scene is sponsored by First Baptist Church in Fort Walton Beach and features live animals. Photo opportunities with Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus will also be available.

Zoo Lights

December 15 through December 30; 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Gulf Breeze Zoo

Enjoy the zoo and all the Christmas lights at night at Gulf Breeze Zoo’s annual Zoo Lights. Last admission for the evening is 8:30 p.m.

Visit with Santa

Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17

HarborWalk Village

Between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. bring the kids out to see Santa and tell the big guy what they would like for Christmas.

WinterFest 2017

Saturday, December 16

700 Beal Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with intuitive readers, healers, crafts, games, and fun for the whole family. Looking for a unique gift? This is the place. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., south of Wal-Mart, across from PepBoys Auto.

Santa Cause Pub Crawl

Saturday, December 16; 6:00 p.m. – midnight

HarborWalk Village

Wear your tackiest Christmas or holiday sweater or outfit and hit the Village for drink specials. Proceeds will benefit the Junior League of the Emerald Coast toward restocking their clothing closets for children in the community.

Baytowne on Ice

Now through February 3

The Village at Baytowne Wharf

Who says you can’t ice skate in Florida? Hours vary through the month, but bring the whole family for this winter treat. Admission is $14 per person for 90 minutes.

Baytowne Countdown

Sunday, December 31

The Village at Baytowne Wharf

Celebrate the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018 with live music, kid-friendly events, and fireworks. The fun lasts from 6:00 p.m. to midnight.

HarborWalk Village New Year’s Eve Street Party

Sunday, December 31

HarborWalk Village

Ring in the new year in Destin with live music in all the restaurants, two fireworks shows, and the 10th Annual Ball Drop over the Harbor. The fun begins at 8:00 p.m. and lasts until midnight.

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