Top 4 Christmas Events in Destin FL
Beautiful Destin, Florida is an ideal vacation spot all year round, but the Christmas season is an extra special time to visit the Emerald Coast! If you want to get into the holiday spirit, be sure to check out these amazing Christmas events in Destin FL when you stay at the Henderson Park Inn:
1. Destin Christmas Tree Lighting
Popular with locals and visitors alike, the annual Destin Christmas Tree Lighting is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Destin Community Center. Refreshments will be served after the lighting of the tree, and those in attendance can expect great entertainment from Destin’s best dancers, musical groups, and choruses. While this outdoor event is free to everyone, a donation of canned goods or toys would be appreciated. All donations go towards helping needy families during the holiday season. The Destin Community Center is located at 101 Stahlman Avenue, Destin, FL.
The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation has scheduled its annual Sounds of the Season Christmas Concert for Friday, Dec. 4, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Village Baptist Church. The doors open at 6 p.m., and everyone is welcome to come enjoy all of their favorite Christmas songs performed by some amazing soloists and groups. In lieu of admission, guests should donate an unwrapped toy that will go to a needy child this Christmas. The Village Baptist Church is located at 101 Matthew Boulevard, Destin, FL.
3. Destin Christmas Parade
The Destin Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing on until noon. The parade has a different theme each year, and this year the theme will be, “A Storybook Christmas.” The locals have been busy coming up with excellent ideas for their parade entries, and a great many creative floats are expected to take part in this year’s festivities. The fun will begin at the Downtown Destin Shopping Center, and the parade will continue west to Harbor Boulevard and onto Nightown on Stahlman Avenue. Spectators will want to find a place to stand on the north side of Harbor Boulevard for the best view. Once you witness this excellent parade for yourself, you’ll see why it’s one of the most beloved Christmas events in Destin FL!
4. Destin Harbor Boat Parade
Boating is a very popular activity in Destin, and area boat owners are always anxious to show off their ships. They’ll get their chance at the annual Destin Harbor Boat Parade on Sunday, Dec. 13! Live music and other holiday events will take place from noon to 4 p.m. at the HarborWalk Village, and the actual boat parade will begin at 6 p.m. Expect to see boats decorated with gorgeous lights put on a lovely show as they sail around Destin Harbor. The HarborWalk Village is located at 10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL.
Couples looking to enjoy the seasonal activities are invited to come stay with us at the Henderson Park Inn. Our romantic, adults-only beachfront hotel is the perfect spot to spend some quality time together, and you’ll be close to all of these wonderful Christmas events in Destin FL. Visit our Destin Hotel Amenities page to learn about everything the Henderson Park Inn has to offer!