5 Fun Things to do in Destin FL during the Holidays
The holiday season is upon us! And, if you’re like many people, you’re likely wondering what to do in Destin FL this time of year. While Destin Florida’s weather this time of year is a bit chillier than you might expect (think mid to low 60s), there’s still plenty of fun things to do in Destin FL on and off the beach.
1. Check out a local tree lighting
Nearly every shopping center and a number of other gathering spaces in Destin FL host a tree lighting. Filled with holiday activities from hot chocolate stations to carolers, a tree lighting can be one of the things to do in Destin FL to get you in the holiday spirit.
Our yearly favorites are: The Henderson’s, which features traditional treats like eggnog and Christmas crafts, and Destin Commons, which boasts a holiday parade, festive tunes and a photo booth. Both of which are just moments from Henderson Park Inn.
2. Attend a charity ball
Destin FL is filled with incredibly worthy charities and nonprofits, so to get into the giving spirit, attend a charity ball! Scattered throughout the area, you can generally expect to sip on champagne, enjoy delicious food and have a chance to bid on spectacular silent auction items at these events.
Our favorite is the Christmas Charity Ball that benefits Caring & Sharing, a nonprofit that provides food and financial assistance to local families and individuals in need.
3. See the annual Destin Boat parade
Even with crisp Destin Florida weather, it never gets too cold for a boat parade! Just a short drive from Henderson Park Inn sits Destin’s HarborWalk Village where many of the boats that call the Destin Harbor home line up to display their holiday decorations for all to see. And, the evening ends with a bang as fireworks light up the sky.
4. Dine on delicious food at Beach Walk Café’s Christmas Eve dinner
While there are plenty of fun things to do in Destin FL around Christmas, preparing a meal on Christmas Eve likely isn’t one of them. Spend the holiday with our incredible team at Beach Walk Café in Destin dining on delectable food and enjoying stunning beachfront views. Learn more here.
5. Ring in the New Year with our celebration
Henderson Park Inn celebrates the New Year like no other hotel or bed and breakfast in Destin FL. Our award-winning, in-house restaurant, Beach Walk Café, offers delicious light bites and drinks to guests as we ring in the New Year on our back deck. And, you can start the evening off right with Beach Walk’s special New Year’s menu, which includes a glass of champagne with your meal.
When taking all of these fun things to do in Destin FL around the holidays, you’re going to need a place to rest your head, and there’s no better place to do that than Henderson Park Inn. We’d love to have you stay and celebrate the season with us at our beautiful beachfront Destin boutique hotel. Book your room today.