Top 3 Things to Do in Destin FL in December
The holiday season is the perfect time to enjoy a romantic escape in Destin, Florida! While the rest of the country is shoveling snow, you can soak up the sun on the beautiful Emerald Coast with your sweetheart. To help you make the most of your vacation, the Henderson Park Inn has put together a guide to three of the best things to do in Destin FL in December:
1. Destin Christmas Tree Lighting
Every year, the city of Destin hosts a fun Christmas tree lighting party that is popular with both visitors and locals alike. This great outdoor event at the Destin Community Center features free holiday themed entertainment from choruses and other musical groups based in the Emerald Coast. In addition to all of the wonderful music, guests can enjoy some delicious refreshments served after the lighting of the tree. For date and time information, visit the Christmas Tree Lighting page on the Destin Chamber of Commerce website.
2. Destin Harbor Boat Parade
The Destin Harbor Boat Parade is one of the most beloved things to do in Destin FL in December. This special holiday event brings dozens of private and charter boats out to Destin Harbor for a competition unlike any other. All of the boats are decked out in beautiful Christmas lights and other seasonal decorations in an attempt to win the favor of an esteemed panel of judges.
The stunning boats in the parade never disappoint, and each year, the displays seem to get more elaborate. In past parades, boats have featured lights that sync up to Christmas music and famous holiday characters like the Grinch and Santa Claus. During one parade, a boat designed to look like Santa’s sleigh was “pulled” by eight paddle boarders dressed as reindeer! We can’t wait to see what sort of creative decorations make an appearance during this year’s parade.
Spectators can watch the parade from the HarborWalk Village. Be sure to stick around after the parade ends to enjoy a beautiful fireworks display over the harbor. For date and time information, visit the Destin Harbor Boat Parade section of the Destin Chamber of Commerce website.
3. Destin New Year’s Eve Street Party
Destin always rings in the New Year in style at its annual Street Party! Hundreds of people come to the HarborWalk Village to dance the night away to fantastic live music. The Street Party features two fireworks shows, one at 8 p.m. and another at midnight, so even visitors who want to turn in early can enjoy a beautiful pyrotechnic display. Follow the link to learn more about the New Year’s Eve Street Party in Destin.
When you stay at the Henderson Park Inn, you will be just a short drive from all of the best things to do in Destin FL in December. Our beachfront bed and breakfast was voted the most romantic hotel in America by both the users of About.com and TripAdvisor.com. To start planning your vacation, learn about all of the amenities at the Henderson Park Inn.