We love the small-town atmosphere of a beach community parade with the official lighting of a remarkable town on Florida's Emerald Coast. These holiday traditions have the perfect makings to kick off the holiday season in beautiful Seaside. Seaside holiday events kick off this coming weekend with the Nutcracker Ballet on Saturday Nov. 18 at 5pm in the Seaside Amphitheater. Festivities and holiday events continue through November and December in the heart of South Walton... Come out for holiday shopping, catch a show at the Seaside REP Theatre, have lunch on the porch or cocktails on the rootfop. Browse the sparkling holiday lights throughout the entire beach town. HOLIDAYS IN SEASIDE: November and December 2017 Saturday, Nov. 18 Nutcracker Ballet 5pm Seaside Amphitheater The Nutcracker performance has become a beautiful holiday tradition in the town of Seaside in South Walton, Fla. The one-time performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker in Seaside is scheduled for Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. and will feature Acts I & II. The Seaside Amphitheater performance is free and open to the public. Bring low back chairs and blankets and enjoy the show! Tuesday, Nov. 21 Seaside Holiday Farmers Market Seaside Farmers Market is holding a special Holiday Market the Tuesday before Thanksgiving on Nov. 21 from 9am til 1pm in the Seaside Amphitheater. The weekly market continues year round on Saturdays from 9am til 1pm (winter hours). Friday, Nov. 24 Central Square Cinema: ELF 7pm Seaside Amphitheater Enjoy the start of the holiday weekend with a special Central Square Cinema holiday movie under the stars in the Seaside Amphitheater Friday night at 7pm. Bring the whole family out for the hilarious holiday classic Elf starring Will Ferrell. Remember your favorite blankets and chairs for a relaxing evening after the busiest shopping day of the year. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Saturday, Nov. 25 Every Christmas Story Ever Told 4pm special outdoor performance in the Seaside Amphitheatre Three actors, in what starts out as a pared-down version of the Dickens classic, stage a mutiny and, in an effort to breathe new life into an old tradition, attempt to tell “Every Christmas Story Ever Told” in the space of 50 minutes. Nothing is spared in this rollicking tour de farce! The story of the stingy and sour Ebenezer Scrooge is there too, but it seems the actors have overlooked “It’s a Wonderful Life,” so Scrooge morphs into Jimmy Stewart combining two of the greatest Christmas stories ever told.Free outdoor performance by Seaside Repertory Theatre. South Walton Holiday Parade 4pm along Scenic Hwy 30A Seagrove Beach to Seaside Grab your spot along Scenic Hwy 30A for the Annual South Walton Holiday Parade, Nov. 25 at 4 p.m. Residents and visitors share in the glory as participants march or ride 1.5 miles down Scenic Highway 30A from Seagrove Plaza decked in their Christmas best on festive holiday floats. The parade ends in Seaside as visitors welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus to town. Registration for parade participants is required; please visit www.seasidefl.com. Seaside Turn on the Town 5:30pm Seaside Amphitheater The celebration continues with Turn on the Town at the conclusion of the parade as Santa and Mrs. Claus take the stage in the Seaside Amphitheater. Santa, master of ceremonies for the evening, will invite all of the kids to join him in front of the stage for a sing-a-long before magically brightening up the town. Then, the countdown begins in unison to “Turn on the Town” and exactly on cue, the magnificent 24-foot tree lights up. All of downtown Seaside is illuminated with bright, holiday lights! Following the lighting, bring your camera for photos with the jolly man from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 Fully Committed 7:30pm Seaside Repertory Theatre The Seaside REP Theatre presents Fully Committed featuring Kevin Boyle starting November 30th! Only 6 shows so get your tickets now! Thursday through Fridays, Nov 30 through Dec 9. More info and tickets are available online: http://lovetherep.com/fully-committed/ Saturday, Dec.16 Holiday Pops Concert (Pensacola Symphony Orchestra) 5:30pm Seaside Amphitheater Come out with your friends and family out to the Seaside Amphitheater on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 5:30pm for a holiday POPS concert by Pensacola Symphony Orchestra. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy every minute of the holiday scene at the beach. Dec. Performances at Seaside REP Theatre Every Christmas Story Ever Told... And Then Some Seaside Repertory Theatre Back for its 8th year of production, the Seaside REP Theatre presents their smash-hit holiday comedy “Every Christmas Story Ever Told…And Then Some”. The panhandle’s premier professional theater reimagines the script every year, providing fresh jokes and spectacle each holiday season, making “Every Christmas Story” a show locals and visitors come back to year after year. Tickets $25 - purchase online at LoveTheREP.com or at the door. Performances of Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!) Tickets: $25 Adults, $10 Kids Under 12 7:30PM on December 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 2:00PM on December 16, 17, 23, 24 (Sat & Sun) Saturday, Dec. 31 Countdown Seaside (New Year's Eve Celebration) 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Seaside Amphitheater Countdown Seaside - A New Year's Celebration provides family fun for locals and visitors in South Walton, Florida. The perfect family friendly way to usher in 2018, featuring music, children’s activities, street performers and fireworks on Dec 31st from 7:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. This unforgettable night is made possible by the Merchants of Seaside, so make time to stop in and enjoy the town shops and restaurants! Bring a blanket or chairs to the amphitheater in the square and enjoy an exciting night under the stars in Seaside. MORE INFO to come regarding entertainment and activities for Countdown Seaside. SoWal.com/EVENTS calendar for holiday events, arts, culture, festivals, music and community happenings coming to South Walton this month and through December. We are working on 2018 Events calendar so check in often.