Come out to The Village of Baytowne Wharf for Tuba Christmas, a wonderful concert with some of your favorite holiday classics on in the Event Plaza on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 5pm til 7pm. It's a beautiful holiday tradition in Sandestin. Admission is free and open to the public.
Playground Music Center presents the annual Tuba Christmas, where more than 30 brass instruments play some of your favorite holiday classics.
2017 is the 44th anniversary for TUBACHRISTMAS concerts/events which are presented throughout the world. TUBACHRISTMAS was conceived in 1974 by Harvey Phillips as a tribute to his teacher and mentor William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day, 1902. Through the legendary William J. Bell we reflect on our heritage and honor all great artists/teachers whose legacy has given us high performance standards, well structured pedagogy, professional integrity, personal values and a camaraderie envied by all other instrumentalists. The first TUBACHRISTMAS was conducted by Paul Lavalle in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink on Sunday, December 22, 1974. Traditional Christmas music performed at the first TUBACHRISTMAS was arranged by American composer Alec Wilder who ironically died on Christmas Eve, 1980. Wilder composed many solo and ensemble compositions for tuba and euphonium. He was a loyal supporter of every effort to improve the literature and public image of our chosen instruments. Through Alec Wilder we express our respect and gratitude to all composers who continue to embrace our instruments with their compositions and contribute to the ever growing solo and ensemble repertoire for tuba and euphonium.
Come stroll The Village of Baytowne Wharf after dark. Beautiful holiday decor and sparkling lights throughout the Village will fill your family with the spirit of Christmas. Holiday festivities are going on during Thanksgiving week and through December.
Friday Nov. 24: The Polar Express 6-8pm
Saturday Nov. 25: Here Comes Santa Claus 6-9pm
Friday Dec. 1: Ice Skating Extravaganza | performances at 6pm and 7:30pm
Wednesdays Dec. 6, 13 & 20: Wednesday Night Concert Series Holiday Edition & Visits with Santa 6pm
Dec. 6-20: 12 Nights of Lights on Wed, Fri & Sat nights for festive light shows at 6pm, 7pm & 8pm
Saturday Dec 9: Tuba Christmas music concert
Sunday Dec 31: Baytowne Countdown New Year's Eve 6pm-1am
Baytowne on Ice is now open and will run through Feb 3rd, 2018. The Community Broadcasters Ice Skating Pavilion is a 40ft by 60ft ice rink enclosed in a tent at the event plaza of the Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin. Operating hours vary per day, with extended hours on the weekends. Season passes can be purchased at the Baytowne Wharf Neighborhood Association Office during business hours. Passes will increase on Oct 28th to $165 for the extended season. Or, guests can skate for an hour and a half, with ice skate rentals included, for $14.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf is the "heart and soul" of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and the gathering place for many locals and visitors along the Emerald Coast. Baytowne Wharf features restaurants, bars, shops, and family-friendly activities throughout the village. Sitting on the shore of the Choctawhatchee Bay, the area pieces together elements of an old fishing village and a New Orleans marketplace, making the atmosphere fun and relaxing.
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