Discover plenty of things to do in South Walton and along the coast during the week of Thanksgiving! Locals are traveling to see family or staying home and likely having family and friends visiting for the holiday. Visitors are flocking to the beach from all over the Southeast and beyond.. and taking over the grocery stores! Either way, this is a busy week along Scenic 30A and all along the Emerald Coast. Here's a taste on what's going on in SoWal starting NOW: events, live music, dining, shopping, parks and beach towns. See SoWal Events Calendar for details on the following events. See SoWal.com home page for feature stories, photo galleries and video on many upcoming events and holiday scenes around town. South Walton Events Tue Nov 25 Seaside Farmers Market - special holiday market 10am - 2pm Every Christmas Story Ever Told at Rosemary Beach 2-3pm (moved to The Pearl Ballroom due to weather) Festival of Trees Kicks off at Grand Boulevard 4-6pm Thur Nov 27 30A Thanksgiving 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run in Rosemary Beach 7:30am Fri Nov 28 Alys in Wonderland at Alys Beach 10am - 12pm Old Town Holiday Tree Lighting | Merchant Open House at Rosemary Beach 6-8pm Local Catch Thanksgiving Party 8pm Sat Nov 29 Seaside Farmers Market 9am - 1pm Grand Boulevard Farmers Market 9am - 1pm Holiday Market at Rosemary Beach 9am - 5pm Every Christmas Story Ever Told at Alys Beach Seaside Turn on the Town Parade & Festivities 4-8pm Old Florida Holiday & Winter Market at WaterColor 5-9pm Here Comes Santa Claus at Baytowne Wharf 6-9pm Sun Nov 30 30A Farmers Market at Rosemary Beach 9am - 1pm The Market at Gulf Place 12-4pm Baytowne on Ice is open! For those who miss the cold and ice, the ice skating rink at The Village of Baytowne Wharf is the perfect opportunity to get into the winter spirit. The seasonal ice skating rink has become a local holiday favorite. Find out more about the schedule. MORE holiday events coming in December can be found at SoWal.com/Events! The Seaside REP's Every Christmas Story Ever Told comes to the main stage in Seaside starting the first week in December. Don't miss the 12 Nights of Lights, Wednesday night concerts and Holiday Paper Lantern Parade coming to The Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin. December events also include Sinfonia's Orchestral Holiday, Holiday Toast on the Coast, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra in Seaside, Eden Gardens Candlight Tour, and quite a few New Year's Eve parties. Check SoWal Events Calendar often as we add more community-wide events daily. Also, readers can find detailed updates on community events in SoWal Events & Activities Forum, where events are added daily by SoWal staff, businesses and locals! WaterColor Resort Dining Read about South Walton restaurants serving Thanksgiving brunch, lunch and dinner in the SoWal Dining Forum. You'll find a variety of other dining and food news there as well. Join the conversation and let us hear about your favorite restaurants in South Walton. In addition to Thanksgiving, local restaurants are serving up special evenings and live music such as: Grayt Coffee House is hosting Thanksgiving 50/50 Special Evening with Phil Madeira Nov. 29. Local Catch is throwing a Thanksgiving Party on Thanksgiving night with live music by Forrest Williams Band. Sunday Brunch is a local tradition throughout the year in South Walton. Read about Sunday Brunch at the Beach for all the hot spots offering great food and live entertainment on Sunday Funday at the beach. The SoWal Dining Guide is filled with fresh food news and provides a guide to all of the outstanding restaurants in South Walton and all along the coast. The Bay is located on Hwy 331 at the foot of the 331 bridge. Live Music Grayt Coffee House is hosting Kelsey Anna & Chris Alvarado with special guest Matt Miller Nov 25, 6-9pm. The Bay is having their weekly sunset bonfire with live music by Forrest Williams and Friends, 6:30-9:30pm. Every Wednesday night! Hotel Oscar is performing at Funky Blues Shack Baytowne on Friday night! Live music is always happening at Pandora's - party central in Grayton Beach. Dread Clampitt will be at The Red Bar on Sunday at noon. Get the entire LIVE MUSIC lineup for this week at SoWal Music Calendar. More music added daily! The Red Bar is always cranking tunes with the jazz band, Dread Clampitt, a DJ or special guest band. Florida State Parks Take time to visit at least one of the beautiful parks in South Walton during the week and walk off the turkey. You'll really enjoy discovering our incredible dunes, coastal lakes and preserved beaches and lands that make South Walton such a unique and beautiful place. Read about South Walton Parks in this feature story. See the SoWal Parks Guide for info and photos. Grayton Beach State Park Shopping Get your holiday shopping started at some of South Walton's boutiques, art galleries, jewelry stores and shops! You'll score unique finds all over town. Also, pick up your local tshirts and gear at some of your favorite restaurants such as Stinky's Fish Camp, Bud and Alleys Restaurant, Whiskey Bravo, The Red Bar and Seagrove Village Market Cafe. Find out about holiday open houses and events hosted by local businesses in the SoWal Business Forum, or Events & Activities Forum. Some holiday shop events we know about so far are The Studio in Grayton Beach, Lily Pads, Grayton Artist Collective, Artists at Gulf Place, and Alys Shoppe. Don't miss the La Vie Est Belle Cyber Monday sale at WendyMignot.com for beautiful leather and pearls. Check their facebook page for more info. Shop local! Search shops at SoWal Shopping Guide. South Walton Beach Towns SoWal towns and resorts are lighting up now for the holidays to kick off Thanksgiving and take us into the rest of the holiday season through New Year's Eve. Catch the beauty of the season at the beach by visiting Seaside, WaterColor, Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, Gulf Place, Sandestin and The Village of Baytowne Wharf. See a collection of the holiday photos captured by SoWal.com over the years . Discover our beach towns by walking the nature trails and parks, dining, shopping and taking in the unique character and beauty of each.