Here Comes Santa Claus kicks off holidays in Baytowne Nov 27-28... See December fun through NYE

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  1. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

    Nov 15, 2004
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    South Walton, FL
    Bring in the holidays in The Village of Baytowne Wharf during Here Comes Santa Claus Weekend, Nov. 27 & 28 from 6-9 pm. Enjoy the annual Village tree lighting, carriage rides, holiday movie, and a special visit from Ole' St. Nick!

    Friday, November 27
    Watch Polar Express under the stars beginning at 6pm. Bring blankets and low back chairs and cozy up with this holiday classic.

    Saturday, November 28 | 6-9pm
    The main event! Baytowne will have kids activities and live music. Starting at 6pm Santa Claus arrives followed by a fireworks show! And don't forget to snap a photo with Santa until 9pm!


    December is filled with holiday lights and fun in the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Coming up...


    Wednesday Night Concert Series Holiday Edition
    Enjoy live music loaded with holiday cheer on Wednesday nights in December with free concert performances in the Events Plaza.

    Dec. 2 | Van R. Butler Chorus 6-8pm
    Van R. Butler School's Chorus is a group of 65+ third and fourth graders who love to sing, dance, and perform. Students have worked hard to present "Sounds of the Season." Their voices are sure to put you and your family in the holiday spirit! Come hear beautiful singing, bells, drums, and other sounds of the season.

    Dec. 9 | Chris Godber 6-8pm
    Enjoy the musical stylings of saxophone artist Chris Godber. Godber has shared the stage with Mindi Abair, opened for Tower of Power, and played for the cast of Dancing with the Stars, not to mention hitting No. 9 on the GrooveJazzMusic chart.

    Dec. 16 | Niceville Opus One 6pm
    Niceville High School's Opus One Choir will be spreading the holiday cheer, with a special holiday concert.

    12 Nights of Lights
    This festive light show set to holiday music takes place in the Events Plaza at 6, 7, & 8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday leading up to Christmas. Catch additional shows on Fridays and Saturdays, same times-same place! This sparkling event will also be featured during the holiday editions of Wednesday Night Concert Series at 7pm. Admission is free and open to the public. Show dates include: December 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, and 26.


    Tuba Christmas & Holiday Lantern Parade
    Saturday, December 12th

    Tuba Christmas | 5pm
    Holiday Lantern Parade | 6pm

    Playground Music Center presents a Tuba Christmas where over 30 brass instruments play all the holiday classics. Followed by our 6th Annual Holiday Lantern Parade where decorated paper lanterns and golf carts stroll the streets. And then visit with Santa as you enjoy live music on stage.


    Baytowne Countdown!
    Dec. 31 | 6pm til 1am

    You don't want to miss The Village of Baytowne Wharf's end-of-year celebration! Come dance the night away and enjoy breathtaking fireworks as they light up the sky over the lagoon at midnight!

    Baytowne Countdown with music on two stages throughout the night. Fireworks show at midnight.

    Baytowne LIVE Stage
    6pm |The Good Lookings

    Events Plaza Stage
    8:15pm | Steve Moakler
    10 | Native Run
    11:30 | Jersey, a Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band


    Baytowne on Ice
    Who says it's too warm for ice in Florida? For those visitors who miss the cold and ice, the Ice Skating Rink at The Village of Baytowne Wharf is a seasonal treat and a great way to get into the holiday spirit! The first hour of each day is reserved for "kid's skate" for youths 11 years-of-age and under.

    Open daily from middle November through the end of January.

    Extended hours during Thanksgiving holiday week.

    For the month of December if you bring in an unopened toy you will receive a BOGO free skating session for 90 minutes to benefit Toys for Tots.

    For the month of January receive BOGO free skating session on every Wednesday of the month.

    Donate 2 non-persihable food items to benefit Harvest House and receive $2 off a skating session!


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