Santa in South Walton... where to find him!

Discussion in 'Events and Activities' started by Teresa, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

    Nov 15, 2004
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    South Walton, FL

    Santa rolled into Seaside the Saturday after Thanksgiving during the South Walton Holiday Parade. Santa has also been seen visiting with SoWal Kids at WaterColor, Rosemary Beach, Gulf Place and Baytowne during early holiday events...

    So, the question is where is Santa in SoWal throughout this holiday season?

    Here are some good spots to find the jolly man in SoWal, Destin and Panama City Beach along the Emerald Coast for a good chat and of course photos...

    Grand Boulevard
    Free Photos with Santa every Saturday through December 19
    2-3PM | Grand Park
    Abrakadoodle will be in Grand Park, 1:30-3:30 PM, providing a free festive, holiday ornament making craft!


    Also at Grand Boulevard...

    The Courtyard Marriott Sandestin is hosting Breakfast with Santa, December 12th from 8:30-10:00am in the Grand Boulevard Bistro. Breakfast with Santa benefits Food For Thought Outreach Inc. A $15 donation per child includes a pre-selected breakfast menu and a photo with Santa! 100% of donations will benefit Food For Thought!
    Seating is limited. Please call (850) 654-6252 or email to reserve your spot.


    Santa will be at Barbacoa Mexican Grill during 30Avenue's Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 12. Eat lunch with Santa at Barbacoa (12-2pm). Get your photo taken with Santa!


    The Village of Baytowne Wharf
    Santa will be at the Village on December 9th, and 16th from 6-8pm. This event is a FREE event, and open to the public. Also, you can catch Santa on Saturday, Dec. 12 after the 6th Annual Holiday Lantern Parade. Santa can be found in the events plaza.


    Destin Commons
    Santa's Wonderland is located at Bass Pro Shops where kids can play and make crafts (free!)... the wonderland includes arcade games, moving trains and other interactive fun. Also, free photos with Santa. Open every day through Christmas Eve. See info and schedule online. Look for the giant tree in the center of Destin Commons and get your own family photo.


    Breakfast with Santa at The Pearl
    Come out to The Pearl hotel in Rosemary Beach for breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 20 from 8am to 11am at Havana Beach Bar & Grill. The regular breakfast menu will be available. Reservations are required so please call 850.588.2881.

    Silver Sands
    Santa's already visited Silver Sands but if you're out shopping at the outlet mall in Miramar Beach then you can stop in at the Spread Love photo booth located in the courtyard by Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH and will be open every Saturday, through December 19.


    HarborWalk Village
    Visit with Santa at HarborWalk Village on the Destin Harbor from 12-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 20. Breakfast with Santa at Grande Vista Bar & Grill on Sundays from 8-11am (through Dec 20).

    Pier Park
    Santa is at Pier Park every day until Christmas Eve and ready for holiday photos! Santa's House is located in the Boardwalk between Kilwin's and Smoothie King. Pet photos on Dec. 6 and 13. Hours are 10/11am til 8pm daily. See online daily schedule.

    Last edited: Dec 11, 2015

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