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Holiday Parade & Turn On the Town in Seaside Nov 24

November 12, 2018 by SoWal Staff

Combine the small-town atmosphere of a beach community parade, throw in a dash of Santa Claus and mix with the official lighting of a remarkable town on Florida's Emerald Coast, and you have the perfect makings to kick off the holiday season in beautiful Seaside.

The South Walton Holiday/Christmas Parade begins at 9:00 a.m. in Seagrove Beach and proceeds west to the town of Seaside. Meet Santa in Seaside after the parade.  Registration is now open for the Annual South Walton Holiday Parade! Download the 2018 Parade Registration Form here ➜ https://goo.gl/d2f3EJ

Later in the evening, come back out to help Santa Turn on the Town. At 5:00 p.m. it's party time in the amphitheater with holiday festivities and of course pictures with the jolly bearded one. Soon, the master of ceremonies asks all the kids to the stage to sing to the crowd of smiling faces, and after jingle bells, the count down begins in unison to Turn on the Town

Seaside Holiday Schedule of Events Nov 23-24:

Friday, Nov. 23 
Central Square Cinema: ELF
7:00 p.m. @ 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. 

South Walton Holiday Parade
9:00 a.m. along Scenic Hwy 30A from Seagrove Beach to Seaside
​Grab your spot along Scenic 30A for the Annual South Walton Holiday Parade, Nov. 24 at 9:00 a.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. Download the 2018 Parade Registration Form here ➜ https://goo.gl/d2f3EJ

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!)
4:00 p.m. @ Seaside Amphitheater
The Seaside REP Theatre presents their smash-hit holiday comedy Every Christmas Story Ever Told…And Then Some. The panhandle’s premier professional theatre 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. This is a free and non-ticketed event in the amphitheater just before Turn on the Town.
 
Seaside Turn on the Town
5:00 p.m. @ Seaside Amphitheater
The celebration continues in the evening as everyone gathers to Turn on the Town. It’s party time in the amphitheater with holiday festivities and of course pictures with the jolly-bearded one. Soon, the master of ceremonies asks all the kids to the stage to sing to the crowd of smiling faces, and after jingle bells, the count down begins in unison to “Turn on the Town.”

MORE holiday events coming to Seaside in 2018!

The Nutcracker 
Sat, Nov 17 at 5:00 p.m. in the Seaside Amphitheater
Join Ballet Pensacola for the Seventh annual performance of the ballet that launched a national holiday tradition, the Nutcracker, based on the critically acclaimed Russian ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. Don’t miss this special event! 

Holiday Pops Concert feat. Sinfonia Gulf Coast
Sat, Dec 15 at 5:00pm in the Seaside Amphitheater
Don’t miss this special holiday performance from Sinfonia Gulf Coast guaranteed to get everyone into the holiday spirit!  Seaside Amphitheater

Every Christmas Story Ever Told…And Then Some
Dec 15 - 29 at Seaside REP Theatre
Evening & matinee performances on the main stage. Tckets at LoveTheREP.com
Back for its 9th year, The REP Theatre presents their smash-hit holiday comedy “Every Christmas Story Ever Told…And Then Some”. The REP actors reimagine 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. This hilarious whirlwind of a performance tackles all of your favorite Christmas stories; while bringing in all the special holiday traditions you share with your family: watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, caroling, and regifting that fruit cake…again. Every Christmas Story provides the laughs but never strays from the heart of the holiday season, as a time when families get to spend time together. The show is family friendly, great for all ages, and absolutely hysterical!

Seaside Farmers Market
Saturdays 8:00 a.m. til 12:00 p.m.
Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings during our Market on Saturday mornings year round behind Raw & Juicy on Airstream Row and in the Seaside Amphitheater.

SEASIDE is a blast with festivals, Friday night movies, concerts in the amphitheater, Saturday farmers market, children's outdoor theater and special events all year long thanks to Seaside Merchants. The Seaside Repertory Theatre has a great lineup of comedy, music and performances coming to the stage. Seaside shops and restaurants are open daily.  

Seaside is the picture-perfect little town where you can reach every shop, restaurant, art gallery and more by foot or bicycle. You'll delight in discovering the unique shops, beachfront accommodations, galleries and more in Seaside. Follow Seaside New Town Old Ways on Facebook for fun updates and photos of everyone's favorite place by the sea. Read more about this SoWal beach town: SoWal.com/Towns and seasidefl.com.

 

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