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Sandestin is a Wonderland of Lights and Festivities in December

December 19, 2013 by SoWal Staff

The Village of Baytowne Wharf is decked out for Christmas and ready to celebrate the season with with lights, fireworks and a ton of holiday festivities taking place in the heart of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Come out and treat your family to all of the fun holiday traditions on the coast throughout December. 

It all begins just after Thanksgiving when Santa arrives by horse and carriage with much fanfare,live music, fireworks and celebration throughout the village. The spirit of the season continues with special holiday festivities throughout the month, including Twelve Nights of Lights, Baytowne on Ice, outdoor concerts and movies, Baytowne Lantern Parade, Baytowne Countdown, and a wonderland of lights and adventure.



Baytowne on Ice For children and families who love ice skating, the ice skating rink at The Village of Baytowne Wharf is the perfect place to get into the winter spirit. The seasonal ice skating rink has become a local holiday favorite. Open through Feb. 2, 2014. See daily hours of operation and skating packages (link).

Here Comes Santa Claus Weekend

Holiday Movie Night, Friday, Nov. 29 Snuggle up with a blanket and some treats to watch The Polar Express under the stars beginning at 6:00 pm.

Here comes Santa Claus, Saturday, Nov. 30 Welcome Santa to Baytowne and cheer him on as he lights the Village Christmas Tree. Stick around for a preview to our choreographed light show, 12 Nights of Lights, at 6, 7 and 8pm, and watch as  fireworks light up the sky over the lagoon. Make a lantern for the upcoming Baytowne Lantern Parade as you enjoy a choir singing your holiday favorites! And last, but not least, visit Kris Kringle himself! Hop on Santa's lap and tell him your Christmas wish!

12 Nights of Lights For the month of December, enjoy a festive light show in the Events Plaza set to your favorite holiday music every Friday and Saturday leading up to Christmas at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 pm. This sparkling event will also be featured during the holiday editions of Wednesday Night Concert Series at 7:00 pm.

Tuba Christmas Concert, Saturday, Dec. 14 Tuba Christmas is a free music concert held in cities worldwide that brings together musicians that play instruments in the tuba family. The Tuba Christmas Concert will take place at 5:00 pm, right before the 4th Annual Baytowne Holiday Lantern Parade. Register to Participate in Tuba Christmas.

Wednesday Night Concert Series Holiday Edition Enjoy special holiday concerts from 6 - 8 p.m. in the events plaza.

Dec. 4 Continuum
This acoustic cover band focuses remodeling classic holiday songs to fit their own style.

Dec. 11 Martha's Trouble
This Alabama indie folk duo performs classic holiday music with a twist.

Dec. 18 Niceville Opus One
Well known high school chorus performing holiday classics.

4th Annual Baytowne Holiday Lantern Parade, Saturday, Dec. 14, 6 p.m.
This community event will feature commissioned paper lanterns in the shapes of iconic symbols of the holiday season. Come make your own paper lantern for the Holiday Lantern Parade! Decorate a globe lantern with colored paper or build an angel lantern! Treat yourself to some relaxing creative playtime, make new friends, and be part of our magical holiday parade. All individuals and groups are invited to participate by making their own paper lanterns! Workshops will begin promptly at 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. Parade Registration.

Baytowne New Years Eve Countdown, Tuesday, Dec. 31
Ring in the new year at The Village of Baytowne Wharf's end-of-year party! Come dance the night away and enjoy live bands and breathtaking fireworks as they light up the sky over the lagoon. Don't miss the Village's biggest firework display of the year when the clock strikes midnight.

Come out to Baytowne throughout the season and find out what makes holidays on the Emerald Coast so magical! Stroll down to the Sandestin Marina Bar & Grill for cocktails, football and great food overlooking the Baytowne Marina and Choctawhatchee Bay. Find your perfect bar and dining spots for relaxing and getting into the spirit at the Village. Explore the town on foot or soar over Baytowne's wonderland on the zipline. There is a whole wonderland of adventure this holiday season and year round in Sandestin.

We're already looking forward to some of the hottest South Walton festivals coming up in Sandestin in 2014 - Sandestin Gumbo Festival, Sandestin Wine Festival and Baytowne Wharf BeerFest - See you in Sandestin for these SoWal.com sponsored events!

Learn more online about Sandestin holiday and Winter lodging specials, golf packages, annual events and information about Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.


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