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Tis the Season for Holiday Markets in South Walton

November 26, 2019 by Naomi Alvarado

It’s the most wonderful time of the year with more holiday markets than ever in our quaint & cheerful beach towns!

Our latest SoWal List is all about the jingle jingle and the ho ho ho - Holiday Markets where you can shop local for unique gifts this holiday season. 

Rosemary Beach Holiday Market
Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The annual Rosemary Beach Holiday Market takes place throughout the center of town on Saturday Nov. 16 from 9am til 4pm. Browse through booths filled with unique gifts you can’t find anywhere else. Vendors will be on hand throughout the day with a variety of fine art, handcrafted furniture and jewelry, yard art, wood and metal sculpture, pottery, stained glass, holiday gifts, and Christmas home decor. Rosemary Beach 

Beach Home for the Holidays
Friday, November 29 & Saturday, November 30 | 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Beach Home for the Holidays sets the stage for the most magical month of the year. Aaron Bessant Park serves as the site of carol-themed concerts, s'mores, an appearance by Santa and activities for the kids. The main event is the annual Christmas tree lighting, illuminating the spirit of the season! This year the event in headlined by Scotty McCreery on Friday and the Panama City POPS Orchestra on Saturday. Fireworks will be the encore each night. Panama City Beach 

Old Florida Holiday Winter Market
Saturday, November 30, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The 12th annual Old Florida Holiday Winter Market takes place in WaterColor Town Center and Cerulean Park. Featuring unique vendors, snow, carriage rides, and bonfires with s’mores. Take pictures with Santa and listen to live music while exploring booths with food, drinks, art, home goods, and more. This holiday festival is a beautiful local tradition. Free and open to the public. Watercolor  

Mistletoe Market on Main Street
November 30 - December 21 on Fridays (4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) & Saturdays (2:00 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
Mistletoe Market takes place on Main Street in DeFuniak Springs every Friday and Saturday from November 30 to December 21. The holiday-themed market kicks off on November 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with vendors selling holiday gifts, live music, food trucks, cookies with Santa and the DeFuniak Christmas tree lighting! Shoppers can also enjoy a complimentary gift wrapping booth. Dates: Nov 30, Dec 6-7, Dec 13-14, Dec 20-21. DeFuniak Springs 

Seaside Holiday Market 
Fri & Sat 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Sun 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Dec 6-29)
The Seaside Holiday Market is a new tradition taking place in the Seaside Lyceum. The holiday market is a month long market every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the month of December. Market vendors selling holiday food, crafts, and more. Some vendors will be familiar faces from the Seaside Farmers Market. Kids can enjoy face painting from 4-7pm and visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at the market on the weekends prior to Christmas. Try the new ice skating rink and enjoy the holidays Seaside-style. Seaside

Grayt Holiday Market
Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 
The Grayt Holiday Market at Grayton Beer company will include festive craft beers as well as year-round styles. Shop from a variety of vendors, enjoy a cold brew and say hello to everyone you know in the Taproom. Santa will arrive around noon. Food will be available for purchase from the Grayton Beer Brewpub and if patrons bring in their dog, they will receive 10% off their bill. Read more at SoWal EventsSanta Rosa Beach 

Rosemary Beach Holiday Happenings: A Pop-Up Shopping Event
Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Eat, drink, shop and be merry at the Rosemary Beach Holiday Happenings: Pop-up Shopping Event on Saturday, December 14 from 1:00 p.m til 5:00 p.m.  Enjoy book signings, trunk shows, demos, shopping specials and holiday cheer galore. Savor the day at any of the ten dining  merchants and try their delicious specials. Take a holiday tour of homes throughout the town benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of the Emerald Coast. Rosemary Beach 

With all the amazing holiday markets this season, you’re sure to find perfect gifts for everyone on your list. You may even find something special for yourself! Learn more at SoWal.com Events Calendar for all the holiday festivities in South Walton and along the Emerald Coast of Florida.

Support our local businesses, shops and artists and shop local this Christmas! Learn about local shops and shop/dine destinations at SoWal.com/Shopping Guide.


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After moving to SoWal for a summer job in 2009, Naomi quickly decided to make South Walton her permanent home. Sitting next to the Gulf with a glass of wine and her family nearby is her happy place and she loves sharing her passion for the area with the world.

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