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. Kick off the holidays with the South Walton Holiday Parade on Saturday after Thanksgiving and enjoy old and new traditions this season in Seaside, Florida.
Kids & Family
It’s time for holidays at the beach and St. Nick is taking plenty of time to enjoy the Emerald Coast version of white Christmas before the big day.
Our latest SoWal List is a Santa (naughty or nice) List for a bunch of places and events around town town where kids can catch up with Santa and pass on their Christmas wishes! Check back to this list as we keep it updated!
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.
Every Christmas Story Ever Told brings together the magic and wonder of all your beloved holiday stories in one place bringing families together and giving a reason to celebrate the season like nothing you have ever experienced before. Catch mainstage performances at The REP Theatre in Seaside throughout December. Then come out to see several outdoor performances in towns and places in South Walton. See dates and places for Every Christmas Story Ever Told - On Tour starting Nov 26.
Get ready for a Grayt day of holiday shopping and drinking local!
Nestled in the heart of Seaside, there lives a small robot that surely comes to life when the lights go out.
At Quincy Avenue Art & Things, nostalgic toys take up several shelves and both kids and adults can’t keep their hands off them! They walk, they light up, they play drums, a tiny woodpecker goes to work while a pigeon struts about….they just are TOO MUCH FUN….and just a small part of all things cool & funky at Quincy Avenue Art & Things!
Get ready for our annual night of special films under the stars.
Mountainfilm on Tour returns to WaterColor Inn & Resort’s Marina Park Amphitheater Nov. 1 & 2, with films that explore themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission of using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.
Flutterby Arts Festival Update:
Wear your pink and let's walk for a good cause!
Fore Her invites breast cancer patients, survivors and supporters to its 2nd Annual Pink Walk on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 at Destin Commons. Proceeds from the half-mile walk and after party will support Fore Her's mission to provide financial assistance to women battling breast cancer in Northwest Florida. Register online at foreher.org.