Kids & Family

South Walton Holiday Parade, Turn On The Town, and Santa at Seaside

Come on down to Seaside this weekend and help us light it up and weclome Santa Claus! Grab your blankets and head to the Seaside Amphitheater at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 23, for a holiday edition of Central Square Cinema featuring the Christmas comedy “Elf” on the lawn in Central Square. Will Ferrell at his funniest!

Holiday events continue on Saturday, November 24th with the Seaside Farmers Market from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The market features a variety of local vendors featuring fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and even some special holiday treats. 

Harbor Docks Hosts 18th Annual Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner

One extraordinary day a year, Harbor Docks turns in their famous seafood menu for a Thanksgiving Day feast, an 18 year tradition to benefit Okaloosa Habitat for Humanity and Destin Harvest.
 
Friends and family, locals and tourists alike, will gather at the restaurant for this unforgettable event on Thursday, November 22, Thanksgiving Day from 11am till 7pm. Harbor Docks is located at 538 Highway 98 East in the heart of Destin.

 

Cottages for Kids Tours, Raffle & Auction Underway Now!

We love Rosemary Beach and Cottages for Kids. About the only thing better than watching kids play out-of-control on the beach is watching them crawl over, around, and through the incredible custom playhouses every year during Cottages for Kids.

Five cottages are on display and tours are open to the public on East Long Green on Scenic 30A in Rosemary Beach. Come out on Thanksgiving Day for some outdoor fun on the lawn and play in and all around the cottages! Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win or make a donation.  

Christmas Beach Sand Sculpture in Seaside

Attached is a photo of the Sand Sculpture on the beach here at Seaside, FL, with some folks from California having their picture made. Rick and Mark, the sculptors, will be tearing it down today, but putting it back up this coming Saturday and Sunday!

They even had someone do a marriage proposal in front of it today with a photo! Another family drove from Orange Beach just for the photo and I met some folks from California and Atlanta getting their photos made in the few minutes I was down there.

Caring & Sharing Angel Tree at South Walton Fire District Beginning November 9

The South Walton Fire District (SWFD) will continue its holiday tradition and sponsor the Caring and Sharing “Angel Tree” benefiting children ages 1 month to 12 years in Walton County.

“Angels” will be available for selection beginning Friday, November 9, 2012 from 9:00 a.m-4:00 p.m. at Station 3/Headquarters, 911 North County Highway 393, Santa Rosa Beach. This year the Fire District will receive over 300 angel names from our friends at Caring and Sharing of North and South Walton.

Flutterby Festival Flitters Into Rosemary Beach November 10 & 11

One of South Walton's most popular fall events, the annual Flutterby Festival is returning to Rosemary Beach, November 10-11, 2012. Presented by the Merchants of Rosemary Beach and the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA), the annual Flutterby Festival celebrates art, nature, and the migration of the Monarch Butterfly. The family-friendly event sponsored by SoWal.com returns with fan favorites along with some special new elements, including interactive presentations by the team at Zoo World in Panama City Beach.

Thanksgiving Dinner with Habitat for Humanity at Harbor Docks, Destin

This will mark the eighteenth year Habitat for Humanity Okaloosa will coordinate volunteers to act as wait staff to serve Thanksgiving dinner to locals and tourists at Harbor Docks in Destin.  The annual Thanksgiving event has become a welcomed tradition to families along the Emerald Coast both as guests and volunteers.

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