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Santa Sightings You Don’t Want To Miss Out On!

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.

Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting at Destin Commons
Friday, Nov 22 | 7pm
Santa will arrive at the Destin Commons on November 22. A holiday parade starts at 7:00 p.m. with the official tree lighting and a fireworks finale. Destin Commons will be in full holiday spirit with the Jolly Jubilee Decorations and live music. Kids can enjoy crafts, face painting, and photos with Rudolph and Frosty! Santa will be at Bass Pro Shops for the rest of November and December. Destin

Santa’s Arrival at Silver Sands
Saturday, Nov 23 | 11am-1pm
Santa arrives at Silver Sands Premium Outlets on a fire truck! Visit with Santa and enjoy holiday activities and face painting.The first 50 families to arrive will receive a gift bag with a $20 gift card to the Disney Store. MIramar Beach

S’mores with Santa at AJ’s Grayton Beach
Wednesday, Nov 27 | 5-7pm
Join Santa at AJ’s in Grayton Beach November 27 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. for s’mores and hot cocoa. There will be music by Jacob Mohr, face painting and cookie decorating. Each child will receive a gift from Santa. This event is free and will fill up fast. Register at AJ’s Facebook event or call to check for openings: (850) 231-4102 Grayton Beach

South Walton Holiday Parade | Seaside Turn on the Town
Saturday, Nov 30
Join Seaside for a full day of Christmas festivities on Saturday, November 30!
South Walton Holiday Parade: begins at 9:00 a.m. in Seagrove and ends in Seaside with Santa and Mrs. Claus!
Turn on the Town! Starting at 5:00 p.m., it’s party time in the amphitheater with tree lighting, holiday festivities and of course pictures with the jolly-bearded one. Seaside

Breakfast with Santa at Rosemary Beach
Saturday, November 30 | 8-10am
Bring the kids to Santa’s Workshop for a magical morning filled with delight!  Included are boxed breakfasts, a professional color photo with Santa and a special goodie bag from Gigi’s!  Tickets are $20 and available at the door.  100% of admission proceeds will go to the SWFD Angel Tree Program.

Comes Santa Claus at Baytowne Wharf
Saturday, November 30 | 6-9pm
Santa will arrive in Baytowne on Saturday, November 30, and light the Village Christmas tree! From 6:00 – 9:00 p.m, Kids can enjoy face-painting and crafts. At the end of the evening, stick around for a fireworks show! Sandestin

Photos with Santa at Grand Boulevard
Saturdays Nov 30 – Dec 21 | 2-4pm
Every Saturday from November 30 to December 21 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., make arts & crafts with Abrakadoodle and take photos with Santa at Grand Boulevard! The event is free and while you’re there, check out any of the nearby restaurants or start your holiday shopping at any of the Grand Boulevard retail shops. Miramar Beach

Photos with Santa at North Beach Tortilla Co
December 3 | 5:30 – 8pm
Take your photos with Santa on the beautifully lit dock at North Beach Tortilla Co! The restaurant will be a Winter Wonderland so stick around for dinner and some special surprises! This event is free and open to the public. Photos will be available a few days after the event on the NBTC website. Santa Rosa Beach

Brunch With Santa at Fish Out of Water – FOOW
Sundays Dec 1-22 | 10am – 2pm
Brunch with Santa at FOOW in WaterColor! Santa will visit on Sundays in December from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Brunch with a view, photos with Santa and sweet treats to all attendees. Open to the public. $25 adults, $15 children 12 and under. WaterColor

Baytowne Wednesday Night Concert Series Holiday Edition
December | 6-8pm
The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s Wednesday night concert series celebrates the holidays on Wednesday nights in December. Each concert features a light show and visits with Santa. Musical acts include: Valhala Choir (Dec 4), The Matt McCarty Ban (Dec 11) & Niceville Opus One (Dec 18). Sandestin

Santa in the Sandhills at Biophilia Center
Saturday, December 7 | 9am-2pm
Holiday party in the pines at the Biophilia Center on Saturday, December 7 from 9am to 2pm in Freeport, Florida. Join friends and family for a holiday party in the pines with crafts, food and Santa! Free for members. Adults $8 / children $5. Freeport

Brunch with Santa at Food for Thought
Saturday, December 7 | 10:30am – 1pm
Have brunch with Santa at the Food for Thought Full Circle Kitchen. There will be crafts for kids, holiday decor and music. Tickets include brunch from Maple St Biscuit Company, bottomless mimosas, beer or cocktails. Benefiting FFT’s work fighting child hunger in Walton and Okaloosa Counties. Tickets online. Adults $30. Children $5. Santa Rosa Beach

Breakfast with Santa at Havana Beach
Sunday, December 15 | 8am – 11am
Make reservations for a kid-friendly breakfast buffet at Havana Beach Bar & Grill featuring the one and only Santa Claus!  Santa will be on hand for pictures for the duration of breakfast. Open to the public. $50 adult, $25 child (13 and under). Reservations required 850.588.2882. Rosemary Beach

Holiday on the Harbor
Weekends: Dec 7-8, 14-15 | 1-4pm
Visit Santa at HarborWalk Village on Destin Harbor in December. Fun crafts, letters to Santa station, and visit with St.Nick! All of Santa’s guests will receive a special treat and a free 4×6 photo. Destin Boat Parade is December 15 at 6:00 p.m. Fireworks at 8:00 p.m. Destin

Start working on your Christmas list because there are so many great chances to see Santa this season! For more information about these events and all the holiday festivities at the beach check the SoWal Events Calendar. Our calendar editors are adding new fun holiday events every day!
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