Holiday Events on 30A: Part 1

It’s the most wonderful time of the year on 30A. Sure, we don’t have the snow and the cut your own Christmas tree farms but, we offer a unique getaway from grey winter skies and freezing temps. Our winters are what most northerners would consider warm and we think everyone should try a winter holiday beach vacation at least once in their lives. Palm trees and white sands await but, 30A also has plenty of fun holiday events to choose from.

See the list of 2021 Holiday Events on 30A. From 30A Christmas lights to holiday music and concerts, we have all the Christmas events on 30A listed.

By
LoveToStay30A,
on
December 7, 2021

It’s the most wonderful time of the year on 30A. Sure, we don’t have the snow and the cut your own Christmas tree farms but, we offer a unique getaway from grey winter skies and freezing temps. Our winters are what most northerners would consider warm and we think everyone should try a winter holiday beach vacation at least once in their lives. Palm trees and white sands await but, 30A also has plenty of fun holiday events to choose from.

Here’s the list of 30A 2021 holiday events:

Every Christmas Story Ever Told

December 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 at 11 AM

Seaside Post Office

Grab your chairs and pick the perfect spot in front of the Seaside Post Office for the magical holiday tradition of Every Christmas Story Ever Told performing in Downtown Seaside.

Learn more at LovetheREP.com

12 Nights of Lights

Starting Saturday, December 4 at 6-8 PM (every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday up until Christmas)

The Village of Baytowne Wharf

9100 Baytowne Blvd

Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Enjoy a festive light show every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until Christmas. There will also be a special holiday edition of the Wednesday Night Concert Series as well as three music and light shows on the Village Tree at 6, 7 and 8 PM.

Holiday Blood Drive

Sunday, December 5 from 11 AM-4 PM

AJ's Grayton Beach

63 Defuniak Street

Grayton Beach, FL 32459

Sign up early to reserve your time or just pop in to give the gift of life this holiday season. AJ’s Grayton Beach will host OneBlood blood Drive on Sunday, Dec 5th from 11am till 4pm. All donors will receive a OneBlood Blanket and a $10 eGift Card – plus, a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening.

2nd Annual Santa Paws

Sunday, December 5 from 12 – 2PM

AJ's Grayton Beach

63 Defuniak Street

Grayton Beach, FL 32459

Bring your pup and enjoy brunch and live music. Santa will be visiting with all his furry friends. Use your phone to take a pic with Santa and check out the amazing Road Dogg Rescue foster dogs and dogs up for adoption.

Holiday Concert Series & Visits with Santa

Wednesday, December 8 at 6 PM

The Village of Baytowne Wharf

9100 Baytowne Blvd

Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Get in the winter spirit with us and listen to some of your favorite holiday classics. This December enjoy our Holiday edition of the Wednesday Night Concert Series. Each concert will feature a festive choreographed light show and visits with Santa.

Wednesday Dec. 1st | Niceville High School Chorus

Wednesday, Dec. 8th | Fort Walton Beach High School Chorus

Wednesday, Dec. 15th | TBD

Annual Holiday Market at The Artists Warehouse

Thursday, December 9 from 5 – 9 PM

South Walton (General)

General Local Event

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459

The Artists of the Warehouses of Santa Rosa Beach are having their annual holiday market on December 9th from 5-9. There will be food and beverage for purchase and 11 open artist studios. There will be food and beverage for purchase from Stanley’s Food Truck and beverages from Odd Pelican Beer.

Miracle on 34th Street

Thursday, December 9 at 7:30 PM

Emerald Coast Theatre Company

560 Grand Boulevard

Miramar Beach, Florida 32550

Staged as a live radio play, “Miracle on 34th Street” is the classic Christmas cup of cheer we all look forward to during the holiday season. When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court, and a little girl’s belief makes the difference in the ‘miracle.’ With live Foley effects and a score of holiday carols, Miracle on 34th Street is a beloved musical that will bring the whole family together

Grayt Lights Holiday Party

Sunday, December 12 from 4 – 7 PM

DeFuniak Springs

Walton County, Florida

Enjoy a community holiday party to support mental health awareness. In partnership with Grayt Lights, Tribe Kelley, and Alaqua animal refuge. $20 ticket entry includes raffle prizes, games for entertainment, and music by Catalyst Music! Taco 30A food truck will be selling up their yummy food.

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