The holiday season on Destin runs from Thanksgiving to New Years and is filled with big celebrations, fun concerts, and great weather throughout! Whether you enjoy a glass of sparkling wine with a healthy dose of fireworks or a Thanksgiving dinner at a local restaurant, there is never a wrong way or time to visit for the holidays! Take a look at our list of Destin Holiday Events that we think you will come back to time and again to enjoy with your nearest and dearest.
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The Best Destin Holiday Events to Attend
Baytowne Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights Event
The Baytowne Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights event in Destin, Florida, is a festive occasion that attracts people of all ages. Held at the Village of Baytowne Wharf, the event features dazzling light displays, holiday music, and plenty of opportunities to enjoy delicious food and drinks. There is also a large market where guests can find unique gifts for loved ones. Best of all, the whole family can take part in the festivities – the event is free to attend!
Best Restaurants for Thanksgiving Dinner in Destin Florida
While this list is subject to change as restaurants close/open and change their plans, here are a few of our favorite restaurants that traditionally serve a fun Thanksgiving dinner or buffet!
- Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer
- The Henderson’s Annual Buffet
- Cuvee 30A Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner
Holiday on the Harbor Destin Boat Parade
The Holiday on the Harbor Destin Boat Parade is one of the most popular events in Destin, Florida. The parade begins at the Destin Yacht Club and travels down Harbor Boulevard to the Destin Bridge. Spectators can expect to see a variety of boats decorated in holiday lights, including fishing boats, sailboats, and yachts. There is also a variety of food and beverage vendors along the route, as well as a children’s area with inflatables and other activities. This event is free and open to the public.
New Year’s Eve on Destin Harbor
The New Year’s Eve on Destin Harbor event is a popular celebration that takes place in Destin, Florida. The event is fun for the whole family and offers something for everyone. Attendees can expect live music, food trucks, fireworks, and more. The event is free to attend and takes place at the HarborWalk Village.
Stay in Destin for the Holidays
Discover your dream winter getaway with Harmony Beach Vacations rentals! Our rentals are perfect year-round and can provide a great home base for you to experience Destin in December. Our selection of homes and condos in Destin and 30A offer fantastic locations and amenities at rates that won’t burn a hole in your wallet.
Start planning your Destin vacation today by booking one of our properties! We look forward to welcoming you to the Emerald Coast.