Here Comes Santa Claus

Now that Thanksgiving is over, people are getting ready for Christmas and whether you’ve been Black Friday shopping or putting up the Christmas decorations, you definitely have Santa on the brain. When traveling for the holidays, it may be hard to find the local events where the kids can see Santa Claus and what those events have to offer. After all, you want to make Christmas as memorable as possible.

We have done the hard work for you! The Emerald Coast hosts many events that feature Santa Claus, so take your pick of which ones you want to attend and create memories to last a lifetime.

Coastal White Christmas at Grand Boulevard — The Town Center at Grand Boulevard will be sparkling with lights and snow. You heard that right, SNOW. Faux snow will be falling around the Christmas tree from 5:00 – 8:00 PM.

Visit with Santa — Stroll down the HarborWalk Village and visit Santa and Mrs. Claus from noon to 4:00 PM all through December. Bring your children’s wish list and take a free photo with the big man himself!

Photos with Santa — Santa will be at Grand Park every Saturday until December 13th from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM along with free holiday arts and crafts!

Christmas Parade — The Christmas Parade is an exciting extravaganza where floats will drive down the main highway for all to see! Bring the kids to this free event on December 9th at 10:00 AM to see Santa float down the street.

31st Annual Holiday on the Harbor Destin Boat Parade — The boat parade is a coveted event here on the Emerald Coast. Boats from all over the coast will be decorated in lights and will float down the Harbor for all to view! This is an event you don’t want to miss!

Looking for something more adult-friendly? Check out our events page for more information on these events, as well as adults only events in the area. We know the holidays are a busy time of year, but we’ve got you covered!