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If you're planning a holiday vacation in Destin this December with kids, you'll love checking out all the fun kid-friendly holiday events in Destin the whole family will enjoy. With parades, Christmas tree lightings, and tons of winter fun, your kids are sure to have a blast in Destin this Christmas. Check out some of the best kid-friendly holiday events in Destin below.

1. Destin Christmas Tree Lighting: December 5th

The 33rd Annual Destin Christmas Tree Lighting at the Destin Community Center is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. The Christmas Tree Lighting is on December 5th from 6 pm to 8 pm. The event and will feature live musical performances from local choirs and musical groups in Destin. Additionally, the event will serve holiday refreshments as well. Best of all, Santa Claus will even make a special appearance at the tree lighting! In addition, you’re encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the food drive for local families in need over the holidays.

2. Baytowne Wharf Ice Skating Extravaganza: December 13th

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Just because you're on vacation in Destin, doesn't mean you can't enjoy some winter fun. If you want to go outdoor ice skating, Miramar Beach has just what you're looking for. Ice skating at The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s winter ice rink is one of the best things to do in Miramar Beach during the holiday season. On December 13th, join Dylan David Moscovitch and Kristin Cowan for the Ice Skating Extravaganza. Both skaters will perform at the extravaganza and share their best skating tips.

3. Destin Christmas Parade: December 14th

Don't miss The City of Destin's 35th Annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 14th from 10 am to 12 pm. The theme of the parade this year is "Santa's Workshop" and floats start at Downtown Destin Shopping Center. Your kids will love seeing all the amazing and creative Christmas floats, while you enjoy the warm winter weather in Destin.

4. Destin Boat Parade: December 15th

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Head over to HarborWalk Village for one of Destin's biggest holiday events of the year on December 15th. The 33rd Annual Destin Boat Parade takes place on December 15th from 6 pm to 8 pm. Prior to the parade, you can visit Santa at HarborWalk Village's Main Stage from 1 pm to 4 pm. Don't miss out on this fun evening of dancing, Christmas lights, and holiday cheer.

5. Winter Wonderland: December 21st

Who says you can't have a warm vacation in Destin AND real snow? At The Village of Baytowne Wharf, you can have both. The Village of Baytowne Wharf is hosting a Winter Wonderland full of real snow in the Event Plaza on December 21st from 9 am to 1 pm. Kids will love the ice slide, making snow angels, and enjoying a true Floridian Winter Wonderland! Be sure to mark your calendars because this is an event you won't want to miss.

It's the happiest time of the year here in Destin. Don't miss out on all the fun kid-friendly holiday events in Destin this year! If you haven't booked your Christmas vacation yet, be sure to check out the Bliss Beach Rentals homes still available over the week of Christmas.

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