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Thanksgiving Traditions in Destin, FL

Now that November has arrived, many families are beginning to prepare for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Since Destin vacation rental homes and condos are the perfect gathering spot for family and friends, we’re looking forward to welcoming our many returning guests as well as inducting new families into our coastal Thanksgiving traditions.

Here’s a couple of our favorite South Walton and Destin Thanksgiving weekend traditions:

Harbor Docks Free Thanksgiving Dinner to benefit local charities. This year will mark the 20th consecutive year, Destin's Harbor Docks restaurant is sponsoring the free Thanksgiving dinner to raise money and awareness for local charities. Families will enjoy a free dinner and donations will be collected for Destin Harvest and Okaloosa County Habitat for Humanity. In the past, the event fed more than 1,500 people and raised more than $20,000! This wonderful Destin Thanksgiving tradition is deliciously charitable!

Silver Sands Premium Outlets Midnight Madness sales event. After we fill up on turkey, it’s time to begin holiday shopping and Silver Sands Premium Outlets Midnight Madness event is a fun local tradition. While the stores have started opening earlier (Thurs at 6 pm), the real fun kicks in around midnight when the outlet stores step it up with a wide range of extraordinary savings, special offers, raffle drawings and more!  

Seaside’s Turn on the Town Celebration and holiday parade. On Friday after a day of “Black Friday” shopping, another great local tradition is to gather for the 30A holiday parade and the “Turn on the Town” celebration in Seaside, Fla. Find a spot along the parade route along Hwy 30A between Seagrove Beach and Seaside and watch the community showcase their holiday spirit. From lighted golf carts and bicycles to boats and trailers, if it can be lit you'll probably see it in the parade. The South Walton holiday parade concludes in Seaside where the town lights are turned on for the season and Mr. and Mrs. Claus make a special appearance.

For a full list of things to do for Thanksgiving in Destin and South Walton, visit the EmeraldCoastFl.com and VisitSouthWalton.com. If you haven’t made your Thanksgiving reservation, now is the time. View Newman-Dailey’s premier selection of Destin vacation rentals, including luxury rental homes beach condos online or call 1-800-225-7652 and one of our friendly vacation specialists is happy to assist you.

Thanks to Destin’s holiday traditions, the beach is “where you’d rather be” for the holidays.  


Monday, November 3, 2014

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