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Top Reasons to Celebrate the Winter Holidays in Destin


It’s time to start planning for the winter holidays, and Destin, Florida provides families a fantastic location for a fun coastal holiday celebration.  Whether you're seeking a location for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's Eve, here are some of the top reasons to celebrate the holidays in Destin, Florida:

Destin Vacation Rentals Provide a Comfortable Home for the Holidays.

From spacious beach homes and comfortable condos to cozy townhomes and villas, Newman-Dailey's vast array of Destin vacation rentals sleep from two to 22. Each vacation rental comes equipped with a full kitchen as well as a washer and dryer, providing the conveniences of home within a beautiful beachside setting.

Families can gather in the kitchen to prepare their favorite holiday recipes or head out to one of the popular local restaurants for their holiday feast. The team at Newman-Dailey is also prepared with details on local holiday offerings, including take home holiday meals from Honey Baked Ham and Sarah K’s Gourmet. The best part is that when the celebration is over, families pack up and head home and skip the holiday housework. 

The Relaxed Coastal Setting. 

Whether you’re six or 66, everyone in the family enjoys the relaxed setting and sugar white sand beaches. Many family traditions begin with gathering for a famed beach sunset from either the balcony of their rental, the beach or the Destin Harbor. No matter where you gather, it’s sure to be memorable. Don’t forget the camera!

Thanksgiving Feasts Taste Better at the Beach.

Thanksgiving at the beach is an unforgettable experience. Whether you decide to prepare your own Thanksgiving feast, have one delivered or eat out at one of the Emerald Coast’s award-winning restaurants, your family will be glad you decided to gather within a relaxing, coastal setting to give thanks and celebrate time with loved ones.  View our blog to discover the many options for Thanksgiving meals in Destin.

Destin Holiday Events and Activities.

There are a wide array of Destin holiday events and activities that take place along Florida's Emerald Coast. Here’s some of the highlights: 

Nov 1-Jan. 31 - The Ice Skating Rink at the Village of Baytowne Wharf is a seasonal treat and a great way to get into the holiday spirit. The first hour of each day is reserved for "kid's skate" for youths 11 years-of-age and under.

Nov. 25– Holidays kick off with Santa’s arrival to HarborWalk Village in Destin. From noon to 4 p.m., kids enjoy free activities and visit with Santa Claus to share their Christmas wish list. Santa returns every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. until Christmas.

Nov. 25– Start your holiday shopping early with the Thanksgiving Weekend Sale at Silver Sands Premium Outlets. Beginning at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the stores will remain open all night. The sale will continue all weekend with extended shopping hours to 10 p.m. on Friday & Saturday. Shoppers will enjoy a wide range of extraordinary savings, early-bird offers and more.   

Nov. 27 – The Turn on the Town Parade combines the small-town atmosphere of Seaside, Florida with holiday cheer. The parade begins at 4 p.m. on Scenic Hwy 30A in Seagrove Beach and proceeds west to the town of Seaside. At 5 p.m., the Town of Seaside hosts holiday festivities and pictures with the jolly-bearded one. Then, the master of ceremonies invites kids to the stage to sing to the crowd and the countdown begins to illuminate the town.

Dec. 10 - The Destin Harbor will be dancing with holiday lights and cheer during the 31st Annual Destin Boat Parade. Visitors are invited to enjoy live music, children’s arts and craft and hot chocolate. Visit with Santa Claus from 12-4 p.m. Boat Parade begins at 6 p.m.

Dec. 13-25 – Village of Baytowne Wharf hosts the 12 Nights of Lights, presenting a festive light show set to popular holiday music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. leading up to Christmas.

Dec. 31New Year’s Eve celebrations are happening all along the Emerald Coast. HarborWalk Village, Village of Baytowne Wharf, Solaris Yacht, Seaside, and Pier Park all have special festivities and countdowns for all ages to ring in the New Year. Celebrate with us and welcome 2016 beach style!

The Emerald Coast is filled with holiday celebrations and good cheer and now is the time to reserve your favorite Destin vacation rental for the holidays. View our premier Destin vacation rentals online or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652 to find the perfect beach rental for your holiday celebration. 

See you @ the beach!

Monday, October 19, 2015

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