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Many Americans feel that the holiday season is the most stressful time of year! Why not kick back and relax at a few fun holiday events so you can beat the stress?

If you’re spending the holiday season in Destin, you’re in luck. There’s so much that you can do! Read on to learn about just a few of our favorite holiday activities in Destin.

Baytowne Wednesday Night Concert Series

Every Wednesday in December, you can listen to an incredible winter concert at the Events Plaza Lawn at Baytowne Wharf. A different group of performers performs each week, so you can keep going back for every concert without seeing repeats!

Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and a thermos full of hot chocolate if you want to stay cozy. Bonus: Listening to live music for the holidays in Destin is completely free.

Destin Christmas Parade

This year, the annual Christmas parade happens on December 10th at 10 am. If you want to see how creative local individuals, businesses, and students can be, you’re going to want to watch the parade.

You’ll see floats, performances, and so much more. It’s great for free holiday fun!

Holiday on the Harbor

Holiday on the Harbor isn’t one event. It’s an entire season of events that happen in Harborwalk Village. Every year it starts with the arrival of Santa Claus and children are able to get one free 4×6 photo with Santa each.

On December 4th, pets are welcome to get free photos with Santa as well, so if you have a furry friend with you, include them!

There’s also a boat parade for Holiday on the Harbor. It starts at the yacht club and goes all the way to the Destin bridge. Boat owners love decorating their boats for the occasion, so you know you’ll be impressed!

There’s also a holiday pub crawl happening during Harborwalk Village’s holiday celebrations. This year, it occurs on December 3rd. Ugly Christmas sweaters are encouraged. 

New Year’s Eve on Destin Harbor

Looking for something to do for New Year’s Eve? The holiday fun continues through New Year’s at Harborwalk village.

There will be live music playing all night so you can have fun with your friends. If you plan on bringing children, there’s an early firework show at 8 pm so you can get them to bed before midnight. 

For those who are braving the late night, there will be a traditional countdown to midnight and, of course, more fireworks to ring in the new year. 

We Love Holiday Events in Destin

Which holiday events do you plan on attending this year in Destin? This is only a small sample of what Destin has to offer for holiday fun. You won’t have to look far for a holiday activity.