Holiday on the Harbor | Emerald Grande

Holiday on the Harbor

HarborWalk Village

There’s no place like Destin Harbor for the Holidays! The spirit of the season can be found in every corner of HarborWalk Village – from colorfully lit storefronts all the way to the bustle of Santa’s Workshop!

Known as the most wonderful time of the year at HarborWalk Village, the season begins as Santa makes his grand debut. Escorted by bridled reindeer, Santa makes his merry way to the Village Workshop for every boy and girl to see! Visit St. Nick each Saturday and Sunday through December 18th, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Make your list and check it twice at the letters to Santa station! You’ll even take home a complimentary 4×6 photo with the jolly ole man himself. This season, HarborWalk Village has partnered with Food for Thought, a non-profit whose mission is to fight child hunger in the local community. For each letter written to the North Pole, HarborWalk Village will donate $1 to Food for Thought.

By the first weekend of December, the Village is packed with cheer as the Fort Walton Beach High School Chorus takes to the Main Stage on Saturday, December 3rd at 1:00 PM with a “Sounds of the Season” performance. Only a Grinch would go home after the performance! Stay late and join us for the Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl beginning at 6:30 PM. Eat, drink and be ugly (or merry) during a game of drink specials bingo, Enjoy live music by North Pole Panic and complete your bingo card for a chance to win raffle prizes! By Sunday you’ll be saying “Merry Pawmas” as Santa Paws joins your fur family member for a complimentary 4×6 Christmas card photo from 1:00 to 4:00 PM!

The busiest Harbor Holiday weekend kicks off as Mistletoe Market opens offering a two-day, one-stop shop for everyone on your list! The Market begins on Saturday, December 10th at 11:00 AM and is FREE to all! Elevate your shopping experience with unique vendors, gift wrapping, and festive drink samples! On Sunday, December 11th, enjoy day two of Mistletoe Market from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. You won’t want to miss performances by the Northwest Florida Ballet Academy beginning at 4:30 PM and the most iconic light display in town – the Destin Boat Parade – beginning at 6:00 PM!

As quickly as he came – he was gone again! Snag a last-chance photo with Santa and send him to the North Pole with Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday wishes! He’ll be here on Sunday, December 18th from 1:00 PM until we wave goodbye at 4:00 PM. Once again, the Holiday keeps happening on the Harbor! Stay late for Chanukah beginning at 5:00 PM – an evening of traditional foods, music, and grand Menorah lighting!

Ending the 2022 calendar calls for a bang, and HarborWalk Village is known for going bold and bright! The New Year’s Eve Celebration wraps the end of 2022 with LIVE entertainment, two dazzling firework displays, and a ball drop countdown beginning at midnight! Ring in the New Year with the best views in Destin – starting December 31st at 7:00 PM.

Are you looking to gift your family & friends the ultimate stay for the Holiday? The Emerald Grande at HaborWalk Village has transitioned into a Winter Wonderland – adorned with beautiful lights, decorated trees, and festive music. The perfect winter paradise awaits you across the harbor with amenities, entertainment opportunities, and holiday dining unlike no other along the Emerald Coast. Book your Holiday Stay of 2 nights and receive the 3rd night, 50% off. Shake off the frost at the Spa at the Emerald Grande with a Winter Spa Special – featuring Wine & Chocolate “Me Time” Facials, “Cinnasweet Milk” Massages, and more! The team at Emerald Grande is ready to assist and waiting for your call – 800-676-0091.

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