Why Fall Is A Great Time To Visit The Beach

Why Fall Is A Great Time To Visit The Beach

When the kids go back to school and the college football games come on tv, it is officially Fall! In most areas, the temperatures start to become a lot cooler and the leaves start to fall. But not in Destin, FL! That is why Fal is a great time to visit the beach. The crowds will start to tremendously die down while the water and temperature remain warm until mid-November.  In this blog, we will discuss a couple of reasons why Fall is a great time to visit the beach.

Why Fall is A Great Time To Visit The Beach

SAVE, SAVE, SAVE!! 

Why Fall Is A Great Time To Visit The Beach- Save, Save, Save!!

Since Fall time is when a lot of families have children that have to go back to school, as well as college students, this is the time when vacation rentals will cut the prices. Here at Destin Palms Vacations, we are offering 25% off all our vacation rentals for Fall stays. You get to experience all the great same amenities and weather in the summer but for less! This may be also great for parents who want to have a small getaway from the kids for the weekend. No matter your occasion you will be saving money while having a great experience!  When booking with us you will also receive a $100 credit for vacation rental condos or a $200 credit for vacation rental homes to use towards Live Well 30A beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs! Plus FREE VIP Perks such as snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, and much more! *Some restrictions may apply. Select dates. Offer valid for new reservations only. Must mention special at time of booking.

If you would like to book your stay with Destin Palms Vacations and save, please feel free to call (850) 270-5227 or visit Destin-Palms.com 

To find out more about booking your Fall stay for 25% OFF visit: https://www.destin-palms.com/specials

All The Fun Without The Hustle & Bustle 

Reasons why Fall is a great time to visit the beach- No crowds

Another reason why Fall is a great time to visit the beach is that you basically get the beach to yourself! You do not have to worry about getting up at the crack of dawn to get the prime spot right at the water. You will get to enjoy the beautiful water and soft sand without worrying about the disruptions around you. Also, in Destin, a lot of our most popular restaurants stay open all year round.  Your family and friends will be able to enjoy fresh seafood from the Gulf without the wait.

If you have ever been to Destin in the Summer then you know traffic can be a major annoyance. Destin is not a large area but yet is so beautiful so who doesn’t want to visit when they have a chance? But in the Fall you do not have to worry about that as much either. You will be able to come and go as you please, instead of strategically planning your trips out and about.

Festivals!

Here in Destin, we have several festivals you can attend in the Fall. The Destin Seafood Festival and The Destin Fishing Rodeo are the most popular ones and are hosted in the month of October. We go into further detail about these two events in another blog and the link is posted below.

Destin Seafood Festival & Fishing Rodeo 2019

The rest of the festivals are also great and plenty of activities for the Fall which is another great reason why Fall is a great time to visit the beach.

Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival

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Time to roll out the barrel and discover unique suds & ales! The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort presents the 12th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest on October 11th & 12th. American specialty brews from around the nation will be available to sample and savor. The event will feature over 200 domestic and international craft beers available at the event, offering an opportunity to learn about the different types of lagers and ales from a variety of styles. Live music will be also featured during the festival.

For more information visit: http://www.baytownebeerfestival.com

Blues, Brews, & BBQ Festival

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Fire up the grills, tap the kegs and crank up the tunes for HarborWalk Village’s 12th annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival. This barbecue block party will fill the docks with the aroma of smoky ribs and pulled pork. Over 15 of the area’s finest restaurants will compete in a spirited and fun BBQ competition, offering samples of creative BBQ styles and specialty sauces. Prizes will be awarded to the top winners in each category. Live Music from John Hart & Tyler Mac on the main stage! Bring the family for a day of food, fun and music!

Pricing:

Advance Tickets: $30.00 || $35.00 the day of the event || BBQ only (Under 21) $20.00 || Military Tickets $25.00

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/697799440658517/

9th Annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta

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This event is great for families with small children! The 9th Annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta will be held at The Village Baytowne Wharf.  Join them on October 19th, 2019 and adopt a duck for your chance to win, first place receives $5,000. This family-friendly event includes a scavenger hunt, face painting, kids activities, free carousel rides, and the duck race following at 1 PM.

This event will benefit the local Sacred Heart Hospital Rehab Center for cancer patients.

For more information visit www.emeraldcoastduckregatta.com

Things To Do Labor Day Weekend

Things To Do Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend is the one time of year that hard workers are acknowledged for all they do for providing for themselves and their families. There is no better way to spend the weekend than with family and friends relaxing in Destin, FL. Destin is a great place to come spend the weekend because there are activities for everyone to have a great time. Listed and explained below are things to do Labor Day Weekend. If you still want to book a last-minute trip, we are now offering 25% OFF this Labor Day Weekend and Fall Stays.

Things To Do Labor Day Weekend

 

The Beach! (Of Course)

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When you are looking for things to do Labor Day Weekend, Destin is known for its sugary white sand and blue waters. It is a must to visit the beaches, for at least a little while. When you are on a Destin beach you will notice the sand feels like baby powder and the water (most of the time) is crystal clear. If you’re lucky you will get to observe a pod of dolphins swim by or even a manatee. Most of our vacation rentals here at Destin Palms Vacations have beachfront views or are a short walk across to the beach. The water temperature is perfect this time of year!

Friday Night Karaoke! 

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A great way to kick the Labor Day Weekend off is to go Dock On The Island to participate in some Friday night karaoke. If you love to entertain and want to find a way to let loose, then here it is! This is also an awesome activity for a girl’s trip with your closest family and friends. This is mostly a 21 or over event because they will have a happy hour during most of the time. They also serve delicious food such as homemade pizzas and plates of pasta. This event lasts from 8 PM to 12 AM.

To find out more visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/520168021810327/

To take a peek at the menu visit: https://www.facebook.com/DockOnTheIsland/menu/

Labor Day Concert Celebration at the HarborWalk! 

Things to do Labor Day Weekend

When you are searching for family-friendly things to do Labor Day Weekend, the Labor Day Concert Celebration at the HarborWalk will be a hit! For those of you that do not know what the HarborWalk is; it is a popular spot that tourists and locals both enjoy because of the variety of activities and events that go on there. HarborWalk Village offers activities and entertainment to please each and every taste in your family—dive in and make memories that will last a lifetime. Here you can find waterfront shopping, water sports, boat, pontoon and jet ski rentals, world-class fishing, aqua adventures, dolphin and pirate cruises, art galleries, interactive kids activities, clubs and nightlife, weekly fireworks, seasonal festivals, live entertainment, and an array of restaurants to satisfy all tastes. This Labor Day Weekend HarborWalk Village is sending our sizzling summer off with a bang! Live music all weekend long with FIREWORKS over the Destin Harbor, Sunday night!

To learn more about this event and times visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/541861379678410/

Crab Island! 

Things to do Labor Day Weekend- Crab Island

One of the most favorite and sought after spots in Destin is a large sand bar called Crab Island. It is a sandbar that is located just South of the Marler Bridge in Destin, FL. Crab Island started to gain in popularity as boaters used the area to anchor their boats to catch some rays and wade on the sandbar. Now Crab Island has erupted into a popular social scene where locals and tourists congregate for fun and sun. Crab Island is also just minutes from the Destin Harbor. There are several ways to get out to Crab Island; you can rent a pontoon boat for the day, take a water taxi, or rent paddleboards, jet skis, etc.

To learn more about Crab Island and how to rent equipment visit: https://www.mycrabisland.com/

Take Advantage of FREE VIP Perks & Live Well Credits! 

Things to do Labor Day Weekend- Free VIP Perks and Live Well Credits

Here at Destin Palms Vacations, we offer several things to do Labor Day Weekend.  When you reserve your vacation rental in Destin with Destin Palms, you can take advantage of an incredible perk we offer our guests. With our Xplorie VIP program, you can enjoy one free snorkeling trip, one free charter fishing trip, one free dolphin cruise, one round of golf, one free waterpark admission, and one free escape room session every day of your trip! Yes, every day you are a guest in one of our stunning vacation rentals, you can enjoy up to $350 worth of local activities per day! This is our way of saying thanks for choosing Destin Palms Vacations!

At Destin Palms, we want our guests to have a great time and get an amazing deal! The Xplorie program takes the stress out of planning and allows one person free admission! This way, you can spend more time relaxing and less time planning.

Free charter fishing excursions, the escape room, and golf are available year-round. The following activities operate for the specific times of the year: dolphin cruise March-October, snorkeling May – September, Big Kahunas Waterpark Memorial Day – Labor Day.

Live Well 30A Credit –When you book a stay at one of our vacation rental condos you will also receive a $100 credit or a $200 credit at one of our vacation rental homes to use towards Live Well beach gear, rentals, experiences, and souvenirs! Visit Live Well 30A to redeem your credit after booking your stay. *Live Well 30A offer valid for new reservations made after June 25th, 2019 for stays after September 1st, 2019 only.

For more info visit: https://www.destin-palms.com/free-vip-activities

4th of July 2019 in Destin

What’s crackin this 4th of July 2019 in Destin? Spoiler Alert: Get your sparklers ready babes!!!

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Things to Do This 4th of July!

The City of Destin will be hosting a Family Independence Day Celebration & Bike parade for children 14 & under.  The event will take place at the Destin Elementary School Track On Monday July 1st at 5:30pm, with registration beginning at 4:45pm.  The event is free to the public.  Come show off your decorated bike, scooter, or wagon.  Awards will be given for different categories in each age division. Spectators are welcome and Refreshments will be available to all participants.  For more information, please call 850-654-5184.

You can also head out to the Village of Baytowne Wharf for some family fun for Hydroflight Mondays! Enjoy shows at 6:30 & 8:30PM from fly-board extraordinaire Ben Merrell over the lagoon! Watch as he soars to the sky and makes waves at Baytowne Wharf.

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The fun doesn’t end their folks! On July 3rd come out with the locals and participate in the Sandestin Family Fishing Tournament!

Events for 4th of July Week

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Every Wednesday this Spring & Summer stop by the Baytowne Marina Bait Shop to receive your fishing rod. The family to catch the biggest fish, and provide a picture to the bait shop with they are done, will receive a prize!

Only 1 rod per family. Additional bait can be purchased at the bait shop. All fish are catch and release. Participants must bring your photo back by 1:30pm. Maps will be provided for available fishing rods.

Later on in the evening, come on out to the notorious Smoke on the Coast BBQ & Fireworks Festival. This July 3rd brings the 9th Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ & Fireworks event and Destin Commons recently announced the 18 area charities chosen to benefit from Coins for a Cause and event proceeds. Participating charities team up with various restaurants and BBQ aficionados to fire up their grills and cook for over $85,000 in donations.  Join Destin Commons in supporting the local area by plugging the meters at Destin Commons and attend SOTC, buy tickets and vote for your favorite nonprofit to support their mission.

The 18 non-profit organizations, along with their BBQ teams, are:

– Air Force Enlisted Village & The Gulf
– Boys and Girls Club & Big Red Truck
– Children in Crisis & B&C Fire Safety
– Dog Harmony & Cafe Rico
– Emerald Coast Science Center & Bow Tie BBQ
– Food for Thought & Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen
– Gulf Coast Council of the Boy Scouts of America & Smok’n Scouts Barbeque Crew
– Habitat for Humanity & Hub City Smokehouse and Grill
– Heritage Museum of NW Florida & Cold Creek BBQ
– Jobs4U & Lillie’s Q
– Junior League of the Emerald Coast & Buh’s BBQ
– Niceville/Valparaiso Rotary Club & Smok’n Hot Wheels
– Opportunity Place & B’s Smoking BBQ
– Rotary Club of Destin
– Shelter House & The One and Culinary Pirates
– Taylor Haugen Foundation & Brightview Landscaping Services
– Toys for Tots & Bass Pro Shop
– Youth Village & Waste Management

Time:
Fireworks at 9:30pm
BBQ competition from 5:30pm-8pm

AJ’s on the Bayou will also be joining in on the fun this week! Aj’s on the Bayou will have something for the whole family! The kids will have a blast enjoying the bounce houses, stilt walkers and face painting! Black Eyed Blonde will have everyone dancing from 6pm until 10pm. Enjoy ice cold beer and tasty BBQ all evening! Families can then enjoy the fantastic fireworks show at 9pm! It will be a great time that YOU don’t want to miss!

Rock the Docks

This event is FREE to attend! Come celebrate on Wednesday, July 3rd at Aj’s on the Bayou located at 200 Eglin Parkway NE in Fort Walton Beach

July 4th Events 2019

And now, for the main course. Red White and Baytowne will be hosting their own fireworks display in the Village of Baytowne Wharf to celebrate Independence Day. Join us this 4th of July for our Red, White, and Baytowne celebration! Beginning at 6pm enjoy lawn games, inflatables, kids crafts, and face painting. Then enjoy LIVE music on the Events Plaza Stage at 7pm, followed by a fireworks display that will light up the night sky at 9:15pm.

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Harborwalk Village will also be ringing in the holiday with a great fireworks display that you and the family will not want to miss!!

Celebrate Americana and the heritage of the Destin Harbor all summer long every Thursday night until August 16th. The all-American celebration includes a one-of-a-kind WWII Vintage Airshow, Live On-stage Entertainment, and FIREWORKS over the Destin Harbor, followed by ‘Just Add Fire’, a unique fire spinning performance.

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From our family to yours, have a safe and happy holiday!!!

Easter Weekend Events in Destin 2019

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and Peter Cottontail is hopping along his sandy trail right next to Destin Palms Vacations getting ready for Easter Weekend Events in Destin 2019,  big & beautiful Easter Extravaganzas! The Destin area always turns out a ton of activities centered around holidays for visiting families and Easter is certainly no exception. Make sure to stay up to date and in the know with all of Destin’s current events on our Events Page, in addition to the list of the amazing festivities the city has going on for the Holiday weekend below.

Easter Weekend Events in Destin 2019

Easter Events in Destin, FL

Easter Crafts at the Destin Library. Friday from 1-4 PM, bring your children ages 4-12 and so they can get crafty and make an Easter magnet. Free and open to the public. Destin Library.

Destin Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The annual Easter Egg hunt for the whole town will be held at the Morgan Sports Center, 4200 Indian Bayou Trail, beginning at 9:00 AM. For ages 12 and under.

Baytowne Wharf Easter Explosion 2019

Bounce on over to the Village of Baytowne Wharf for an Easter Explosion this holiday weekend, Saturday, April 20th! Enjoy a day filled with family-friendly entertainment, enjoy lawn games, face-painting, and even race over the infamous inflatable obstacle course. And don’t forget to get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny!

Experience a memorable Easter Egg hunt with The Henderson Beach Resort!
They will have a helicopter drop thousands of candy-filled Easter eggs on their Front Lawn! Join them before or after the hunt for Easter Brunch!
Don’t Forget to Bring your Easter baskets and make memories with The Henderson! Ever wonder how all those eggs get to be hidden for the hunt? Well, come see the helicopter Easter Egg drop candy-filled eggs on the front lawn of the Henderson. The drop will be at 12:30 PM so be sure to get there early to get a good spot to watch!

Head over to Lulu’s at the base of the mid-bay bridge to enjoy the mad Dash for the golden eggs for LuLu’s Easter Egg Dash. The Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance for photo-‘hops’. Festivities start at 2 PM, but we recommend going early to get the best spot! The dash is divided into age categories, making this event is fun for the whole family!

In the name of BRUNCH, we have got you set this holiday Sunday:

Emerald Grande Easter 2019

Easter at Emerald Grande

Easter Plated Brunch in Grande Vista Bar & Grill 11:00am-3:00pm
Adults $29++ | Kids $14++
*Reservations highly recommended 850.424.0621

Easter Brunch in the Harborview Room 10:00am-2:00pm
Adults $32++ | Kids $16 ++ | 3 & under free
*Reservations highly recommended 850.424.0622

Visit the Easter Bunny on the Main Stage at HarborWalk Village from 2:00-4:00pm! Enjoy children’s activities, face painting, and receive one free 4×6 photo per family provided by SB Photos of Destin, FL!

View Grande Vista Menu here
View Harborview Room Menu here

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St. Patrick’s Day in Destin 2019

Spring is here and we’re going to be gearing up for some green luck on the Gulf Coast for St. Patrick’s Day in Destin 2019. Just like the bright emerald waters, you’re going to want to be here during St. Patty’s day weekend this year. You can do just that when you book one of the best vacation rentals Destin is known for, with Destin Palms Vacations.  Green Beer and Corned Beef aside, this cultural celebration on Sunday, March 17th 2019 brings more than just fun drinks and traditional Irish cuisine! Emerald Coast destinations offer their own version of St. Patty’s Day festivities, including pub crawls, charity runs, outdoor concerts, and more family-friendly affairs. Here are some of the fun and festive happenings during the weekend of March 17th!

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Where The Leprechauns Celebrate

This year, Oliver Petit from the Red Bar in Grayton Beach is the Grand Marshall. The Best in Parade perpetual trophy is up for grabs again, for the best decorated cars trucks or floats. The Parade will include over 50 unique floats from local area businesses and organizations. The route spans 4 miles on scenic highway 30A, ending at Gulf Place, where the real festivities await!

The close-knit community charm of 30A is reflected through this St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Kids can enjoy dozens of memorable activities like the POT O’ GOLD Treasure Hunts, Irish Costume Contest, and The World’s Tallest Leprechaun Balloon Maker, while adults have the opportunity to sample local cuisine and specialty Irish drinks with friends and neighbors.

30A St Patricks Parade 2019

Feeling Lucky by The Beach

The Destin, FL beach community known as “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” celebrates St. Patty’s in style. St. Paddys Family Party Irish Street Festival hosted by Harborwalk Village will provide a full day of fun for the whole clan. Irish music, dancing, games, and food can be enjoyed all afternoon!

When the sun goes down on ye ole’ Coast of Emerald, the Pub Crawl goes into effect. There will be live music on the main stage, and several locations open their doors to pub crawl participants!

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Pub Crawl Stops:

 

Destin St Patricks Day Specials

Celebrate the luck of the Irish, St. Patrick’s Day in Destin 2019, at HarborWalk Village and enjoy these merchant specials all day long!

Jackacuda’s Seafood & Sushi | Grab a $3 Green Beer or $5 Irish Car Bomb and enjoy traditional Sheppard’s Pie for $9.99.

Crab Island Cantina will have a variety of food specials including:
$4.00 Cheese Dip, $5.00 Cantina Dip and $8.00 Nachos. Entrees include $9.00 Jumbo Wings, $8.00 Burgers, $9.00 Flatbreads and more!

Enjoy $6 Margaritas on the Rocks, $4 House Wine, $4 Well Drinks, $3 Bud Lights & Miller Light and $4 Corona & Corona Light.

The party isn’t over yet! Coyote Ugly Saloon- Destin will feature a Live DJ all night on the outside dance floor all night long. Drink specials include $2 Green Beer, $4 Lucky Shot, $5 Fireball, $5 Leprechaun Punch, and a $5 Irish Flag Shot.

**On-site parking is $10.00.

Irish traditions are always BIG at McGuire’s Irish Pubbut on March 17th, celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day at McGuire’s is a must do in Destin, Florida! With many shades of green hanging from the ceiling, on the rooftop, and at every angle in sight, you’ll never experience a Saint Patrick’s Day celebration quite the same as the party found in the dining venue, pub, and brewery of Destin’s McGuire’s. With an estimated 1.75 million others who have hung a signed dollar bill for good luck, joining the Molly Martin tradition at the Destin pub makes you an official Irishman with the papers and luck to prove it!

As you reach your potential as a true Irishman, you’ll experience the sounds of bagpipers playing in the waiting area, traditional Irish music throughout the pub, and a hefty serving of the Saint Patty’s Day favorite, corn beef & cabbage. If you’re celebrating your birthday in Destin this Saint Patrick’s Day 2019, don’t forget to boost your luck with McGuire’s Kiss the Moose tradition for a birthday ceremony that you’ll never forget!

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Be sure to check out other upcoming events going on March and April in Destin, FL by visiting our events page.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by the Sea

If you are thinking of planning something extra special for Valentine’s Day this year, a trip to Destin, Florida is the perfect surprise for your sweetheart! Located on the Emerald Coast, this charming city is famous for its sugar white sand and beautiful emerald green water. To help you plan an amazing romantic retreat, Destin Palms Vacations has the whole scoop of local events in the area just for you to celebrate Valentine’s Day by the sea!

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While the rest of the country shovels snow and huddles indoors, visitors to the Emerald Coast can take advantage of some excellent weather. What could be more romantic than sipping cocktails as the two of you sit on the beach and watch the sunset over the water? The winter climate in Destin is ideal for walks along the beach, playing golf, or cruising around the Destin Harbor in a vessel.

Destin, FL Valentine’s Day Events

Kick off your week at the local library with your young ones for some Valentine’s Day crafts! Children, ages 5 years and younger, along with their parents, are invited to stop by the Destin Library on Tuesday, February 12th  to create a Valentine’s Day craft for that special person in their life. Kids will have a craft choice of a Love Bears All Things Sign or a Beary Special Valentine Magnet. They will also be hosting a special Story Time program on Valentine’s Day morning at 9:30am. The children’s program will feature music, stories, and special Valentine’s themed activities for all who attend.

Whether Valentine’s Day for you means a romantic dinner for two or a gathering of gal pals and/or bromance buddies, local restaurants have drafted their menus and are setting their tables to mark the occasion! The Crab Trap on Okaloosa Island will be having a 3 Course Special Detailed Below:

APPETIZER
Seared scallops topped with our roasted red bell pepper buerre blanc.

GARDEN SALAD
Mixed greens with cucumber, tomato, red onion, croutons, and grated parmesan cheese with our house dressing.

SELECT AN ENTRÉE
Filet & Crab
6 oz. filet mignon topped with lump crab meat and a sherry mushroom cream sauce. Served with confetti rice and vegetable medley. / 36.99

Parmesan Grouper
Parmesan crusted grouper topped with lemon beurre blanc.
Served with confetti rice and vegetable medley. / 31.99

Also Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is running a Lobster for Lovers Special all weekend Long!

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The fun doesn’t end on Valentine’s Day! Make sure to grab your pup and head to  Grand Boulevard February 21 for My Furry Valentine. Show your canine love – dress in Valentine-themed matching attire – at this dog social featuring live music and drinks. Winners will be chosen! No prong collars, please. Donations are encouraged.

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2019 New Years Events in Destin

Want to start your New Year off right? Here’s a list of 2019 New Years Events in Destin we’ve put together for you! Hop into the Holiday Season with Destin Palms, and ring in the New Year 2019 in Destin to celebrate with your family on the calming waters of the Gulf Coast!  January is the perfect time to fly South for our tropical beaches and that heady “wait, what month is this?” escapism. Destin does not skip a beat when it comes to the holidays, so make sure to check our Events page to take advantage of all the memorable activities Destin has to offer during the Winter Season!

2019 New Years Events in Destin

Ring in the New Year in Destin

Cooler weather, holiday activities, and endless sunshine,  Destin is a gorgeous place to visit in the winter. Perfect for exploring Florida’s pristine coastline and natural outdoor landscapes, the humidity of summer fades and festivals, fairs, and outdoor adventures take precedence. Make sure to look at our great last minute deals on our vacation rentals on our specials page! Here’s a list of 2019 New Years Events in Destin we’ve put together for you! :

LuLu’s Annual Noon Year’s Eve celebration

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The family friendly fun begins New Year’s Eve morning at LuLu’s! Mark your calendars for LuLu’s Annual Noon Year’s Eve celebration just for kids on Monday, December 31, at 10 am. It will be non-stop kid-friendly fun for the whole family, with excitement around every corner as LuLu’s celebrates and rings in the New Year. There will be a sandcastle building contest, arts & crafts, inflatables, face painting, live music, and more on the sandy beach. So the kiddies can have their fun, countdown to Noon with kid-safe “fireworks” and a huge Beach Ball Drop. LuLu’s is located in Destin at the foot of the Mid Bay Bridge, next to Legendary Marina. For more on the Noon Year’s Eve celebration, call (850) 710-5858.

HarborWalk Village New Year’s Eve Street Party

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Interested in celebrating for a good cause? Ring in 2019 at the iconic HarborWalk Village New Year’s Eve Street Party featuring two live bands, two fireworks shows and a ball drop over the Destin Harbor!

7:00pm | Flash Flood
8:00pm | FIREWORKS
9:30pm | Departure- A Journey Tribute Band
12:00am | Ball Drop & FIREWORKS

HarborWalk Village is giving back this holiday season by collecting supplies and donations for those impacted by Hurricane Michael. Visit our Hurricane Relief tent and join us in recovery efforts!

Donations will be given to panhandlerelief.org and Volunteer Florida. Supplies needed include: blankets, cleaning supplies, sleeping bags, tents, work gloves, winter jackets and clothes for kids, hygiene products and towels.

Pazzo Italiano’s Masquerade Ball

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Show up and Show Out at Pazzo Italiano’s Masquerade Ball. Let’s welcome 2019 together with a fun and festive evening!
Dress up, wear a mask and enjoy a delicious meal, while Joshua Paul Sirten provides the perfect atmosphere with his Live Sinatra Performance!
~ 4 course meal~ $80/person +tax+gratuity ~ $10 will go towards a charity
~ Complimentary champagne
~ Photo Booth
Reservations are required in person or through phone call 850.974.5484

Baytowne Countdown at The Village of Baytowne Wharf

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A celebratory event has always taken place each year out in the Villages of Baytowne Wharf. This destination is a local favorite for all ages. You don’t want to miss The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s end-of-the-year celebration! Enjoy our family friendly evening from 6-8pm with face painting, kids activities, and LIVE music on the Baytowne LIVE stage, finishing off with a fireworks display at 8pm. Ring in the New Year with an evening to remember, with two breathtaking fireworks displays at 8pm & midnight. Dance the night away with LIVE music until 1am, featured on the Events Plaza Stage.

Christmas Events in Destin

If you are looking for Christmas events in Destin and what all will be open during your vacation, look no further, we have got you covered! Destin has a number of fantastic events that you and your family can take part in to make unforgettable memories this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Santa is almost here and we are getting so excited!!

Christmas Events in Destin – On The Coast

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Start Christmas Eve morning off, December 24th, at the Destin Commons Bass Pro Shop! FREE Photo with Santa: 10AM–5PM and FREE Crafts: 3-5
FREE Games: open to close  See further details about this event here!Santa's Wonderland

Dust off those skates and get in the winter spirit at The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s Baytowne on Ice.  For those visitors who miss the cold and ice, Baytowne’s seasonal ice rink is the perfect opportunity to share some of your favorite holiday traditions.  $11 + $3 skate rental for 90 mins. December 24 Hours are 12-6 pm and December 25 they will be open from 4-10 pm.

Rather stay warm for Christmas Eve indoors? Catch the 2 pm Matinee or 7 pm showing of Frank Capra’s classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life” at Carmike Cinema! This movie is a cherished Christmas tradition for countless families. Building & loan owner George Bailey (James Stewart) is all that stands between the good people of Bedford Falls and the wicked miser Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore). When misfortune strikes on Christmas Eve, George realizes, with the help of an angel named Clarence (Henry Travers), that he truly has a “wonderful life.” (“no man is a failure who has friends.”) Rated PG.

Christmas Events in Destin – Dining

Now we all know that one of the best things about the holiday season is all the amazing FOOD we get to devour! Destin sure does not disappoint this year in the cuisine department.

The Henderson Resort (Christmas Eve)
Join The Henderson Resort for an evening of holiday tradition for their annual Christmas Eve Dinner. Delight in a beautiful 4-course meal with perfect wine pairings.
$79 Per Person | $29 per child | Three and under complimentary
Exclusive of Tax and Gratuity
Reservations are Required
Call Primrose 850.424.4400  The Henderson

Havana Beach Bar & Grill (Christmas Eve)
Celebrate Christmas Eve and enjoy a special 3-course menu!
• $60* per adult | $30* per child (12 and under)
• Reservations required, call 850.588.2882

The Henderson Resort (Christmas Day)
After a morning of tearing open presents, join The Henderson Resort at Primrose in your PJs for a festive brunch buffet. You’ll enjoy carving stations and all your holiday traditional favorites.
For reservations and information, please call 850.424.4400
$45 per person | $19 per child
Prices do not include tax and gratuity.

Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar (Christmas Day) 
All is merry and bright at Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar this Christmas! Instead of wasting your day in the kitchen, let Cuvee take care of the cooking {and cleaning}. Cost to attend is $44.95 per guest, and $22.95 for children. The buffet will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To reserve your table, please call (850) 460-2909!

HarborWalk Village (Christmas Day)
Harborwalk Village will also be hosting a Christmas Day Feast! May your Christmas be Merry & Bright! Let the Grande Vista Bar & Grill do all the cooking and cleaning this year. Enjoy a special 3-Course menu featuring Corn & Crab Chowder, Prime Rib, Grouper and More.
Reservations are highly recommended: 850.424.0621.
Adults: $39 per person | Children 12 & Under: $15 per person ++

The Ocean Club
The Ocean Club has a special Christmas Day Menu that they are rolling out just for the Holidays. Please join them with your family for a special Christmas Day Brunch! Let their chefs prepare an irresistible meal you won’t forget! Please call 850-267-3666 for reservations. Seating is limited, so call today! Christmas Day they  will be open 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Christmas Events in Destin – Vacation Specials

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Be sure to check out our last minute specials in case you haven’t booked your Winter vacation to Destin, FL yet! You’ll also receive FREE VIP perks during your stay! For availability visit Destin-Palms.com or call (850)270-5227

From our family to yours, Destin Palms wishes you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday!

 

For a list of additional events visit our events page at: Destin-Palms.com/event-calendar

Dining in Destin This Thanksgiving

If you are still thinking about where to find dining in Destin this Thanksgiving or spend the holidays with your family, Destin Palms Vacations welcomes you to come reserve your spot in the sand with us before 2018 wraps up! While all of our Destin/Miramar Beach vacation rentals come fully equipped with all the necessities for a traditional home-cooked Thanksgiving meal, Holidays on the Gulf Coast are a beautiful and busy time for our community here. From ice skating to the Annual Holiday Boat Parade, you will be able to experience a time like no other here in Destin!

Destin Palms Vacations Thanksgiving 2018

The Season of Giving Thanks

With the recent devastation to our neighbors, there are so many reasons we have to be thankful here on the Emerald Coast! It is hard to believe that just a month ago the Florida Panhandle was hit by the strongest, most devastating storm in its history. As we continue to help and support our neighbors rebuild, we would also like to recognize the many anonymous faces who have shown up in this time of need who are really making the difference.

Dining in Destin This Thanksgiving

A Turkey Feast

Did someone say Turkey? We have got you covered. There are so many venues up and down the coast to feast and enjoy Thanksgiving with your loved ones. Make sure to check out our events page so you don’t miss a beat this holiday season with us! Here a few options in the area that will be celebrating the Thanksgiving tradition:

 

Thanksgiving Day Feast at Harbor Docks
November 22, 2018
11 am – 7 pm

Bring your family and friends and enjoy a traditional, home style Thanksgiving meal. There will be no charge however, donations will be accepted from those wishing to contribute. All proceeds will benefit Okaloosa Habitat and Destin Harvest projects.

Harbor Docks Restaurant located at 538 Harbor Blvd. Destin, FL has sponsored this event for the last 23 years. Whether you are a local resident, or visiting from out of the area, you are welcome to join us for this community tradition.

Harbor Docks Destin

 

Thanksgiving Feast at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
November 22, 2018
11:30 am – 3 pm

Choose from two special menus in two fantastic venus

Hilton Sandestin Thanksgiving

Hilton Sandestin Beach Thanksgiving

Fleming’s Thanksgiving Feast
November 22, 2018
11 am – 8 pm

This Thanksgiving, let us handle the cooking, the hosting, and pouring the wine – it’s what we do best. That way, you can focus on quality time with your loved ones and sneaking an extra bite of Pumpkin Cheesecake.

Join us for three courses of holiday classics on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, starting at 11 a.m. The cost is $42 per Guest.*

The holiday menu is below:

Flemings Thanksgiving Menu 2018

 

Cuvee Kitchen + Wine Bar Thanksgiving Buffet
November 22, 2018
11 am – 5 pm 

Your favorite holiday tradition returns this year, on November 22nd, with the annual Cuvée Thanksgiving Buffet. Enjoy classic Southern- and family-favorites with your loved ones, and let us take care of all the rest. We will have four seatings with limited seating: 11AM, 1PM, 3PM, and 5PM. Call to make your reservation today! (850) 460-2909.

Cuvee Kitchen + Wine Bar

 

For a list of additional holiday events in Destin visit our events page!