Make Your Holidays Merrier With These 30A Events in December 2013

Make Your Holidays Merrier With These 30A Events in December 2013

Make Your Holidays Merrier With These 30A Events in December 2013

30A makes the holidays even better with fun-filled events for your entire loved ones to enjoy!

Holidays along the scenic 30A corridor are merrier and happier when shared with family and friends. 30A makes the holidays even better with fun-filled events for the entire family to enjoy! Here are the holiday events to watch out for along 30A:

30A Artist Bazaar at Gulf Place

Oct. 26 – Dec. 28, 10 AM 3 PM

Gulf Place

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

The Artist Bazaar happens all throughout October 2013 through December 2013 from 10 AM to 3 PM. Artist Bazaar is a creative marketplace for vendors and artists to showcase and sell their creations at one of the greatest art locales in Walton County, the Artists at Gulf Place in the Gulf Place Community Center, located at the corner of 30A & 393.


Holiday Art Workshops with Mary Hong

November 14 – December 6, 10 AM – 12 PM

105 Hogtown Bayou Lane

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Phone: 850-622-5970

Admission: Cost is $75 for CAA members and $85 for not-yet members and all supplies are included.

Class dates are November 14, 15 and December 5, 6 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. In these classes, Mary will teach the class how to make holiday-themed glass art, angels, and Christmas trees with a workshop on composition, using glass cutting tools, and how to create different glass artwork designs on a 12×12 canvas or wooden board. The class is open for all skill levels and does not require any prior mosaic experience. The finished products will be great for decorating your homes or as gifts for loved ones.


Chef David Cunningham’s Cooking School

Nov. 14 – Dec. 12, 6 PM – 9 PM

2743 Scenic Highway 30A

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459


Admission: $70 (includes a craft cocktail, a glass of wine, three courses and instruction with recipes)

Reoccurring from November 14 through December 12 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Chef David Cunningham’s holiday cooking class features the freshest locally sourced seasonal ingredients. By reservation only.


Festival of Trees in Grand Boulevard

Nov. 26 – Dec. 25, 4:30 PM – 6 PM

600 Grand Boulevard

Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Phone: 850-837-3099

Admission: Free

Reoccurring from November 26 through December 25. Grand Boulevard’s 4 annual “Festival of Trees” will showcase more than a dozen uniquely decorated Christmas trees from different non-profit organizations. The trees will be judged on their decorations and winners will be declared at 6 PM. The trees with the most votes will win the People’s Choice Award and will be announced on Dec. 21, 2 PM in Grand Park by Santa Claus.


Free Photos with Santa in Grand Boulevard

Dec. 1 – Dec. 21, 2 PM – 4 PM

Grand Boulevard at Sandestin

Miramar Beach, FL 32550


Phone: 850-654-5929

Reoccurring from December 1 through 21. Get free photos with Santa


12 Nights of Lights

Dec. 4 6 PM – Dec. 26 8 PM

9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy W

Miramar Beach, FL 32550


Reoccurring from December 4 through 26. Enjoy a spectacular light show in the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Events Plaza. The lights are set  to holiday music and can be watched every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, leading up to Christmas at 6 & 7 PM. This event will also be featured during the holiday editions of the Wednesday Night Concert Series at 7 PM.


Baytowne on Ice at Village of Baytowne Wharf

Dec. 10, 3 PM – 9 PM

Sandestin The Village of Baytowne Wharf

Sandestin, FL 32550

Admission: For $11* guests can skate for an hour and a half. Skate rental is available for $2*.

Those who miss ice skating will definitely enjoy the Village of Baytowne Wharf.


Seaside Repertory Theatre Every Christmas Story Ever Told

Dec. 11 7:30 PM – 9 PM

Seaside REP Meeting Hall

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Phone: 850-231-0733

Admission: $12.50 Students $25.00 Adults

3 actors stage a mutiny in what appears to be a pared-down version of the Dickens classic in an effort to breathe new life into an old tradition. They attempt to tell “Every Christmas Story Ever Told” in only 50 minutes. Ebenezer Scrooge is also there, but it looks like he morphs into Jimmy Stewart, combining two of the greatest stories ever told.


AMERICANA UNDER THE STARS at Topsail Hill State Park

Dec. 12, 6 PM – 8 PM

Topsail Hill State Park

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Admission: A suggested donation of $5 per vehicle

Enjoy an evening of music with the best singers/ songwriters touring America. The event is hosted by Lucky Mud.


NIGHT HIKE At Topsail Hill State Park

Dec. 13, 4 PM – 5 PM

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Phone: 850-267-8330

Admission: Free program with the paid park entrance fees $6.00

Join the Night Hike at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Try to spot and hear some of the creatures that only come out at night.The walk begins by watching the sunset, then an easy one mile hike back to the day use parking lot under the emerging stars. Park at the day use parking lot and meet the Ranger at Tram

Come out of those stunning 30A luxury homes and be one with the community in celebrating the holiday season! Happy holidays!

Call me, Debbie James at 850-450-2000. Let me provide you with all the information and tools you need to make your next holiday season be in your very own 30A luxury home.


Debbie James

Broker Associate

Somers & Company

Accredited Luxury Home Specialist

“When Quality Service & Experience Matter”

Debbie James Realtor Broker Associate with Somers & Company

Somers & Company, Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, FL

Debbie James

850 Properties
32 Hub Lane, Watersound, FL 32461

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