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You don’t need a reason to come to the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast, but while you're here you might as well enjoy our special events. Cultural activities, fun festivals, lecture series, athletic events.... There's always something happening on our sugar-white shores, and there’s something for everyone. Here’s what’s up on the coast.

Featured Events

A Dickens Christmas

Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village Veranda Room
December 11 - December 22, 2014

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36th Annual Jingle Bell Jog - SPF Association Ch 7

"The Boardwalk" on Okaloosa Island
December 13, 2014 9:00 AM

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Thanksgiving on the Destin Harbor

Emerald Grande
November 27, 2014

(844) 278-5232

Enjoy a relaxing holiday at Emerald Grande where a chef will prepare dinner for your private suite and a full service staff will return, clean and pack leftovers, then pour after dinner drinks and serve dessert for your family.  Dinner is $360 and serves up to 8 guests.  Or dine at Grande Vista Bar & Grill for a Grande Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving take out meals will also be available for $199.  Please call 850-424-0622 for menu and details.

Thanksgiving Lunch & Dinner

Ruth's Chris is located in the Silver Shells Resort
November 27, 2014 11AM-3PM & 5PM-8PM


Thanksgiving November 27th, 2014 (11am-3pm & 5pm-8pm) In addition to our regular menu we will also be serving Sizzling Turkey Breast $25, Traditional French Bread Stuffing $9, and Corn Pudding $9.

The Crab Trap, Destin- Thanksgiving Day Feast

Located on the sandy white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. The Crab Trap is located at James Lee Park on Scenic Hwy 98 in Destin, Florida
November 27, 2014 11am-7pm


Join us on Thanksgiving Day 2014 at The Crab Trap in Destin, FL. We will be serving out famous Thanksgiving Day spread as well as the regular menu!

Santa's Arrival to HarborWalk Village

November 28, 2014

Santa makes his grand entrance to the Destin Harbor at this Christmas season kick off!  Kids will enjoy free activities and can visit with Santa Claus!  The event is free and open to the public.  Theism day and evening is sure to get you into the holiday spirit!

19th Annual Niceville Christmas Display "Animation in Motion"

Former K-Mart building, Hwy 20 (John Sims Pkwy)
November 28 - December 27, 2014


This Christmas Display features over 600 animated dolls, largest Christmas Village in town with over 1000 pieces. N-scale, H.O.-scale, O-scale and G-scale model trains. Come visit our Niceville Christmas display and see our new and unique layout. While you are visiting, grab an evening snack. This a great place for family Christmas pictures, so let us be a part of your Christmas memories. Many activities will be available for the family!

Visit with Santa at HarborWalk Village

November 29, 2014

It’s time for the children to bring their wish list and visit with Santa Claus … All of Santa’s guests receive a special treat!