Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort® Sparkles and Shines During Holiday Times

Sandestin Winter Wonderland Fireworks
Photo by The Good Life Destin

Whether you call the Emerald Coast home or home for the holidays, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort’s events offer a festive reprieve from the bustle of shopping, decorating and preparing for the season.

Embracing the holiday spirit of memory making, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort® hosts a variety of seasonal events at The Village of Baytowne Wharf.

“For a moment, you forget you’re at the beach when entering the Village and seeing hundreds of lights and a huge tree,” said Olivia Moore, marketing and communications coordinator of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort®. “It’s much like a miniature Rockefeller Center with all the magic and holiday spirit.”

Beginning on Dec. 2, the 12 Nights of Lights Celebration runs through Dec. 23. Light shows take place on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays with three shows per night at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Wednesdays in December become the best day of the week with the Wednesday Night Concert Series Holiday Edition. Along with the choreographed light show, local musicians will take the stage to play holiday classics. The music schedule includes the Fort Walton Beach High School Choir on Dec. 7, Niceville High School on Dec. 14 and the Matt McCarty Band on Dec. 21. During this time, children can meet Santa and tell him what’s on their Christmas list.

The Village becomes an ice palace on Dec. 2 when the rinks opens for the Ice Skating Extravaganza. This event will feature performances by two professional ice skaters. Before and after the shows, skaters can lace up and join the pros on the ice.

Sandestin 2Ring in the new year at the Baytowne Countdown, a family friendly event featuring two fireworks shows 8 p.m. and midnight. The event offers crafts, activities and live music until the fireworks fade. Once the kiddos are tucked in bed, those who are over 21 can dance the night away until 1 a.m.

On Jan. 7, the Village will receive a snow shower at the Winter Wonderland event. Play in the fake snow and enjoy extended ice-skating hours.

“All of our events are free, allowing all to simply have fun and enjoy the spirit of the season,” Moore said.

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