Every weekend in December, Santa Claus will be visiting the HarborWalk Village, available for photo sittings. On Sunday, December 15th a collection of art from local and regional artists will be on display for Artwalk on the Harbor. From 11am to 4pm, art will be available to view or purchase. Sunday will also be the 27th Annual Holiday on the Harbor Boat Parade. This event is hosted by Destin History & Fishing Museum. Boats will line up at 5pm with judging taking place at Harry T’s restaurant. A fireworks display will be enjoyed after the parade. In the event of bad weather, the rain date for the parade will be the 22nd.
Throughout the winter season, The Village of Baytowne Wharf will offer outdoor ice skating at the Village skating rink. This is a Destin holiday event favorite and season passes are available for purchase. The ice skating rink will be open until February 2nd. HarborWalk Village will celebrate the New Year with live music on December 31st. There will be a fireworks show and the annual ball drop at midnight. Baytowne Wharf will also have a New Year’s Eve celebration with music, dancing, and fireworks over the lagoon.