Christmas is a magical time of year that has a way of bringing family and friends together. While this is a season filled with tradition, there’s no reason new memories can’t be made when you’re ready to replace the snow and ice for some sun and sand. Turn 2019 into a one-of-a-kind holiday event when you plan a trip to Fort Walton Beach for Christmas. Say goodbye to the cold and hello to your tan when you make your way this direction in the spirit of the season. While you’re enjoying your festive getaway, be sure to add these holiday stops to the itinerary.

A Downtown Holiday 2019

For the fifth year in a row, the city of Fort Walton Beach in association with The Downtown Fort Walton Beach Organization will be hosting A Downtown Holiday in 2019. On December 7th between 12 and 9 pm, guests are invited to make their way to the Fort Walton Beach Landing Park for a family-fun event quite unlike any other. Live entertainment, food, and beverage vendors, as well as arts and crafts, are available for kids and adults to enjoy before the official tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 pm. Admission is free, and the park is located at 139 Brooks Street SE.

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Northgate Estates Luminaries

For many, Christmas just isn’t the same without a display of holiday lights or two to be enjoyed. When you find yourself in Fort Walton Beach this time of year, be sure to make time to drive through Northgate Estates on December 14th between 6 pm and 9 pm. This well-known neighborhood is committed to lighting up the night in holiday style each and every year. Hundreds of houses participate in the event to create a twinkling winter wonderland that’s incredible to drive by. Grab a hot chocolate and enjoy a drive through this notorious neighborhood filled with dazzling holiday cheer.

Fort Walton Beach Christmas Parade

December 2nd marks the annual Christmas Parade in Fort Walton Beach where locals and visitors gather to ring in the holiday season in style. This evening event is hosted between 6 pm and 9 pm along Eglin Parkway. Guests can expect floats, candy, music, marching bands and more during this parade dedicated to celebrating the best of Christmas. Festivities start at First Street for those looking for the best place to settle in for the show.

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Book a Fort Walton Beach Stay Today

Fort Walton Beach is a fantastic place to vacation any time of year. When your travel plans lead you this direction, let the team at The Breakers of Fort Walton Beach handle your accommodation details so you can fully focus on the fun. Contact us today for more information and to start planning.