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Family Fun in Destin-Fort Walton Beach this Holiday Season

by Mary Melnick

Oct 12, 2021

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Age Specific / Multigenerational

Since it’s officially fall, the holiday season will be here before we know it! It is time to start planning your family holiday getaway. While considering destinations, keep Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida, in mind. The destination offers plenty of activities and fun perfect for the whole family.


Take-a-Kid Fishing Day – Harbor Docks

On Nov. 7, 40–50 charter boats take 300 kids fishing, some maybe even for the first time. Guests can enjoy a local breakfast, 7:30–8:30 a.m. The boats will head out on the water at noon and you can enjoy fishing and time with the family.


The Henderson Holiday Market

On Nov. 21, travelers can visit The Henderson Holiday Market for live music and entertainment, local vendors, tree lighting, seasonally inspired beverages, festive decor and more.


Harbor Docks Thanksgiving Feast

Join both locals and visitors Nov. 25 for a traditional Thanksgiving feast, with a donation contributed to Destin Harvest & Habitat for Humanity of Okaloosa County.


Destin Christmas Parade

On Dec. 11, join the city of Fort Walton Beach and residents to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season with the annual Christmas Parade. The event will get you into the Christmas spirit with plenty of festive music, floats and more.


Lighted Boat Parade

Dec. 12, head over to HarborWalk Village for holiday fun! The annual boat parade is a tradition that has been celebrated for more than 30 years. Boat owners adorn their vessels with holiday lights and decorations for a magical parade.


New Year’s Eve Street Party

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style! Enjoy local bands and live music throughout the night, as well as a fireworks display. Guests can also take a stroll on the HarborWalk to indulge in a delicious meal at one of Destin’s best restaurants.


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