How to Have the Best Christmas Vacation in Florida

Trade the snow for sand this holiday season. Have your best Christmas vacation in Florida with some of the most exciting events and things to do guaranteed to put you in the Yuletide spirit. Skip the burden of hosting at your house and let us be your Gulf Coast host this year!

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Everything You Need to Know About Enjoying Your Christmas Vacation in Florida

There is so much to see and do all through the year underneath our Gulf Coast skies, but the holiday season brings something extra special. Here’s everything you need to explore during your Christmas vacation in Florida. 

  • Old Florida Holiday & Winter Market

Beginning just after Thanksgiving is the annual Old Florida Holiday and Winter Market. The Watercolor market offers everything you could want in a traditional Christmas market. Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, s’mores, visits from Santa, a holiday craft market, and even falling snow!

  • Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights Festival

Celebrate the best of the season at the Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights Festival. Cheers underneath Baytowne Wharf’s illuminated, towering Christmas tree, sample small bites from around town, and enjoy live music and carolers. The festival is the perfect getaway for you and that special someone to celebrate under the mistletoe. 

  • 12 Nights of Lights

Each Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from December 4-21, the heart of Baytowne will host their annual light show. Come out for a spectacular light show on the town’s colorful Christmas tree. Each day will offer three showtimes, so there are plenty of opportunities to bring your family out to the 12 Nights of Lights.

  •  Destin Harbor Boat Parade

You’ve seen Christmas lights like the Destin does Christmas lights. Come out to the annual Destin Harbor Boat Parade and watch as the boats cruise by dressed in their best lights. It is truly a one-of-a-kind Christmas light show that you won’t want to miss.  

Set up Your Christmas Tree With Your Friend at the Beach

Christmas tree at YFABFind the perfect spot to host your family Christmas this year with Your Friend at the Beach. Book the Blue Mountain Beach-front Adagio B201 and enjoy pristine views of the sugary Gulf Coast. The condo boasts four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and comfortably sleeps ten people. The recently updated kitchen has everything you’ll need to make the perfect holiday meal and bedrooms include everything from king-size beds to a cozy bunk room.   

Let us make your Christmas planning even more relaxed. Here at Your Friend at the Beach, we pride ourselves on making your trip as convenient as possible. Let us pick up your groceries so that the fridge is stocked when you arrive. Or allow us to organize a private chef for your big dinner. We can’t wait to welcome you to the beach!