Have a Stress-free Holiday at the Beach on 30A.
How do you plan a memorable, stress-free holiday season for your whole family? Plan a trip–or two–to the beach this year!
South Walton is the perfect spot to relax into the holidays and reconnect with family. The weather in South Walton during the holiday season is a lovely mix of mild and sunny afternoons, with a hint of festive temperatures in the evenings.
Gather together and grab your s’mores’ supplies. Ooh and aah as a spectacular sunset lights up the sky over the Gulf of Mexico. Roast marshmallows over the grill as twilight descends. Dig your toes in the sand, giggle at funny stories, sing holiday songs, and take walks along the shoreline. Long-lasting holiday memories are a South Walton specialty.
Halloween 2019 in South Walton
It’s always a great time to be a kid in South Walton–and Halloween is no exception. Get dressed up in your most impressive costume and head out to Seaside for some epic trick or treating.
The village of Seaside is picturesque and charming, and you’ll love skipping down the lanes with your little goblins and collecting candy from friendly locals. There’s also Spooky Story Time at the Seaside Amphitheater. Break out your monster mash moves at Central Square. And don’t miss the 10th Annual Halloweener Derby on October 26th. It features some of the fastest Dachshunds in South Walton.
The South Walton coastline is full of enchanting beach towns. And they’re even more magical when they’re filled with tiny princesses, ghouls, witches, and superheroes.
Thanksgiving 2019 in South Walton
Spending Thanksgiving at the beach is nothing short of extraordinary. Rent a luxurious beach vacation home with a huge, fully-equipped, chef-worthy kitchen like Diamond Dunes.
Local stores like Publix Supermarket of South Walton will deliver groceries right to your door, and there are several specialty food and wine boutiques, like Vintij food and Wine, that make holiday food shopping a fun experience for more than just the chef. Having your whole family together for Thanksgiving on the beautiful coastline of Scenic Highway 30A is more than just a vacation on the beach, you’ll also enjoy the annual holiday parade and hiking through beautiful nature trails. Yes, there’s plenty of activities planned for South Walton’s guests—you’ll definitely develop an appetite! And what’s better than serving the turkey and mashed potatoes al fresco on your beachfront deck as you listen to the Gulf of Mexico lap at the sandy shore.
Don’t feel like cooking this year? Let the team at Stinky’s Fish Camp take care of that for you. Every Thanksgiving, Stinky’s serves up a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings from 11 AM to 7 PM on Thanksgiving Day. They request that you make reservations, but walk-ins are always welcome too.
Before your Thanksgiving dinner, work up an appetite by lacing up your running shoes. The 30A 10K Thanksgiving Day charity race in Alys Beach starts at 7 AM. For those that want to skip it and sleep in, spend a lazy morning in Beach Bliss, a wonderful and very spacious gulf view holiday home perfect for bringing the in-laws.
Spend your day on the beach simply relaxing to the music of the ocean waves. Take a deep breath. Sink down into your beach chair and get ready for a fabulous family meal.
After dinner, take a long, leisurely stroll along South Walton’s glistening shore. Look out for dolphins and make room for dessert. Come home to homemade pumpkin pie and hot chocolate. Listen to the joyful sounds of your family as they laugh together, take tons of photos, and enjoy their Thanksgiving holiday by the sea.
Christmas 2019 in South Walton
Scenic 30A in December is a wonderland of holiday adventure and family fun. Twinkling Christmas lights twist through the swaying palm trees. And our sandy beaches are as white as fresh snowdrifts—but much warmer!
Stock up for Christmas dinner and making holiday treats at the Rosemary Beach Farmer’s Market on Saturday, December 22nd, and spend the holiday week decorating sugar cookies, cuddling up on the couch for Christmas movies, and enjoying long strolls along the shore with your whole family.
On Christmas Eve, stargaze on the beach and keep an eye out for Santa’s sleigh. Spend a cozy Christmas morning in your pajamas. Open gifts, bake gooey cinnamon rolls, sip your coffee, and gaze out at the sparkling Gulf of Mexico right outside your door at 30A Peace of Paradise – it’s pure beachfront Christmas bliss!
Off the beach, but with gorgeous gulf and lake views, Awaiting Paradise is a luxurious and very spacious home on Stallworth Lake perfect for celebrating your family’s holiday time together both indoors and out.
Hannukah 2019 in South Walton
This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of December 22, 2019, and ends on the evening of December 30, 2019. At Chabad of the Emerald Coast in Destin, you can reserve an elegant Shabbat dinner with Jewish delicacies and a selection of kosher wines. Delight in the heartwarming melodies and welcoming Shabbat hospitality. Treat your family to About Time and enjoy a wonderful Hannukah celebration together on beautiful Dune Allen Beach.
New Year’s Eve 2019 in South Walton
Head over to the Seaside Amphitheater for Countdown Seaside: A New Year’s Eve Celebration. It’s an annual New Year’s Eve event and a spectacular night by the Gulf of Mexico in Seaside. It’s the ideal family-friendly way to welcome the year 2020! There are tons of children’s activities, exciting street performers, and awesome live music. The festivities begin at 7 PM in the Seaside Amphitheater and keep going until midnight when a breathtaking fireworks display will light up the sky over the water. Bring a cozy blanket and chairs and enjoy an exciting New Year’s Eve celebration under the stars. Your only New Year’s resolution will be to return next year and do it again!
Any way you slice it–the holiday turkey, that is–spending a holiday (or two!) on Scenic Highway 30A is a wonderful way to create lasting family memories. Full disclosure–this trip may quickly become your family’s favorite way to reunite. And a South Walton family beach holiday reunion is a lovely tradition to uphold.
Holiday Rentals: Where to Stay on 30A
Rent one of our spacious beachfront vacation homes with enough luxurious square footage for your whole family to relax, recharge, and reconnect every year. The experts at Dune Allen Realty can help you create the perfect holiday getaway.
We can also assist you in finding local services to schedule grocery deliveries and make holiday dinner reservations. And, of course, we’ll find the perfect South Walton vacation home rental to make your family holiday beach dreams come true–and make memories to last a lifetime.