30A Area Holiday Events and Dining Options
I can think of no better year than 2020 to trade Snow for Sugar White Sand and enjoy Christmas along the beaches of South Walton. It’s the perfect time to escape to 30A Florida and celebrate the Holidays with loved ones. In spite of the Coronavirus pandemic, there are still a bunch of fun Holiday events going on in South Walton this December. Thanks to the awesome folks at Visit South Walton, we’re able to share the following list of 30A area events and dining options you might like to check out this Christmas season…
Craft beer and ugly Christmas sweaters sounds like a party I want to attend! Kick off the Christmas season from 5 – 8 at Idyll Hounds (located on the north side of 98 just west of WaterSound Origins) and enjoy live music (DJ 30A) and Summer Kitchen food. The festivities will include prize giveaways, new brew releases, and other fun specials. Outdoor seating will be made available and the event is open to the public. If you love a good Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and great beer buzz, then make sure to put this one on your 30A Holiday Events To-Do List!
Learn more about Idyll Hounds Official Ugly Sweater Party on their Instagram feed here… @idyllhounds
The Gathering Spot at WaterColor Inn is hosting their own version of an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party around the outdoor poolside firepits. This 30A Christmas themed event will happen 2 nights after the Idyll Hounds bash so you’ll have plenty of time to recover and be at your best for this tacky holiday sweater poolside party! Pull the ugliest sweater you kind find out of your (or your moms’) closet and head to WaterColor for a guaranteed great time. Some of the festivities will included live music, adult beverages, and tasty food specials. Prizes will be awarded to the folks wearing the tackiest Christmas Sweaters. This 30A Holiday party is open to the public and reservations are not accepted.
Learn more about The Gathering Spot’s Tacky Sweater party on their Facebook page here… facebook.com/watercolorinn
What better place to celebrate Christmas Eve than on the south side of downtown Rosemary Beach at the The Pearl’s Havana Beach Bar & Grill. Treat your family to a special 3-course meal by award winning chefs while looking out over the Gulf Of Mexico! Reservation are required so make sure to call 850-588-2882 and reserve your seat at this Rosemary Beach Christmas Eve dinner table today!
Learn more about this Havana Beach Bar & Grill Christmas Eve feast on their website here… thepearlrb.com/havana-beach
If your 30A vacation rental is located close to WaterColor you might want to look into celebrating Christmas Eve dinner at FOOW. It’s the perfect way to make sure your families’ stomachs are full the night before Santa Clause comes to town! This special Christmas Eve executive chef curated menu is open to the public and reservations are not accepted. Outdoor seating will be available as well as stunning Gulf views!
Learn more about enjoying Christmas Eve dinner in WaterColor at FOOW here… foow30a.com/whats-happening
If Christmas Eve dinner isn’t in the cards then maybe a Christmas Day meal at Havana Beach Bar & Grill would be better. Treat your loved ones to a Christmas three-course feast overlooking downtown Rosemary Beach and the Gulf. The price for adults is $85 and it’s $45 for kids ages 3-12.
Learn more about Christmas Day Dinner at Havana Beach Bar & Grill here… thepearlrb.com/havana
This event will focus on celebrating the holiday season with a variety of delicious Champagnes. After the year we’ve had, you deserve to have a glass or 3! Located just off scenic 30A in the heart of Alys Beach is where you’ll find NEAT. This will be an indoor and outdoor South Walton Holiday event.
Learn more about “Wine & Song” on the Alys Beach website here… alysbeach.com/neat
Fireworks are a great way to celebrate the new year and you’ll get two rounds of them at this family-friendly South Walton Holiday event. Face painting and live music are just a couple additional fun things you’ll experience at the Baytowne Countdown. DJ 30A will get the party started from 5 to 7 p.m. and the GROOVY 7 will take over for the rest of the night. The first fireworks display will be at 8 p.m. CST and the second will be at midnight. I can think of no better way to send 2020 out the door and welcome 2021 than partying at the Baytowne Wharf!
Learn more about this South Walton Holiday Event on the Baytowne Wharf website here… baytownewharf.com
If you’re planning on going out for dinner on New Year’s Eve then make sure to give George’s in Alys Beach a call and reserve your place at the table! Executive Chef Camille Withall is putting out a 4-course meal that includes a seafood trio, crab coconut bisque, Wagyu filet, seared duck breast, crab stuffed sea bass and much more! Dining at George’s in Alys Beach on New Year’s Eve will ensure you make your final meal of the year count!
Learn more about celebrating New Year’s Eve at George’s here… georgesatalybeach.com
Enjoy a rooftop 3-course meal and live music overlooking Rosemary Beach at Pescado on New Year’s Eve. Guests will have access to The Courtyard and Pescado rooftop all throughout the evening. Jamah Terry will supply the live music in The Courtyard while the David Seering Trio entertains on the roof. Late night desert will be provided as well so make sure to secure you tickets to the “Best of the Big Band” News Year’s Eve at Pescado event today!
Learn more about this Rosemary Beach New Year’s Eve event on their website here… rooftop30a.com
If you’d rather stay cozy in your South Walton vacation rental, then be sure to explore some of the fantastic 30A Take-Out food options this Christmas season. For more information on carry-out holiday meals, grocery delivery, and catering options go to… Visit South Walton
If this will be your first time celebrating Christmas and New Year’s in South Walton, then you’re in for a great time. I might be a little biased but I can’t think of a better place to celebrate the Holidays. No matter if you’re staying in Inlet Beach on the east end or Dune Allen Beach on the west, up-and-down the 30A corridor you’ll find fun things to do this Holiday Season. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!