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Celebrate Christmas in South Walton | 2020 Holiday Events and Dining Options

by Adam Schlosser
30A Area Christmas Events and Dining Options

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…

12/17 – Ugly Sweater Party at Idyll Hounds Brewing Company Taproom: 5- 8 p.m. CSTIdyll Hounds Ugly Sweater Party

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

12/19 – Tacky Christmas Sweater Party at WaterColor Inn’s reimagined bar The Gathering Spot: 8-11 p.m.30A WaterColor Fish Out Of Water Tacky Christmas Sweater Party

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

12/24 – Rosemary Beach Christmas Eve Dinner at the Havana Beach Bar & Grill: 4-8 p.m.Christmas Eve Dinner at Havana Beach Bar and Grill Rosemary Beach

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

12/24 – Christmas Eve Dinner in WaterColor at Fish Out Of Water: 5-10 p.m.Christmas Eve Dinner at Fish Out of Water in WaterColor

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

12/25 – Christmas Dinner in Rosemary Beach at The Pearl’s Havana Beach Bar & Grill: 12 – 8 p.m.Christmas Dinner in Rosemary Beach at Havana Beach Bar and Grill

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

12/29 – Wine & Song in Alys Beach at NEAT Tasting Room: 5-7 p.m.Alys Beach Wine and Song at NEAT

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

12/31 – New Year’s Eve “Baytowne Countdown”: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.Baytowne Wharf New Year's Eve Party

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

12/31 – Alys Beach New Year’s Eve Dinner at George’sNew Year's Eve Dinner at George's in Alys Beach

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

12/31 – “Best of the Big Band” Dinner Rooftop at Pescado in Rosemary Beach: 6 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.Pescado rosemary beach new year's eve best of the big band party

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

South Walton Christmas Take-Out Dinner Options30A To-Go Christmas Food Options

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.  We have a diverse selection of 30A Christmas rentals that are sure to accommodate your family’s needs. 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!

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