Christmas is just around the corner, and we’re getting excited about celebrating with these great events happening in and around 30A. Are you and your family planning to spend Christmas along 30A? If you’re making your way to the Emerald Coast for a holiday week full of sun and sand, we hope you can use this list to round out your holiday fun! And if don’t have Christmas plans just yet…check our availability to see what we still have available in December.


Baytowne On Ice

When: Saturday, October 26th – Saturday, February 1st

Time: Varies Daily

Cost: $11 for 90 Minutes

Enjoy an afternoon on the ice at The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s “Baytowne on Ice”. Create lasting memories and holiday traditions when the whole family participates in this classic winter activity.


Festival of Trees at Grand Boulevard

When: November 26th through Christmas Day

Time: 4-6pm

Cost: FREE

Walk amongst twelve uniquely decorated trees decorated by twelve local non-profits. This event debuts the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and will remain in Grand Park through Christmas so the public can enjoy the trees and learn more about the missions of these incredible organizations.


Photos With Santa At Grand Boulevard

When: Every Saturday, November 30th – Saturday, December 21st

Time: 2-4pm

Cost: FREE

Visit Santa in Grand Park every Saturday from November 30th through December 21st. Santa will be located at the Festival of Trees display to take pictures with your children! Abrakadoodle Art Education and Parties will also offer free, kid-friendly, holiday arts and crafts while you wait.


12 Nights of Lights

When: Wednesday, December 4th – Saturday, December 21st

Time: 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm

Cost: FREE

Love a great light show? Visit The Village of Baytowne Wharf every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday leading up to Christmas for a spectacular event with three shows every night! Each week, there will also be a special holiday edition of the Wednesday Night Concert Series…so don’t miss out!


Winter Wonderland at The Village of Baytowne Wharf

When: Saturday, December 21st

Time: 9am-1pm

Cost: FREE

Enjoy a WHITE CHRISTMAS at the beach when you bring the family to the Winter Wonderland event at The Village of Baytowne Wharf the weekend before Christmas! You can slide down ice slides, make snow angels, and experience some snowy magic without the icy temps…


Seaside Christmas Eve Service

When: Christmas Eve

Time: 5pm and 7pm

Cost: FREE

Celebrate the beauty of Christmas at the Seaside Christmas Eve service with candle lighting and a special children’s message. The service will be held in the charming Seaside Chapel.


Ready to spend Christmas by the coast? At Paradise Beach Rentals, we want you to have the best 30A beach vacation possible. So book your beach rental today! Browse our available homes today. Need help booking? Call us today at 877.782.9302 (877.STAY.30A) and we will help you find the perfect rental for you and your family this holiday season.