Sandestin Holiday Event Roundup 2021

Ho Ho Holiday Happenings at Sandestin this Season:

Kids ice skating

Baytowne on Ice

Sunday, October 31st – Sunday, February 6th

Dust off those skates and get in the winter spirit at The Village of Baytowne Wharf's Baytowne on Ice. Our seasonal ice rink is the perfect opportunity to share some of your favorite holiday traditions for visitors who miss the cold and ice. Hours vary daily.

Click here to fill out your waiver before you arrive!

Click Here for Baytowne on Ice Schedule 


The Polar Express movie clip

The Polar Express Movie Night

Friday, November 26th

Time: 6pm
Location: Events Plaza Lawn
Cost: FREE

Watch a holiday favorite and join us for a special showing of the Polar Express on a LED HD Video Wall in the Events Plaza at 6 pm.

Santa talking to a little girl

Here Comes Santa Claus

Saturday, November 27th

Time: 6pm-9pm
Cost: FREE

Get in the winter spirit with us during our Here Comes Santa event on November 27th. Cheer Santa on as he makes his way to Baytowne and watch as he lights our Village tree! Enjoy face painting, kid crafts, and a beautiful fireworks display!


Wednesday Night Concert Series – Holiday Edition + Visits with Santa!

Wednesdays, December 1st – 15th

Time: 6pm-8pm
Cost: FREE

Get in the winter spirit with us and listen to some of your favorite holiday classics. Every Wednesday this December, enjoy our Holiday edition of the Wednesday Night Concert Series. Each concert will feature a festive choreographed light show and visits with Santa.

December 1st | Niceville High School
December 8th | 6 pm: Gateway Singers of Gateway Academy | 6:30 pm: Fort Walton Beach High School
December 15th | Matt McCarty Band

Lobby Bar

Holiday Music Series at Hotel Effie

Thursdays and Fridays, December 9th - 24th, & December 30th

Time: 4-6 pm
Location: The Lobby Bar at Hotel Effie
Cost: FREE

Join us in The Lobby Bar for festive cocktails and bites with live holiday melodies and vocals from local legend, Cheryl Jones, of Jones & Company.

Christmas lights on tree

12 Nights of Lights

Wednesday, December 1 – 22

Time: 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm
Location: Events Plaza Lawn
Cost: FREE

This December, enjoy a festive light show every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday leading up to Christmas! This sparkling event will also be featured during our special holiday edition of the Wednesday Night Concert Series. Watch three dazzling shows on the Village tree at 6 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm.

Ice skates

Ice Skating Extravaganza 

Friday, December 3rd

Time: 6-8pm
Cost: FREE

Baytowne on ice is hosting its fifth annual Ice Skating Extravaganza! The event will feature two performances by Antonella Ross and Vitaly Nikiforov on Friday, December 3rd at 6:00 pm & 7:30 pm. Both shows are free. Before and in between the shows, lace up those skates and skate around with The Pros! Antonella and Vitaly will be on the ice sharing tips and tricks! 

Elf Movie Clip

Elf Movie and Skate Night
Friday, December 10th

Time: 6pm
Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Cost: Free

Baytowne On Ice & The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents an evening filled with Holiday Cheer & fun for the whole family! Elf hats will be given to the first 50 skaters at Baytowne On Ice starting at 4 pm. Then join us for a special showing of Elf the movie at 6 pm on a LED HD Video Wall in the Events Plaza.

Tuba Christmas Concert

Tuba Christmas
Saturday, December 11th

Time: 5-7pm
Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Cost: FREE

Join us for a unique holiday event at The Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin. Enjoy some of your favorite holiday classics with Tuba Christmas and visits with Santa! It will be a night of fun for the whole family!

Holiday Dinner Decor

Christmas Dinner at Ovide

Join us for a festive night and curated Christmas menu on December 25th at Ovide. Enjoy a delicious meal and holiday décor in the restaurant as well as throughout Hotel Effie. Menu coming soon! Preview the menu HERE.

Already have dinner plans? Join us after you open gifts, at Ovide, for our popular Jazz Brunch - holiday style from 10 am - 2 pm with live music. Reservations are highly encouraged

Baytowne Fireworks from Rooftop

NYE at Hotel Effie

Ring in 2022 at Hotel Effie! Ara Rooftop Pool and Lounge throwing a New Year's Eve bash with the best view on the Emerald Coast. Get your tickets to join us for festive cocktails, live DJ, and two firework shows. Room packages and tickets will be available on December 2nd at

If you can't make it to the roof, join us for dinner at Ovide and then head to The Lobby Bar where we'll also be celebrating with live music and craft cocktails. 

Dinner reservations are highly encouraged.

Fireworks over Baytowne Wharf Lagoon

NYE Countdown at Baytowne Wharf

Friday, December 31st

Time: 6pm-1am
Cost: FREE

You don't want to miss The Village of Baytowne Wharf's end-of-the-year celebration! Ring in the New Year with an evening to remember, with two breathtaking fireworks displays at 8 pm & midnight. Enjoy our family-friendly evening from 6 pm-8 pm with face painting, kid activities, and LIVE music on the Baytowne LIVE stage. Finish off the family-friendly evening with our first fireworks display at 8 pm. The fun doesn't stop there! Dance the night away with LIVE music from 7 pm until 1 am, featured on the Events Plaza Stage! End the night with a spectacular midnight fireworks show. There is no better place to ring in 2022!