Ever wonder what a Christmas on the beach would be like? Fort Walton is the place to be this holiday season! You’ll discover why a Fort Walton Beach Christmas is both exciting and relaxing while you take in the beauty of the Emerald Coast.
While you’re here, don’t forget to request our complimentary Vacation Guide. Our expertly crafted guide is full of local insight on some of the area’s top restaurants, attractions, and seasonal events. The best that Fort Walton Beach has to offer is just one click away!
Here’s the Secret to an Unforgettable Fort Walton Beach Christmas!
Enjoy the Beach
There is no place on Fort Walton more beautiful than the Gulf Shore beaches! While it might not be 80 and sunny, the mild temperatures are usually good for long strolls or activities like beach volleyball.
Off the beach, Baytowne Wharf offers nightly ice skating for $11 with $3 ice skate rentals. If you arrive earlier in the month you can catch a holiday-themed show at Mattie Kelly Arts Center or find Santa somewhere downtown for a quick picture and lunch!
Christmas Light Shows
After a big day on the beach, take a trip through the Grand Boulevard at Sandestin to see the Coastal White Christmas holiday lights! Start in Town Center and make your way through the Boulevard as you are dazzled by thousands of festive white lights in the Florida evenings.
HarborWalk Village hosts an annual holiday-themed Destin Boat Parade. Each boat in the parade is equipped with holiday trim and can be seen from the harbor’s docks and restaurants. Following the light parade is a firework show over the water.
Bonus: Stay by the Sea
After an awe-inspiring Christmas week in Fort Walton Beach, we invite you to stay at El Matador. Our Okaloosa Island property is surrounded by coastal charm and endless places to explore. Sandy beaches and glistening turquoise waters are all just steps away from our vacation rentals. Each of our vacation rentals features top-notch amenities and is designed with your ultimate comfort in mind. No matter which accommodation you book, every stay at El Matador will be one for the books!
During your visit, you can expect to start each morning with a beautiful sunrise. Then, venture out into the outdoors, or take a dip in one of our pools. No matter what, every second spent here will be unforgettable.
If you’re ready to hit the best beaches in the United States, browse our oceanside properties, and book your stay today. We can’t wait to welcome you!