The Holidays are Brighter with Sunshine, Santa, Sugar White Sand and Cheerful Events - Leading Florida Beach Resort Announces 2012 Christmas on the Coast Celebrations

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the #1 resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast, is ringing in the holiday season with a spectacular line up of events and activities this November and December. The nationally known “Christmas on the Coast” celebration offers festive fun for people of all ages at the beach resort in Florida.

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Santa on Destin beach
According to Sandestin General Manager Mark Hodgdon, “Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are wonderful times to be at Sandestin because of the variety of events and activities we have to offer for people of all ages and interests.”

Destin, FL (PRWEB) October 30, 2012

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the #1 resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast, is ringing in the holiday season with a spectacular line up of events and activities this November and December. The nationally known “Christmas on the Coast” celebration offers festive fun for people of all ages at the beach resort in Florida.

According to Sandestin General Manager Mark Hodgdon, “Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are wonderful times to be at Sandestin because of the variety of events and activities we have to offer for people of all ages and interests.”

Baytowne on Ice
November 2, 2012-January 27, 2013
For those visitors who miss the cold and ice, the Florida outdoor ice skating rink at The Village of Baytowne Wharf is the perfect opportunity to get into the winter spirit. The seasonal ice skating rink has become a local holiday favorite. For $10 guests can skate for an hour and a half. Skate rental is available for $2.

The Sandestin Wine Festival Presents: Sparkling Wines & Holiday Lights
November 17; 4-7 p.m.
The Sandestin Wine Festival is beginning this holiday season with a sparkling event! Stroll streets lined in twinkling lights and greenery, while sipping a variety of champagnes and tasting featured menu items from various Village restaurants. Enjoy a sneak peak of the Village tree lighting and holiday entertainment throughout the Village. Event is $40 per person.

Santa Skypes at Sandestin
November 26-December 21, 2012; 4-5 p.m.
Santa goes techno and will also do personal Skype video chats with children/families from his workshop to talk about their upcoming trip to Sandestin. This holiday season, families can bring the magic of Christmas to their home with a personal Skype call with Santa Claus. Santa will be available to chat on Skype November 19-December 21 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4-5 p.m. Simply call him at SKYPE location name, SandestinResort.

Here Comes Santa Claus
November 23-24, 2012
Friday 7:00 p.m. – Kick-off the holiday season with a family movie under the stars!
Saturday 6-9 p.m. – The fun continues Saturday, with a preview to 12 Nights of Lights, Tree Lighting, and of course, Santa Claus! Welcome Santa to Baytowne and cheer him on as he lights the Village Christmas tree. Stick around for a preview to our choreographed light show, 12 Nights of Lights, and watch as fireworks light up the sky over the lagoon. Make a lantern for the upcoming Baytowne Lantern Parade, while listening to a choir singing holiday favorites! And last, but not least, visit Kris Kringle himself! Kids can hop on Santa’s lap and tell him their Christmas wish! Admission is free. Open to public. Subject to change based on weather.

Santa Tuck-Ins
November 23-December 22, 2012
Sandestin guests can bring the magic of Christmas to their Destin vacation rental with a personal visit from Santa Claus. Parents are welcome to take pictures as Santa offers each child a personalized gift. After going over his list and checking it twice, Santa will read a Christmas story. A portion of the proceeds go to Toys for Tots. Advance reservations are necessary. Call 1-866-91-BEACH.

12 Nights of Lights
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Nights in December
For the month of December, enjoy a festive light show in the Events Plaza set to favorite holiday music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday leading up to Christmas at 6 & 7 p.m. This sparkling event will also be featured during the holiday editions of the Wednesday Night Concert Series at 7 p.m.

Tee Off for Toys
December 7-8, 2012
People are asked to donate new, unwrapped toys or gift cards with a value of $15 or more and in exchange guests can play Sandestin's golf courses for just the green and golf car fee ($20). Sandestin will offer golf at all three of its public courses, Raven Golf Club, Baytowne Golf Club and The Links Golf Club. All toys and donations will be given to children and families in need. Tee times can be made by calling 850-267-8155.

Luminaria Run at Sandestin
Saturday, December 8, 2012; 5-7 p.m.
Shelter House – Domestic Violence Center and Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort are teaming up for the Annual Luminaria Run. The course will be lined with more than 2,000 luminarias, lighting the path for the walkers/runners and representing how Shelter House and its community partners light the way to a safer place for victims of domestic violence. The race includes 5k and 9k courses winding throughout Sandestin. The 9k distance serves as a reminder that a woman is assaulted or beaten every nine seconds in the U.S. The public is encouraged to decorate a luminaria bag to be placed along the course in honor or in memory of a loved one. For more information call Shelter House at 850-243-1201.

Baytowne Holiday Lantern Parade
December 15, 2012; 6:00 p.m.
In celebration of the holiday season, The Village of Baytowne Wharf presents the Holiday Paper Lantern Parade. This community event will feature commissioned paper lanterns in the shapes of iconic symbols of the holiday season. Sandestin homeowners help us kick off the evening with a lighted, golf cart Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. We invite all individuals and groups to participate by making their own paper lanterns.

Baytowne Countdown
December 31, 2012; 7 p.m.-12 a.m.
Come dance the night away and enjoy live bands and breathtaking fireworks as they light up the sky over the lagoon at midnight. The Village of Baytowne Wharf is the place to ring in the New Year!

Special Holiday Deals
Need even more reasons to escape for the holidays? Sandestin is making it easy to get away this holiday with special deals for individuals and families.

About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort was named the #1 resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,300 Destin vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and the best in Destin hotel accommodations. As a member of Visit South Walton, the resort features more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village with shopping, dining and nightlife. Guests and prospective guests are invited to download Sandestin’s APP for iPhone and Android devices, or become a Facebook Fan or Twitter follower for the latest events and news.

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