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Best Christmas Lights in Destin & the 30A

Posted by Tim Shepard - Broker on Friday, December 7th, 2018 at 12:39pm.

Christmas light displays in Destin, Florida

Destin may be short on snow for Christmas, but this area is big on Holiday spirit. You'll be amazed at the dazzling light displays throughout Destin, Niceville and along the 30A. These are just a few of the well known Christmas light showings we know of, if you have any to add, please include them in the comments section below.

Destin Area

Candy Cane Lane in Destin
Probably the "most decorated" neighborhood in Destin, this is a "must add" to your Christmas lights tour. Location: Sea Oats Drive, Destin

Northgate Estates Luminaries
This is another subdivision that goes all out, they even have their own Christmas parade. Location: Northgate Estates, 232 Echo Circle, Fort Walton Beach

Christmas Reflections
Christmas lights around Lake DeFuniak that are on every night from November 23rd until December 31st, weather permitting.

Organized Events

12 Nights of Lights
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 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm.

Destin Harbor Boat Parade - December 9 from 6-7pm
The actual boat parade begins at 6 pm at HarborWalk Village, but the fun goes on all day. Begin with a 1pm visit from Santa Clause, followed by a performance of the Nutcracker on the Main Stage at 4:45 PM from the Ballet Conservatory of the Destin School of Music & Dance. The parade will begin at 6PM, followed by a fireworks display over the harbor.


Geek Lights on the Corner, Niceville
Full-on computer-animated lights and music show where technology meets the true meaning of Christmas. Located at the corner of Bluewater Boulevard and Antiqua Way in Bluewater Bay. Lights and music show begin on the hour and half hour starting at 6 pm with the last show starting at 9:30 pm.

Troon Goon Christmas Lightshow
Features an all RGB-light show for exciting color changes and a wide variety of electronic animations. Watch and listen from the comfort of your vehicle via FM radio station. Visit the website while watching to vote for your favorite song versions. Hours: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Location: 1074 Troon Dr E, Niceville, FL, 32578

Outskirts of Destin

Tour 30A
Don't forget to take a tour along 30A where many of the small towns go all out for the holidays. Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach and Seaside all have 1000s of twinkling lights and garlands and huge decorated trees.

Sowell's North Pole Christmas Light Display
A bit off the beaten path, but worth the drive, especially if you have young children. Open from 5:30-9pm, they charge $10/car to drive through plus $2/person to ride the train. This is a well attended, annual event. Location: 7650 Sowell Rd, Milton, FL

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