The winter months are here and there is certainly no shortage of fun during the chillier months in South Walton. Sure, the summer months are packed full of warm weather and fun, but it’s time to pack up our swimsuits, break out our sweaters and gear up for the fun, winter events happening in our area. From music festivals to light shows and candlelit tours, there is something for everyone to enjoy this winter here in South Walton! Here are some notable events happening in our area over the next few months.


12 Nights of Lights at Baytowne WharfVillage-Baytwone-Wharf

There is something magical about Christmas lights, isn’t there? The festive lights are such a big part of getting into the Christmas and holiday spirit and Baytowne Wharf knows how to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Every Friday and Saturday night throughout the month of December, The Baytowne Wharf will put on a festive light show set to classic holiday music. The show will take place at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm each night. Come out to Baytowne and get in the Christmas spirit!

Holiday Toast on the Coast: A Taste of South Walton

Happening December 4th, this is an annual event held to help raise funds for our local FPRA chapter and it’s one that you don’t want to miss. This year the event’s proceeds will also benefit the local charity, Food For Thought Outreach Inc. You can enjoy live entertainment, delicious food from the top South Walton restaurants and a variety of wine, champagne and cocktails! Get your tickets for this event today!toast on the coast

Christmas Candlelight Tour & Open House at Eden Gardens

Come out to Eden Gardens for magical candlelit tour of the park which will lead to a tour of the Historic Wesley House on December 18th from 5-8pm. Experience this beautiful park and historic home in a whole new way, vote for your favorite room in the house and enjoy good company and refreshments provided by the Friends of Eden following the tour.

30A Songwriters Festival

If you have yet to experience this fabulous event, then this is the year to make it happen! 30A Songwriters Festival is a weekend long music festival happening January 15th thru 17th, featuring singer/songwriters from all over the country. The shows will take place at countless venues scattered along 30A, giving each individual show a very intimate feel. This is a must see event for any of you music lovers out there. This will mark the 7th year for this event and it continues to get more impressive with each year. Don’t miss it!

Taste of the Race with Chef Emeril Lagasseemeril

Alright all you foodies, get ready for one of the tastiest events of the year! Taste of the Race is an event held in conjunction with the Seaside School Half Marathon & 5K, sponsored by Vera Bradley. This event will kick off the weekend of race festivities and features endless selections of delicious food from top restaurants in our area, as well as live entertainment and cocktails for everyone. Have you always wanted to ask Chef Emeril Lagasse exactly how he perfects his BBQ shrimp recipe? Well, here is your chance! Grab your VIP tickets and score a chance to pick Emeril’s brain!


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