Emerald Coast Holiday Lights!

Emerald Coast Holiday Lights!

  • Rachel Hutchings
  • 12/4/23

Emerald Coast Holiday Lights

Explore our top picks for the most captivating lights on the Emerald Coast!


Embrace the enchantment of the season at Cerulean Park, where thousands of Christmas lights transform the heart of WaterColor into a winter wonderland. The park's trees twinkle with festive brilliance, creating a magical atmosphere that captivates all who visit. This cherished annual tradition invites families, friends, and couples to stroll through the illuminated pathways, creating timeless holiday memories. Special events and activities add to the festive spirit, making Cerulean Park a must-visit destination during the holidays. Immerse yourself in the joy of the Cerulean Park Christmas Lights—a magical experience in the heart of WaterColor.



Experience the holiday magic by visiting Seaside, where Christmas lights transform this coastal haven into a festive wonderland with magical Christmas trees. The iconic town square dazzles with thousands of twinkling lights, creating a picturesque backdrop for joyful celebrations. As the sun sets over the Gulf of Mexico, the lights come to life, casting a warm glow on the charming streets. Families, locals, and visitors come together to bask in the holiday spirit, enjoying the unique blend of coastal charm and festive cheer. Seaside Christmas Lights capture the essence of a coastal Christmas, inviting all to share in the joy of the season against the backdrop of sand, sea, and holiday splendor.


Alys Beach 

Step into the enchanting world of Alys Beach during the holiday season, where Christmas lights weave a tapestry of elegance along the pristine streets. This coastal community, known for its architectural splendor, transforms into a winter wonderland illuminated by thousands of twinkling lights. As you stroll through the iconic white architecture, the soft glow of holiday lights creates a magical atmosphere, blending the sophistication of Alys Beach with the warmth of festive celebrations. It's a visual symphony that captivates residents and visitors alike, inviting everyone to experience the charm of coastal holiday magic amidst the refined beauty of Alys Beach.


Rosemary Beach

Embrace the festive spirit in Rosemary Beach as the community dazzles with the brilliance of Christmas lights. This coastal haven, adorned in holiday splendor, invites residents and visitors to immerse themselves in the seasonal magic. The quaint streets, lined with charming architecture, come alive with the twinkle of lights, casting a warm and welcoming glow. It's a picturesque scene where the coastal charm of Rosemary Beach blends seamlessly with the joy of the holiday season. Experience the enchantment of Christmas in this seaside escape, where every corner is adorned with lights that illuminate the spirit of celebration and community.


Village of Baytown Wharf

Come find the holiday spirit with us and tap your feet to some of your favorite sing-a-long classics. Every Wednesday this December enjoy our Holiday edition of the Wednesday Night Concert Series. Each concert will feature Visits with Santa.


Grand Boulevard

Magical Lights are glowing every night at Grand Boulevard, but enjoy complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides around the Town Center while taking in the Coastal White Christmas lights and the Festival of Trees display. To add to the festivities, get a professional photo with Santa while listening to the seasonal sounds of “Rock Around the Christmas Tree” Musical Revue from Emerald Coast Theatre Co. Every Friday and Saturday night.


Candy Cane Lane - Destin

Every year, Sea Oats Drive (off Beach Drive) in Destin is transformed into Candy Cane Lane, as neighbors try to one-up each other for the most festive holiday lights display.


Destin Boat Parade - Destin Harbor Destin

December 10th 6pm-9pm 

You wont want to miss the boats all decorated in their Christmas best floating down Destin Harbor! Fireworks to follow the parade! 


Lake Defuniak

It's THE event of the year! Bring the entire family any night of the week or come and stay the weekend in the beautiful, historic DeFuniak Springs, Florida! Come see more than 10 million lights reflect off a perfectly round spring-fed lake glowing in holiday splendor! Enjoy a holiday family tradition that is a delight to all ages as we light up Chipley Park with the annual Christmas Reflection displays. A variety of Victorian, animal, and toy soldier cutouts, Santa’s workshop, and the grandfather clock ticking away are among the thousands of decorations that adorn these historic grounds. This event is orchestrated and hosted by the City of DeFuniak Springs. See below for free holiday special events, markets, and the Festival of Trees which complement this season's light show.  


Sowell Farms North Pole - Milton, FL 

Christmas is always filled with family traditions; some are passed on for years like our award winning light display and others are new! Whether you and your family have been exploring our magical world of over ONE MILLION lights for years or it's your first time visiting, we know that you will enjoy a site light you've never seen before!


Pensacola Beach Lighted Boat Parade - Pensacola Beach

You wont want to miss The 2023 Lighted Boat Parade! We will set sail from Sabine Marina in Little Sabine Bay at 6:30pm, do a loop, wind its way around the Santa Rosa Sound/Boardwalk area and circle back to Sabine Marina.

Leading up to the boat launch, a kid’s party will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at Shaggy’s Pensacola Beach.

Directly after the boat parade, Santa will make his way to the Quietwater Shell to greet the children, followed by a brief firework display from the Santa Rosa Sound.

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