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The time to feast and be merry is here! Thanksgiving is a holiday we are all grateful for – family, food, and quality time is something we could all use an abundance of, especially now.

Why not take the family along for a destination Thanksgiving in Destin, Florida? Gather everyone in one spot at any of our luxury properties and experience a new Thanksgiving tradition the whole family will love. Along with a stunning home and beautiful weather, Destin offers festive events for all ages! While you’re in town, take advantage of these local happenings.


Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights

Saturday, November 20 – 4-6 pm

Break open the bubbly and enjoy christmas lights and carolers at this fun, local event! Enjoy over 30 champagnes and appetizers, beautiful Christmas lights that adorn the streets of Baytowne Wharf and the first Christmas tree lighting of the season followed by the 12 Nights of Lights light show. You’ll feel as festive as ever at this lovely holiday event. 

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Summer Haze Music Festival

Saturday, November 20 – All Day

Originally scheduled in August, this musical event was postponed until November 20th which is great for guests who are visiting for Thanksgiving week. Break away and enjoy a fun-filled day of music, craft beer, and food trucks galore! The whole family can enjoy this time spent outdoors perusing the local eateries and shops of Gulf Place or walking the short distance to the beach. 

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30A 10K Thanksgiving Day Races

Thursday, November 25 – 7AM

The 30A 10K Thanksgiving Day Races invites runners and walkers of all ages to participate in this fun, non-profit event on Thanksgiving Day! Bring the family for some exercise before the feast with 10K, 5K, and 1-mile fun run options the whole family participate in. All runners will receive a free shirt with additional gifts for 10K and 5K runners. Registration and admission is due before-hand so make sure to sign up ahead of time and be ready to race!

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Black Friday

Friday, November 26

You’ve had your feast and now it’s time to shop until you drop for Black Friday. Camp out at the big stores or take your business local at any of our small, locally-owned businesses to support the local economy. Get your Christmas shopping done early and then take the family out for a Gulf front meal. If you ask us, that’s exactly how you celebrate Black Friday on the coast!