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The holidays are upon us! We trust your Thanksgiving was full of cheer and joy and what better way to celebrate the Christmas holiday than a luxury beach vacation to one of your favorite destinations – 30A along the beautiful Emerald Coast! Experience your favorite beach community for a holiday to remember, in addition to outdoor adventure of course! What’s happening in South Walton this 2020 holiday season? Discover the best of the beautiful beaches and experience a sunny holiday on 30A!


December 12, 2020

Main Street DeFuniak Springs has announced its “Merry Main Street” schedule of events to begin on Small Business Saturday, November 28, 2020. Taking place every Saturday before Christmas in Historic Downtown DeFuniak Springs, events include in-store specials, visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus, photo opportunities with The Character Clubhouse, rides on the Choctaw Express Train and live holiday performances by local groups.

Merry Main Street will continue every Saturday prior to Christmas. Along with in-store merchant events and promotions, the reoccurring schedule of events include…

2 – 7 p.m. Mistletoe Market
1 – 3 p.m. The Character Clubhouse Photo Opportunities

December 5: Mickey & Minnie
December 12: Buzz, Woody & Jessie
December 19: Paw Patrol
3 – 5 p.m. Santa & Mrs. Claus
4 – 7 p.m. Christmas Carolers



December 24, 2020 5 pm – 10 pm

‘twas the night before Christmas, when all through FOOW, the restaurant was stirring while the chefs cooked for you… Join FOOW in celebrating the last night before Santa arrives with special menu features curated by the restaurant’s Executive Chef, and wind down with family and friends on a special evening – after all, Christmas is prettier on the Gulf! FOOW’s regular dinner menu will be served during this time. Open to the public; in order to seat guests more efficiently, reservations are not accepted.


December 31, 2020 5 pm – 12 am

Toast to your last meal of 2020 at Havana Beach Bar & grill with a special three-course menu and live entertainment all night long! Havana Beach’s pianist, Michael Johnson, will be playing live between 5 – 9 p.m. He will then be joined by acclaimed visiting pianists Nate Sangsland and David Mark Butler for a Dueling Pianos performance, from 9 p.m. to midnight.

$125++ per person; seating times available between 5 – 11 p.m. Reservations are required (call 850.588.2882). Lounge and bar seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. ++Service charge and sales tax not included.

Event listings courtesy of visitsouthwalton.com

Celebrate Independence Day 2019 in Grayton Beach for the annual Grayton Beach 4th of July Parade tomorrow! Beginning at The Zoo Gallery and winding through the beautiful historic Grayton Beach, this local parade is fun for all ages. Line up on Holtz Avenue with your favorite 4th of July comrades or dress up your cars, jeeps, boats, bikes, or even yourself. We’ve seen some Grayt style over the years and each year more than the one before! No registration necessary – just show up! Staying with Dune Vacation Rentals? Keep an eye out for Dune’s Vintage Red Dodge Truck!

A Grayton tradition wouldn’t be complete without a sweet provided by Grayton Coast Properties. Stop by for cool refreshments at the end of the parade route!

What’s Up? The Grayton Beach 4th of July Parade

What Time Will the Parade Kickoff? 8:30AM – But show up early for the best spot in line

Where Should We Connect? Meet us in front of The Zoo Gallery

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the holidays are in full swing on 30A! A variety of concerts and events are planned to make this special time of year merry and bright!

Seaside Florida has a full month of events planned. From the Ballet Pensacola’s performance of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, to Seaside’s annual Turn on the Town event complete with a holiday parade and photos with Santa Claus.

Celebrate the New Year’s at WaterColor Florida and start the new year with the traditional Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day!

Visit the East end of 30A and discover the magic of Rosemary Beach. Enjoy Breakfast with Santa and Christmas Dinner at Havana Beach Bar & Grill.

Click HERE for a full calendar of holiday events!

SAVE THE DATE: January 12-18, 2018 | The 30A Songwriters Festival returns for its 9th year!

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The holiday season is just around the corner and it’s not too early to reserve your luxury vacation home with Dune Real Estate Company, the premier vacation rental agency in Grayton Beach!

Autumn along Scenic Highway 30A offers fall events for the entire family including outdoor concerts, exceptional local culinary celebrations, wine & craft beer festivals, philanthropic community 5k races and more. Whether your holiday vacation is only an immediate family affair or extends throughout the entire family tree, be it a party of 3 or 30, Dune Real Estate Company offers a variety of luxury vacation rental homes situated among the most desired beach communities along 30A including Rosemary Beach, WaterColor, and WaterSound!

Celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday this 2016 with your favorite friends and family while enjoying the beauty and culture of the Gulf Coast beaches and Scenic Highway 30A. Love the great Florida outdoors? Spend your November break on the beach watching sunsets, exploring the many Coastal Dune Lakes in a kayak, or cycling the entire 19-mile scenic highway 30A corridor and stopping at your favorite al fresco dining locales or beach side boutiques along the way.

Dune Real Estate Company looks forward to ensuring that you and your holiday company find the perfect vacation property to make your 2016 holiday season one to cherish. We continue to provide exception customer service that doesn’t end upon check in or check out, Dune REC looks forward to making you & your entire party “Raving Fans” by providing the perfect beach vacation getaway for years to come.