If you are enjoying a wonderful vacation rental in Destin, 30A, or Panama City Beach, then get ready to have a fabulous holiday season! There are plenty of incredible Christmas events the whole month of December, so you can get out and enjoy your holidays – minus the snow! Ready to tell Santa what you want this year? Here are a few of our favorite places to see Santa and have a blast on the Gulf Coast!

The 2016 Panama City Beach Christmas Parade at Pier Park on Pier Park Drive. This annual event begins at 5pm on Saturday, December 10, so come out and catch some candy, beads, and more at this awesome parade!

Also on Saturday, December 10, you can enjoy the Christmas Boat Parade of Lights! Watch as the sparkling waters of Panama City Beach comes alive with beautifully decorated boats.

12 Nights of Christmas Lights at Baytowne Wharf in Destin. Well, actually the whole month of December, you can enjoy stunning light show set to your holiday music favorites every Friday and Saturday evening at 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm. They also offer ice skating (yes, ice) all season through February 11.

If you are in a vacation rental in Destin, then you can easily catch The Boat Parade on the dazzling Destin Harbor on Sunday, December 11, from 5-8pm. This annual event wraps up with a fireworks show at 8pm!

If you are on the Gulf Coast during the holidays, then from everyone at Southern, Merry Christmas!