Whether the Christmas spirit is taking you shopping, dining or to one of many festive events, a Walton County Christmas is unlike any other.



As part of the run-up to the most wonderful time of the year, The Sun is profiling the 12 Days of Christmas from Dec. 13 to Dec 24. While you may have trouble finding a partridge in a pear tree, there are plenty of other options your true love is sure to adore.



Without further ado, we present Walton County’s 12 days of Christmas:



On the first day of Christmas …



Eat at 723 Whiskey Bravo for a good cause. The holiday decorations are up, including a Christmas tree that needs a bit of stocking. Diners are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots. Those donating this weekend even receive special happy hour pricing just for giving back. 723 Whiskey Bravo is located at 3031 Scenic Highway 30A in Seagrove Beach. Call 850-213-0015 for more information or visit www.723whiskeybravo.com.



On the second day of Christmas …



Stop by YOLO’s new location for the perfect family gift — a YOLO Board Inflatable Package! The package comes complete with custom YOLO backpack, pump, fins, and a 3-piece paddle and 11-foot Inflatable YOLO Board. Visit Dec. 14 (or before) and register to win a free YOLO board. The drawing will be held Dec. 15. The new stand up paddleboarding store is located at 11610 U.S. Hwy 98 West in Miramar Beach. Call 850-424-6852 or visit www.yoloboard.com for more information.



On the third day of Christmas …



Visit Petunia’s, a unique gift shop located on 30A in Blue Mountain Beach, and see all of the wonderful items they have to offer, including art, gifts, jewelry, seashells, T-shirts, Christmas ornaments, candles, picture frames, greeting cards and great items for dog lovers. Mention that you saw their ad on Page A9 of this week’s Sun and receive a 10 percent discount off their already incredible prices. Petunia’s is located at 2395 W. County Hwy 30A in Blue Mountain Beach. Call 850-267-0039 or visit www.petuniasstore.com for more info.



On the fourth day of Christmas …



Get into the spirit of Christmas at the Freeport Town Planters’ Festival of Trees from 1-5 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Freeport Community Center. The trees have been decorated by individuals, organizations, and businesses and will compete for the People’s Choice award to be presented at the end of the show Sunday. There will also be a drawing for one of the trees. Admission is $5. Call 307-5445 for more information.



On the fifth day of Christmas …



French Laundry, with locations in Miramar Beach and Santa Rosa Beach, has a gift for you! Bring one red or green item in for a free dry cleaning. Offer available until Dec. 26. The crew at French Laundry wishes you and your loved ones a happy holiday season and is looking forward to serving all of your cleaning needs through 2013. Visit the French Laundry at 24 Shannon Lane in Santa Rosa Beach or at 655 Grand Boulevard Suite D104 in Miramar Beach. Call 850-622-0432 or 850-269-0006 for more information. 



On the sixth day of Christmas …



Make your home a home for the holidays with the help of Clay30A Nursery. The store has everything to help you deck the halls and trim the tree — live wreathes and greenery, bulbs, ornaments, ribbon, holiday fragrances, candles and many gifts for the garden.  Drop by for hot cider and take 15 percent off all Christmas items. The nursery and gift shop is at 4808 East Scenic Hwy 30A at Seagrove Beach. Call 850-231-2150 or visit www.Clay30A.com for more info.



On the seventh day of Christmas …



Shop Seaside at Mercantile orDuckies Shop of Fun, both on the main circle in Seaside. Visit Mercantile for vintage-inspired, time-worn clothing, shoes and accessories for guys and gals and get 25 percent off with the coupon inside The Walton Sun on Page A4. Duckies, meanwhile, offers toys, clothing, retro novelties and just plain silly stuff. Get 25 percent off with the same coupon. Learn more about Mercantile by calling 850-213-0010 or visit www.shopmerc.com. Reach Duckies at 850-231-4800 or click over to www.shopduckies.com.



On the eighth day of Christmas …



Let it glow, let it glow, let it glow atChristmas Reflections. Enjoy a holiday family tradition in DeFuniak Springs as the Lakeyard lights up with the annual Christmas Reflections displays from 5-9 p.m. nightly through Dec. 31. A variety of Victorian, animal and toy soldier cutouts, Santa’s workshop, the grandfather clock ticking away, and the Nativity Scene all surrounded by more than 3 million twinkling trees. Admission is $3 per person, children under 6 free. Horse drawn carriage rides are available for an additional fee. Call 974-6774.



On the ninth day of Christmas …



Turn those visions of sugar plums dancing in your head into a reality with a South Walton performance of The Nutcracker. The Ballet Conservatory and Destin School of Music and Dance present  the holiday classic at 7 p.m. Dec. 21 and 2 p.m. Dec. 22 in the South Walton Beach High School Auditorium, 645 Green Trail in Santa Rosa Beach. The program features more than 80 local dancers. Order tickets early at www.FloridaBalletConservatory.com or call 850-837-1133. Tickets are $15/reserved seating and $20/cash only at the door.



On the tenth day of Christmas …



Get tucked in by Sandestin’s Santa. The resort continues its innovative Santa Tuck-In Program for a small fee every Friday and Saturday through Dec. 22. Resort guests will receive a special visit from Santa, a personalized gift for each child and hear a bedtime story. Proceeds go to Toys for Tots. To make reservations, call 866-657-7271 or email Santa@sandestin.com.



On the eleventh day of Christmas …



Deliver your last minute requests to Santa at Destin Harbor. Children can visit with Santa Claus from 12-4 p.m. Dec. 15, 16, 22, and 23 at HarborWalk Village.Pictures are available through HD Action Photography.



On the twelfth day of Christmas …



Have a Merry Christmas Eve, put on a sweater, visit the beach and bask in the fact that you live in a winter wonderland without snow!