The 12 Days of Walton County Christmas

Published: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 08:02 AM.

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 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 Reach Duckies at 850-231-4800 or click over to

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 or call 850-837-1133. Tickets are $15/reserved seating and $20/cash only at the door.

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