A Walton County Christmas

Staff Writer
Walton Sun

Sinfonia Gulf Coast’s Annual Holiday Concert

The Manhattan Transfer headlines Sinfonia’s annual holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at Destiny Worship Center and features orchestral arrangements of seasonal classics paired with exhilarating vocals. Tickets are $45 for preferred (floor) seating and $29.50 for balcony. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or call 460-8800.

Holiday Concert Series

Listen to favorite holiday classics, see a festive light show and visit with Ole' St. Nick from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 21 on the Events Plaza Stage at Baytowne Wharf. Event is free.

Christmas Services

Good News United Methodist Church in Santa Rosa Beach will have a Longest Night Service at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 21 for those not feeling so "joyful" during the holiday season — stressed, grieving, etc. It's a service of hope and peace.

Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion services will be held at 2, 4, and 6 p.m. and Christmas Day will have one service only at 11 a.m.

Christmas Mass

St. Rita Catholic Church, 137 Moll Drive in Santa Rosa Beach, will have a Children's Christmas Vigil Mass Practice at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 23. On Christmas Eve, Vigil Children's Christmas Mass will be at 5 p.m., followed by Hispanic Christmas Mass at 7 p.m. and Christmas Night Mass at 10 p.m.

On Christmas Day, there will be a Christmas mass at 8 and 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Christ The King Mission will have Mass at 8 a.m. Dec. 25.

Dickens Christmas

Emerald Coast Theatre Company will present its revised holiday show “A Dickens Christmas, A Ghostly Story,” throughout weekends in December. The production runs through Saturday, Dec. 24, at the new ECTC performance space, 560 Grand Boulevard, Upstairs, in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Matinees are 2 p.m. Sundays. A Saturday matinee performance designated for special needs families is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. and a special Saturday matinee has been added for Saturday, Dec. 24 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $15 for students. Not recommended for children under 5. To purchase tickets or make a tax-deductible donation, visit emeraldcoasttheatre.org or call 850-684-0323.

Christmas Reflections

Six million Christmas lights multiply to 12 million from 5-9 p.m. nightly through Dec. 31 when reflected on the lake on Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. Charge is $3/person, $35/season passes, and 6 and under free. Carriage rides by High Horse Farm LLC will be available for an additional fee on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

12 Nights of Lights

Enjoy a festive light show every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. through Dec. 30 in the Events Plaza at The Village of Baytowne Wharf.