A WALTON COUNTY CHRISTMAS
All area codes are 850 unless specified.
Friday, Dec. 23
Vintage Christmas: The Hub in Watersound Beach hosts a Vintage Christmas Movie Marathon & Old School Winter Formal Dance Party at 2 p.m. Movies include "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" (1947) at 2 p.m.; "Home Alone" at 3 p.m.; and "A Christmas Story" at 5 p.m. Live music of the '50s and '60s begins at 7 p.m.
Gingerbread Workshop: Kids can create their own gingerbread house with Abrakadoodle while mom and dad finish the shopping and the wrapping at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 23 Rise Dance Center, 4489 Commons Drive W in Destin.
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.
Saturday, Dec. 24
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 special Saturday matinee has been added for 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 Services: Good News United Methodist Church in Santa Rosa Beach will have Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion services at 2, 4, and 6 p.m. and Christmas Day will have one service only at 11 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 25
Monday, Dec. 26
Annual Chanukah Menorah Lighting: A grand menorah lighting takes place at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 26 on the main stage at HarborWalk Village. Enjoy hot latkes and donuts, Chanukah music and kids activities. For more information visit www.chabademeraldcoast.org.
Tuesday, Dec. 27
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.
Wednesday, Dec. 28
45 Central Artist: During the month of December, the works of Dorothy Starbuck, former South Walton Artist of the Year, will be displayed at 45 Central Wine Bar in Seaside.
Thursday, Dec. 29
Cooking class: Kitchenique Cooking School and Vicki McCain, cooking school director, present a New Orleans New Year's Dinner from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 29 at The Cuvee Catering Center, 12590 Emerald Coast Parkway Suite C in Miramar Beach. Cost: $55. Call 837-0432.
Friday, Dec. 30
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.