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Nov
25
Fri
Christmas Reflections in DeFuniak Springs
Nov 25 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm

Christmas Reflections in DeFuniak Springs runs from 5 – 9 p.m. nightly Nov. 25 – Dec. 31. See how six million Christmas lights multiply to 12 million when reflected on the perfectly round lake which is the centerpiece of the DeFuniak Springs Historic District. This incredible display on the original grounds of Florida’s Historic Chautauqua has no equal. $3/person, Season Passes $35, ages 6 and under free.

Carriage rides by High Horse Farm LLC will be available for an additional fee Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  Sponsored by the Christmas Reflections Committee of the City of DeFuniak Springs.

For more information, call (850) 892-3950.

Dec
11
Sun
Historic Wesley house at Eden Gardens State Park decorated for the holidays, Candlelight Tour Dec. 17
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Eden Gardens State Park and the Friends of Eden invite you to join them for a tour of the Wesley House through the holidays. All of the rooms of the historic home have been decorated with Christmas cheer. Each room is decorated in a variety of different themes by local organizations.

Tours of the Wesley House are Thursday – Monday from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., every hour on the hour. The Christmas decorations will be up through Dec. 31. The rest of the park is open 7 days a week.

On Dec. 17, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., enjoy the Candlelight Tour, with a traditional walk through the luminaries to the Historic Wesley House to enjoy it’s beautifully seasonally decorated rooms along with carolers singing Christmas songs. After the tour is completed, the Friends of Eden will be providing refreshments in the pavilion. It’s an evening meant to be enjoyed by all who attend. Donations to the Friends of Eden Gardens are welcome and appreciated.  
Fees: Admission fees to the park and the event are waived for the Candlelight Tour.
 Contact: (850) 267-8320. ::MAP::

Dec
13
Tue
Small ruminants seminar in DeFuniak Springs
Dec 13 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

For those in the area who raise or have an interest in small ruminants, the University of Florida Extension Service is offering an educational program covering several topics related to raising animals such as goats and sheep.

Topics covered will include parasite and disease management, forages and pasture management, selecting quality animals, and poisonous pasture plants

The event will be held at the Walton County Extension Office 732 B, 9th St, DeFuniak Springs on Tuesday, December 13th from 3 – 6 pm. . Cost is $10. For more information, contact the Walton County Extension Office at (850) 892-8172 or email [email protected]

Small ruminants seminar in DeFuniak Springs
Dec 13 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

For those in the area who raise or have an interest in small ruminants, the University of Florida Extension Service is offering an educational program covering several topics related to raising animals such as goats and sheep. It will be held at the Walton County Extension Office in DeFuniak Springs on Tuesday, December 13th from 3 -6 pm. Topics covered will include parasite and disease management, forages and pasture management, selecting quality animals, and poisonous pasture plants. There will be a $10 fee to attend. For more information, please contact the Walton County Extension Office at (850) 892-8172 or email [email protected].

The event will be held at the UF/ IFAS Walton County Extension, 732 N. 9th Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL

Dec
14
Wed
Historic Wesley house at Eden Gardens State Park decorated for the holidays, Candlelight Tour Dec. 17
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Eden Gardens State Park and the Friends of Eden invite you to join them for a tour of the Wesley House through the holidays. All of the rooms of the historic home have been decorated with Christmas cheer. Each room is decorated in a variety of different themes by local organizations.

Tours of the Wesley House are Thursday – Monday from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., every hour on the hour. The Christmas decorations will be up through Dec. 31. The rest of the park is open 7 days a week.

On Dec. 17, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., enjoy the Candlelight Tour, with a traditional walk through the luminaries to the Historic Wesley House to enjoy it’s beautifully seasonally decorated rooms along with carolers singing Christmas songs. After the tour is completed, the Friends of Eden will be providing refreshments in the pavilion. It’s an evening meant to be enjoyed by all who attend. Donations to the Friends of Eden Gardens are welcome and appreciated.  
Fees: Admission fees to the park and the event are waived for the Candlelight Tour.
 Contact: (850) 267-8320. ::MAP::

Dec
15
Thu
Historic Wesley house at Eden Gardens State Park decorated for the holidays, Candlelight Tour Dec. 17
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Eden Gardens State Park and the Friends of Eden invite you to join them for a tour of the Wesley House through the holidays. All of the rooms of the historic home have been decorated with Christmas cheer. Each room is decorated in a variety of different themes by local organizations.

Tours of the Wesley House are Thursday – Monday from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., every hour on the hour. The Christmas decorations will be up through Dec. 31. The rest of the park is open 7 days a week.

On Dec. 17, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., enjoy the Candlelight Tour, with a traditional walk through the luminaries to the Historic Wesley House to enjoy it’s beautifully seasonally decorated rooms along with carolers singing Christmas songs. After the tour is completed, the Friends of Eden will be providing refreshments in the pavilion. It’s an evening meant to be enjoyed by all who attend. Donations to the Friends of Eden Gardens are welcome and appreciated.  
Fees: Admission fees to the park and the event are waived for the Candlelight Tour.
 Contact: (850) 267-8320. ::MAP::

Americana music under the stars at Topsail
Dec 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is hosting a musical event on Thursdays. Americana Under the Stars, a new weekly concert series will showcase singer/songwriters from across the country.

Admission to the park is free and there is a suggested $5 donation to the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Enter through the main park entrance off of 30-A and park in the day use parking area, from there it is a short hike down to the amphitheater. Bring a chair, your favorite beverage and enjoy some music in the park. This is family/ pet friendly and fun for all ages.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is located at 7525 W. Scenic Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459. For more information, call (850) 267-8330 ::MAP::

Dec
16
Fri
Historic Wesley house at Eden Gardens State Park decorated for the holidays, Candlelight Tour Dec. 17
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Eden Gardens State Park and the Friends of Eden invite you to join them for a tour of the Wesley House through the holidays. All of the rooms of the historic home have been decorated with Christmas cheer. Each room is decorated in a variety of different themes by local organizations.

Tours of the Wesley House are Thursday – Monday from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., every hour on the hour. The Christmas decorations will be up through Dec. 31. The rest of the park is open 7 days a week.

On Dec. 17, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., enjoy the Candlelight Tour, with a traditional walk through the luminaries to the Historic Wesley House to enjoy it’s beautifully seasonally decorated rooms along with carolers singing Christmas songs. After the tour is completed, the Friends of Eden will be providing refreshments in the pavilion. It’s an evening meant to be enjoyed by all who attend. Donations to the Friends of Eden Gardens are welcome and appreciated.  
Fees: Admission fees to the park and the event are waived for the Candlelight Tour.
 Contact: (850) 267-8320. ::MAP::

Dec
17
Sat
Seaside Farmers Market
Dec 17 @ 3:00 am – 7:00 am

Come and reap the benefits of purchasing locally grown food as local farmers and vendors offer their wares. Fresh eggs, vegetables and fruit, honey, breads, cookies, cheeses, milk, organic chickens and broth, handmade jewelry, soaps and more. Buying locally grown food benefits you and our community.
Location
: Seaside

Neigh and Bray Fun Show
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Pleasant Ridge Arena in DeFuniak Springs is hosting a Neigh and Bray Fun Show. Sponsored by owners Diana and Red Brannon, young children will enjoy stick races, along with horse back and carriage rides. The more seasoned riders will compete in pole bending and barrel racing.
 The facility hosts a variety of events throughout the year and hosts the neigh and bray the third Saturday of every month. To find out more, go to their website at http://www.pleasantridgearena.com. Phone: (850) 892-5398
Location: Pleasant Ridge Arena is located at 1917 Pleasant Ridge Road in DeFuniak Springs.

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