Christmas parades in north and south Walton Nov. 24, Dec. 1, Dec. 8

November 10, 2018

South Walton Christmas parade Nov. 24

Enjoy a traditional holiday Christmas parade from Seagrove to Seaside on Scenic Hwy. 30A on Saturday, Nov. 24. The parade begins at 9 a.m. in Seagrove Beach and proceeds west to the town of Seaside.

Meet Santa in town after the parade. He’ll return for the Turn on The Town festivities at 5 p.m. in the Seaside Amphitheater. Get your photo taken with Santa and enjoy the tree lighting as you sing jingle bells.

City of Freeport Christmas parade Dec. 1

The City of Freeport invites you to help ring in the Christmas season on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The annual parade and tree lighting ceremony will begin at 4:40 P.M. This event brings the whole community together with floats, fire trucks, bands, and of course, Santa Claus himself. Parade entries of all kinds (floats, golf carts, walkers, bicycles, motorcycles, horses, etc.) are invited to bring their renditions of “A Very Disney Christmas.” The parade will begin at Freeport Elementary School, travel south onto Kylea Laird Drive, turn west onto Hwy 20 and make its final destination at City Hall.

The festivities continue with the tree lighting program that includes a stage band, plus performances by local children’s fine arts groups. Vocal groups include The Sophistocats from FES and the FHS show choir. Dance numbers will be performed by groups from Premiere Performers Academy of the Arts and a solo performer from Inspire Ballet and Fine Arts.

Following the show there will be many family oriented activities, such as visiting with Santa, crafts for kids, a petting zoo, and food vendors. The Festival of Trees will open at the Freeport Community Center and will also be open the following day, December 2. Many beautiful trees, decorated by local businesses, will be on display for visitors to enjoy and everyone is encouraged to vote for their favorite.

DeFuniak Springs Christmas parade Dec. 8

Bring the family to enjoy the DeFuniak Springs Woman’s Club Christmas Parade on Dec. 8 at 1 p.m.  The parade will be held along Circle Drive along Lake DeFuniak.

Individuals, churches, businesses and clubs will put you in the holiday mood with beautiful Christmas floats, costumed walkers, decorated vintage cars, bicycles, motorcycles and more. Santa will be waving and throwing candy to all the children, families and holiday fans.

The free event is sponsored by the DeFuniak Springs Woman’s Club. For more information contact Chris Guzowski at (850) 218-7327.