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Christmas reflections in DeFuniak Springs 5:00 pm
Christmas reflections in DeFuniak Springs
Nov 23 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm
Enjoy a holiday family tradition in DeFuniak Springs as Chipley Park a/k/a DeFuniak Springs lakeyard lights up with the annual Christmas Reflection displays. A variety of Victorian, animal and toy soldier cutouts, Santa’s workshop, the grandfather clock ticking away; and the real reason for the season, the Nativity Scene all surrounded by twinkling trees. Millions of lights reflect on to the lake glowing in holiday splendor. The event will run from 5 – 9 p.m. nightly Nov. 23 – Dec. 31. Admission is $3/person, children 6 and under free. Season pass is available for $35. Carriage Rides will be offered by High Horse Farms and will be $10/person, free for children 3 and under.  Fee is in addition to entry fee.  Reservations not required, but for your scheduling convenience, call   (850) 978-2999. Schedule: November 23, 24, 25, 5 – 9 pm. November 30, December 1, 2, 5 – 9 pm December 7, 8, 9, 5 – 9 pm December 12-31, 5 – 9 pm Directions: Take U.S. Hwy. 331 to DeFuniak Springs. Turn north on Live Oak Ave. and follow to the entrance of Christmas Reflections on Circle Drive. For more information contact Carolyn Mora at 850-974-6774.
Seaside Farmers Market 10:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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
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Grayton Beer holiday market 10:00 am
Grayton Beer holiday market
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Grayton Beer Company will host their annual GRAYT Holiday Market on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 10 AM to 4 PM. In addition to vendors, the event will include festive craft beers as well as the local brewery’s year-round styles, food for purchase by Grayton Beer Brewpub, and an appearance by Santa. The 3rd Annual GRAYT Holiday Market will be held in tandem with the Taproom’s regularly scheduled Dog Days Are (R)over where patrons who bring in their dog receive 10% off their tab. For more information, please email Chelsea@GraytonBeer.com or call (850) 399-7004. Grayton Beer is located at 217 Serenoa Rd., Santa Rosa Beach.
History tour first Sat. of month at Camp Helen State Park 10:00 am
History tour first Sat. of month at Camp Helen State Park
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Come learn the history of this beautiful park. Guided tours begin at the Visitor’s Center on the first Saturday of each month. The tour starts at 10 a.m. is free with $4 per car entrance fee into the park. For information call 850 233-5059. Driving Directions Camp Helen is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL, just west of the Phillips Inlet bridge on the Bay County and Walton county line. The entrance is south of U.S. Hwy 98. ::MAP:: Park Fees There is an honor entrance station. The fee is $4.00 per vehicle and $1.00 per bicyclist or pedestrian. Click here for park website.
Christmas at the Beach at Gulf Place 1:00 pm
Christmas at the Beach at Gulf Place
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Gulf Place merchants Christmas event is offering lots of free things for families to enjoy from 1 – 4 p.m. on Dec. 1 at their Gulley Amphitheater. Parents can relax knowing that all the Christmas workshops, children’s games, music performances, and pictures with Santa Claus. The event will feature artists, handmade crafts, local vendors and discounts in the Gulf Place boutiques. Shoppers will easily find the perfect gift for everyone on their Christmas list. Gulf Place is located at the corner of CR393 and Scenic Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach.
City of Freeport Christmas parade 4:45 pm
City of Freeport Christmas parade
Dec 1 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
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[...]
Horse drawn carriage rides at Grand Boulevard Fridays and Saturdays 5:00 pm
Horse drawn carriage rides at Grand Boulevard Fridays and Saturdays
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
During their Coastal White Christmas celebration, enjoy a free, horse-drawn carriage ride around the Town Center of Grand Boulevard at Sandestin on Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 23 – Dec. 15. To add to the spirit of the holidays, faux snow will fall on the Festival of Trees display in Grand Park between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Emerald Coast Theatre Company‘s Dickensian Carolers will sing popular holiday carols on these evenings between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Community campfire at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 5:30 pm
Community campfire at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Dec 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park for a good ol’ community campfire on December 1, 2018 from 5:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.  There will be s’mores, music, hot chocolate, stories and lots of fun! Provisions provided. Be sure to arrive before the gates close at 7 pm.  Event is free with regular park admission. A $6.00 entry admission per vehicle into the park. 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:: To learn more about the park, please call the Ranger Station at (850) 267-8330.  
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Ranger program at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 9:00 am
Ranger program at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park every Sunday in September, October, November and December at 9:00 a.m. for a Sunday Funday weekly Ranger program.  While the day of the week has changed for these programs, the fun you will have learning new things about the park plants, animals and cultural history has not.  The topic each week will vary depending on the Ranger leading the program.   Wear comfortable clothing and bring water bottle, sunscreen and hat as most programs will have you exploring the park and occur rain or shine. This program is free with regular park admission. To learn more about the park, please call the Ranger Station at (850) 267-8330. A $6.00 entry admission per vehicle into the park. 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:: To learn more about the park, please call the Ranger Station at (850) 267-8330 or visit: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Topsail-Hill
South Walton Fire District Elf Ride 1:00 pm
South Walton Fire District Elf Ride
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The South Walton Fire District (SWFD) will be hosting their annual Elf Ride on Dec. 2nd, 2018. Elves of all ages will meet at the Western Lake Beach Access in Watercolor at 1:00 p.m. and bicycle/walk to the SWFD’s Water Color Station located at 2109 CR 395 South, Seagrove (approx. 1.5 miles). Be sure to wear your favorite Christmas outfit and decorate your bike. Please bring an unwrapped gift to benefit the SWFD Angel Tree. Enjoy refreshments, tour the fire station and view the fire apparatus after the ride. Parent(s) must accompany their children. In the event of adverse weather, your gifts can still be dropped off at the Water Color Fire Station on Dec. 2nd, 2018. For more information contact Robbie Lund rlund@swfd.org or Luke Thompson at swelfride@gmail.com
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Bike ride in South Walton 5:00 pm
Bike ride in South Walton
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join in on bike riding fun with the folks from Big Daddy’s Bike shop. Explore the trails in South Walton including the Point Washington State Forest. Every Wed. Call to confirm 850-622-1165 Meet at Big Daddy’s 2217 W, County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 32459
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Pecan tree lecture in DeFuniak Springs 10:00 am
Pecan tree lecture in DeFuniak Springs
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Winter is upon us and it’s a great time to plant a tree. If you’re looking live off your land and add lovely fall color to your yard, then a pecan tree is the perfect choice. The Walton County Master Gardeners would like to invite you to attend “Dooryard Pecan Production,” the latest installment of the Walton County Master Gardeners Lecture Series on Wednesday, December 5th from 10 am to 12 pm at the UF/IFAS Walton County Extension Office, 732 N 9th St., DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433. This workshop will feature Santa Rosa County Commercial Horticulture Agent, Matt Lollar, who will discuss pecan tree maintenance and variety selection. Learn which varieties perform best in Florida and why, how to properly plant and prune young trees, and how to increase yield. Cost of the program is $5, payable by cash or check only. Seating is limited so call 850-892-8172 or email duquem@ufl.edu to register and save your spot.
Public meeting regarding Topsail Hill Preserve State Park beach access Dec. 5 5:30 pm
Public meeting regarding Topsail Hill Preserve State Park beach access Dec. 5
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks, announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Central Time) at Northwest Florida State College, South Walton Center, Rooms 119-120, 109 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459 All members of the public will have the opportunity to state recommendations and exchange information regarding beach access in Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Speaking time is limited to three minutes. For individuals desiring to give formal presentations, please RSVP to Daniel Alsentzer, (850) 245-3073 or daniel.alsentzer@floridadep.gov. Please send any written comments regarding beach access in the park by December 19, 2018. Comment forms are available online at https://floridadep.gov/parks/public-participation and will be available during the meeting. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting Daniel Alsentzer, Planning Manager, Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks, Office of Park Planning, 3800 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS#525, Tallahassee, Florida 32399, PH# (850) 245-3051 or email daniel.alsentzer@floridadep.gov. A copy of the meeting agenda is available before the date of the public meeting online at https://floridadep.gov/parks/public-participation. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities[...]
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Christmas Fest in Chipley 5:00 pm
Christmas Fest in Chipley
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
On December 7, 2018 join the celebration in Downtown Chipley from 4-8p m. A lighted Christmas parade will light up Main Street at 5:30 pm. Get your Christmas shopping done during the Holiday Stroll when downtown merchants will have their doors open offering special holiday discounts and Christmas treats to their guests. Wander down to the Farmer’s Market Complex on 7th Street and visit the Christmas Market where you can find specialty arts and crafts gifts for your loved ones. Enjoy the beautiful sounds of classic Christmas tunes drifting on the crisp air as your little ones get their free photo with Santa or participate in one of the children’s games or activities. There will even be free carriage rides through Downtown. Also, don’t forget to pay a visit to the Washington County Historical Society Museum for their Open House that night. All of this plus great food vendors equal a very merry night.On December 7, 2018 join the celebration in Downtown Chipley from 4-8p m. A lighted Christmas parade will light up Main Street at 5:30 pm. Get your Christmas shopping done during the Holiday Stroll when downtown merchants will have their doors open offering special holiday discounts and[...]
Horse drawn carriage rides at Grand Boulevard Fridays and Saturdays 5:00 pm
Horse drawn carriage rides at Grand Boulevard Fridays and Saturdays
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
During their Coastal White Christmas celebration, enjoy a free, horse-drawn carriage ride around the Town Center of Grand Boulevard at Sandestin on Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 23 – Dec. 15. To add to the spirit of the holidays, faux snow will fall on the Festival of Trees display in Grand Park between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Emerald Coast Theatre Company‘s Dickensian Carolers will sing popular holiday carols on these evenings between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
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Seaside Farmers Market 10:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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
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Dave’s Cafe and Gifts craft show and Santa 10:00 am
Dave’s Cafe and Gifts craft show and Santa
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join Dave’s Cafe and Gifts on Dec. 8 for a craft show and free photos with Santa. Photos will be uploaded for easy downloading from a Facebook album on our page: Dave’s Cafe & Gifts. You can also order photo gifts such as ornaments for pick up or mailing. We will also host an outdoor craft show this day. The craft show is free to the public, craft booths are only $15 for vendors to set up. Everyone that makes a purchase from our vendors will be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift certificate for Dave’s Cafe and Gifts. Santa pictures will be: 11am – 1pm. The craft show will go from 10 am – 2 pm. This is an outdoor/indoor event. Dave’s Cafe and Gifts is formerly known as Florida Farmers Market) in Paxton, FL on Highway 331 N next to Paxton School across from Paxton Town Hall. Dave’s Cafe and Gifts 21867 US HWY 331 N Paxton, FL 32538 850-708-9195 www.EatAtDaves.com  
DeFuniak Springs Christmas parade 1:00 pm
DeFuniak Springs Christmas parade
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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.
Horse drawn carriage rides at Grand Boulevard Fridays and Saturdays 5:00 pm
Horse drawn carriage rides at Grand Boulevard Fridays and Saturdays
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
During their Coastal White Christmas celebration, enjoy a free, horse-drawn carriage ride around the Town Center of Grand Boulevard at Sandestin on Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 23 – Dec. 15. To add to the spirit of the holidays, faux snow will fall on the Festival of Trees display in Grand Park between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Emerald Coast Theatre Company‘s Dickensian Carolers will sing popular holiday carols on these evenings between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Bird Walk at Panama City Beach Conservation Park 7:30 pm
Bird Walk at Panama City Beach Conservation Park
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Bay County Audubon Society is hosting a bird walk at Panama City Beach Conservation Park at 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 8. This is the first of their bird walks in the park this season. Meet in the Park parking lot. This splendid park is slowly being transformed into wetlands due to discharge of treated wastewater and restoration of the habitat. This means more and more birds are being found there, including black-bellied whistling ducks. The bird list is up to over 140 species! We may break up into groups and walk the trails and boardwalks looking for a wide variety of birds. A moderate amount of walking is required but the group goes at a slow pace. This is an excellent place for new birders to spot the birds. We provide binoculars for beginners. Conservation Park can be accessed just north of Back Beach Road (U.S. Hwy. 98) off of State Road 79, or off of Back Beach turning on to Griffin Blvd. ::MAP::  
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Ranger program at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 9:00 am
Ranger program at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park every Sunday in September, October, November and December at 9:00 a.m. for a Sunday Funday weekly Ranger program.  While the day of the week has changed for these programs, the fun you will have learning new things about the park plants, animals and cultural history has not.  The topic each week will vary depending on the Ranger leading the program.   Wear comfortable clothing and bring water bottle, sunscreen and hat as most programs will have you exploring the park and occur rain or shine. This program is free with regular park admission. To learn more about the park, please call the Ranger Station at (850) 267-8330. A $6.00 entry admission per vehicle into the park. 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:: To learn more about the park, please call the Ranger Station at (850) 267-8330 or visit: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Topsail-Hill
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Bike ride in South Walton 5:00 pm
Bike ride in South Walton
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join in on bike riding fun with the folks from Big Daddy’s Bike shop. Explore the trails in South Walton including the Point Washington State Forest. Every Wed. Call to confirm 850-622-1165 Meet at Big Daddy’s 2217 W, County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 32459
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Guided bird walk at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 8:15 am
Guided bird walk at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Dec 12 @ 8:15 am – 10:15 am
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society from 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. for a guided bird walk.  Learn about the birds you are seeing in the park along the trails. There are a limited number of binoculars available at the park store that can be borrowed for the program. Due to the popularity of the summer bird walks, they are continuing in the second Wednesday of the month through December. This program is free with regular park admission. For more information contact Hallie Oalde  hallie.oalde@dep.state.fl.us A $6.00 entry admission per vehicle into the park. 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:: To learn more about the park, please call the Ranger Station at (850) 267-8330 or visit: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Topsail-Hill
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Bent Rod Fishing Club meets 1:00 pm
Bent Rod Fishing Club meets
Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The Bent Rod Fishing Club meets the 2nd Thursday each month, at 1p.m., at the Life Enrichment Senior Center, 312 College Ave. DeFuniak Springs. The club is a component of the Enrichment Center, which provides a wide range of activities for active members age 50 and over.  Visitors and invited guests are always welcome. Club members primarily fish the Choctawhatchee River and Bay as well as numerous other creeks and small ponds in the area. Members practice conservation and the protection of our water and fishery resources. Programs consist of field trips, guest speakers, fishing industry presentations, tackle and terminal gear demonstrations, and good conversation and exchange of fishing information between members. For more information, contact J. B. Hillard at jbh37@panhandle.rr.com.
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Horse drawn carriage rides at Grand Boulevard Fridays and Saturdays 5:00 pm
Horse drawn carriage rides at Grand Boulevard Fridays and Saturdays
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
During their Coastal White Christmas celebration, enjoy a free, horse-drawn carriage ride around the Town Center of Grand Boulevard at Sandestin on Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 23 – Dec. 15. To add to the spirit of the holidays, faux snow will fall on the Festival of Trees display in Grand Park between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Emerald Coast Theatre Company‘s Dickensian Carolers will sing popular holiday carols on these evenings between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
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Seaside Farmers Market 10:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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
Christmas Candlelight Tour and open house at Eden Gardens State Park Dec. 15 5:00 pm
Christmas Candlelight Tour and open house at Eden Gardens State Park Dec. 15
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A wonderful holiday tradition in South Walton continues at Eden Gardens State Park Wesley House as it lights up for the holidays. Enjoy the walk through the luminaries and a candlelight tour from 5 – 8 p.m. on Dec. 15. Take a free tour of the house and admire the beautifully decorated rooms, each decorated in different themes by local businesses and organizations. After the tour is complete, guests can vote on their favorite room and enjoy refreshments in the pavilion provided by the Friends of Eden. Admission to the park is free to the public during the Candlelight Tour on Dec. 15. The ladies of Destin Woman’s Club have decorated the downstairs entryway, upstairs hallway, and staircase with the theme of a “A Christmas Carol.” Members of Green Thumb Garden Club of Santa Rosa Beach have decorated the Parlor to the theme of “Bloom where you Live.” The ladies of Impact 100 wish everyone a “Blessed Holiday Season” in the Dining room. Members of the Pt. Washington Historical Society are asking “Who let the Birds in Tweet Tweet” in the Library. Going up the stairway decorated by Destin Woman’s Club, the upstairs Sun porch is decorated as a “Victorian Christmas” by Trudy[...]
Horse drawn carriage rides at Grand Boulevard Fridays and Saturdays 5:00 pm
Horse drawn carriage rides at Grand Boulevard Fridays and Saturdays
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
During their Coastal White Christmas celebration, enjoy a free, horse-drawn carriage ride around the Town Center of Grand Boulevard at Sandestin on Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 23 – Dec. 15. To add to the spirit of the holidays, faux snow will fall on the Festival of Trees display in Grand Park between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Emerald Coast Theatre Company‘s Dickensian Carolers will sing popular holiday carols on these evenings between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
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Ranger program at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 9:00 am
Ranger program at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park every Sunday in September, October, November and December at 9:00 a.m. for a Sunday Funday weekly Ranger program.  While the day of the week has changed for these programs, the fun you will have learning new things about the park plants, animals and cultural history has not.  The topic each week will vary depending on the Ranger leading the program.   Wear comfortable clothing and bring water bottle, sunscreen and hat as most programs will have you exploring the park and occur rain or shine. This program is free with regular park admission. To learn more about the park, please call the Ranger Station at (850) 267-8330. A $6.00 entry admission per vehicle into the park. 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:: To learn more about the park, please call the Ranger Station at (850) 267-8330 or visit: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Topsail-Hill
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Guided plant stroll at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 9:00 am
Guided plant stroll at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and Master Gardener Bill Kuenstler on September 17, 2018 from 9 – 11 a.m for a guided plant stroll.  Take a stroll through the park and the campground to explore the plants visible and to see what is in bloom. Due to the popularity of this program during the summer, it will continue this fall on the third Monday of the month.  In October, the program will be on Oct 15, 2018.  In November, the program will be on November 19, 2018 and in December the program will be on December 17, 2018. This program is free with regular park admission.  CONTACT: Hallie Oalde  hallie.oalde@dep.state.fl.us A $6.00 entry admission per vehicle into the park. 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:: To learn more about the park, please call the Ranger Station at (850) 267-8330 or visit: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Topsail-Hill
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Bike ride in South Walton 5:00 pm
Bike ride in South Walton
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join in on bike riding fun with the folks from Big Daddy’s Bike shop. Explore the trails in South Walton including the Point Washington State Forest. Every Wed. Call to confirm 850-622-1165 Meet at Big Daddy’s 2217 W, County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 32459
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Learn about coyotes at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 10:00 am
Learn about coyotes at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on December 21 from 10 – 11 a.m. Come learn about Coyotes and the role they play in the ecosystem. Topsail Talks is a monthly educational discovery series with presentations from organizations and government agencies from outside the park on the third Friday of the month at 10am in the clubhouse.  Future dates and topics are “Marine Animals” by the Gulfarium on January 18, 2019, “Coastal Dune Lakes” by the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance on February 15, 2019 and “Shipwrecks of the Florida Panhandle” by the Florida Public Archaeology Network on March 15, 2019. This program is free with regular park admission. For more information contact Hallie Oalde  hallie.oalde@dep.state.fl.us A $6.00 entry admission per vehicle into the park. 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:: To learn more about the park, please call the Ranger Station at (850) 267-8330.
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Seaside Farmers Market 10:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
Dec 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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
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Ranger program at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 9:00 am
Ranger program at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Dec 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park every Sunday in September, October, November and December at 9:00 a.m. for a Sunday Funday weekly Ranger program.  While the day of the week has changed for these programs, the fun you will have learning new things about the park plants, animals and cultural history has not.  The topic each week will vary depending on the Ranger leading the program.   Wear comfortable clothing and bring water bottle, sunscreen and hat as most programs will have you exploring the park and occur rain or shine. This program is free with regular park admission. To learn more about the park, please call the Ranger Station at (850) 267-8330. A $6.00 entry admission per vehicle into the park. 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:: To learn more about the park, please call the Ranger Station at (850) 267-8330 or visit: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Topsail-Hill
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Bike ride in South Walton 5:00 pm
Bike ride in South Walton
Dec 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join in on bike riding fun with the folks from Big Daddy’s Bike shop. Explore the trails in South Walton including the Point Washington State Forest. Every Wed. Call to confirm 850-622-1165 Meet at Big Daddy’s 2217 W, County Hwy. 30A, Santa Rosa Beach 32459
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Seaside Farmers Market 10:00 am
Seaside Farmers Market
Dec 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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
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Ranger program at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park 9:00 am
Ranger program at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
Dec 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park every Sunday in September, October, November and December at 9:00 a.m. for a Sunday Funday weekly Ranger program.  While the day of the week has changed for these programs, the fun you will have learning new things about the park plants, animals and cultural history has not.  The topic each week will vary depending on the Ranger leading the program.   Wear comfortable clothing and bring water bottle, sunscreen and hat as most programs will have you exploring the park and occur rain or shine. This program is free with regular park admission. To learn more about the park, please call the Ranger Station at (850) 267-8330. A $6.00 entry admission per vehicle into the park. 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:: To learn more about the park, please call the Ranger Station at (850) 267-8330 or visit: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Topsail-Hill
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