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The 35th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Destin is Tonight!

DESTIN'S 35th ANNUAL
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

DECEMBER 2nd  |  6:00 pm
COMMUNITY CENTER
101 STAHLMAN AVE.

This Family Friendly Fun Event includes music, Santa Claus and, of course
LIGHTING the Christmas Tree!

Bring your donation of one non-perishable food item to help feed families in need

For more information call 850.654.5184

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Help Needy Children at the 7th Annual Toys for Tots this year!

DON'T MISS THE
7TH ANNUAL TOYS FOR TOTS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2021  |  3:00 - 7:00 PM
JUANA'S PAGODAS ON NAVARRE BEACH

Join us at Juana's for this giving event!

BRING 2 unwrapped toys, one for a boy and one for a girl

Enter the Toys 4 Tots Volleyball Tournament

Call Kathleen at 770-910-0328 for Questions!

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It's Time for the 28th Annual Christmas in the Park and Parade in Navarre!



28th Annual Christmas in the Park and
Navarre Community Christmas Parade &
Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk Fun Run

December 4 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This year’s events include:

Merry Market – Local arts and crafters gather with great gift ideas.  Limited number of event ornaments available – found at the “Chamber Tent” while they last

Parade begins at 1:00 pm at the Navarre Library rolling through the streets of Navarre ending in the back parking lot of the Centennial Bank

Santa and Mrs. Claus and The Grinch will arrive on the fire truck and available for photos after the parade is over.  Visits are free and parents are invited to bring their own cameras for photos.  Free baked goods and beverages while supplies last at the Mrs. Claus’ Bakery.

Reindeer Games begin at 10:00 am in Navarre Park.  Ticketed games for children to win prizes, face painting, a cake walk and more.

Santa’s Workshop is open for children to participate in creating a free holiday craft project.

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Don't Want to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner? Here's a List of Open Restaurants

Not feeling like doing the whole Turkey Dinner? Did your stove stop working? Don't worry, you have several restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving Day that will do the cooking (and cleaning) for you!

Some Okaloosa County Restaurants that are open include:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Destin  |  850-337-7091 - Make Reservations
Marina Cafe  |  850-837-7960
Cracker Barrel Destin  |  34930 Emerald Coast Pkwy  |  850-269-3344
Ruth's Chris Steak House  |  15000 Emerald Coast Pkwy  |  850-837-7884

Walton County Restaurants open:

Great Southern Cafe  |  850-231-7327
Mezcal Mexican Grill  |  80 Seascape Dr., Ste. 101  |  850-563-7791
Pearl Hotel  |  850-588-2882

To read the complete list of Restaurants in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Crestview and Walton County click here.

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Florida sees Tourist Boom in the 3rd Quarter

3rd Quarter Tourism Boom in Florida


The numbers are out and Florida easily exceeded the number of Visitors for the 3rd Quarter of 2021 from last year's numbers.

Between July 1st and September 30th we saw an estimated total of OVER 32 Million tourists, just over .3% more than in 2019, before the Pandemic began.

We're seeing not only visitors from around the country, tourists from around the world come to see our beautiful Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic beaches in our diverse state where there's something for everyone.

Counted in the total number included visitors travelling on cruise ships and attending theme parks proving that our state is OPEN for BUSINESS.

To read the entire article click here.

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Safety Tips to follow for your pets during the Holidays

KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE THIS
HOLIDAY SEASON

While everyone is celebrating the holidays remember these important tips to follow this Season about your Pets

Foods NOT to feed your pets:

Bones can easily splinter and could cause serious health problems and, in some cases, death

Candy, especially chocolate is lethal and toxic to dogs, cats and other animals

Do not give your pets any candy that contains
Xylitol, a toxic sweetener

Any Citrus foods and any fruits that contain pits, such as cherry, peach pits and apple seeds

To see what the Humane Society recommends for your pets click here .

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Don't Put off buying that new Home! See Why You Should Buy a Home Now!

Making the Case on
why you should 
Buy a Home NOW!

The winds of change are coming, we've seen the signs this past year.

While many have taken advantage of lower home prices, the lowest mortgage rates in history and supply meeting your demand, that is quickly changing.

With the country suffering with higher prices for food, gas and most everything else, housing is also going up as the supply has diminished the demand has grown.  This year we've seen bidding wars, properties being sold at Higher prices than List Price and properties going under contract within of days of hitting the market.

It's hard to predict what to expect with the Real Estate Market for 2022, but this is what we know:

Housing market inventory is still low

Home building has taken longer to complete due to the Pandemic and Supply Chain issues

With Supply Chain issues prices are going higher on most building materials needed for building

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What you didn't know about Walton County

DID YOU KNOW......

Walton County features the highest point in the State AND is the lowest high point in the United States!

Walton County is the 13th biggest County in Florida

Walton County is the FASTEST GROWING County of all 67 counties in Florida

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Veterans Day Events in Santa Rosa County

MAKE PLANS TODAY TO ATTEND
VETERANS DAY CEREMONIES THIS YEAR!

TAKE TIME TODAY TO HONOR OUR VETERANS AND THANK THEM FOR THEIR SERVICE

VETERANS DAY PARADE IN MILTON - 9:00 am

Parade begins at Milton High School and ends at the Veterans Memorial Plaza at 5191 Willing St.

11:00 - Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Plaza begins

The Milton High School NJROTC will help get the ceremony started with the Presentation & Posting of colors, music from the Milton High School Choir, Guest speakers & Proclamations.

Immediately after the celebration 4H is sponsoring a cookout.  Donations will be accepted.

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Join us for 'Beach Home for the Holidays' on Panama City Beach

Visit Panama City Beach on Thanksgiving Weekend
for
BEACH HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

Make your plans now to attend this fun family event with activities for the kids, and music & fireworks for the young and old!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26

3:30 PM  -  Campfires, S'mores & Santa's Village* Opens
4:45 PM  -  Holiday Movie
5:55 PM  - The Lighting of the Christmas Tree
6:00 PM  -  Listen to the Headliner of the night, JOSH TURNER singing Holiday songs and Hits
7:15 PM  -  Fireworks

*TEMPERATURE CHECKS REQUIRED TO MEET SANTA

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27

3:30 PM  -  Campfires, S'mores & Santa's Village* Opens
5:00 PM  -  Panama City Symphony Orchestra
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Join in the Festivities for the 28th Year of 'Flutterby' at WaterSound Origins!


It's Time for

flutterby @ WaterSound Origins
November 14th through 16th

Activities and Festivities are planned for this fun event!
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County will officially open the Watersound Monarch Art Trail on Friday, November 12th between 4:00-7:00, which includes 8 original sculptures designed and made especially for South WaterSound Parkway along the walking and bike path that connects to Hwy 98 and 30A. 
Live music, food & beverages, meet & greet with the artists & more

Flutterby also features art activities, live...