The Destin Chamber of Commerce is ready to host the seventh version of its annual holiday kickoff party, the Sip & Bid, at Bourbon at the Bay on Nov. 21.
DESTIN — Bourbon, scotch, champagne and shopping.
Doesn’t sound like a bad way to kick off the holiday season, does it?
The Destin Chamber of Commerce will welcome revelers with a signature event on Nov. 21 — the Sip & Bid during Bourbon at the Bay at the Regatta Bay Golf and Yacht Club.
In its seventh year, the event will feature plenty of cocktails using the aforementioned spirits, along with tasting tables, the Destin Commons wine pull and the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center silent auction.
"It’s just a lot of fun," said Destin Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Communications Elizabeth Spies. "What’s news this year is we’ll have a VIP room with three bourbons and scotches and two or three champagnes that are all higher end and of course we’ll have the silent auction items, which will make great gifts. This is always one of my favorite events to do at the chamber."
"People dress up, there’s lots of celebrating ... it really is a great kickoff to the holidays," she added.
And, of course, there will be plenty of food.
The Melting Pot will have a bourbon-infused fondue as well as food and dessert tables hosted by Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon.
The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., with tickets on sale now for $45, which includes a commemorative tasting glass for the first 200 people through the door. There are also a limited number of VIP tickets available for $65.
To purchase tickets visit the Destin Chamber of Commerce website, the Bourbon at the Bay Facebook page or call 850-837-6241.