Old Saint Nick returns to the Destin Commons to light the Christmas Tree from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 16.

Children and families are invited to enjoy free face painting, free photos with Rudolph and Frosty, and a holiday photo booth. Wander throughout Destin Commons to find Jolly Jubilee decorations while listening to favorite holiday tunes. Parade begins at 7 p.m. as Santa arrives on Main Street to light a 50-foot tree, followed by fireworks. Santa will then be at Bass Pro Shops to hear Christmas wishes.

"We love to see the look of pure joy on the faces of all our guests as we greet Santa and light our Christmas tree," said Brooke Zannis, marketing manager for Destin Commons. "The holidays are truly the most magical time of year and there is no better place to ring in the holiday season than Destin Commons."