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Destin celebrates the start of the holiday season with its annual tree lighting event

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Santa makes his appearance during the Destin Tree Lighting event at the Community Center Thursday night. [MICHAEL SNYDER/THE LOG]

The Destin community got in the Christmas spirit Thursday evening at the annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree event.

Dozens of families attended this year's tree lighting at the Destin Community Center, which featured Santa's arrival, performances by the Destin Elementary School Chorus and Noah's Ark Bell Choir.

Upcoming holiday events in the city include the Destin Christmas Parade at 9 a.m. Dec. 9 and the Destin Boat Parade at 6 p.m. Dec. 10.