Santa's Holiday arrival and fireworks at Destin Commons

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Santa will arrive in style at Destin Commons Nov. 20 from 6-8 p.m.

It’s the Holiday time of the year once again. Bring the entire family to Destin Commons to watch Santa arrive in style on Friday, Nov. 20, 6 to 8 p.m. At 7:45, join in the fun to watch Santa’s arrival with a festive Holiday celebration parade down Main Street, the official lighting of the Center’s spectacular 50-foot Christmas tree, and a dazzling fireworks finale.

Sinfonia Gulf Coast’s quartet will be performing favorite songs of the season on stage in Center Plaza and families will have the opportunity to have their photo made with Rudolph and Frosty in front of the tree. Face painting and holiday crafts will also be on hand.

The parade will feature Santa greeting spectators in a Bass Pro holiday decorated boat, along with the Choctaw High School Style Marchers and other performances from local bands, dance and cheer groups. Look for your chance to win a VIP spot in Santa’s boat in the parade coming soon on Facebook.

After the parade and fireworks, Santa will be at Bass Pro Shops to hear the kid’s wish lists and have a free photo taken until 9 pm. Throughout the rest of November and December, Santa will be located at Bass Pro Shops. Check for a listing of Santa’s hours.

Destin Commons will offer extended hours during the holiday shopping season. Black Friday sales will kick off on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, with Bass Pro Shops open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Belk open from 6 p.m. to midnight. Friday, Nov. 27, the Center will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., with Belk extended hours opening at midnight and Bass Pro Shops opening at 5 a.m. With 90-plus stores, holiday shoppers can find the perfect gift for anyone. Or, consider a gift card for those hard to shop for on the list.

For additional information, call (850) 337-8700 or visit

Thanksgiving – Nov. 26

AMC Theatre Open

Bass Pro Shops – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Belk – 6 p.m. to Midnight

Other Center Stores Closed

Black Friday – Nov. 27

All Center Stores – 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Bass Pro Shops – 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Belk – Midnight to 10 p.m.

Christmas Week – Dec. 21 – 25

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Thursday, Christmas Eve

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Christmas Day

AMC Theatre Open

Center Stores Closed

Bass Pro Shops & Belk Extended Hours

Throughout November and December

Visit for a complete time schedule.

Destin Commons Black Friday and Extended Holiday Shopping Hours