Thursday, November 29, 2018

December Events In The Destin/Miramar Beach Area



It's hard to believe that Christmas is only 27 days away!  Where does the time go? If you're looking to spend the holidays at the beach, we still have availability for both houses and condos! Who doesn't love sand more than snow?! Just give us a call at 850-654-4659 or check our website at www.crystalwatersvacations.com  We would love to have you!

There are lots of fun activities planned during the month of December which makes it a GREAT month to visit. Here are a few of our favorites:

Emerald Coast Theatre's Dickens Carolers will be singing ~ Holiday Carols at Grand Sandestin
December 1,7, 8, 14, 15th  between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.


Horse Drawn Carriage Rides at Grand Sandestin
December 1,7, 8, 14, 15th

During our Coastal White Christmas celebration, enjoy a free, horse-drawn carriage ride around the Town Center while faux snow falls on the Festival of Trees display in Grand Park between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. 

Wednesday Night Concert Series - Holiday Edition & Visits with Santa
Wednesdays December 5-19 ~ 6 PM at Baytowne Wharf at the Events Plaza

December 5 | Valhalla Choir
December 12 | Niceville Opus One
December 19 | Matt McCarty

12 Nights of Lights
Wednesday, December 5-22 at 6, 7 and 8 PM at Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza

This December enjoy a festive light show every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday leading up to Christmas! This sparkling event will also be featured during our special holiday edition of the Wednesday Night Concert Series. Watch three dazzling shows on the Village tree at 6, 7, and 8 PM

Holiday on the Harbor & Destin Holiday Boat Parade
December 9 ~ 1-8 PM

Bring the kids to visit with Santa Claus starting at 1:00pm then at 4:45pm enjoy a special performance of the Nutcracker from the Ballet Conservatory of the Destin School of Music & Dance.

At 6:00pm, the Destin Boat Parade will light up the harbor followed by Fireworks and a firespinning show on the HarborWalk Village main stage.

Santa Cause Pub Crawl
December 15 ~ 6 PM - midnight

The fun begins at 6:00 pm. Pub Crawl line-up and drink specials to be announced soon.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest at 9:00pm on the HarborWalk Village main stage.
Pub Crawl Passes | $10
Proceeds benefit Junior League of the Emerald Coast and Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts.

HarborWalk Village is giving back this holiday season by collecting supplies and donations for those impacted by Hurricane Michael. Visit our Hurricane Relief tent and join us in recovery efforts!

Visits with Santa & Santa Paws Pictures
December 16 ~ 1-4 PM at HarborWalk Village

Bring your list and check it twice! Visit with Santa on the main stage and tell him all of your Christmas wishes.  After your visit, drop your wish list in our special mailbox to the North Pole! For every letter received, $1 will be donated to a local children’s charity.  Santa loves four-pawed visitors too! Bring your pets for a free photo with Santa!

Christmas Concert & Sing-A-Long

December 21 ~ 6-8 PM at HarborWalk Village

Sing along to your favorite holiday tunes as this live band plays all the classics!

Winter Wonderland

Saturday, December 22 9-1 PM

The Village of Baytowne Wharf's Event Plaza is turning into a Winter Wonderland full of real snow! Slide down our ice slide, make snow angels, and enjoy a day of frosty fun for the whole family.

New Years Eve Party at HarborWalk Village 
December 31 ~ 7 - midnight

Ring in 2019 at HarborWalk Village’s New Year’s Eve Street Party featuring two live bands, two fireworks shows and a ball drop over the Destin Harbor!

7:00pm | Flash Flood
8:00pm | FIREWORKS
9:30pm | Departure- A Journey Tribute Band
12:00am | Balldrop & FIREWORKS

New Years Eve Countdown at Baytowne Wharf
Monday, December 31 6-1 AM

You don't want to miss The Village of Baytowne Wharf's end-of-the-year celebration! Enjoy our family friendly evening from 6-8pm with face painting, kids activities, and LIVE music on the Baytowne LIVE stage, finishing off with a fireworks display at 8pm. Ring in the New Year with an evening to remember, with two breathtaking fireworks displays at 8pm & midnight. Dance the night away with LIVE music until 1am, featured on the Events Plaza Stage.


Monday, November 19, 2018

Escape the Cold...Come to the Beach!

The temperatures have gotten a little chilly here in Destin ... BUT we don't have snow and it's quite a bit warmer than the majority of the northern states.  Escape the cold, come to the beach for a week. Or longer!

We have several properties available during December and even a few over Christmas week!  Take a look at these and see which home will work best for your family:

Beach Retreat 111
Casa de Playa
Crescent 216
Destin Manatee
Grand Caribbean East
Leeward Key 203
Leeward Key 305
Majestic Sun 1204B
Scarlet
Serenity Cottage
Sweet Retreat
Valencia
Windancer 101

Book online at www.crystalwatersvacations.com or call us at 850-654-4659.

See you at the beach!



Friday, November 2, 2018

November Events in the Destin/Miramar Beach Area


It's hard to believe it is already November!  The air is getting cooler and days are getting shorter.  But there's still no better place to be than here in our little piece of paradise....Destin, Florida! We still have a few homes available for Thanksgiving week, but they are going quickly.    You can check availability here:  www.crystalwatersvacations.com and enter the dates that you're interested in.

There are lots of exciting events planned for the month!  Be sure to check out some of these fun things to do:


Seeing Red Wine Festival
November 8-11


Reds, whites, and ros├ęs will be uncorked during Seeing Red Wine Festival, four days of wine and culinary events being held in Seaside. Now in its 28th year and recognized as one of the “Top 10 Can’t-Miss Fall Wine Festivals” by Fodor’s Travel, the festival draws attendees from around the world who make the trip to the iconic beach town a yearly tradition. 

Tribute Weekend at Baytowne Wharf
November 10 at 4 PM

The Village of Baytowne Wharf Presents Tribute Weekend. Rock out the weekend and enjoy live music from 4 great tribute bands. Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and meet us on the events plaza lawn for a jam-packed weekend of incredible music and talent! Saturday November 10th | 4-6pm | 52nd Street and Captain Fantastic 52nd St. performs all the big hits of the legendary Billy Joel. From rockers like “Big Shot” and “You May Be Right” to ballads like “Just the Way You Are” and “She's Got a Way” to perennial favorites like “Piano Man” there's something for everyone! Captain Fantastic, the premier Elton John Tribute Show, will dazzle you with an amazing musical extravaganza! "You're gonna hear electric music, solid walls of sound", as Captain Fantastic and the Rocketband perform stunning recreations of your favorite Elton John hits from the 70's. Saturday Novemebr 10th | 7-9pm | Ultimate Aldean Greg West is a full time Jason Aldean look-a-like and impersonator who offers his audiences “The Ultimate Aldean Experience,” which is a full blown, high energy, live show that is hailed to be the closest you can get to a Jason Aldean concert without Mr. Aldean himself! Sunday November 11th 2-4pm | Depature DEPARTURE is the most respected Journey tribute band in the nation. DEPARTURE replicates the look, sound and feel of the original 80’s rock super group. DEPARTURE lead vocalist, Brian Williams, has an amazing singing voice flawlessly matching Steve Perry’s vocal range and on-stage movements, exactly. Sunday November 11th 5-7pm | Back to Avalon Nashville’s premier Heart tribute band. Each talented member is world traveled with an impressive number of years of experience and skill; thus obtaining their title as "monster musicians.” Combined with unceasing stellar performances, it has aided to create a solid foundation for this fabulous tribute to Heart

Santa's Arrival at Destin Commons
November 16 ~ 6-8 PM

Enjoy free face painting, free photos with Rudolph & Frosty, as well as a holiday photo booth while you listen to festive tunes. 

At 7:00 pm, sit back and marvel at the holiday parade as Santa arrives on Main Street to light 50 feet of the most spectacular Christmas tree on the Emerald Coast! 

It all comes together with an extravagant finale of FIREWORKS! 


Coastal White Christmas at Grand Sandestin
November 17-Christmas

Visit Grand Boulevard during the holiday season to enjoy our festivities. The Town Center will be decorated with thousands of beautiful white lights, bringing a festive and inviting spirit to the Boulevard. The Festival of Trees celebration kicks off on Tuesday, November 20 in Grand Park. Trees remain on display through Christmas.

Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights at Baytowne Wharf
November 17 ~ 4-6 PM

Start the holiday season with a special sparkling event during our 6th Annual Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights, Saturday, November 17th. This event will feature more than 30 champagnes and delicious appetizers at featured Village restaurants. 

Destin's Annual Holiday Craft Show at the Destin Community Center
November 16 11-4 PM and November 17 9-3 PM

There will be hand-crafted jewelry, woodcarvings, watercolor paintings, and much more from over 50 vendors! 

Movie on the Lawn:  The Polar Express at Baytowne Wharf
November 23 ~ 6-8 PM

Watch a holiday favorite, and join us for a special showing of the Polar Express on our big-screen beginning at 6 pm. Don't forget your lawn chairs and blankets!

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides at Grand Sandestin
November 23, 24, 25 and Dec 1,7, 8, 14, 15th

During our Coastal White Christmas celebration, enjoy a free, horse-drawn carriage ride around the Town Center while faux snow falls on the Festival of Trees display in Grand Park between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. 

Emerald Coast Theatre's Dickens Carolers will be singing ~ Holiday Carols at Grand Sandestin
November 23, 24, 25 and Dec 1,7, 8, 14, 15th  between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.