Holiday events in Santa Rosa County

Holiday events in Santa Rosa County

Bluegrass in the Woods
Nov. 2, 7 – 9 p.m.
Sunburst RV Resort, 2375 Horn Rd. in Milton
This free event features bluegrass music, s’mores around the fire and plenty of toe tapping. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy the peaceful setting. RV sites, cabins and tent sites available to rent. For more information, call 850-675-6807 or visit
Sand Dollar Saturday and Local Marketplace
Nov. 2 & Dec. 7, 9 a.m.
1900 Hwy. 87 in Navarre

Join the merchants of Sand Dollar Plaza on the first Saturday of each month; for a community and customer appreciation event. Grab a bite to eat at Alphy’s, check out the gift shops and visit the local vendors at the Local Marketplace. For more information, call 850-368-9500 or
Bands on the Blackwater
Nov. 1, 8 & 15, 7 – 9 p.m.
5158 Willing St. in Milton

Bands on the Blackwater is a free outdoor concert series held Friday nights during the fall in downtown Milton at Jernigan’s Landing on the Blackwater River. Pull up your boat or bring a lawn chair and relax while listening to some great music. For more information, call 850-564-1647 or
  • November 1– Bear With Me
  • November 8 – Karli Ryan
  • November 15 – Oliver’s Twist 
Painting Events at Pik-Itz hosted by Art Uncorked Navarre
Nov. 2, 2 p.m. and Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m.
1922 Highway 87, in Navarre

Art Uncorked – Navarre is a fun painting class designed to uncork creative spirit, uncork fun with friends, and uncork a favorite beverage. The theme for these holiday classes is "Let’s Paint Christmas, Vintage Truck with Christmas Tree." For more information, call 843-437-4246 or visit
Holland Farms Pumpkin Patch & Maze
Nov. 1, 2 & 3, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
2055 Homer Holland Rd. in Milton

Enjoy a farm hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin of your choice. New activities for this year include the Holland Farms Mining Company and tennis ball cannons. Other activities include corn box, horse and regular swings, spider web, pirate ship, zip lines, petal tractors on racetrack, hill slides, rat racers, sand box and an eight-acre corn maze with kiddie maze. Every visitor receives a free cup of homegrown boiled peanuts. For more information, call 850-675-6876 or visit
Sonshine Family Farms Corn Mazes and mini golf
Sat. Nov. 2, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. & Sun., Nov. 3, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
6270 Oglesby Rd. in Milton

Two corn mazes in one with games to play inside the mazes. Other activities include hayrides, fishing pond, playground area with swings, slides, kiddie train ride, zip line, horse and pony rides, tether ball courts, nine-hole mini golf course, corn toss boards and concession stand with refreshments and food. Group discounts available. For more information, call 850-418-5897 or visit
Sweet Season Farms Corn Maze and Fall Fun Festival
Fri., Nov. 1, 6 – 10 p.m., Sat. Nov. 2, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Sun., Nov. 3, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
2260 Horn Rd. in Milton

Enjoy a day on a working Santa Rosa County Farm. Visitors can spend time navigating their way through a corn maze, playing on over 20 types of fun farm themed activities. Plenty of food on site including the farm bakery, fresh squeezed lemonade, homemade caramel apples, roasted sweet corn, snow cones and more. The farm is available for group bookings, field trips and other special events. For more information, call 850-675-3573 or visit
Santa Rosa Creek Tribe 19th Annual Pow Wow
Nov. 23, 24, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
4750 Willard Norris Rd. in Milton

The Pow Wow celebration includes Pow Wow drumming, dancing, Native American Fry bread, storytelling, living Creek village, Drums of the Descendants, Native American flute performers, drum contests, children’s crafts, over 70 Native American vendors and so much more. Entry is $5 per vehicle and all funds support the Nature American Cultural Center. For more information, call 833-772-7335 or visit
Light Up Milton
Dec. 6, 4:30 – 9 p.m.
Downtown Milton

Church bells ring, the chorus sings, and snow machine is turned on to enjoy Santa’s Reindeer Parade. Enjoy the festive lights of Historic Downtown Milton along with caroling, carriage rides, Christmas market, the Pyrates Lighted Boat Parade and ending the night with fireworks at 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit
Winterfest at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Fri., Dec. 6 12 – 7 p.m., Sat., Dec. 7, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
6849 Oak St. in Milton

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church annual Winter Arts and Crafts Fair is held at the historic church’s parish hall just in time for Christmas shopping. Enjoy a day browsing one-of-a-kind custom jewelry, art, woodcrafts, candles and other creative handiwork. Retail sales vendors will also showcase their great products as well, along with a bake sale and lunch items including hamburgers or gumbo. For more information, call 850-623-2905 or visit
25th Annual Christmas Parade & Christmas in the Park
Dec. 7, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
8513 Navarre Pkwy. in Navarre

Join the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce for a full day of Christmas fun. Events include the Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk, reindeer games for kids, Merry Market, festival of wreaths, tree lighting, Mrs. Claus’ bakery, pictures with Santa and the Navarre Annual Christmas Parade at 2 p.m. For more information, call 850-939-3267 or visit
Christmas ZOObilee
Dec. 14, 15 & 21, 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
5701 Gulf Breeze Pkwy. in Gulf Breeze

Enjoy a day at the Gulf Breeze Zoo for an all new daytime Christmas event! Christmas ZOObilee features live music, performances, contests, food, artists, pictures with Santa and a Candy Cane Market trail full of gifts, sights, smells and tastes of the season. Admission includes the entire zoo plus, artificial snow, winter-themed bounce stations and the family photo opportunities. For more information, call 850-932-2229 or visit
Sowell’s North Pole Christmas Lights display
Nov. 29 – Dec. 27, 5 – 9 p.m.
7650 Sowell Rd. in Milton

Sowell’s North Pole Christmas Light Display is an annual Christmas light show put on by the Sowell family. The event will be open every night including Christmas Eve and Christmas night. Cost is $10 per vehicle to drive through and train rides for $2/person in addition to the vehicle admission. This event is featured on ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight.” For more information, visit
Trash Bash with the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center
Nov. 30 & Dec. 28, 8 – 10 a.m.
8739 Gulf Blvd. in Navarre Beach

Meet up to clean up! Volunteers for a beach cleanup will meet in the main Navarre Beach Parking lot near the Sand Crab Pavilion. A limited supply of gloves, buckets and pickers are provided or bring your own. For more information, call 850-684-3347 or visit for more info.
Nov. & Dec.
Whispering Pines Christmas Tree Farm
1603 Penton Rd. in Milton

Choose and cut a Christmas tree while enjoing other fun Christmas farm-themed activities. For more information, visit
New Year’s Eve Gala
Dec. 31, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Navarre Conference Center, 8700 Navarre Pkwy in Navarre

Celebrate the New Year in “The Roaring 20s” fashion with the Pink Pirates of Navarre, a local non-profit with a mission to raise awareness of breast cancer and raise money to fund mammograms for those who do not have insurance. The New Year’s Eve Gala includes a prime rib dinner, live music, dancing, raffles and a midnight champagne toast. For more information email Frankie Gibbs at or visit
11th Penguin Plunge ‘n Paddle
Jan. 1, 2020, 12 – 4 p.m.
1451 Navarre Beach Causeway in Navarre Beach

Celebrate the first day of the year and “freezin’ for a reason.” The 11th Annual Penguin Plunge ‘n Paddle charity event benefits local suicide prevention groups. For more information, call 850-939-1092 or visit
3rd Annual Pirate Plunge
Jan. 1, 2020, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
8579 Gulf Blvd. in Navarre Beach

Arrr you ready to take the plunge? This charity event for Healing Paws for Warriors features a plunge into the Gulf of Mexico at the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier followed by an after party at Broussard’s Bayou Grill & Bar. The Rowdies will rock the stage along with food and drink specials. For more information, visit

Events listed are highlights of activities in Santa Rosa County. The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office is not responsible for any date or time changes or cancellations. For more information, visit or call (850) 981-8900.

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