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Your Guide to a 30A Holiday

11 Nov 2021
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Celebrate the holidays with coastal flair! Our stunning 30A vacation rentals invite families and friends alike to gather for quality time spent in the comfort of a private home. Enjoy the mild winter temperatures that allow for plenty of outdoor activities and the local, festive events that occur throughout the season.

A 30A Thanksgiving

Celebrate Thanksgiving on 30A! Our spacious vacation homes have plenty of room for families to relax and the chef of the group to make use of a gourmet, fully equipped kitchen. Set the dining table for a delicious meal shared among the people you love most. Or, if cooking is not your best skill but you prefer to stay in the comfort of your home, many local restaurants offer take-home meals. For those who enjoy dressing up and going out for the holidays, dine at one of the many delicious restaurants offering Thanksgiving menus, buffets, and more. Restaurants on 30A book quickly for the holidays, so make sure to make a reservation early!

During the holiday weekend, you can also take part in local 30A events. To counteract all of the delicious holiday food, start Thanksgiving Day off with the 30A 10k & 1 Mile Fun Run! This annual charity race occurs in Rosemary Beach and benefits local educational and medical organizations. Participants can choose between a 10K, 5K, and 1-mile fun run. At the finish line, enjoy breakfast items including doughnuts, fruit, and a beer tent, also featuring mimosas and bloody marys.

On the Saturday following Thanksgiving, runners can further challenge themselves with the 2021 Grayton Beach Kous Kouri 8 & 4-miler. Taking place in Santa Rosa Beach, the start and finish lines are at Grayton Beer Brewpub while the main path of the race leads runners through the pristine Grayton Beach State Park.

Christmas on 30A

After Thanksgiving, the magic of 30A really comes to life! There are a broad range of activities for family and friends of all ages to get into the holiday spirit. Start the season off with a free performance of the Nutcracker Ballet at the Seaside Amphitheater, grab brunch with Santa at Fish Out Of Water, shop and stroll the Old Florida Holiday & Winter Market in WaterColor, and watch a Holiday boat parade at the Destin Harbor.

Check out a few of the best local events to kick off the Holiday Season:

Ring in the New Year on 30A!

Ring in the New Year at the beach! One of our favorite ways to ring in the new year is with a celebration at Tim Creehan’s Cuvee 30A restaurant. On New Year’s Eve, the 30A eatery offers a curated menu and casual, fine dining experience, as well as wine and dancing all night long. If you are looking for a NYE activity for family and friends of all ages, the 30A Hub will be hosting celebrations throughout the day starting with live college football on the big screen. As the sun begins to set, hit the dance floor led by a DJ. If the kids are partied out, you’re in luck with a 7 PM countdown and beach ball drop!

You can always ring in the New Year with your group in the comfort of a beautiful and spacious 30A vacation home. Share a bottle of champagne and eat a bite of black-eyed peas in your stunning home-away-from-home!

Book Your 30A Vacation Rental for the Holidays!

No matter the size of your group of friends and family, you can find the perfect 30A home for the holidays. Find a Gulf-Front vacation rental and enjoy stunning views as you enjoy Thanksgiving dinner or unwrapping presents with your loved ones. Start planning your holidays on 30A today!