Then the Baytowne Countdown!
Twinkling lights, skating on ice, magical tunes and streets filled with sparkle, tinsel, holly and jolly beckon your inner child to “believe” in the magic of the holidays all over again. Kids know it and we know it, too! The wonder of Santa and the holiday season jingles in our hearts and in the joyful Village of Baytowne Wharf!
Wednesday Night Holiday Concerts Holiday Edition + Visits with Santa usher you into the holiday spirit! Listen to some of your favorite holiday classics from 6-8 p.m. during the holiday edition of Baytowne Wharf’s Wednesday Night Concert Series. Each concert features a festive choreographed light show and fun. Visit with St. Nick and share your holiday wish list on Dec. 7, 14 and 21 from 6-8 p.m. for a Holiday Concert and Visits with Santa. No cost to attend!
December 7 | Gateway Singers of Gateway Academy and Fort Walton Beach High School
December 14 | Niceville High School
December 21 | Matt McCarty Band
Lighting up the holiday nights are 12 Nights of Lights! Enjoy a festive, choreographed light show where the tree lights in the events plaza will dance and blink to music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in December (2-23) leading up to Christmas on the Events Plaza Lawn! This sparkling event will also be featured during the special holiday edition of the Wednesday Night Concert Series. No cost to attend, watch three dazzling shows on the NEW Village tree at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Baytowne On Ice continues through February 5th! You can’t help but be in the winter spirit at The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s Baytowne on Ice. For those visitors who miss the cold and ice, this seasonal ice rink is the perfect opportunity to share some of your favorite holiday traditions. Sponsored by JVC Broadcasting, Rock 92.1, 102.1 The Wave, Highway 98.1 Country and Florida man Radio 103.1, hours vary daily. You can check the schedule at baytownewharf.com. The cost is $13 for 90-minute skate and $3 skate rentals. You can rent the rink for private parties and functions starting at $300. For more information call 850.428.2736 or visit baytownewharf.com.
Put a little snark in your holiday spirit with The MEAN One on December 16! Meet the maven of mischief himself for a photo opportunity from 5-7 p.m., then enjoy a movie showing of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas starting at 7 p.m.
And don’t forget the Farmers Market at Baytowne Wharf each Saturday through Dec. 31 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
All holiday events are NO COST to attend!
After a full season of holiday magic, ring in the New Year at Baytowne Countdown | NYE from 6 p.m. – 1 a.m.—The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s end-of-the- year celebration! It’s an evening to remember with two breathtaking fireworks displays at 8 p.m. and midnight. Enjoy fun for kids and kids at heart from 6-8 p.m. with face painting, kids’ activities and LIVE music on the Baytowne LIVE stage with DJ TreVy. Finish off the family friendly evening with our first fireworks display at 8 pm.
But, the fun doesn’t stop there! Dance the night away with LIVE music from Bay Kings Band from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. featured on the Events Plaza Stage! With sets that range from Motown, classics to rock and everything in between, Bay Kings Band will have your feet tapping in no time. End the night with a spectacular, midnight fireworks show. There is no better place to ring in 2023!
*21 and over after 10 p.m. 20 and under must be accompanied by a legal guardian after 10 p.m.