November Events in South Walton 

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IceskatingBaytowne On Ice
Nov. 1st – Feb. 6
Dust off those skates and get in the winter spirit at The Village of Baytowne Wharf’s Baytowne on Ice. For those visitors who miss the cold and ice, our seasonal ice rink is the perfect opportunity to share some of your favorite holiday traditions. Ice rink is open October 29th – February 6th. Hours vary daily. Call 850.714.7614 for more information.

The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin.

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park: Guided Plant Stroll
Monday, November 15, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and Master Gardener Bill Kuenstler on the third Monday each month from 9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m for a Guided Plant Stroll.  Take a stroll through the park and the campground to explore the plants visible and to see what is in bloom. Visitors will learn about some of the plant species here at the park. Topics for the hike will vary based on the time of year and growing season. The program is on the third Monday of the month. This program is free with regular park admission. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, 7525 W County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach. 850-267-8330.

Yoga in the Backyard of Love
Thursday, November 18, 9:00am                                                                                 
Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse is hosting Yoga in the Backyard of Love every Thursday starting at 9AM. Mollie with Lunar Serenity Yoga leads this donation-based flow that is open to the public. Enjoy breakfast, tea, coffee, smoothies, and more for purchase from the cafe after class. 85 Defuniak St, Santa Rosa Beach, 850-231-2733.

Gulf Place Wine Walkabout
Thursday, November 18, 5:00 pm to 6:45 pm                                                             Gulf Place Merchants host the Third Thursday Wine Walkabout each month. For $25, attendees can enjoy samplings of hand-selected wines, light appetizers, live music and giveaways while venturing to all of the unique Gulf Place shops. Featuring jewelry, artwork, clothing and many other unique gifts.  Check with the Artists at Gulf Place to receive your complimentary glass and your walkabout map. Visit each participating merchant to be entered for a chance to win giveaways at the end of the night!  45 Center Loop, Santa Rosa Beach. 850-687-0171.

Moonlight Paddle on Lake Powell at Camp Helen State Park
Friday, November 19, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm                                                                  
Come join Park Rangers at Camp Helen State Park for a moonlight paddle on Lake Powell, Florida’s largest coastal dune lake!  The experience will give visitors a unique opportunity to view one of the rarest lakes in the world, while under a nearly full moon. The trip is approximately 2 hours and will begin with a brief safety review and interpretation on Lake Powell and why coastal dune lakes are such a rare natural phenomenon. Participants must be experienced paddlers and 12 years of age or older. Program is $30 per person, cash only. Space is limited. Advanced reservations are required to participate and can be done by calling 850-233-5059.Camp Helen State Park is located at 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway.

Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights
Saturday, Nov. 20, 4pm-6pm
Start the holiday season with a special sparkling event during our 9th Annual Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights, Saturday, November 20th. This sparkling event will feature more than 30 champagnes and delicious appetizers at featured Village restaurants. Guests can enjoy the sounds of the season with carolers, and a sneak peek of our first tree lighting of the season! Visit w.baytownesparklingwinefest.com for more information.

The Nutcracker Ballet at Seaside Amphitheater
Sunday, November 21, 5:00 pm                                                                                    The Merchants of Seaside will host the annual Nutcracker ballet to be performed by Ballet Pensacola. The Nutcracker performance has become a beautiful holiday tradition in Seaside.    The one-time performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker performance is free and open to the public. Bring low back chairs and blankets and enjoy the show! Seaside Amphitheater, Central Square, Santa Rosa Beach.

Santa’s Arrival
Saturday, November 27th
Here Comes Santa Claus! Santa’s Arrival at Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Nov. 27 is a highlight of the season! The word on the street is Santa will be arriving by horse drawn carriage with the fireworks show starting sometime between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. You can visit Santa at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at his sleigh beginning Sat., Nov. 27, at his arrival celebration and during the Tuba Christmas event on Saturday, Dec. 11. If you miss those, you can still visit Wednesday nights Dec. 1-15 in the Village. www.baytownewharf.com.

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