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Thanksgiving Traditions along the Emerald Coast!

Thanksgiving Setting

Now that November has arrived, many families are beginning to prepare for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Since My Vacation Haven offer homes which are perfect gathering spots for family and friends, we’re looking forward to welcoming our many returning guests as well as inducting new families into our coastal Thanksgiving traditions.

Here’s a couple of our favorite traditions:

Harbor Docks Free Thanksgiving Dinner to benefit local charities. Date: November 27, 2015 Time: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. This year will mark the 20th consecutive year, Destin’s Harbor Docks restaurant is sponsoring the free Thanksgiving dinner to raise money and awareness for local charities. Families will enjoy a free dinner and donations will be collected for Destin Harvest and Okaloosa County Habitat for Humanity. In the past, the event fed more than 1,500 people and raised more than $20,000! This wonderful Thanksgiving tradition is deliciously charitable!

Black Friday Midnight Madness sales event. After we fill up on turkey, it’s time to begin holiday shopping and Black Friday Midnight Madness event is another fun local tradition. While the stores have started opening earlier, the real fun kicks in around midnight when the outlet stores step it up with a wide range of extraordinary savings, special offers, raffle drawings and more!

Seaside’s Turn on the Town Celebration and holiday parade. 11/28/2015 – 4:00pm – 8:00pm On Saturday after a day of “Black Friday” shopping, another great local tradition is to gather for the 30A holiday parade and the “Turn on the Town” celebration in Seaside. Find a spot along the parade route along Hwy 30A between Seagrove Beach and Seaside and watch the community showcase their holiday spirit. From lighted golf carts and bicycles to boats and trailers, if it can be lit you’ll probably see it in the parade. The South Walton holiday parade concludes in Seaside where the town lights are turned on for the season and Mr. and Mrs. Claus make a special appearance.

Keep checking our new articles for a full list of things to do for Thanksgiving along the Emerald Coast. If you haven’t made your Thanksgiving reservation, now is the time. View our premier selection of Emerald Coast vacation rentals, including luxury rental homes beach condos online or call 1.800.553.0188 and one of our friendly vacation specialists is happy to assist you.

Some info was taken from Destinvacation.com

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