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Florida’s year-round sun and warmth is what makes it the ideal getaway no matter what time of year you’re looking to get away. Add some Christmas cheer to your Florida getaway this year and take a break during the Christmas season. You’ll want to make time to take a stroll on the beach or bask in the sun and work and your tan at the many beaches along historic Route 30A. From indoor fun like shopping, theater productions, bowling and more to outdoor activities like light displays and waterfront fun, every member of your group will have no trouble finding something to do on a vacation along 30A this Christmas.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told

Make your way over to Seaside for a holiday show to remember. In front of the Seaside Post Office will be performances of Every Christmas Story Ever Told by the Repertory Theater. Show dates are December 10-12 and December 17-23. All shows are at 11 a.m.

30A Farmer’s Market

If you’re looking for some last-minute gifts or just want to see local offerings, many towns along historic Route 30A offer farmer’s market events each weekend in the month of December. You’ll find local foods, arts, crafts, and more to make your Christmas season merry and bright.

12 Nights of Lights

Every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday this December leading up to Christmas will twinkle and glow with lights at the Village of Baytowne Warf. It’s part of a special holiday multi-day edition of the area’s Wednesday Night Concert Series. There are three shows each day on the Village tree at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m.

Christmas 30A Dinner

Choose from one of the many restaurants along Scenic Route 30A for your holiday meal with all the trimmings. Some offer Christmas Eve meals while others offer Christmas Day meals. There may even be live music and other activities available nearby. Call about reservations and the availability of take out our delivery if you’d like to avoid the crowds.

Indoor Fun

If the weather is a bit cool for you, or you’d rather stay out of the sun for a while, consider the many offerings along 30A for indoor fun and holiday cheer. Visit the Man in the Sea Museum or be amazed at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Challenge your friends or family and head to Rockit Lanes in search of the perfect 300 score. Get lost, compete at laser tag with your group, or test your spy skills with the laser challenge at Emerald Coast Mirror Maze. There are plenty of indoor activities to make time fly and give everyone in the group a good time throughout your Christmas vacation along 30A.

Emerald Coast Science Center

Take a break from the Christmas activities and slip in a little educational fun. A visit to the Emerald Coast Science Center this Christmas will keep everyone happy, busy, and exploring science through fun and interactive exhibits. There are indoor and outdoor exhibits to enjoy and explore, like interactive robotic units, engineering, physics, electricity, color, light, sound, and so much more. Learn about space, the Emerald Coast ecosystem, conduct an experiment in the lab or make a creation of your own in the makerspace. Step outside to the center’s marine exhibit – an exhibit in a boat that shows you just what it takes to keep a craft afloat, how on-board radio communication is possible, and the engineering behind boat building. Stay outside and stop by the Dino Dig Pit to discover something of mammoth proportions.

New Year’s Eve

If you’ll also be ringing in the New Year during your 30A Christmas getaway, the many towns along the route will be celebrating the beginning of 2022 in style. Many restaurants and bars will be offering special meals, activities, and more as they count down the minutes until the New Year.

Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play

Experience the miracle of Christmas at the Emerald Coast Theatre Company in Miramar Beach during your Christmas vacation. The theater will be presenting the show as a “live radio play” of the popular tale of “Miracle on 34th Street” musical complete with live Foley effects and a score that includes a wide range of Christmas carols.

Christmastime Activities Along 30A

Begin and end every day of relaxation or adventure this Christmas season in a vacation rental by ILove30Avacations.com. Enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom, as well as outdoor spaces like private patios or balconies. We have condos and homes up to five bedrooms so everyone can stay and play this Christmas in the warm Florida sun. Simplify your stay with fully equipped kitchens loaded with all the tools you’ll need to create the Christmas feast or another home-cooked meal. Choose a premium rental for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, sprawling master suites, wood floors, and flat screen TVs.

Contact us today to start planning your Christmas 30A trip of a lifetime!