679496 christmasSandestin Golf and Beach Resort recently announced its annual Christmas on the Coast events, which includes many free family attractions and activities. Visit the Gulf Coast for some Florida fun this holiday season.

1. Free Skype Calls with Santa
Children of all ages can talk to Santa at Sandestin for free via Skype on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 4-5 p.m. He will do personal Skypes with children and families to talk about their upcoming trip to Sandestin. Call him at Skype location name SandestinResort now through December 18.

2. Santa’s Workshop Gingerbread House
See the larger than life “Santa’s Workshop” Gingerbread house and display in the Grand Sandestin lobby through January 3.


3. 12 Nights of Lights
The Village’s 12 Night of Lights run every Friday and Saturday at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in December.

4. Wednesday Night Concerts
Families can come and listen to holiday tunes at the Village’s Wednesday Night Concert Series at 6 p.m. each Wednesday in December.

5. Holiday Lantern Parade
Come be a part of the parade or marvel at the amazing creations as a spectator on December 17.

For more details, visit www.sandestin.com or call (866) 91-BEACH.

Teresa J. Shaw is editor of the Free in 50 States section and also writes about Southeast Michigan for Traveling Mom. Visit her blog and follow her on Twitter at @TeresaShaw.

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