Sunday, November 22, 2009
Christmas at Destin Commons
The holiday season kicks off as Santa arrives at Destin Commons at 6 p.m. Nov. 21 — not on his sleigh, but on a fire truck accompanied by a police escort into Center Plaza.
Professional Broadway actors decked out in holiday costumes as Snow White, Cinderella, Peter Pan and Aladdin, present “Dreams Come True: A Fairy Tale Christmas,” a song and dance show. The show ends with Santa magically lighting the 50-foot Christmas tree.
Once again, the holiday décor at Destin Commons reflects a Norman Rockwell theme throughout. The Rockwell exhibit is in front of the center between Panera Bread and Talbots.
America’s favorite artist, Norman Rockwell is well-known for his American Christmas tradition with his nostalgic art on the covers of “The Saturday Evening Post” magazines from the 1920’s to the 1960’s.
Santa will take up residence in his Santa Station by the exhibit and children are welcome to visit and have professional photos taken.
Station hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and Dec. 14-18; 3 to 7 p.m. Sundays, 1 to 8 p.m. Dec. 19 and 21-23; 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 20 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 24.
Holiday Nights and Lights shows will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in Center Plaza. Participating will be:
Dec. 3: The Village Choir
Dec. 8: NWF State College Soundsations Show Choir
Dec. 10: Dance Elite
Dec. 15: Pyramid Players Group
Dec. 17: Northwest Florida Youth Chorus