Sparkling lights and sparkling wine make a perfect pair during the holiday season, and Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and the Sandestin Wine Festival are kicking off the holidays with a special sparkling event. Located along the shores of the Choctawhatchee Bay in Northwest Florida, The Village of Baytowne Wharf will host the 7th Annual Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights event presented by the Sandestin Wine Festival on Saturday, November 16 from 4-6 p.m.

Sparkling Wine and Holiday LightsDuring the event, guests enjoy strolling the Village streets adorned with twinkling lights and greenery as they sample more than 30 champagnes and delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts provided by Village restaurants. The festive sounds of carolers will fill the air, and the night will end with a preview of The Village’s choreographed holiday light show, 12 Nights of Lights.

“This festival is a fan favorite – the combination of bubbles, delicious food, and plenty of holiday cheer make this event the perfect way to kick off the holiday season,” says Leighann Elliott, Event Manager. “Guests receive a beautiful commemorative event champagne glass and are given the opportunity to explore and compare sparkling wines and champagnes with various flavor profiles and price points.”

According to Elliott, both locals and visitors are welcome, and an accommodation ticket is available for event goers who wish to stay steps or a complimentary tram ride away from the action. The package includes a discounted ticket to the event along with a great deal on accommodations in Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort.

Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights

The boutiques, eateries, galleries, and other merchants of The Village of Baytowne Wharf will be decked out for the holiday season, and in combination with caroling by the Emerald Coast Theater Company, the atmosphere of Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights will make for a one of a kind, joyous celebration. Recently voted Best Place to Be Seen on the Emerald Coast and Best Local Attraction, The Village of Baytowne Wharf features 17 retail shops, 11 activity and entertainment establishments, and 20 award-winning restaurants and nightclubs. The Village offers a jam-packed schedule of festivals and special events for the entire family.

Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights

The Village of Baytowne Wharf will partner with the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center in producing the Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights, and proceeds will go to the Center.

“They are a tremendous help during this event and it is fun to watch their volunteers enjoy the event as well,” says Elliott.

Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights


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