Pack up the kids, family, and friends and come to Destin's Bass Pro Shops at the Destin Commons on Saturday, November 15th for our annual Christmas Parade and grand opening of Santa's Wonderland, beginning around 4:30 that afternoon! Decorated 4-wheelers and other floats and marching groups will accompany the parade through the Destin Commons and the United States Marine Corps will be escorting Santa in a decorated and Christmas themed Mako boat, as the Head Elf makes his way to the entrance of Bass Pro Shops.
Make sure to get here early and get a good spot because starting around 4 pm and during the parade, Bass Pro Shops will be providing cookies and hot chocolate, throw-outs for the kids, and drawings for gift cards.
The Marines will be kicking off our 5th annual Toys for Tots Campaign and TFT boxes and our "Boat" will be available and in place for new toys or monetary donations.
As Santa makes his way into the building, he will pause to light the vast decorations in the store, then to the back to officially (and magically) open Santa's Wonderland.
Make sure to check our "Store Events" schedules for available times for Santa photos and all of the fun activities available. Please remember that the line for the Free Santa photo can get very long (one to over 2 hours) the closer we get to Christmas. Everyone is advised to arrive toward the beginning of the advertised daily hours to assure that you will get a Free picture during the scheduled photo times. Santa is here on a contractual basis and we will be cutting off the photo line at a particular point each evening in order to allow those already in line to complete their photos and to allow Santa to exit at the end of his scheduled times.