3 for 30a – Black Ties and Elf Rides Edition
3 for 30A
By Natalie Haddock
This weekend is a frenzy of holiday happenings and it’s hard to know what to wear sometimes. In this week’s edition of 3 for 30A pick an outfit, and an event, and get out to spread some holiday cheer!
Friday, December 4th – Ugly sweater…Black tie…ugly sweater…Black tie….it really is a toss-up sometimes! If you’re feeling fancy, head over to Café 30A for a Black Tie Gala to celebrate 20 years on Scenic 30A in Seagrove Beach. Guests will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres throughout the night, an exciting silent auction, a fun photo booth, a DJ, dancing, and more! All proceeds from tickets sales and silent auction will go to Caring and Sharing of South Walton. If Santa sweaters and flashy fleece are more your thing, than pull on that puffy paint sweatshirt from 1987 and get over to Amavida Coffee in Rosemary Beach. There will be live music with Gileah Taylor, complimentary small bites from Sun Moon & Spoon Food Company, and FREE wine and beer. Although there are silent auction items available for bidding, it won’t be much of a silent night when one lucky raffle ticket winner is called to win a sleigh full of cash. Find out how this event benefits On The Ground’s Project Congo by visiting https://amavida.com/fundraising/christmas-party-rosemary-beach.
Saturday, December 5th – Still feel like dressing up but not into tacky tresses or ties? Well, put on your prohibition era garb and head over to Restaurant Pardis in Rosemary Beach. This Saturday they will be hosting a Prohibition Dinner and after party featuring delicious wines and specialty era-inspired craft cocktails. Although the dinner portion of the evening may be sold out, $25 at the door will get you access to the happening after party starting at 9:00pm. This event will benefit Beach Care Services, an organization serving the working poor, seasonally unemployed, and homeless in the PCB community. Cocktail and Dinner menu can be found on the Restaurant Paradis Facebook page, and for more information on the benefitting organization, visit beachcareserices.org.
Sunday, December 6th – On Sunday pull on your tights, slip into some pointy shoes, and strap on your bike helmet for the annual South Walton Elf Ride, a holiday tradition where friends and family ride in costume on decorated bikes through the community and to the SWFD’s festive holiday party. Everyone is encouraged to meet before 1:00 at the Van Ness Butler, Jr. Beach Access parking lot on Western Lake Dr in WaterColor and to bring at least one gift to benefit the SWFD’s Angel Tree Program. A the end of the ride, participants and friends will gather together at the fire station on Hwy 395 at WaterColor Crossings for the SWFD fire house party where you can meet Santa and enjoy a host of holiday activities like fun games, face painting, firetruck tours, and Bruno’s Pizza. There will also be prizes awarded for Youngest Elf, Best Costume, and Best in Show. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.