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Happening in November in Destin

by S. Lynne on November 7th, 2013

Saturday, November 9

Habitrot for Humanity Half Marathon and 5K Run

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, 6 a.m. to noon

Course features spectacular scenery ranging from beach to bay. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Saturday, November 16

Sandestin Wine Festival presents Sparkling Wine and Holiday Nights

Village of Baytowne Wharf, 4 to 7 p.m.

Participants will sample a selection of champagnes and sparkling wines, plus complimentary holiday fare from Village restaurants. Cost is $40 per person. for tickets

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28

Thanksgiving Brunch on the Bay

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Linkside Conference Center, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Menu includes fresh shrimp, oysters, and crab claws; made-to-order omelets; sage-rubbed roasted turkey; pineapple and bourbon-glazed ham; roasted steamship round of beef; assorted seasonal sides; and bananas foster flambe. Cost is $46 per person (adult), $19 (ages 5 to 12).

850-267-6398 or for reservations

Thanksgiving Buffet Feast

Solaris Luxury Cruise, 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Leaves from Sandestin’s Baytowne Marina.

The Solaris is a 125-foot, three-deck, 5,200-square-foot yacht. Menu includes garlic-and-herb-roasted turkey with giblet gravy, maple ham, and shrimp-and-andouille jambalaya. Full-service bar will be open throughout the cruise. Cost is $58 per person (adults), $35 (ages 3 to 10), $20 (under 3).

850-650-2519 or for reservations

Thanksgiving Day Feast at Hilton Sandestin

Emerald Ballroom, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Menu includes chef-carved fried turkey breast and cranberry-cornbread dressing, Grouper Casino, chicken roulade with cranberry and sage, and roasted Long Island duck in orange sauce. Cost is $34.95 per person (adults), $12.95 (ages 6 to 12), and complimentary for children 5 and under accompanied by a paid adult.

850-267-9500, extension 44, or 800-559-1805 for reservations

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