The Henderson Announces Holiday Happenings

The Henderson, a Salamander Resort, will host several holiday events throughout December, from Santa’s Arrival to a Winter Wellness Workshop.

To kick off the holiday season, The Henderson will host its annual Santa’s Christmas Tree Lighting on Sunday, December 1 from 6-8 p.m. on the Grand Piazza located adjacent to the resort’s main entrance. Local carolers from the Village Baptist Church will perform from 6-7 p.m. along with the C.W. Ruckel Middle School Ambassadors. There will also be plenty of activities for children to delight in, including ornament and hot cocoa mug decorating stations. There will also be hot cocoa, eggnog, and a signature holiday beverage to sip on before Santa and Mrs. Claus make their grand entrance.  The community is invited to commemorate this holiday celebration with complimentary photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus in front of the iconic Christmas tree. Everyone will receive a complimentary printed 5×7 photo courtesy of Epic Photo Co. and sponsored by Destin Commons.

The Henderson will continue the celebration with holiday events every Saturday in December. On Saturday, December 7, join the resort team from 6-8 p.m. for the Gingerbread House Unveiling. Kids will enjoy photos with Santa, Christmas cookies, and hot cocoa before the grand reveal of this year’s gingerbread house, hand-crafted by the resort’s talented pastry chef.

The community is invited to The Henderson for a Winter Wellness Workshop on Saturday, December 14 from 9-11 a.m. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite tacky Christmas sweater to enjoy a complimentary Pure Barre fitness class, various hand treatments, chair massages, shopping, and gift wrapping provided by the resort’s own Salamander Spa.

On Saturday, December 21 families are welcome to Primrose, the Henderson’s signature restaurant, for an exclusive breakfast with Santa from 9-11 a.m. Guests are welcome to meet and greet with Santa before feasting on a gourmet breakfast crafted by the resort’s Executive Chef, Gary Palm. Kids will have the opportunity to sit with Santa and tell him what they would like to see under the tree just days before the big day. The price of the brunch is $12 for kids and $29 for adults. To make reservations, please call (850) 424-4436.

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