Spectacular Holiday Lights in Concert at Silver Sands Prompts Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard to Create Silver Sands Holiday Shopping Package

November 16, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
[Destin, FL - November, 2007] – Holiday Lights in Concert, a spectacular Christmas production of lights and music, will be unveiled at 5pm on Sunday, November 18 at Silver Sands Factory Stores. With such a wonderful event to jump start the holiday season, Courtyard Sandestin is also offering an exclusive Holiday Silver Sands Shopping Destin Vacation Package for those looking to turn the eventful evening into a family vacation or a romantic weekend getaway.

This visually spectacular presentation features an amazing display of colorful lights synchronized to your favorite Christmas songs and will run nightly throughout the holiday season from Nov. 18 – Dec. 25 from 5pm to 9pm. Holiday Lights in Concert takes place at the Christmas tree located in the Courtyard at Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH. Throughout the holiday season, this ongoing event is free and open to the public.

“We want to invite the entire community to come out and enjoy this special night as we flip the switch to begin the light and music show at 5pm. It will be an exciting way to kick-off the holiday season at Silver Sands,” says Traci Stokes, marketing director for Silver Sands.

This is the first year Silver Sands Factory Stores has produced a holiday event on this grand of a scale. The focal point is the massive 42-foot Christmas tree which is adorned with more than 61,000 red, white and green LED lights. The colorful lights are programmed to flash in a coordinated effort as the music plays and changes during each song. The intricate choreography between the lights and music result in a visually stunning and immensely entertaining show.

According to Stokes, Holiday Lights in Concert is not only a creative way to entertain shoppers during the holiday season but also a way to give back to the community.

“Our local and regional communities have been tremendously supportive of Silver Sands from the beginning. We thought that, since we are wrapping up our 15th anniversary, we really wanted to show our appreciation and give something back to them,” says Stokes.

Besides enjoying the premiere of Holiday Lights in Concert, Sunday, November 18 is also the night of the annual Evening of Giving, a shopping and entertainment event held at Silver Sands to raise money for local and regional charities. Both events begin at 5 p.m. in the Courtyard in front of Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH with the lighting of the tree and the Holiday Lights in Concert debut.

Throughout the evening, Silver Sands stores will stay open extended hours for Evening of Giving ticket holders to take advantage of special discounts, giveaways, in-store events and other incentives throughout the center for that evening only. Tickets for Evening of Giving are available for $5 each at the Shopper Services kiosk or from over 20 local organizations who will have tables set up and who benefit from all of the proceeds. No ticket purchase is necessary to enjoy Holiday Lights in Concert.

With more hours to shop, take advantage of the elegant Destin, FL hotel’s unbeatable Silver Sands Holiday Shopping Package which includes luxury Destin hotel room accommodations and a $50 gift certificate to Silver Sands Outlets. With prices starting at $139 per night, visitors can’t afford to miss this unbelievable vacation package.

Joining in the November 18 evening festivities will be 30 of the Fort Walton Beach High School color guard. The color guard will present a holiday routine choreographed to the very first song of the evening which begins promptly at 5 pm. Strolling bagpipers and carolers, in-store events and giveaways will also be feature this night only and hot cocoa and cider will be served as well.

With Holiday Lights in Concert on display nightly, Silver Sands offers a wonderfully festive setting for holiday shopping. Besides getting you in the mood for the Christmas season, the light and music show offer a great way to enjoy a break from shopping, share a lovely moment with family and friends or even serve as a background for a special photograph to commemorate the evening. In addition to the main attraction, the entire Silver Sands center will be beautifully lit and decorated for the public to enjoy.

Courtyard Sandestin Hotel is located only one mile east of Silver Sands and offers guests of the hotel amazing Destin, Florida accommodations to accompany their holiday shopping weekend. Complete with wireless Internet access, plush new bedding and fabulous family-friendly amenities, these hotel rooms and suites are both conveniently adaptable and sophisticated in style. So, kick-off the holidays in Florida with a fun-filled holiday shopping package in Destin.

About Courtyard Sandestin at Grand Boulevard
Discover a Destin hotel welcoming you to paradise at the extraordinary Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin Hotel at Grand Boulevard. As a part of the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, the unique setting embodying this Destin, Florida hotel allows guests to experience deluxe resort amenities with the convenience of a complimentary shuttle. Explore the resort s 2,400 picturesque acres, including white sand beaches, 4 championship golf courses, a luxurious day spa, 15 tennis courts, delightful restaurants, a marina, world-class shopping, and an abundance of entertainment options. Santa Rosa Beach hotels simply cannot compare to the 174 spacious guests rooms at this Miramar Beach hotel, each thoughtfully designed to blend comfort and modern conveniences, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and a large ergonomic workspace. Indulge in a healthy breakfast buffet with items cooked to order, or a refreshing cocktail at the lobby bar. Escape to affordable luxury at the Courtyard Sandestin Hotel in Destin, Florida. For more information or to make a reservation, call 850-650-7411 or visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/vpscy-courtyard-sandestin-at-grand-boulevard/.