The holidays are even merrier when you celebrate an Alabama Coast Christmas.
The holiday season officially opens with the City of Orange Beach Tree Lighting on November 29th. Starting at 5:30 pm at Marlin Circle at the Wharf in Orange Beach, enjoy hot chocolate, cookie decorating and write your letter to Santa. Work on your harmonies with Christmas caroling and more!
Treat your taste-buds to an early Christmas gift. Get your tickets to the Taste of the Islands, presented by The Mystical Order of Mirams on December 2, 2016, at the Orange Beach Event Center at the Wharf. With more than 35 restaurants from the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach areas, enjoy food sampling, cocktails, musical entertainment and a silent auction. This is your chance to really indulge in the many diverse and delicious flavors of our wonderful island. This event benefits the local Toys for Tots toy drive.
Put on your ugly Christmas sweater and join the fun on December 4th with the Gulf State Park Coastal Christmas Kick Off, from 5-8pm. This family-friendly holiday event features a showing of “The Polar Express” as well as photos with everyone’s favorite jolly old elf and hot chocolate and holiday crafts. If the thought of hanging out with Santa doesn’t quite float your boat, visit the Park anyway and enjoy digging your toes into the sugar soft sand and surf. There are over two miles of beaches to explore, as well as great outdoor activities for you to enjoy in our mild winter weather. Enjoy golfing, tennis, fishing and hiking in our beautiful State Park.
If you missed the “Polar Express” at the Kick Off Party – you have another chance to enjoy this holiday classic, under the stars in Orange Beach. Join The Orange Beach Store as they start a new Gulf Coast tradition with a Movie at the Beach. Bring your lawn chair and blankets to the Orange Beach Library at 6:30 on December 9th. Admission is free and refreshments will be available.
The Merry Market is the perfect venue to get all your holiday shopping done. The Orange Beach Event Center is home to this annual arts & crafts expo and fair. Find unique and one of a kind gifts for everyone on your list in one place.
Your chance to spend an evening with country music soon to be super-star, Jessie Lynn at the Orange Beach Events Center at the Wharf in Orange Beach for Country Christmas on the Coast, on December 13th. Jessie will be joined by specials guests South Bound Train. Get in the spirit of the season, Country Style!
One of the most unique and special annual holiday events along our Coast takes place on December 10th. The 31st Annual Lighted Boat Parade begins at the Homeport Marina. The parade travels east, past the Wharf and continues all the way to Orange Beach. The spectacle begins at 5 pm. Pick your viewing spot and enjoy this amazing holiday waterway parade.