Lighted Christmas Parade

Friday, December 1
6:30 p.m. -  Public Beach to Clubhouse Dr

(Due to the construction at the Gulf Place we are reversing the route of Parade). 

Gulf Shores will kick off its holiday festivities on Friday, December 1 with the Lighted Christmas Parade. The evening parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature festive lighted floats as well as appearances from holiday characters and marching bands.  Large crowds of spectators looking to bask in the holiday spirit are anticipated along Highway 59 as parade entries make their way from the Gulf Place Public Beach to Sims Park. 

The magical atmosphere from the parade will roll continuously into the night as a celebration in Sims Park will kick off immediately following the parade. Families can enjoy pictures with Santa, holiday treats, crafts and a snowball drop. It will be a man-made blizzard as 4,000 ping pong balls will be dropped from above. Winning snowballs will have a number that correlates with a prize supplied by our generous sponsors.

Participate in the Parade 


Anyone interested in participating in the Lighted Christmas Parade can do so by completing the application. The deadline to register for the parade is Friday, November 17. Any entry submitted after this date will be required to pay a $20 fee. 

Mail or Email your application to the event coordinator.
City of Gulf Shores Special Events
Attention: Erica Bassett
P.O. Box 299
Gulf Shores, AL 36547. 

Photo Gallery


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