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December 1, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Gulf Shores Public Beach to Johnnie Sims Park near the David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center
Gulf Shores will kick off its holiday festivities on Friday, December 1st with the Annual Lighted Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration. 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 Shores Public Beach to Johnnie Sims Park near the David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center.
We want to make sure everyone is aware the parade route is reversed this year. Due to construction taking place at Gulf Place, the floats will make their way from Gulf Shores Public Beach to West 19th Avenue and end at Johnnie Sims Park.
December 3, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Erie H. Meyer Civic Center
The Coastal Ballet Academy presents the Nutcracker on Sunday, December 3rd. Under the direction of Madame Rio Cordy Barlow the ballet academy will bring this classic holiday ballet to life. This event begins at 2 p.m. inside the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center located at 1930 West 2nd Street in Gulf Shores. Tickets for the show are $15 and will be available at the City Store box office or online. Space is limited. The box office is located at 1821 Gulf Shores Parkway and office hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
December 7, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Parents, celebrate the holiday season with a FREE personalized phone call from Santa to your child December 7th - 8th and let your child experience a memorable moment this Christmas season! Calls will be made on December 7th & 8th from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Santa will try to reach your child twice at the requested date/time. If the child is unavailable, a voice message will be left. Register today through Monday, December 4th at the Cultural Center, David L. Bodenhamer Center or online. For more information call 251-968-9813.
December 7, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cultural Center Auditorium
On Thursday, December 7th, the City of Gulf Shores will open its doors to host the Baldwin Pops for a traditional Christmas Concert. The Baldwin Pops is an organization of volunteer musicians whose mission is to share music in a concert band format free of charge to the citizens of Baldwin County. This is their 20th concert season and the performance will begin at 7 p.m. inside Cultural Center Auditorium. Baldwin Pops Concerts are a collection site for the US Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots program. Patrons are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped gift. This is a free event and will not require a ticket - first come, first serve.
December 8, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
December 16, 2017, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Erie H. Meyer Civic Center
Children will have one last minute chance to visit with Santa on Saturday, December 16 as Gulf Shores hosts Breakfast with Santa at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center. Beginning at 8 a.m., families can dive into a wholesome breakfast complete with sausage, bacon, eggs and pancakes before having pictures taken with Santa.