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Lighted Christmas Parade, Beach Celebration & Snowball Drop
Friday, December 2
6:30 p.m. - Clubhouse Drive to Gulf Shores Public Beach

Gulf Shores will kick off its holiday festivities on Friday, December 2 with the Lighted Christmas Parade and Beach Celebration. The evening parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature festive lighted floats, guest judges, 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 Clubhouse Drive to the Gulf Shores Public Beach.

The magical atmosphere from the parade will roll continuously into the night as a celebration at the Gulf Shores Public Beach 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 by Santa.  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 online application or downloading the PDF version. The deadline to register for the parade is Friday, November 18. Any entry submitted after this date will be requires to pay a $20 fee. 

Click here to read about the rules for participation. 

Photo Gallery
Click here to view photos from past events.

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Contact Us
Brigette Reynolds
Programs & Events Manager 

Erica Bassett 

Events Supervisor 

1905 W. First St
P.O. Box 299
Gulf Shores, AL 36547

Ph: 251-968-1434