Small Town, Big Beach Christmas

Small Town, Big Beach Christmas

The City of Gulf Shores is pleased to announce our holiday event schedule
that the whole family can enjoy this Holiday Season!

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Sims Park Christmas Celebration
December 3, 2021

Enjoy a night with family, friends and fellow residents celebrating the holiday season at Johnnie Sims Park! We have several fun holiday festivities in store including pictures with Santa, holiday treats, crafts, and the 6th Annual Snowball Drop! Click here to learn more.

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Santa’s Ride Through the City
December 4 & 11, 2021

Santa is taking some time off during his busy month to drive through the City of Gulf Shores and wave to our residents. He will be accompanied by some of his dear friends from the North Pole and the Gulf Shores High School Steel Drum Band. Click here to learn more.

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The Baldwin Pops Holiday Concert
December 7, 2021

On December 7, 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. Click here to learn more.

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Movies at Meyer Park - Christmas Edition
December 16, 2021

As part of our Movies at Meyer Park series, we will be showing The Grinch (Illumination Version) on Thursday, December 16. We encourage locals and visitors to bring a blanket, lawn chair, friends, and family, and join us for a free Christmas movie under the stars! Click here to learn more.

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Breakfast with Santa
December 18, 2021

Children will have one last minute chance to visit with Santa on Saturday, December 18 as Gulf Shores hosts Breakfast with Santa at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center. Click here to learn more.

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A Coastal Celebration - Beautification Board Award
Judging takes place December 10-13

The Beautification Board of the City of Gulf Shores encourages residents and commercial properties to enhance their properties for "A Coastal Celebration."  Winning entries may display the Beautification Award on the recognized property and a picture of the owners and property is posted on the City of Gulf Shores Website. Click here for more information.

Gulf Shores Recreation Department Holiday Events

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Christmas Wreath Classes
December 2, 2021
Join us at the Cultural Center to create your very own Christmas Wreath! Registration fee covers the lesson and all supplies you will need to create your very own Christmas wreath that you will get to take home with you.  Click here for more information.  

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Mingle & Jingle Holiday Painting Party
December 7, 2021
Come Mingle & Jingle with the Gulf Shores Recreation Department! This holiday paint party will consist of crafts, Christmas cookies, and hot chocolate! All art supplies are provided and paintings are pre-sketched. Click here for more information on Mingle & Jingle. 

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Drop and Shop
December 11, 2021
Drop your child off at the Cultural Center on December 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and go shopping for everything on their Christmas wish list! We have fun Christmas themed activities planned for them. The $20 registration fee includes lunch and a snack. Register your child today by clicking here or give us a call at 251-968-9818 or 251-968-9813. 

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Phone Calls from Santa
December 16 & 17, 2021
Experience a memorable moment this Christmas season with a FREE, personalized phone call from Santa! This is guaranteed to amaze your child. Click here for more information on Phones Calls from Santa.

Virtual Christmas Light Contest

Deck the House Light Contest
Entries Due by December 16

It’s time to deck the streets of Gulf Shores! We challenge our community in lighting up our town with holiday cheer. Once you have decorated, enter to win! Enter by emailing your Gulf Shores home/business address and a nighttime photo to jrobertson@gulfshoresal.gov by December 18. Winners will be announced by Monday, December 20 Both the residential and business category winners will receive: $100 Visa gift card, large prize basket, yard sign, and bragging rights! Click here for more information.

Gulf Shores Public Library Holiday Events

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Virtual Gingerbread House Competition
Entries due by December 10

Create a gingerbread house out of any material you would like and submit it by email to kday@gulfshoresal.gov by December 10th. Voting will take place December 13-17! Winners will be announced on December 20! Contact the Gulf Shores Public Library for more information by clicking here.

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“Twas the Night Before” Stuffed Animal Sleepover 
December 15-16

Bring your furry friends to spend the night at the library! They must be tucked in by 5:30 p.m. Library elves will capture all the fun and mischief that your favorite toys get into! Photos of the library shenanigans will be available online for viewing and downloads. Animals will be reunited with their owners at 10:30am on December 16 when we will have milk and cookies available for all patrons! You can also get a Grab and Go kids craft to enjoy at home! Contact the Gulf Shores Public Library for more information by clicking here.