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 2, 2022

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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The Baldwin Pops Holiday Concert
December 6, 2022

On December 6, 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 15, 2022

As part of our Movies at Meyer Park series, we will be showing a Christmas movie during the month of December. 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 17, 2022

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


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


Christmas Wreath Classes
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.  


Mingle & Jingle Holiday Painting Party
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
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. 


Phone Calls from Santa
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

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 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

Create a gingerbread house out of any material you would like and submit it by email to! Contact the Gulf Shores Public Library for more information by clicking here.

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“Twas the Night Before” Stuffed Animal Sleepover


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.