Small Town, Big Beach Christmas

2022 Christmas mailer

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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Community Christmas at Sims Park
December 1, 2023

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 5, 2023

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 14, 2023

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 16, 2023

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

2023 Dates Coming Soon

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 Programs

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Christmas Social & BINGO

2023 Dates Coming Soon

Join us at the Gulf Shores Cultural Center for complimentary refreshments, prizes, and lots of fun! The social begins at 9 a.m., and BINGO play begins at 10 a.m. Click here for more information. 


Phone Calls from Santa

2023 Dates Coming Soon
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.

Gulf Shores Public Library Holiday Programs

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Christmas Ornament Making - Family Storytime

2023 Dates Coming Soon

Join us for a holiday storytime at the Gulf Shores Public Library! Stick around after and make a beautiful ornament to display on your tree for years! 

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Adult Christmas Card Making Class

2023 Dates Coming Soon

We're getting together and making beautiful Christmas cards for you to send out to your friends and family! This class is free, but sign-ups are required. 

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SANTA! Storytime

2023 Dates Coming Soon

Santa is making an appearance at the Gulf Shores Public Library to read a special book for the children in our community.

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Mrs. Claus and Cookie Decorating Storytime

2023 Dates Coming Soon

Join us for a very special storytime with Mrs. Claus herself! After the story, she is going to help us decorate Christmas cookies!

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Pajama Party and Holiday Movie

2023 Dates Coming Soon

Wear your favorite Christmas pajamas to the Gulf Shores Public Library and join us for a holiday movie!