Gulf Shores Holiday Events Kick Off on Tuesday!
Baldwin Pops Christmas Concert
On Tuesday, December 4, the City of Gulf Shores will host the Baldwin Pops Band for a Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center Auditorium. 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. There will be an opportunity to get a photo with Santa at intermission for $5.
This event WILL NOT require a ticket. Seats are first come, first serve. 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.
Mingle & Jingle
On Tuesday, December 4, the Gulf Shores Recreation Department will host “Mingle & Jingle” at the Cultural Center at 10 a.m. This is a Christmas-themed paint party with limited spots available! The cost is $20 per person. All art supplies, pre-sketched paintings, Christmas cookies and hot chocolate will be provided. Register today at the library, Bodenhamer Center, Cultural Center or online!
Gulf Shores Lighted Christmas Parade & Holiday Celebration
You don’t want to miss the Lighted Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration in Gulf Shores on Friday, December 7. 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 Gulf Shores Public Beach to Sims Park.
The magical atmosphere from the parade will roll continuously into the night as a Holiday Celebration at Sims Park will kick off immediately following the parade. Families can enjoy pictures with Santa, holiday treats, crafts and the 4th Annual Snowball Drop. The Snowball Drop will feature 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. To sign up to be in the parade or be a sponsor of the Snowball Drop, click here.
The Coastal Ballet Academy will present the Nutcracker on Sunday, December 9. Under the direction of Madame Rio Cordy Barlow, the ballet academy will bring this classic holiday ballet to life. This event will begin at 2 p.m. at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center, located at 1930 West 2nd Street.
Tickets for the show are $15 and are 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 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Popcorn and a Movie
Join us for Popcorn and a Movie on Wednesday, December 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Cultural Center Auditorium. This FREE event will include Christmas cookies, popcorn, hot chocolate and the movie Christmas Vacation! Please register at the Cultural Center, Bodenhamer Center or online!
Roadtrip: “Magic Christmas in Lights”
The Gulf Shores Recreation Department will be offering a Roadtrip to the Bellingrath Gardens: Magical Christmas in Lights to the 55+ Senior Program on Friday, December 14. Participants will depart from the Cultural Center at 3:30 p.m. The cost is $27 per person and includes transportation. Reservations and payments must be made by December 10 in order to save your spot. Register at the Cultural Center or call 251-968-9818.
Breakfast with Santa
Children will have one last minute chance to visit with Santa on Saturday, December 15, 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. Admission for Breakfast with Santa is $5.00, while children 3 and under are free. The first 50 children will receive a complimentary picture with Santa.
Christmas Break Camp
Christmas Break Camp registration has begun! The dates for Christmas Break Camp will be December 19-21 and December 26-28 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Children must be in K-6th grade to register. The cost is $70 for RecPass members and $80 for non-members. Camp will include ice skating, crafts, a field trip to Wales West, and much more! Register today at the Bodenhamer Center, Cultural Center or online!
2019 Winter Entertainment Edition – Small Town, Big Beach Productions
The City of Gulf Shores is excited to announce the 2019 Winter Edition of Small Town, Big Beach™ Productions. This year’s lineup is as follows:
Simply Sinatra: January 28-29
The New York Tenors: February 4-5
One Night in Memphis: February 11-12
Four Fabulous Funnymen: February 18-19
Shows will begin at 7 p.m. at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased online or in person at the City Store located at 1821 Gulf Shores Parkway. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.