Gulf Shores, Orange Beach & Perdido Key Bring the Holidays to Life at the Beach
Experience the magic of Christmas at the beach along the Gulf Coast with enchanting holiday events and festivities. Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan, Orange Beach and Perdido Key come alive with twinkling lights, cheerful parades, fun festivals and joyful celebrations that capture the spirit of Christmas and New Year’s.
Coastal Christmas Lighted Boat Parade – Orange Beach, AL
Gather along the waterfront and witness the spectacle of the Coastal Christmas Lighted Boat Parade in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Admire beautifully decorated boats as they glide across the water, creating a shimmering display of lights. Enjoy live music, welcome Santa Claus and soak in the festive atmosphere during this delightful holiday event. The boats will leave LuLu’s Gulf Shores at dusk and head to the Wharf in Orange Beach. The boats will be visible along the Intracoastal Canal Waterway from Gulf Shores or Orange Beach.
City of Gulf Shores Annual Christmas Parade – Gulf Shores, AL
Join the community for the City of Gulf Shores Annual Christmas Parade, a beloved Christmas at the beach tradition that showcases colorful floats, marching bands, and cheerful participants. Wave to Santa as he makes his grand appearance, spreading holiday cheer to all. This festive parade is a wonderful way to embrace the Christmas spirit and create lasting memories with your loved ones.
Holly Days on Main – Orange Beach, AL
The Coastal Alabama Chamber of Commerce holds the annual Holly Days on Main weekend festival at the Wharf in Orange Beach. Enjoy arts and crafts vendors, special performances, a lighted boat parade and more. It’s guaranteed to be two days of jam-packed holiday fun.
New Year’s Day Polar Bear Dip – Perdido Key, FL
Embrace a unique holiday tradition at Flora-Bama’s Polar Bear Dip. On New Year’s Day, brave individuals take a plunge into the chilly waters of the Gulf of Mexico, symbolizing a fresh start to the year. Join the fun and join fellow dippers in this exhilarating and invigorating event that adds a memorable twist to the holiday season. Enjoy food and drink afterward.
Reelin’ in the New Year – Orange Beach, AL
Ring in the New Year at the Wharf in Orange Beach with the year’s most exciting street party. Held annually on Main Street and throughout the Wharf, this event is a daylong party with kids’ events during the day. In the evening hours, enjoy live music, food and merriment that will be capped off at midnight with a grand fireworks celebration.
Celebrate Christmas at the beach along the Gulf Coast this season with these and more captivating events and activities. From lighted boat parades to cheerful holiday parades and refreshing polar bear dips, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Take in the festive ambiance, create treasured memories with your family and bask in the warmth of the Gulf Coast’s Christmas spirit.
Book your holiday vacation with Current Tides and make the most of these enchanting Christmas celebrations. Experience the magic of the Gulf Coast during the most wonderful time of the year with Current Tides.