Christmas Things to Do in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Posted on October 23, 2014

Gulf Shores Christmas Snowman

Orange Beach and Gulf Shores Holiday Things to Do

What to do over the holidays? Go to the beach of course! And what are some Christmas things to do in Gulf Shores? Quite a lot.

Christmas with Aaron Neville, December 3

How about starting with a little mood music from Aaron Neville? You can do that at the Wharl on December 3, 2014. Orange Beach Events Center at The Wharf, 4671 Wharf Parkway, Orange Beach, AL 36561 The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber on Tuesday announced a December concert by R&B and soul singer Aaron Neville that will be part of this year’s Coastal Christmas holiday events schedule. Todd Edwards, who is heading up the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber’s holiday programs, said the event, “Christmas with Aaron Neville — A Coastal Christmas Concert,” will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. “We’re excited,” Edwards said at the Orange Beach City Council’s meeting on Tuesday. “Coastal Christmas is special to us. It’s an entire season from Thanksgiving till after New Years, so we’re fired up for what it means to the city of Orange Beach and to our cities here. We’re excited about the kick off to it and a lot of special events.” Tickets for the Neville concert go on sale Thursday and will be available at Premium seating is $100 and general admission is $50.

Christmas Parade & Lighting of the Beach, December 5

Or maybe a traditional parade is more your style?! The Gulf Shores parade and lighting of the beach is great one of the Christmas things to do in Gulf Shores & Orange BeachThe 5th Annual City of Gulf Shores Christmas Parade will be held on the First Friday of December. The parade will start at Club House Dr. on Hwy. 59, head south, and end at the Gulf Shores Public Beach. At the end of the parade, they have the lighting of the beach ceremony.

The parade will start at 6:30pm.

Christmas Lighted Boat Parade, December 13

Another one of the fun Christmas things to do in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach is the Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade (in its 29th year!). The boat parade will be held on Saturday, December 13th at 5:30 pm beginning at LuLu’s at Homeport Marina. So have some shrimp, fried crab claws, or mani tacos, then watch them set sail!

The parade will travel east down the Intracoastal Waterway Canal, pass The Wharf (public viewing area), around Bear Point, along the south end of Ono Island, west to Perdido Pass, north into Terry Cove Harbor, south to bridge, and end in Orange Beach. The estimated time of completion is 8:00 p.m.

Another Jingle Jangle Christmas Things to Do in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach? Stay with us of course!

If you need a place to stay for any of these great events, we have some great deals on many of our awesome beach vacation houses. Check them out and let us know what you need.

Hope to see you out and about and on the beaches soon!

Orange Beach Christmas on the Beach Santa