9 Things to Do in December
Gulf Shores and Orange Beach
Winter on the Alabama Gulf Coast is an excellent time to visit. The comfortable temperature mixed with fewer crowds makes it the ultimate vacation destination.
Winter is an excellent time to visit the Alabama Gulf Coast. Comfortable temperatures and fewer visitors make it the ultimate vacation destination. On top of that, the month of December is jam-packed with activities for those of all ages to enjoy, from holiday events to outdoor adventures. Check out all the fun things to do in December here in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach!
2. Visit Whoville
Don't be a grinch this holiday season. Step into Whoville at the Learning Campus in Gulf State Park. A Very Merry Coastal Grinchmas takes place December 4, 11, and 18 from 5:30-7:30 and offers visitors a chance to get in the holiday spirit with fun crafts, activities, refreshments, and even a chance to meet the Grinch.
4. Watch a Movie Under the Stars
Grab your lawn chairs and fuzzy blankets, and enjoy a movie at Meyer Park. You don't have to travel through the seven layers of the candy cane forest to catch this favorite holiday flick. On Thursday, December 15, visitors and locals can enjoy watching Elf on the big screen under the stars at Meyer Park in Gulf Shores. This free event begins at 6 pm, and food trucks will be available on-site for dinner and drinks.
6. See Santa
Santa loves to visit the Coast before Christmas, and while you're here, you'll have plenty of opportunities to see him! Photos with Santa are available at The Wharf until Christmas Eve for those who want to snap a photo with the big man in red. You can also catch Santa at the annual Flora-Bama Santa Drop where Santa makes a special appearance by skydiving onto the beach and offering pictures with spectators after he lands.
8. Catch a Magic Show
Experience a little holiday magic this season by catching Brandon Style's Magic Show in Downtown OWA. This exciting show combines magic and comedy to create the perfect amusement for the whole family. You can catch Brandon's magical act on December 21, 23, 28, and 30 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.