Save the Date: Holiday Events on Alabama's Beaches
The holidays are special on Alabama’s beaches!
Why not plan a long weekend or use some of that coveted vacation time for a trip to the beach for some yuletide festivities? For a complete list of 2018 holiday activities, visit our Coastal Christmas page. But look below for a few highlights to get you into the holiday spirit.
Bellingrath Gardens Magic Christmas in Lights
Nov. 23-Dec. 31 (closed Dec. 25), 5-9 p.m.
In its 23rd year, Bellingrath Gardens Magic Christmas in Lights is a Gulf Coast holiday tradition. The dazzling light displays feature more than 1,100 set pieces, three million lights and 15 scenes across the 65-acre garden estate! Also, the Bellingrath Home is fabulously decorated with poinsettias and other holiday finery. Guests will enjoy nightly (Sunday through Thursday) choral performances on the South Terrace while sipping hot chocolate (available for purchase). Military personnel and their families are encouraged to come for Military Monday discounts (Nov. 26; Dec. 3, 10 and 17). Santa will be there for photos and the gift shop will be open for shopping. An award-winning holiday event, Magic Christmas in Lights will delight your family and quickly become a tradition.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Dec. 7, 8, 14 & 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 9 & 16 at 2:30 p.m.
South Baldwin Community Theatre
Admission: adults $18, students $15
Who doesn’t love the classic animated television special “A Charlie Brown Christmas”? The South Baldwin Community Theatre brings the holiday tale to life in a stage adaptation where Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of the Christmas season.
City of Gulf Shores 9th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade
Dec. 7, 6:30-9 p.m.
Gulf Place Public Beach
Come and enjoy lighted floats as well as holiday character appearances, marching bands and the like as crowds of spectators adorn themselves in holiday spirit. The parade route is along Highway 59 from Gulf Shores Public Beach to Sims Park where a nighttime celebration will continue.