Start a New Decade in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach
Begin 2020 with a splash by enjoying all of the fun things there are to do in January on Alabama’s coast.
Replace making a New Year’s resolution you’ll forget in two weeks with memories you’ll have for a lifetime by starting 2020 on Alabama’s sugar-white sand beaches. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach boast relatively warm temperatures all year long; and, because of that, there is a full calendar of events to experience when you vacation in our destination this January.
Two of the most talked about events of the year are the Polar Bear Dips at the Flora-Bama and The Hangout. At high noon on Jan. 1, attendees at both locations take a plunge into the Gulf of Mexico and follow it up with an after-party. At the Flora-Bama you’ll find participants dressed up in eclectic and downright hilarious costumes plus the traditional New Year’s Day feast of black-eyed peas, cornbread and ham as well as live entertainment. And then at The Hangout participants spend time celebrating on the beach while raising money for the Alabama Special Olympics and Kiwanis Club of Gulf Shores.
The holidays can be a stressful time, and there’s no better way to wind down than a comedy show. Throughout the first two weeks of January, the South Baldwin Community Theatre will host Places: A Backstage Comedy. With its cast of oddballs, this play takes viewers through first rehearsals, opening and closing nights at a brand-new show with a diva as the star and a quirky director.
For those who have chosen to escape the chilly weather back home by spending winter with us here on the Alabama Gulf Coast, Snowbird Fest is the event for you! This event features RV, health and boating expos, as well as giveaways, raffles, samples from local restaurants, art, retail sales, games and more. And, best of all, it’s absolutely free!