Coastal Christmas Santa hat

Enjoy a Coastal Christmas

Delight in the wonder of the holiday season in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach.

Santa Stop Here: Tis’ the season to celebrate the holidays. Trade in the snow for white sand beaches and plenty of sunshine. A holiday getaway to Alabama’s Gulf Coast is a Christmas wish come true. Holiday cheer is in the air and seasonal events include Santa Claus sightings, breakfast with Santa, Christmas parades (including a lighted boat parade), an outdoor ice skating rink, shopping, and lots of Christmas lights. Don't miss your chance to explore all of the Coastal Christmas happenings this holiday season.

Upcoming Christmas & New Year's Events

Visit Alabama Coastal Christmas for a full list of holiday events.


Lighted Boat Parade Gulf Shores
Ice skating in Orange Beach

Holiday Dining

Christmas cookie Orange Beach

Many local restaurants will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and many with feature a special holiday menu. Visit our holiday dining page for a list of restaurants open during the holidays.