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Explore the activities happening along the Alabama Gulf Coast and decide how you want to spend your vacation. With all of these fun things to do on the Gulf Coast, you can be as busy as you want. There’s something for everyone here, with plenty of events and activities at various locations all up and down the beach. Festivals, plays, music, history, sports and nature are just some of the wide variety of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores events you can find here year-round. Discover a whole new level of options when you vacation on Alabama's white-sand beaches

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DISPLAY EVENTS FROM 12/15/2017 to 01/14/2018

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December 15
Featured Event

Dec 15, 2017  4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Holiday Movie on the Trail

Community Events
Holiday Movie on the Trail
4385 William Silvers Pkwy
251-981-1063

The Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail, in cooperation with The Orange Beach Store and Orange Beach Public Library, will host the 2nd Annual Holiday Movie on the Trail, featuring “Elf,” from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15 at the Orange Beach Sportsplex Trailhead. Th...

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Dec 15, 2017  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Bleus Burger Food Truck at Big Beach

Culinary
Bleus Burger Food Truck at Big Beach
Big Beach Brewing Company
Big Beach Brewing Company
300 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-2337

Bleus Burger is a gourmet food truck operation and restaurant serving coastal Alabama and Florida, public beaches, and special events. Catering services are available.

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Dec 11, 2017 - Dec 24, 2017  4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Arctic Express at Wales West RV Resort and Light Railway

Community Events
Arctic Express at Wales West RV Resort and Light Railway
Wales West RV Resort & Light Railway
Wales West RV Resort & Light Railway
13670 Smiley St.
Silverhill, AL 36576
(888) 569-5337

The thirteenth Annual Arctic Express hit the rails Friday, November 24, at Wales West Light Railway in Silverhill. The Arctic Express will take passengers on an authentic steam train ride through the park while enjoying a vast snowy, winter wonderland with over one million C...

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Nov 17, 2017 - Dec 22, 2017  3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Photos with Santa Claus

Community Events
23101 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-1000

Ho Ho Holiday photo time in Santa’s Village at The Wharf. Sit with jolly Claus and capture the moment forever! He has checked his list, twice actually, so make sure you are on your best behavior when you snap a frame-worthy picture.    Dates and Times:Nov. 17 - Dec 24 f...

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Nov 24, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017  5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.
Theodore, AL 36582
(251) 973-2217

It’s one of the nation’s best holiday light shows, and it’s right here in South Alabama! Bellingrath Gardens and Home presents the 21st season of Magic Christmas in Lights in 2016. The dazzling nighttime display features more than 1,100 set pieces, three milli...

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Nov 24, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017  5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Magic Christmas in Lights

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd.
Theodore, AL 36582
251-459-8864

It’s one of the nation’s best holiday light shows, and it’s right here in south Alabama! Bellingrath Gardens and Home presents the 22nd season of Magic Christmas in Lights in 2016. The dazzling nighttime display features more than 1,100 set pieces, 3 million l...

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Nov 17, 2017 - Dec 29, 2017  10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Ice Skating Rink at The Wharf

Community Events
23101
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 224-1000

Let us bring winter to you. Grab a pair of skates and glide, spin, or fall into the season. Share this unique experience with family and friends. Plan a date night! Whatever the occasion, coast on blades with us along the coast.       Dates and Times:Thanksgiving Break: Nov ...

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Nov 6, 2017 - Dec 29, 2017  2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Dolphins at Sunset Kayak Tour

Nature
Dolphins at Sunset Kayak Tour
Wild Native Tours
Wild Native Tours

251-272-4088

Watch for and learn about Gulf Shores’ Bottlenose Dolphins in their natural environment from the intimate, unobtrusive, and non-threatening vantage point of a kayak. The entire three-hours of this paddle excursion are spent exploring optimal Bottlenose Dolphin habitat. ...

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Oct 27, 2017 - Dec 30, 2017  9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Karaoke

Music & Nightlife
Karaoke
Island Time Daiquiris
Island Time Daiquiris
4830 Wharf Pkwy. Ste. G101A
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Join us at Island Time Daiquiris every Friday and Saturday night for karaoke.

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Jun 19, 2017 - Dec 22, 2017  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

FREE Bingo

Community Events
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Perdido Key, FL 32507
251-980-5118

Free Bingo 1 -4 p.m. under the tent! Win great prizes including Flora-Bama merchandise, memorabilia, community donations and more! 

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