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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 12/14/2017 to 01/13/2018

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December 14
Featured Event

Dec 14, 2017  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Light Up the Arts

Arts & Culture
Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach
Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach
26389 Canal Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

The Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach will hold Light Up the Arts from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14. The annual event features fine art, hot cider, fun raffles, a performance by Gulf Shores Elementary’s Dolphin Sound Ensemble and more. Experience hot glass and cool c...

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Kids
25689 Canal Road
251-923-5830

The Orange Beach Police Department will host a Kids' Christmas Party with Santa from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14 at Magnolia Hall, behind BuzzCatz, at 25689 Canal Road. There will be games, refreshments and a visit with Santa.

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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 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 7, 2017 - Dec 26, 2017  5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Karaoke

Music & Nightlife
Tacky Jacks - Gulf Shores
240 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-8881

Bring your friends, especially those who can sing or like to hear you to karaoke night at Jacky Jacks Gulf Shores! Good food, fun, and ice cold beverages will be served and as always, it's family friendly. Karaoke lets you discover your inner rock star and start living the r...

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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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Jun 29, 2017 - Dec 28, 2017  5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dueling Pianos

Music & Nightlife
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Perdido Key, FL 32507

Frankie Golden, the original play one, drink one piano player, is a seasoned veteran of the international piano bar circuit. From his many years at the world famous Spinnaker Beach Club in Panama City, Florida to successful repeat engagements throughout Europe, to being one ...

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Jun 29, 2017 - Dec 28, 2017  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mark Sherrill, James Daniel, Chris Newbury & Mel Knapp

Music & Nightlife
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Perdido Key, FL 32507

Join us in the Main Room to listen to live music performed by some of our favorite musicians on the Gulf Coast. 

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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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