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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 12/16/2017 to 01/15/2018

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December 16
Featured Event

Dec 16, 2017  8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Breakfast with Santa in Gulf Shores

Community Events
Erie Meyer Civic Center
Erie Meyer Civic Center
1930 W. 2nd Street
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-1172

Children will have one last minute chance to visit with Santa on Saturday, December 16 as Gulf Shores hosts Breakfast with Santa at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center. Beginning at 8 a.m., families can dive into a wholesome breakfast complete with sausage, bacon, eggs and pancak...

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Dec 16, 2017  8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Breakfast with Santa in Gulf Shores

Community Events
Erie Meyer Civic Center
Erie Meyer Civic Center
1930 W. 2nd Street
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-1172

Children will have one last minute chance to visit with Santa on Saturday, December 16 as Gulf Shores hosts Breakfast with Santa at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center. Beginning at 8 a.m., families can dive into a wholesome breakfast complete with sausage, bacon, eggs and pancak...

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Dec 16, 2017  12:00 PM - 4:00 AM

Jingle Jubilee Kids Craft Day at The Wharf

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

It’s true that your kiddos are the original masterpieces, but now we wanna see you make a few to display for the holidays! Come DIY at The Wharf during our inaugural Jingle Jubilee Kids Craft Day. It will be any budding artist’s playground. There will be crafting s...

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Dec 16, 2017  2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Christmas Market

Community Events
Fisher's at Orange Beach Marina
Fisher's Lawn
27075 Marina Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

First Annual Christmas Market on Saturday December 16 will have artists, merchants and other local producers of fresh products perfect for holiday gifts. This event will be held from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. that will include Santa, crafts and activities, and cookies with hot chocola...

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Dec 16, 2017  4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Christmas at Oakleigh

Historic Oakleigh
Historic Oakleigh
350 Oakleigh Place
Mobile, AL 36604
(251) 432-1281

Oakleigh and the Historic Mobile Preservation Society invites you all to this years Christmas at Oakleigh! On December 16th, 2017 the Oakleigh Historic Complex will be having our annual Christmas Celebration. In addition to our seasonal decoration, we will have...For more th...

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Dec 16, 2017  6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Live Music: John Hart Duo

Music & Nightlife
Live Music: John Hart Duo
Big Beach Brewing Company
Big Beach Brewing Company
300 E. 24th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-2337

Florida based artist John Hart is an acclaimed guitar player all along the East Coast and Gulf Coast. Leading up to his creation of John Hart Project, John spent a few years touring the East Coast with the prominent Sauce Boss. The warm, rich tones of John’s classical g...

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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 18, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017  6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Horse & Carriage Rides at The Wharf

Community Events
The Wharf; front parking lot
23101 Canal Rd
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251.224.1000

Are you “saddled up” for the holidays yet? If not, then mosey on over to The Wharf and spend an evening under the moon in an enchanted horse-drawn carriage. Trot along through streets and gaze at the lights and decorations with your loved ones. You’ll want to ...

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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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