Holiday Festivities Around Orange Beach

Looking for activities to do with the family over the holidays? Orange Beach and surrounding areas have a Santa sack full of holiday events throughout the month of December to keep the joys of this season going all month long!

If giving to others in your community is part of your holiday tradition, The Wharf is hosting its annual Toys for Tots Bike Drive to make the season more merry and bright (and on two wheels) for children across the coast. Choose an ornament from the tree in Santa’s Village and buy a bicycle for the child listed on that ornament (if under 16 years old). Bike collection ends December 14.

Santa Claus is comin’ to town! Or rather, he’s already here onsite! What’s Christmas without the obligatory – yet adorable - photo with Santa Claus? The Wharf is hosting Photos with Santa each afternoon until Christmas Eve (December 24). Be sure to bring your wish list and come see Santa himself.

And while the holiday season is in full swing, the New Year is quickly approaching. Looking for an early celebration this year? Come ring in 2022 (at noon) at LuLu’s! On December 31, LuLu’s restaurant will celebrate the New Year starting at 12pm. This kid-friendly and family fun day- deemed Noon’s Year’s Eve- ends early enough for the little ones and parents to be well rested on the first day of 2022.

For those looking for traditional New Year’s Eve entertainment options, The Wharf will be full of festivities to welcome 2022, with live bands, fireworks and of course the annual marlin drop.

No matter what your plans throughout December, Happy Holidays from all of us at Alabama Gulf Seafood!

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Upcoming Events:

December 1-14: Toys for Tots Bike Drive

Where: The Wharf

When: Times Vary

December 11: Annual Santa Drop

Where: Flora-Bama

When: 11am-2pm

December 11: Billy Claus and the LuLuBelles

Where: LuLu’s

When: 1:45pm

December 11: Lighted Boat Parade

Where: LuLu’s

When: Dusk

December 15: Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Where: City of Gulf Shores Public Library

When: 4:30- 5:30pm

December 16: Light Up the Arts

Where: Coastal Art Center of Orange Beach

When: 5:30pm

December 31: Noon Year’s Eve

Where: LuLu’s

When: TBA

December 31: Kids Confetti Drop

Where: The Wharf

When: 10am-2pm

December 31: Reelin’ in the New Year

Where: The Wharf

When: 5pm- Midnight

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