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Nov 12 - Dec 12    Santa's Helper | Toy Drive
The Annual "Santa's Helper" Toy Drive will be sponsored by "Sunny 105.7-FM" radio. All collected new, unwrapped toys will be presented by the Christian Service Center and distributed throughout the local area (Gulf Shores, Orange Beach & Fort Morgan) to those children in need. A collection box will be at the Chamber of Commerce and everyone is strongly encouraged to bring in a new, unwrapped toy.   
Date: November 12, 2012
Location: Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce
3150 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Contact: Chamber office
EMail: Events@alagulfcoastchamber.com
Date/Time Details: Throughout the Holiday season, now until 12-12-12.

We will stop collecting the toys on Thursday, December 20th so that we can be certain all toys are delivered in time for Santa's arrival.
Nov 22    Thanksgiving Day
Date: November 22, 2012
Nov 23    The Wharf On Ice Grand Opening
Get ready for some holiday family fun on The Wharf's REAL ice skating rink!    
Date: November 23, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Website: http://www.alwharf.com
Location:

Located on the ground floor of the West Parking Garage, near Ginny Lane.

Contact: (251) 224-1000
Date/Time Details: Grand Opening Friday, Nov. 23, 10:00 am.
Monday - Friday 4-10pm
Saturday-Sunday 10am-10pm

Hours vary during holiday season.
Fees/Admission:

$8 (includes skates) for a 2 hour rental

$10 (includes skates for a 2 hour rental along with ferris wheel ride
 

Nov 23    Save The Boys Campaign 2012
During the months of October and November, LifeBytes has been working with the Testicular Cancer Society to raise awareness and funds to help fight the disease. Local vendors have donated great prizes for the drawing that will be held on November 23rd during our "Black Friday" events. You can register to win a prize by making a donation in the store. You need not be present to win.
Date: November 23, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Pelican Place Shopping Center
Gulf Shores, AL
Date/Time Details: Friday, Nov. 23, 2012
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nov 24    Iron Bowl Day-- Alabama vs. Auburn
Date: November 24, 2012
Nov 24    Tea with Santa
Date: November 24, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website: http://villaggiogrille.com
Location: Villaggio Grille
The Wharf
Orange Beach
Contact: Ginny Gilbert
EMail: villaggiogrilleob@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: Saturday, November 24, 2012
10:00 am
Fees/Admission: $20 per person including tax and gratuity
Nov 27    2012 Christmas Tree Lighting at The Wharf
Join us as Orange Beach celebrates the season! Christmas Tree Lighting and visit from Santa. Christmas caroling, cookies & hot cocoa. Bring your camera for pictures with Santa!
Date: November 27, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Website: http://www.alwharf.com
Location: The Wharf
Orange Beach, AL    
Contact: alwharf.com
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Nov 29    Christmas Market by Delta Kappa Gamma @ Lester's in Orange Beach

The Delta Iota Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma wants to raise funds for
scholarships by hosting a Christmas Market on November 29th 5:00-8:00 at
Lester¹s in Orange Beach! Our scholarships are awarded to children of
educators! We have a place but what we need are vendors and shoppers!

The idea was just to allow only educators with other projects, crafts and
home-based businesses to be the vendors however we have had very little
response from educators wanting to rent a booth/table.

The charge is a $10.00 donation and a small item to be used in the raffles
we hope to have. So now we are asking you to help get the word out to any
one you know who may want a booth for this event. Also, please help
spread the news by printing these fliers/invitations and vendor forms and
sharing them with everyone you know!You may also forward this email out
to every teacher you know in Baldwin County as well!
 

Date: November 29, 2012
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:

Lester's Restaurant & Bar
24821 Canal Road
Orange Beach, FL 36561

Contact: Nicole W. Bryant
EMail: nbryant99@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details: November 29, 20125:00 to 8:00 pm
Nov 30    Holiday Open House
For the Beautiful Ladies of Orange Beach

4 Shops 1 Stop!

Reflexions Hair Salon
FREE Blow dry Boot Camp(6-8)
$10 off $50 Gift Certificates
20% off ALL Retail Products

Wildflowers Boutique
25% off Dress and Tops
30% off Shooes

Rejuvenation Med Spa
Buy One Get One 1/2 price Gift Certificates
J. Edwards Trunk Show & Rejuvenation Makeovers
Botox Special Buy 2 Areas Get 1 Free

Suns Up Tans
$5 Tans & Free Lotion
$10 Off Airbrush Tanning
Purchase 1 Month Tanning and Get 2 Free Tans

Refreshments and Hors D'oeuvre at participating stores!
Date: November 30, 2012
Website: http://www.reflexionshairsalon.com
Location: Village Plaza
25814 Canal Road Orange Beach, AL
Contact: Deborah Davis
EMail: reflexionshairsalon@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: 10:00 am ~ 8:00 pm
Nov 30 - Dec 2    Junior USTA Tournament
The City of Gulf Shores will be hosting their Junior USTA tournament November 30-December 2.
Date: November 30, 2012
Website: http://www.usta.com
Location: George C. Meyer Tennis Center
2049 West 2nd St.
Gulf Shores, AL    36542
Contact: George C. Meyer Tennis Center, 251-968-1431
Date/Time Details: November 30 - December 2, 2012
Nov 30    Ladies of Village Plaza Holiday Open House
Everything a beautiful woman needs, 4 shops 1 stop for food drinks gift baskets, gift certificates, specials.
Date: November 30, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: Village Plaza on Canal Road in Orange Beach
Contact: Debbie Davis at Reflexions or Terri Long at Wildflowers
EMail: reflexionshairsalon@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: November 30th 10am - 8pm
Fees/Admission: FREE
Nov 30    Christmas Market supporting Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship Fund
Great Shopping of arts, crafts, handmade items by local teachers.  Proceeds will go to the Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship fund.  This teacher sorority supports scholarships for High School Seniors that are majoring in Education.  Get your Christmas List DONE!!
Date: November 30, 2012
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Lester's on Canal Road
Contact: Nicole Bryant and Karen White
EMail: nbryant99@yahoo.com & nwbryantbcbe.org
Date/Time Details: November 30th 5pm - 7pm
Fees/Admission: $1 donation to the Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship Fund
Nov 30    Taste of the Islands
The Mystical Order of Mirams present the Taste of the Islands. Taste of the Islands is a Holiday Gala featuring cuisine from our coastal area, cocktails, silent auction & entertainment.
In 2011 we had over 35 restaurants participate and 400 attendees.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit toys for tots.
Date: November 30, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website: http://www.mirams.info
Location: The Wharf Conference Center
Contact: Becky Johnson
EMail: sec.becky@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: November 30, 2012 6:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission: $60.00 per person. You may purchase a table(seats 10) for $600.00. Tickets/tables will be sold in advance.
Dec 1    Sail with Santa on Wild Hearts

Tell Santa what you want for Christmas on the 53ft catamaran, Wild Hearts while sailing the beautiful waters of Orange Beach!  Enjoy cookies and eggnog.  A professional photographer will be available to take your photo with Santa.  Reservations are required.  Call 251.981.6700.

50% of proceeds will be donated to the Salvation Army's Angel Tree.

Date: December 1, 2012
Website: http://www.sailwildhearts.com
Location: Across from Perdido Beach Resort
27200 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL
Contact: Wild Hearts Reservations 251.981.6700
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012    
Call for reservations and schedule.
Dec 1    Dinner Party

Learn how to make a few basic dishes that can be modified to create different themes for a successful dinner party. After a short discussion of planning, decorating and table setting the class will move to the kitchen to prepare a menu for a dinner party. After cooking the meal and decorating the dining room the class will sit down together to enjoy their creation. This is a hands-on class.

Instructor: Roach Location: Gulf Shores Campus

$50 per person Dec 1st Saturday 3pm-6pm

Date: December 1, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Website: http://www.faulknerstate.edu/programs/cpd
Location: Faulkner State Gulf Shores Campus
Contact: 251-990-0445
EMail: Tracie.Ethington@faulknerstate.edu
Date/Time Details: Saturday Dec 1, 2012 3-6pm
Fees/Admission: $50 per person
Dec 2 - Dec 10    Nativity Open House
A display of nativity sets.    
Date: December 2, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: First Baptist Church of Orange Beach
4773 Bay Circle at Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Contact: (251) 981-4288
Date/Time Details: Sunday, Dec. 2 through Monday, Dec. 10, 2012
Dec 2    Children's Christmas Musical- GSUMC
Date: December 2, 2012
Time: 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Location: Gulf Shores United Methodist Church
EMail: 251-968-2411
Date/Time Details: December 2, 2012 at 9:45 a.m.
Dec 4    Steaks with Santa
Relax from the hustle of Christmas Shopping by having a Steak with Santa!  Enjoy a steak on the water at Sportsman Marina AND support Orange Beach Elementary School.  All proceeds go to the school. 
Date: December 4, 2012
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Shipp's Harbour Grill at Sportsman Marina; East on Canal Road in Orange Beach
Contact: Regina Shipp
EMail: Harbourgrill@bellsouth.net
Date/Time Details: December 4th 5-8pm
Fees/Admission: Fundraiser for Orange Beach Elementary School
Dec 4    Christmas On The Coast Old Time Radio Hour
Faulkner State Community College is presenting an Old Time Radio Show where students will showcase their talents in music, dance and instrumental ensembles. Children are encouraged to attend since Santa will be stopping by, taking Christmas wishes. Donations for Toys for Tots will be collected as well.    
Date: December 4, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Faulkner State Community College (Bay Minette Campus)
Highway 31 South
Bay Minette, Alabama 36507
Contact: Sara Godwin, Office of College Relations, 1-800-381-3722
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, December 4
7:00 pm
Fees/Admission: Admission is free.
Dec 7    "Light Up the Arts" on the Coast
Pottery Throwing, Glass Blowing, and Shopping. Opportunity to purchase a unique gift for those on your Christmas list. View the beautifully decorated trees and purchase a glass or mug for your beverage.        
Date: December 7, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Website: http://www.orangebeachartcenter.com
Location: Coastal Art Center of Orange Beach
26389 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Contact: Jeanne Duffy -981-2787, Tommie Werneth - 981-6179
Date/Time Details: Please note correct date, Friday, December 7, 2012
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Dec 8    Santa Drop at the Flora-Bama
Santa's coming to visit! Watch Santa parachute onto the beautiful beaches gulf side of the Flora-Bama. Listen to the great live music, enjoy taking pictures with Santa and all of the fun and games that the Flora-Bama is known for.
Date: December 8, 2012
Website: http://www.florabama.com
EMail: info@florabama.com
Dec 8    5K Jingle Bell Run
5k Jingle Bell Run
Date: December 8, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Start and stops at the Flora-Bama.
Contact: Mike Pate, 251-980-1045
EMail: windshirts@earthlink.net
Date/Time Details: Sat., December 8, 2012
9:00am - 11am
Dec 8    Cookie Extravaganza

Orange Beach United Methodist Church, sponsored by The Martha Circle, presents COOKIE EXTRAVAGANZA. Get your special cookies and candies for Christmas gifts. New surprises this year!!!

Date: December 8, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: OBUMC, Brooks Center
28751 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL
Contact: 251- 981-6751
EMail: kfleming@orangebeachumc.org
Date/Time Details: Saturday, Dec. 8
9:00 am - Noon
Dec 8    Merry Market at The Wharf
Holiday Arts & Crafts Market at the Events Center at The Wharf.  Part of the Coastal Christmas Campaign. Great gifts for all occasions!


Booth spaces start at $125.  Contact Vicki Stillings to reserve your space at 251.968.7200.
Date: December 8, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Orange Beach Events Center
at the Wharf
Contact: Vicki Stillings 251.968.7200
EMail: membership@alagulfcoastchamber.com
Date/Time Details: 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission: Admission is free and open to the public
Dec 8    Sail with Santa on Wild Hearts

Tell Santa what you want for Christmas on the 53ft catamaran, Wild Hearts while sailing the beautiful waters of Orange Beach!  Enjoy cookies and eggnog.  A professional photographer will be available to take your photo with Santa.  Reservations are required.  Call 251.981.6700.

50% of proceeds will be donated to the Salvation Army's Angel Tree.

Date: December 8, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website: http://www.sailwildhearts.com
Location: Across from Perdido Beach Resort
27200 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL
Contact: Wild Hearts Reservations 251.981.6700
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012    
Call for reservations and schedule.
Dec 8    Billy Claus Arrival at LuLu's
Family fun, free arts & crafts.  Same day as the Boat Parade.  Come watch the boats launch from Lulu's.

A visit to Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s is a laid-back escape to coastal fun and savory cooking. Lucy is a top-notch cook, successful writer, and like her big brother Jimmy, can throw a party that you won’t soon forget. LuLu’s offers waterfront dining on the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway with live music nightly. Try a Cheeseburger in Paradise, fresh made onion rings, Lucy’s amazing seafood gumbo, and many more of Lucy’s favorite recipes. Kids of all ages love LuLu’s for the sand pile, Mountain of Youth, exciting gift shop, beach volleyball, outdoor Bama Breeze bar, and lots of other things to entertain the whole family. There’s always something fun happening at LuLu’s.

Date: December 8, 2012
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: LuLu's at Homeport Marina
Contact: Cindy Pouyadou
EMail: cindy@lulubuffett.com
Date/Time Details: 11:00 am
Dec 8    Christmas Open House
Join the shops at the Wharf for a Christmas Open House.
   
Date: December 8, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Website: http://www.hlhood.com
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 8, 2012
3-6 pm
Dec 8    Wharf Christmas Open House
Stroll down Main Street at The Wharf in Orange Beach and see what deals there are for the holiday season.  Stores will be offering specials and gift ideas, along with regular and adult beverages and finger foods for customers to enjoy while they shop and wait for the Boat Parade to pass by The Wharf around 7pm.
Date: December 8, 2012
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: The shops at The Wharf, Orange Beach
Contact: Marla Warner
EMail: marlaw@alwharf.com
Date/Time Details: 12/08/2012, 4-7pm
Fees/Admission: Free and Open to the Public
Dec 8    Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade

27th Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade held on the 2nd Saturday in December each year.  Beginning at 5:30pm, the parade travel the Intracoastal Waterway Canal and ends approximately around 8:30pm.  The parade begins from LuLu's at Homeport Marina and ends at Zeke's Landing Marina. FREE for all private boats.

Deadline to register is Friday, Nov 30th!

Date: December 8, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Website: http://www.alagulfcoastchamber.com/pages/BoatParade
Location: The parade travels  the Intracoastal Waterway Canal east and ends approximately around 8:30pm.  The parade begins from LuLu's at Homeport Marina in Gulf Shores and ends at Zeke's Landing Marina in Orange Beach.  
EMail: lauren@alagulfcoastchamber.com
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm.
Fees/Admission: FREE
Dec 9    Live Nativity at Orange Beach City Hall
Drive by a live nativity at Orange Beach City Hall on Sunday, December 9th from 5-8 pm. Sponsored by the Orange Beach United Methodist Church.
Date: December 9, 2012
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Orange Beach City Hall
Contact: Yo Johnson
EMail: yolanda@jdevinecompany.com
Date/Time Details: December 9th 5-8pm
Fees/Admission: FREE - Drive by
Dec 9    Christmas Concert at GSUMC
Free Event at Gulf Shores United Methodist Church
Date: December 9, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Contact: 251-968-2411
Date/Time Details: December 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Dec 11    Santa Claus at the Orange Beach Public Library
Date: December 11, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Orange Beach Public Library
26267 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL   
Contact: Steven Gillis
EMail: sgillis@cityoforangebeach.com
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, December 11, 2012
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Dec 11    Christmas Extravaganza
The Christmas Extravaganza is December 11 at 6:30 pm at the Orange Beach Event Center. It will feature the elementary and middle school choral ensembles as well as the elementary, middle school and high school bands.    
Date: December 11, 2012
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Orange Beach Event Center
4671 Wharf Parkway
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Contact: William Mixon
EMail: WMixon@bcbe.org
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, December 11, 2012
6:30 pm
Dec 12    Christmas Open House at Circle K in OBA
Need a jolt of java?! Stop by Circle K for Christmas Coffee for you!  Grab a fresh baked cookie for the kids enter to win prizes on December 12 from 3-6pm.
Date: December 12, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Circle K on Perdido Beach Blvd. in Orange Beach
Contact: Allena Mitchell
EMail: str07744@CircleK.com
Date/Time Details: December 12th 3pm - 6pm
Fees/Admission: Free
Dec 12    Friends of the Library Christmas Open House
Date: December 12, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Orange Beach Public Library
26267 Canal Road
Orange Beach AL 36561
Contact: Steve Gillis
EMail: sgillis@cityoforangebeach.com
Dec 13    Chamber Holiday Open House
Please join the Chamber in their 7th Annual Holiday Open House Thursday, December 13th from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at 3150 Gulf Shores Parkway.

Refreshments will be provided.
Date: December 13, 2012
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce
3150 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL
Contact: Vicki Stillings 251.968.7200
EMail: membership@alagulfcoastchamber.com
Date/Time Details: Thursday, December 13th
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dec 15    Sail with Santa on Wild Hearts

Tell Santa what you want for Christmas on the 53ft catamaran, Wild Hearts while sailing the beautiful waters of Orange Beach!  Enjoy cookies and eggnog.  A professional photographer will be available to take your photo with Santa.  Reservations are required.  Call 251.981.6700.

50% of proceeds will be donated to the Salvation Army's Angel Tree.

Date: December 15, 2012
Website: http://www.sailwildhearts.com
Location: Across from Perdido Beach Resort
27200 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL
Contact: Wild Hearts Reservations 251.981.6700
Date/Time Details:

Saturday, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012    
Call for reservations and schedule.

Times Available
10:00am - 11:30am
12:00pm - 1:30pm
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Dec 15    Santa's Sleigh Pet Portraits BARC! Fundraiser
The Baldwin County Humane Society (BARC!) is partnering with Pet Portrait Network and Robertsdale Feed Store for a holiday fundraiser. For a minimum $10 donation, professional pictures of pet(s) on Santa's sleigh will be taken at Robertsdals Feed Store on Saturday, December 15 from 9 am until 3 pm. Each additional pet that is added to the pictures is $5. All proceeds benefit BARC!
Date: December 15, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Website: http://www.BaldwinHumane.org
Location: Robertsdale Feed Store
21353 Alabama 59
Robertsdale, AL 36567
Contact: Karen Ignatz, Executive Director, 251-928-4585
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 15, 2012
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fees/Admission: Minimum $10 donation. $5 for each additional pet.
Dec 15    San Roc Cay Christmas Memories
San Roc Cay will be rockin' for Christmas Season!  Mail your Santa letter in his special post office box,  Pictures with Santa at Life's a Canvas, cookies, hot cocoa, family fun, Shopping!  See you at San Roc!
Date: December 15, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: San Roc Cay - Life's a Canvas
Contact: John Grant Gordon
EMail: johngrant@lifesacanvasob.com
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 15th
2-4 pm
Fees/Admission: FREE
Dec 16    CLC Kids Program
CLC Kids Christmas Program and Griefshare: Surviving The Holidays.
Date: December 16, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Website: http://www.christianlifechurch.tv
Location: Christian Life Church
25550 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL  36561
Contact: 251-967-4840
Date/Time Details: Sunday, December 16, 2012
6:00 pm
Dec 20    Christmas Jam Session
Take time to enjoy the Season!  Enjoy a Jam Session one of Orange Beach's local bake shops.  Play an instrument?  Bring it!  Clap your hands?  Enjoy it!  Like to Jam?  Schedule it!  Drop by the evening of Dec 20th.
Date: December 20, 2012
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: The Dancing Cup - Bear Point Plaza across from the Keg on Canal Road in Orange Beach
Contact: Rhonda Hill
EMail: Dancingcupcafe@gmail.com
Date/Time Details: December 20th 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Fees/Admission: Free
Dec 22    Sail with Santa on Wild Hearts

Tell Santa what you want for Christmas on the 53ft catamaran, Wild Hearts while sailing the beautiful waters of Orange Beach!  Enjoy cookies and eggnog.  A professional photographer will be available to take your photo with Santa.  Reservations are required.  Call 251.981.6700.

50% of proceeds will be donated to the Salvation Army's Angel Tree.

Date: December 22, 2012
Website: http://www.sailwildhearts.com
Location: Across from Perdido Beach Resort
27200 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL
Contact: Wild Hearts Reservations 251.981.6700
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 2012    
Call for reservations and schedule.

Times Available
10:00am - 11:30am
12:00pm - 1:30pm
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Dec 22    San Roc Cay Christmas Memories
San Roc Cay will be rockin' for Christmas Season! Mail your Santa letter in his special post office box, Pictures with Santa at Life's a Canvas, cookies, hot cocoa, family fun, Shopping! See you at San Roc!
Date: December 22, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: San Roc Cay - Life's a Canvas
Contact: John Grant Gordon
EMail: johngrant@lifesacanvasob.com
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 22nd
2-4 pm
Fees/Admission: FREE
Dec 24    Christmas Eve Mass - St Thomas by the Sea

Experience Christmas in this special Christmas eve Mass on December 24th at 5pm

Date: December 24, 2012
Time: 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: St. Thomas By the Sea Catholic Church
26547 Perdido Beach Blvd.
East of 161 in Orange Beach
Contact: Susanne Laurier
EMail: stthomas@gulftel.com
Date/Time Details: December 24th at 5pm
Fees/Admission: Free
Dec 24    Christmas Eve Communion Service
Come & Worship in a Christmas Eve Communion Service from 6-7pm which will include Christmas Carols and candles. Come & Go Communion from 7pm - 9pm as Sr. Pastor, Dr. Alan McBride will be administering communion to individuals, groups and families that would like to take communion together.  Communion is open to ALL who want to partake of communion as the United Methodist Church believe God's grace is provided to ALL.
Date: December 24, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Orange Beach United Methodist Church
28751 Canal Road
East of 161 in Orange Beach.
Contact: Karen Fleming
EMail: kfleming@orangebeachumc.org
Date/Time Details: December 24th
6-7 pm and 7-9 pm
Fees/Admission: FREE
Dec 24    Christmas Eve Service - Orange Beach Baptist Church
Come and enjoy Christmas Eve Services in a Southern Baptist Church.
Date: December 24, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Orange Beach First Baptist Church
East on Canal Road next to Waterfront Park
Contact: Vivian Leigh Hanich
EMail: vivianleighhanich@hotmail.com
Date/Time Details: December 24th at 6pm
Fees/Admission: FREE
Dec 25    Christmas Potluck
Share the holiday cheer with the Flora-Bama. Bring a covered dish and happy cheer to enjoy an afternoon with us.
More information to follow.
Date: December 25, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Website: http://www.florabama.com
Location: 17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32507
Contact: Tonia Turner
EMail: info@florabama.com
Date/Time Details: December 25, 2012
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dec 25    Christmas Mass - St Thomas by the Sea
Christmas Mass. Come and worship with us on Christmas Day as we celebrate the birth of Jesus.  Our elaborate manger scene is on display and the church will be open thirty minutes prior to services for viewing.  Merry Christmas!
Date: December 25, 2012
Time: 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: St. Thomas By the Sea Catholic Church
26547 Perdido Beach Blvd.
East of 161 in Orange Beach
Contact: Suzanne Laurier
EMail: stthomas@gulftel.com
Date/Time Details: December 25th
9 am
Fees/Admission: Free
Dec 29    Flora-Bama Make it to the Line Run/Walk
Walk or Run that amazing Christmas dinner off with the Flora-Bama Make it to the Line 4 mile festivity!
More information to follow!
Date: December 29, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Website: http://www.florabama.com
Location: 17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32507
EMail: info@florabama.com
Date/Time Details: December 29, 2012
8:00am - 2:00pm
Dec 31 - Jan 1    Flora-Bama New Years Eve Bash
Celebrate the New Year with the Flora-Bama! Farewell to the old and Cheers to the New! 2013 is guaranteed to be an amazing year for you; start it with us!
More information to follow!
Date: December 31, 2012
Website: http://www.florabama.com
Location: 17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32507
EMail: info@florabama.com
Date/Time Details: December 31, 2012
Dec 31    Noon Year's Eve
Bring the entire family starting at 10:00 am and have a family-friendly NOON Year's Eve Countdown.  We start counting down at 11:59 AM!   After the countdown, enjoy  balloon drop at noon, followed by arts & crafts and live music.

A visit to Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s is a laid-back escape to coastal fun and savory cooking. Lucy is a top-notch cook, successful writer, and like her big brother Jimmy, can throw a party that you won’t soon forget. LuLu’s offers waterfront dining on the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway with live music nightly. Try a Cheeseburger in Paradise, fresh made onion rings, Lucy’s amazing seafood gumbo, and many more of Lucy’s favorite recipes. Kids of all ages love LuLu’s for the sand pile, Mountain of Youth, exciting gift shop, beach volleyball, outdoor Bama Breeze bar, and lots of other things to entertain the whole family. There’s always something fun happening at LuLu’s.

Date: December 31, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Lulu's at Homeport Marina
200 East 25th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Contact: Cindy Pouyadou
EMail: cindy@lulubuffett.com
Date/Time Details: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Dec 31 - Jan 1    New Year's Eve Party at The Hangout
New Year’s Eve Party at The Hangout
Ring in the New Year on the beach at The Hangout!

DJ Jermaine Quiz will be rockin’ the night away with his New Orleans Funky Mash-ups to include live horns, strings, turntables and vocals. Balloon drop at midnight for your chance to win Hangout Music Fest Tickets. Champagne toast and appetizers included with entry. Just $15 in advance online, $20 at the door, $15 with military ID at the door. 21 and up event.

Stay the night right next door at The Phoenix All Suites for just $110 a night on Dec 31 and Jan 1

Call Brett-Robinson Vacation Rentals at 1-800-211-7892 (promo code 491155) www.phoenixallsuites.com
Date: December 31, 2012
Time: 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Website: http://www.thehangout.com
Location: The Hangout
101 E Beach Blvd
Contact: Tara McMeans Marketing Director
EMail: tara@thehangoutal.com
Date/Time Details: 12-31-12 New Years Eve. Doors open at 9pm.
Fees/Admission: Just $15 in advance online, $20 at the door, $15 with military ID at the door.
Jan 1    Hangout/Kiwanis/Gulf Shores Polar Bear Dip

Bring in the New Year with a Polar Bear Dip at Gulf Shores Public Beach on
New Year's Day 2013. Participants are encouraged to come in costume and
celebrate the new year with a high noon plunge in the Gulf of Mexico
directly in front of The Hangout, at the south end of Hwy. 59 in Gulf
Shores. The pre and post dip party at the Hangout will include live music
and a Slip-n Slide for kids young and old. Prizes will be awarded for the
best costumes, and a special cash award will be presented to the "loudest"
Snowbird Club.

The party and Dip are free. A $15 event T-shirt purchase
(while supplies last) includes a post dip breakfast buffet at The Hangout.
T-shirts will be available  before the run (while supplies last) at The
Hangout or at www.gulfshoreskiwanis.org. The Dip is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Gulf Shores, with cooperation from the City of Gulf Shores and The Hangout.

 

Date: January 1, 2013
Website: http://www.gulfshoreskiwanis.org
Location: Directly in front of The Hangout
Gulf Shores Beach at the south end of Highway 59
Gulf Shores, AL
Date/Time Details: 12:00 noon
Fees/Admission: The party and Dip are free. A $15 event T-shirt purchase
(while supplies last) includes a post dip breakfast buffet at The Hangout.
T-shirts will be available  before the run (while supplies last) at The
Hangout or at www.gulfshoreskiwanis.org.
Jan 1    Flora-Bama Polar Bear Dip
Take a dip in the Gulf of Mexico with your friends at the Flora-Bama. High noon run into the Gulf of Mexico letting the past be the past; wash it all away. 2013 is guaranteed to bring your prosperity, good friends and incredible live music.
Start 2013 with the Flora-Bama and "do it with us on the line".
Date: January 1, 2013
Website: http://www.florabama.com
Location: 17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32507
EMail: info@florabama.com
Date/Time Details: January 1, 2012  Beginning at noon
Jan 1    2nd Annual Polar Bear Dip at The Hangout
Slip n’ slide your way into the Gulf of Mexico, enjoy live music by Grayson Capps, and celebrate New Year’s Day The Hangout way!

Slip n’ Slide, Jump, Jive an’Wail, and Take the Plunge into the Gulf of Mexico for a non-traditional, family friendly, Polar Bear Dip in Gulf Shores. The Kiwanis Club of Gulf Shores presents the second annual Slip n’ Slide Polar Bear Dip at high noon on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Gulf Shores Public Beach in front of The Hangout. All participants will be treated to a great post dip party at The Hangout with complimentary chili (while supplies last) and live music by Grayson Capps and The Lost Cause Minstrels.

Activities begin at 11am with the opening of the beach front slide and live music by David “Hornman’’ Jones inside The Hangout. The plunge will take place at high noon and is followed by the post-dip party featuring live music, prizes for best costumes, and a special cash award to the “loudest” Snowbird Club. Of course, all the football bowl games will be shown on the Hangout’s 20+ TV screens.

Polar Bear Dip souvenir T-shirts are on sale now at The Hangout for $15 and 100% of the proceeds benefit the Gulf Shores Kiwanis Club. Representatives from the Law Enforcement Torch Run will be selling caps and T-shirts to benefit Alabama Special Olympics day of. Both organizations will be accepting charitable contributions at the event.

Since 1985, the Kiwanis Club of Gulf Shores has raised and distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars and has had a good time doing it. Its members are key citizens from the Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Foley Metro that get involved to improve the lives of children. The club meets on Tuesdays at noon in the Palmer Dining Room at Craft Farms Golf Course. Visitors are always welcome. Visit gulfshoreskiwanis.org for more information.
Date: January 1, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Website: http://www.thehangout.com
Location: The Hangout
101 E Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Contact: Tara McMeans Marketing Director
EMail: tara@thehangoutal.com
Date/Time Details: 1-1-13 New Years Day
Fees/Admission: Free Event
Feb 6    Coastal Christmas Committee Meeting
Committee meeting for Coastal Christmas
Date: February 6, 2013
Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Website: https://secure2.chambermaster.com/directory/jsp/events/dlg/Public_AddReg.jsp?ccid=487&eventid=2850
Location: Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce
New conference room - north side of the building
3150 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL  36542
*Please park on the south side of the building and use north side entrance

Contact: Lauren Turner (251) 968-6901
EMail: lauren@mycoastalchamber.com
Date/Time Details: Wednesday, February 6th 9:30am- 10:30am
Jun 3    Coastal Christmas Committee Meeting
Coastal Christmas Committee Meeting
Date: June 3, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Website: http://www.alagulfcoastchamber.com/pages/CoastalChristmas
Location:

Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce
McCarron-Raley Boardroom

Please park on the south side of the building and use the north entrance to the boardroom.

Contact: Lauren Turner (251) 968-4237
EMail: lauren@mygulfcoastchamber.com
Date/Time Details:

Monday, June 3rd

9:00am

Fees/Admission: Please RSVP 
Nov 7    Voyagers Restaurant and Tour of Italy Wine Dinner and Pairing
Voyagers Restaurant is hosting a Tour of Italy, a 5 Course meal and wine pairing featuring wines from around Italy.

Executive Chef John Hamme will prepare creatively flavorful cuisine to complement the wines of Sardinia, Piedmont, Sicily, and Val D'Aosta.

Come, and enjoy our tour of Italy. Please visit us at www.perdidobeachresort.com for more information. Or call our Concierge at 251-981-9811 x 103.
Date: November 7, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Website: http://www.perdidobeachresort.com
Location: Perdido Beach Resort
EMail: info@perdidobeachresort.com
Date/Time Details: November 7th, 2013 at 530 pm
Fees/Admission: $75.00
Nov 9    Christmas Open House
Kick off your holiday season with us!!! Beautiful Christmas trees, wreaths, swags and unique gifts will be on display Saturday. Refreshments and door prizes all day long!! Hope to see you here....
Date: November 9, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Website: http://www.flowersbytheshore.com
Location: 1316 Gulf Shores Pkwy
Contact: Cindy/Joi
EMail: flowersshore@gulftel.com
Date/Time Details: Nov. 9, 2013 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Nov 16 - Nov 23    Holiday Open House
Join us for our week long Holiday Open House. Come in and register to win one of our 3 fabulous door prizes! Kicking off our Open House is Mary Hong's Holiday Edition Glass Art Class, Saturday Nov 16th 10:30-12:30. Learn how to use this glass medium while having a blast making your own piece of Art. Proceeds will benefit the Christian Services of Gulf Shores, AL. If you haven't registered yet, there's still time as we have a few spots remaining. Contact us for further details.  In the spirit of giving we are giving away 3 very cool door prizes. A 3 piece Fleur delis Canister Set, a pair of 28" lamps, and a 8 ft shutter media console valued at $2400. All you have to do is come in and register any time during our Holiday Open House Nov 16th-23rd! 
Date: November 16, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Website: http://www.saltairerestoration.com
Location: Saltaire Restoration 8371 Highway 59 Foley, AL 36535
Contact: rbrown@saltairerestoration or  251-943-2731
EMail: rbrown@saltairerestoration.com
Date/Time Details: November 16th-23rd Saturday 10:00-4:00 Monday-Friday 10:00-5:00
Fees/Admission: Free to attend. Must come in to be registered for Door Prizes.
Nov 16    Season of Joy Light Show Premiere at The Wharf
Celebrate the season with SPECTRA, The Wharfs sound and light spectacular, each evening on Main Street. The immersive experience will spark the spirit of the holidays in the hearts of kids of all ages!
Date: November 16, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Website: http://alwharf.com
Location: The Wharf Orange Beach, Alabama
Contact: 251-224-1000
Date/Time Details: Nightly at 6pm & 7pm Holiday hours may vary
Fees/Admission: FREE
Nov 19    Sip & Shop
Join us for an evening of shopping, refreshments, food & fun! Treat yourself with a glass of wine or a delicious meal and fabulous offers from participating merchants. Jump-start your holiday shopping at the Sip & Shop. Either way, don't miss the fun at these Wharf locations: Seaside Shoes, Rejuvenations Med Spa, Isle of Bama Toys, Villaggio Grille, The Southern Grind Coffee House and Paradise Fruit Wines & Accessories. Grab a girlfriend and stop in at each spot as we roll out the red & green Christmas carpet for you. Plus, sign up to be registered to win a grand prize package that will make you, or someone on your 'NICE' list, smile!
Date: November 19, 2013
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Participating Merchants located at The Wharf in Orange Beach: Seaside Shoes, Rejuvenations Med Spa, Isle of Bama Toys, Villaggio Grille, The Southern Grind Coffee House and Paradise Fruit Wines & Accessories
EMail: seasideshoes@gulftel.com
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, November 19th from 5pm until 8pm or later!
Fees/Admission: Free to attend, visit each location for their special offers.
Nov 22    HOLIDAY STROLL
Begin your downtown Fairhope stroll on Friday night at the Eastern Shore Art Center! We will have refreshments and 10% off your purchase in our Gallery Gift Shop! Christmas is right around the corner, so take this chance and get some one-of-a-kind pieces of art for your family and friends this year! If you cannot make the Holiday Stroll, don't worry! You can receive this discount all day on Friday at the Art Center. We will be open 10am-4pm!
Date: November 22, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Website: http://www.esartcenter.com
Location: Eastern Shore Art Center
Contact: 251-928-2228 ext 103
EMail: adrienne@esartcenter.com
Date/Time Details: November 22, 6-8pm
Fees/Admission: Free Admission
Nov 23 - Jan 12    Holiday Skating at The Wharf
Open
Monday – Friday 4PM – 10PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM – 10PM
Hours vary during holiday season


Date: November 23, 2013
Website: http://www.alwharf.com
Location: The Wharf
Contact: 251-224-1000
Date/Time Details: Varies
Fees/Admission: $8 for 2 hour skate rental, including skates.
$10 includes the above + Ferris Wheel ticket.
Nov 23    Seuss & Skating
Dr. Seuss will be reading "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" followed by ice skating with children in the Holiday Skating Rink at The Wharf. Enjoy animals from the  Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo from 10am - 2pm.  The Southern Grind will ahve hot chocolate to skaters from 10am-2pm
Date: November 23, 2013
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: The Wharf in Orange Beach
Date/Time Details: Saturday, November 23rd 5:00pm 10:00am to see animals from the zoo
Nov 24    Community Thanksgiving Service
Date: November 24, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Website: http://www.orangebeachumc.org
Location: Orange Beach United Methodist Church
EMail: kfleming@orangebeachumc.org
Date/Time Details: 11/24/2013 at 6pm
Nov 26 - Dec 22    Crazy Christmas Photo Contest - Pappa's Pizza Pi
Everyone is welcome to take their picture at Pappa's Pizza Pi on Canal Rd. in Orange Beach at their Crazy Christmas Photo Booth.  Post your picture on their facebook page; share on your facebook page to get the most votes.  The photo with the most likes on Christmas WINS A $50 gift certificate.
Date: November 26, 2013
Location: Pappa's Pizza Pi 27370 Canal Rd. Orange Beach, AL 36561
Contact: 251-981-5500 or Terry Pappas (850) 255-1603
Date/Time Details: November 26-December 22, 2013
Nov 26 - Dec 1    Spectra Holiday Light Show
Enjoy an all new holiday sound and light spectacular show.  The immersive experience will spark the spirit of the holidays in the hearts of kids of all ages.  FREE shows every night on Main Street at 6pm and 7pm.
Date: November 26, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: The Wharf Orange Beach
Date/Time Details: November 26 - January 1, 2014 6:00pm & 7:00pm
Fees/Admission: FREE
Nov 27    Mary's Shelter Benefit - Deadline to Purchase Tickets
St. Thomas By The Sea Knights of Columbus will host their annual holiday fundraiser, Friday, December 6th at the Orange Beach Community Center.  Tickets include lobster or steak dinner, wine & beer, Perdido Brass Christmas concert, Chinese raffle and a chance to win $3,000 grand prize. The deadline to purchase tickets is today!
Date: November 27, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Orange Beach Community Center 27235 Canal Rd. Orange Beach, AL 36561
Contact: For tickets contact Michael (251) 776-4229 or Bill at (251) 604-6154
Date/Time Details: Deadline: Wednesday, November 27th Event: Friday, December 6th
Fees/Admission: Tickets are $40 per person, two ore more, and $50 for single tickets.
Nov 28 - Dec 26    Holiday Music
Sunny 105.7, The Voice of Paradise, brings you the perfect mix of classic hits and all your holiday favorites of the season, and continuous Christmas music on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Happy Holidays!
Date: November 28, 2013
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Website: http://sunny1057.com
Location: 105.7 FM and online at sunny1057.com
Contact: 251-967-1057
EMail: studio@sunny1057.com
Date/Time Details: Thanksgiving-Christmas
Fees/Admission: Free
Nov 28    Flora-Bama Thanksgiving Pot Luck
Date: November 28, 2013
Website: http://www.florabama.com
Location: Flora-Bama Lounge & Package: 17401 Perdido Key Drive, Perdido Key, FL 32507
EMail: info@florabama.com
Nov 29 - Jan 1    Coastal Christmas Holiday Season

WHAT IS COASTAL CHRISTMAS?

It’s a growing -- and glowing -- collection of existing and new holiday events designed to showcase our Coastal Baldwin region as the perfect destination for holiday travel and shopping opportunities.  Many businesses, local organizations and governmental entities have come together to bring you this new annual event series.

 

Date: November 29, 2013
Website: http://www.alabamacoastalchristmas.com
Location:

Alabama Gulf Coast towns

EMail: Info@alagulfcoastchamber.com
Nov 29 - Dec 22    Pictures with Santa! at The Wharf
Santa's Schedule:

November 29 Friday 4-8
November 30 Saturday 12-8
December 1 Sunday 4-8

December 3 Tuesday TBA

December 5 Thursday 4-8
December 6 Friday 4-8
December 7 Saturday 12-8
December 8 Sunday 4-8

December 12 Thursday 4-8
December 13 Friday  4-8
December 14 Saturday 12-8
December 15 Sunday 4-8

December 19 Thursday 4-8
December 20 Friday 4-8
December 21 Saturday 12-8
December 22 Sunday 4-8
Date: November 29, 2013
Website: http://www.alwharf.com
Location: The Wharf
Contact: 251-224-1000
Date/Time Details: Varies
Fees/Admission: $10 for photo and souvenir frame
Nov 29    Black Friday Deals at Serenity
Serenity Gift Certificates  -  $125 Certificate for $100

AVEDA products from 10% to 40% OFF

Select Spa Rituals Polishes 40% Off

AVEDA GIFT Sets15% OFF

Complimentary Hand Relief Treatment
With Salon/Spa tour

Enter to Win Stress Fix Gift Basket!

Black Friday Hours
10am – 5pm
Date: November 29, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Website: http://www.serenityatthebeach.com/
Location: Sanroc Cay Marina & Shopping Center
EMail: doug@serenityatthebeach.com
Nov 29 - Nov 30    Refreshments at Merrill Miller's Interiors
Light refreshments.  Also, raffling off a painting starting with every purchase qualifies you.  The drawing will be December 31st. On going discounts available. 
Date: November 29, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Merrill Miller's Interiors 24820 Canal Rd. Orange Beach, AL 36561
Contact: 251-989-9033
Date/Time Details: Friday & Saturday November 29-30, 2013
Nov 29 - Dec 31    Magic Christmas in Lights
The holiday tradition continues as Bellingrath Gardens and Home celebrates Magic Christmas in Lights.  Stroll through over 3 million sparkling lights and over 950 displays throughout the 65 acre Garden estate.  The Bellingrath Home is decorated in its holiday finery and poinsettias encompass the Gardens.  Nightly choral performances are held on the South Terrace of the Bellingrath Home. A fun family event for everyone, guests can also have their photographs taken with Santa and find the perfect holiday gift can be found for that someone special in Bellingrath's magnificently stocked Gift Shop. 
Date: November 29, 2013
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: http://www.bellingrath.org/mcil.html
Location: Bellingrath Gardens and Home
12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road
Theodore, AL 36582
Contact: 800.247.8420 or 251.973.2217
EMail: bellingrath@bellingrath.org
Date/Time Details: Friday, November 29 through Tuesday, December 31. Nightly from 5PM to 9PM. Closed December 25th.
Fees/Admission: Magic Christmas in Lights Only: Adults (13 and older): $15.00; Children (Ages 5-12): $7.00 & Children 4 and Under: Free

Magic Christmas in Lights and Bellingrath Home Tour: Adults (13 and Older): $24.00; Children (Ages 5-12): $13.00
& Children 4 and under: Free
Nov 30    Pictures with Beach' Santa
Digital image will be sent to your email address, $20.
Date: November 30, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Website: http://www.santaisarriving.com
Location: Cotton Bayou Beach Access
Contact: Mitzi Callaway
EMail: rmcallaway3@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details: Saturday, November 30th 11:00am-2:00pm
Fees/Admission: $20.00
Dec 1    Brunch with Santa at The Beach Club's Coast Restaurant
Please join us for Sunday brunch with Santa for the month of December with award winning Chef Brody Olive and festive decorating activities for children. Families and kids can also enjoy photo opportunities with Santa and creating gingerbread houses and stockings while at brunch to take home for their own decorations. Enjoy Chef Brody?s fresh fruit display, assorted mini quiche muffins, pan seared crab cakes, shrimp and grits, eggs benedicts, ham, apple smoked bacon, smoked sausage, potato and asparagus hash, scramble eggs, herb rubbed prime rib, biscuits and assorted dessert station. Sample the Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar, featuring 40 different ingredients and spices. Reservations are Required 251.224.3600 
Date: December 1, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Website: http://www.spectrumresorts.com/
Location: Coast Restaurant at The Beach Club
Contact: Reservations are Required 251.224.3600
EMail: bolive@spectrumresorts.com
Date/Time Details: December 1, 2013  10 am - 1:30 pm
Fees/Admission: $19.95 for adults $9.95 for children Ages 5 and under are complimentary
Dec 1    Gulf State Park Coastal Christmas
Photos with Santa Claus, food, Christmas projects for the kids, Christmas Carols.
Date: December 1, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Gulf State Pavilion
Gulf Shores, AL 
Date/Time Details: Sunday, December 1, 2013
6 pm - 9 pm
Dec 3    HOLIDAY STAMPING & WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
Instructed by Jane Sellier. We'll make holiday related items such as cards, gift tags, bookmarks and small paintings.  This is an interesting class for all levels - even those who have never painted before.  All supplies included. 
Date: December 3, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Website: http://www.esartcenter.com
Location: Eastern Shore Art Center
Contact: 251-928-2228 ext 107
EMail: melinda@esartcenter.com
Date/Time Details: December 3rd, 9:00 ? 3:00pm
Fees/Admission: $45 ($40 for Members)
Dec 3    Orange Beach Tree Lighting at the Wharf
Join us as the City of Orange Beach hosts its Official Tree Lighting at the Wharf. This free event is open to all ages. Community groups will have hot chocolate, arts and crafts and cookie decorating booths. Santa will arriving on a fire truck!
Date: December 3, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Marlin Circle at the Wharf
Contact: Angela Bateman, City of Orange Beach, 251-981-6629
EMail: abateman@cityoforangebeach.com
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013/5:30-7pm
Fees/Admission: Free Event
Dec 3    Girls Night Out
We invite you to  join us for an Open House Party to Paint, Mingle, Sip & Shop with wine , snacks & friends. Island Paint Party & Jewel Kade Jewelry are your hosts tonight along with Scentsy, Skinny Wraps & Plexus Slim.. Come join us ... Painting starts at 15.00
Date: December 3, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Island Paint Party 1140 Gulf Shores Pkwy ( Next to Nolan's & the Zoo )
Contact: TC Cyr 251-978-6978 tcpaintsit@gulftel.com
EMail: tcpaintsit@gulftel.com
Date/Time Details: Dec. 3rd 6 - 10 pm
Fees/Admission: Free wine & snacks
Dec 3    Christmas on the Coast Fine Arts
They will be collecting Toys for Tots during the event.  Admission is Free
Date: December 3, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: L. D. Owen Performing Arts Center at the Bay Minette Campus
Contact: 251-580-2281
EMail: Sara.Godwin@faulknerstate.edu
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, December 3rd 7:00pm
Fees/Admission: Free
Dec 3    A Christmas Musical Celebration starring Brian Gurl
Gulf Shores will kick off their holiday festivities at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center on Tuesday, December 3 with A Christmas Musical Celebration starring pianist, vocalist and musical director Brian Gurl. This five person production features a wide variety of Christmas melodies and holiday favorites – performed like you’ve never heard them before – with a taste of Rock ‘n Roll, Broadway, Jazz and a little bit of comedy.
 
“The audience better get ready for a jazzy, rocky, white hot, rollicking good time,” said Gurl. “Greensleeves will never be the same and Jingle Bells better hang on for dear life because we’re going to melt Frosty faster than a balmy Gulf Shores afternoon!”
 
Free tickets for the show are available at the Activity Center box office on a first come, first serve basis. The box office is located at 260 Clubhouse Drive and office hours are Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Date: December 3, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: http://www.gulfshoresal.gov
Location: Erie H. Meyer Civic Center
Contact: Lesley Dethloff
EMail: ldethloff@gulfshoresal.gov
Date/Time Details: December 3, 2013 7 p.m.
Fees/Admission: Free tickets available by calling 251-968-1174 or at the Activity Center box office.
Dec 4    Ribbon Cutting and Open House for the Happy Shak
Ribbon Cutting and Open House at the Happy Shak 8159 State Hwy 59 in Foley.
Refreshments will be served.
Date: December 4, 2013
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: The Happy Shak
8159 State Hwy 59
Foley, AL
Contact: Vicki Stillings 251.968.7200
Date/Time Details: Wednesday, December 4th
4:30 p.m.
Dec 5    Holiday Open House at K McElroy Salon
Enjoy refreshments, you can mingle with our guests, meet our team, take a tour of the salon and spa and get a head start on your holiday shopping!
Date: December 5, 2013
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: K McElroy Salon 2305 East 2nd St.  Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Contact: (251) 968-3737
Date/Time Details: Thursday, December 5th 5:00pm - 7:00pm 
Fees/Admission: No Admission
Dec 5    Classical Christmas Concert
Concert featuring Victor and Megan Andzulis, Hanan Tarabay Reedy, and Howard Reed. Proceeds support the Marjorie Younce Snook Public Library in Summerdale. 
Date: December 5, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Summerdale Municipal Complex
Contact: 251-989-2011
Date/Time Details: Thursday, December 5th
Doors open at 6:30pm and showtime is 7:00pm.
Fees/Admission: $10 adults
$5 students
Purchase tickets at United Bank, Summerdale Library, Summerdale Town Hall
Dec 6 - Dec 7    Wildflowers Christmas Open House
This will be your one stop shop for Santa free gift wrap.  Enjoy Santa's treats and drinks!
Date: December 6, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Wildflower Boutique 25814 Canal Rd. Orange Beach, AL 36542
Contact: 251-981-9453
Date/Time Details: 10am-5pm
Dec 6 - Dec 7    Refreshments at Merrill Miller's Interiors
Light refreshments.  Also, raffling off a painting starting with every purchase qualifies you.  The drawing will be December 31st. On going discounts available.
Date: December 6, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Merrill Miller's Interiors  24820 Canal Rd.  Orange Beach, AL 36561
Contact: 251-989-9033
Date/Time Details: Friday & Saturday December 6-7,2013
Dec 6    Light Up The Arts
Coastal Arts Center Open House: Hot Shop glass blowing; Clay Studio demo's; whimsical lighted gallery exhibit; gift shop featuring glass, clay, jewelry and art; refreshments by Shipp's Harbor Grill.
Date: December 6, 2013
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Website: http://www.coastalartscenter.com
Location: Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach 26389 Canal Road, Orange Beach
Contact: Art Center: 251-981-2787
EMail: adimario@cityoforangebeach.com
Date/Time Details: 5:00 - 8:00
Fees/Admission: -0-
Dec 6    City of Gulf Shores Lighted Christmas Parade & Beach Celebration

The holiday fun continues on Friday, December 6 with the Gulf Shores Lighted Christmas Parade and Beach Celebration. The evening parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature festive lighted floats from around the region. Large crowds of spectators looking to soak up the holiday spirit are anticipated along Highway 59 as parade entries make their way from Clubhouse Drive to the Gulf Shores Public Beach.

The excitement from the parade will roll continuously into the night as the celebration at the Gulf Shores Public Beach will kick off immediately following the parade. Families can enjoy a stunning lighting ceremony followed by pictures with Santa, a live nativity, holiday treats, crafts and much more.

Anyone interested in entering the parade can do so by registering online at www.gulfshoresal.gov/paraderegistration or by contacting Candice Carraway at 251-968-1173.

Date: December 6, 2013
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Website: http://www.gulfshoresal.gov
Location: Gulf Shores Public Beach
Contact: Candice Carraway
EMail: ccarraway@gulfshoresal.gov
Date/Time Details: December 6, 2013
6:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission: FREE
Dec 6    Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra
"Winter Wonderland"
Date: December 6, 2013
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Foley Civic Center
Contact: 251-423-2010
Date/Time Details: Friday, December 6 7:30pm-9:00pm
Fees/Admission: $5 donation
Dec 7    1 Year Anniversary & Holiday Open House - The Southern Grind Coffee House
Stop by and celebrate the One Year Anniversary at The Southern Grind Coffee house! 10% off all retail when you mention this ad.
Free coffee and cookies.

From 2-4 pm meet local author, Gabrielle Mazur and preview her new children's book " Boppy & Me".

Date: December 7, 2013
Time: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: The Southern Grind Coffee House
Suite 116
The Wharf
Orange Beach, AL
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 7th 
7 am - 6 pm
Dec 7    Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast with Santa
Please join us as we celebrate Jesus. Breakfast, crafts and fellowship! Don't forget to wear your pj's!!
Date: December 7, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Website: http://www.orangebeachumc.org
EMail: kfleming@orangebeachumc.org
Dec 7    Breakfast with Santa at Orange Beach United Methodist Church
Breakfast with Santa - Saturday, Dec. 7th, 8:00-11:00am, Brooks Center at Orange Beach United Methodist Church.  Children of ALL ages are invited to come in their Christmas PJ's to eat breakfast, make a craft and have their picture made with Santa himself.
Date: December 7, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Website: http://www.orangebeachumc.org
Location: Orange Beach United Methodist orangebeachumc.org 28751 Canal Rd ; East of Orange Beach Blvd. on Canal Road toward Bear Point
Contact: Karen Fleming 251.981.6751 kfleming@orangebeachumc.org 
EMail: kfleming@orangebeachumc.org
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 7 8-11am
Fees/Admission: Free admission for children of all ages
Dec 7    MAKE YOUR OWN GRINCH
Grinchmas Workshop. Ages 5-10. Must register by Dec 3.
Date: December 7, 2013
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website: http://www.esartcenter.com
Location: Eastern Shore Arts Center
Contact: 251-928-2228 ext 107
EMail: melinda@esartcenter.com
Date/Time Details: December 7, 9:30am-11:30am
Fees/Admission: $15 ($10 for Members)
Dec 7    Paws Meet Claus
Magnolia Small Animal Clinic will be hosting their annual Paws Meet Claus for Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 10 am until noon at 22250 East Beach Blvd. Gulf Shores at the Gulf State beach pavilion. All proceed are benefiting "All About Dogs Rescue Foundation". Picture sets include 3-4 pictures and are $25.00 each set. There also will be tasteful refreshments served. Claus and pet pictures make great gifts, Christmas cards and wonderful memories!    
Date: December 7, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Magnolia Small Animal Clinic
22250 East Beach Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Contact: Victoria Broadus, Magnolia Small Animal Clinic, 251-943-6738
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 7, 2013, 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
Fees/Admission: $25.00 each set that include 3 - 4 pictures.
Dec 7    Tea with Santa Claus
Three courses for adults & children.  Children' get to decorate their own gingerbread man cookie!
Date: December 7, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Villaggio Grille at The Wharf
Contact: (251) 224-6510
EMail: lgil233579@aol.com
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 7th 10:00am
Fees/Admission: $20 (includes tax & gratuity)
Dec 7    Annual Christmas Ornament Painting
You get to choose your own ornament, paint it, have cookies and coco, face painting, letters to Santa and get your picture taken in Santa's photo booth!  Reservations are not needed.  We can't wait to see you all again this Holiday Season  *Photo booth brought to you by Flash Time Photo Booth
Date: December 7, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Life's A Canas SanRoc Cay  27267 Perdido Beach Blvd, Suite C103 Orange Beach, AL 36561
Contact: John Grant Gordon (251) 981-7770
EMail: johngrant@lifesacanvasob.com
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 7th 12:00pm-3:00pm
Dec 7    Charli Adams Performing at Southern Grind
Nashville recording star, Charli Adams, of Orange Beach will be performing at Southern Grind at The Wharf on Saturday, December 7 at 4pm to commemorate the Grind?s first year anniversary.  Charli as she is known in Nashville got her start at the Grind.  
Date: December 7, 2013
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 7th 4:00pm
Fees/Admission: FREE
Dec 7    Seuss & Skating
Dr. Seuss will be reading "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" followed by ice skating with children in the Holiday Skating Rink at The Wharf
Date: December 7, 2013
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: The Wharf in Orange Beach
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 7th 5:00pm
Dec 8 - Dec 16    First Baptist Church Orange Beach Nativity Open House
The FBC family welcome our neighbors, friends, and visitor to share our love of Jesus and celebrate the season of His birth through the art of nativities. Over 75 nativities will be displayed for all to enjoy in a casual open house atmosphere.
Date: December 8, 2013
Location: First Baptist Church Orange Beach 4773 Bay Circle & Canal Road Orange Beach, AL 36561
Contact: Vivian Hanich
EMail: vlhanich@hotmail.com
Date/Time Details: 12/8 - 12/16 9 AM - 3 PM daily
Fees/Admission: free
Dec 8    Romar Beach Baptist Church Community Christmas Choir Mary, Did You Know?
Two presentations on Sunday, December 8th: Romar Beach Baptist:  9 AM Miflin Baptist Church:  6 PM
Date: December 8, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Romar Beach Baptist Church Miflin Baptist Church
Contact: 251-981-8959
Date/Time Details: Sunday, December 8th 9am & 6pm
Dec 8    Brunch with Santa at The Beach Club?s Coast Restaurant
Please join us for Sunday brunch with Santa for the month of December with award winning Chef Brody Olive and festive decorating activities for children. Families and kids can also enjoy photo opportunities with Santa and creating gingerbread houses and stockings while at brunch to take home for their own decorations. Enjoy Chef Brody's fresh fruit display, assorted mini quiche muffins, pan seared crab cakes, shrimp and grits, eggs benedicts, ham, apple smoked bacon, smoked sausage, potato and asparagus hash, scramble eggs, herb rubbed prime rib, biscuits and assorted dessert station. Sample the Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar, featuring 40 different ingredients and spices. 
Date: December 8, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Website: http://www.spectrumresorts.com/
Location: Coast Restaurant at The Beach Club
Contact: Reservations are required. 251.224.3600 
EMail: bolive@spectrumresorts.com
Date/Time Details: December 1, 2013  10 am - 1:30 pm
Fees/Admission: $19.95 for adults $9.95 for children Ages 5 and under are complimentary
Dec 8    CELTIC CHRISTMAS
Mobile Symphony Series: Andra Bohnet, flutes and celtic harp Tom Morley, violin and fiddle
Date: December 8, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Website: http://www.esartcenter.com
Location: Eastern Shore Art Center
Contact: 251-928-2228 ext 107
EMail: melinda@esartcenter.com
Date/Time Details: December 8th, 2:00pm
Fees/Admission: Tickets are $20 per performance. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are $15 per person. Students, $5 each. 
Dec 8    HANDEL'S MESSIAH
Gulf Shores UMC Presents "Messiah" on Sunday, December 8, 2013

Written by:  Louise Hawley

The stirring choruses of Handel's "Messiah" will again launch the holiday season for the Gulf Shores community with a 2:30 PM performance on Sunday, December 8th by the Choral Society of Pensacola at the Gulf Shores United Methodist Church, 1900 Gulf Shores Parkway.

Under the baton of musical director Xiaolun Chen, featured soloists will include: Carla Connors, soprano; Wanda Brister, mezzo-soprano; Leo Day, tenor; and Patrick Jacobs, bass-baritone; along with the 60-member Choral Society singers. The performance will be accompanied by the Choral Society Orchestra, featuring members of the Pensacola Symphony. 

Concert tickets may be purchased at the church office any weekday from 9AM to 4PM with reserved seating for $20 and general admission for $15.  Call 251-968-2411 for more information or please view the church website at www.gulfshoresumc.org.

Organized as the Pensacola Oratorio Society in the fall of 1935 for its first presentation of "Messiah," 2013 marks the choral group's 78th consecutive annual performance of this timeless masterpiece.  Be a part of this moving experience;  purchase your tickets today.
Date: December 8, 2013
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Website: http://www.gulfshoresumc.org
Location: GSUMC - Sanctuary
1900 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL
Contact: Church Office 251-968-2411
EMail: mary@gulfshoresumc.org
Date/Time Details: Sunday, December 8th
2:30 pm
Fees/Admission: General Admission: $15
Reserved Seating: $20
Dec 8    Christmas Spectacular
Special performance by the Pensacola Olive Baptist Hand Bell Choir with refreshments following.
Date: December 8, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Orange Beach First Baptist Church
Contact: Vivian Hannich
EMail: vivianleighhanich@hotmail.com
Date/Time Details: Sunday, December 8th 6:00pm-8:30pm
Dec 10    SPAtacular Skincare Health & Wellness Center Ribbon Cutting and Open House
Stop by for the Ribbon Cutting at 4:30 and stay for the open house!

Date: December 10, 2013
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Website: http://www.SPAtacular.biz
Location: 109 W. 14th Avenue
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Contact: Pamela Liberto or Loretta Thomas
EMail: paml@SPAtacular.biz
Date/Time Details: 4:30 pm
Dec 12    Chamber Holiday Open House
Please stop by the Chamber office for some Holiday Refreshments from 11-2.
3150 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL
Date: December 12, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Coastal Alabama Business Chamber
3150 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL
Date/Time Details: Thursday, December 12th
11 am - 2pm
Dec 12    Santa Claus Is Coming Too RE/MAX Paradise
Date: December 12, 2013
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:

RE/MAX Paradise
24037 Perdido Beach Blvd. 
Orange Beach, AL 36561

EMail: 251-948-8000
Date/Time Details: Thursday, December 12th
4:00pm-6:00pm
Dec 12    Coastal Christmas Stroll
Enjoy the wonderful facilities that the City of Orange Beach has to offer. Many City facilities including the Senior Center, Library, Wind and Water Learning Center and Coastal Arts Center will be holding Open House and many other fun activities.
Date: December 12, 2013
Time: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: City of Orange Beach facilities
Contact: Carolyn Vines, City of Orange Beach Senior Center Coordinator, 251-981-3440
EMail: cvines@cityoforangebeach.com
Date/Time Details: Thursday, Dec 12, 2013/4:30-7pm.
Fees/Admission: Free Event
Dec 12    City of Gulf Shores Christmas Open House
The City of Gulf Shores will open its doors to host its annual Christmas Open House. The night will begin at 6 p.m. with crafts, games and treats at the David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center, Gulf Shores Museum, Thomas B. Norton Public Library and South Baldwin Community Theater.

Santa will highlight the night as he arrives at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center at 7:30 p.m. After visiting with Santa, families are invited inside to cap off the evening with a free performance by the Gulf Coast’s leading performance choir, The Coastal Chorale. 


Free Admission. For more information contact the Special Events Division at 251-968-1172.

Christmas Open House is a part of the Coastal Christmas campaign.
Date: December 12, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Website: http://www.gulfshoresal.gov
Location: Erie Meyer Civic Center, David L. Bodenhamer Center, Thomas B. Norton Public Library, Gulf Shores Museum, South Baldwin Community Theater
Contact: Blake Phelps
EMail: bphelps@gulfshoresal.gov
Date/Time Details: December 12, 2013/6:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission: FREE
Dec 13 - Dec 14    Merry Market (gifts and crafts expo)




  

2nd Annual Merry Market at the Orange Beach Events Center at the Wharf.
Two days of fine arts, arts & craft and unique gifts.
Admission is free and it is open to the public.

VENDORS - Click here to download your 2013 application
 Do not pay for your space until you have been selected to participate!
Contact Vicki Stillings with questions. 251.968.7200
Date: December 13, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Website: http://www.mygulfcoastchamber.com
Location: Orange Beach Events Center
at the Wharf
Contact: Vicki Stillings 251.968.7200
EMail: vicki@mygulfcoastchamber.com
Date/Time Details: Friday, 2:00 p.m. -7:00  p.m. 
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission: Admission is FREE.
Open to the Public.

Vendor spaces are available.  Please contact Vicki Stillings.

Dec 13 - Dec 14    Refreshments at Merrill Miller's Interiors
Light refreshments.  Also, raffling off a painting starting with every purchase qualifies you.  The drawing will be December 31st. On going discounts available.
Date: December 13, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Merrill Miller's Interiors 24820 Canal Rd. Orange Beach, AL 36561
Contact: 251-98-9033
Date/Time Details: Friday & Saturday December 13-14, 2013
Dec 14    Cookie Extravaganza
Join us for our Annual Christmas Cookie Sale. You can get special cookies and candies for Christmas gifts.

Please help us by baking cookies and dropping off at the Brooks Center by Friday, Dec 13th and by bringing your friends and neighbors to the event.

This is an annual fundraiser for the UMW Martha Missions. This helps support our mission of Spreading God's Love and helping others.
Date: December 14, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website: http://www.orangebeachumc.org
Location: Orange Beach United Methodist Church in the Brooks Center
EMail: kfleming@orangebeachumc.org
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 14th 9-noon
Fees/Admission: 3 size cookie tins to fill (prices vary)
Dec 14    CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT EXPRESS
Grinchmas Workshop. Ages 5-10. Must register by Dec 3.
Date: December 14, 2013
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website: http://www.esartcenter.com
Location: Eastern Shore Art Center
Contact: 251-928-2228 ext 107
EMail: melinda@esartcenter.com
Date/Time Details: December 14, 9:30am-11:30am
Fees/Admission: $15 ($10 for Members)
Dec 14    Santa Claus at Brick & Spoon
Santa is coming to Brick & Spoon Orange Beach tomorrow @ 10 am. So stop by and get your picture taken and have some wonderful breakfast or lunch.
Date: December 14, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: 24705 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561
Contact: Phone:(251) 981-7772
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 14th 10:00am
Dec 14    Merry Market Gifts & Crafts Expo
Merry Market is a 2 day event that will feature Arts & Crafts and unique gifts with something for everyone. Santa's Workshop from 10am-4pm for children ages 5-12. Ticket's for Santa's Workshop are $10. Children will make ornaments, cards and decorate cookies.
Date: December 14, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Website: http://alabamacoastalchristmas.com
Location: Orange Beach Events Center at The Wharf 
Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL
Contact: Vicki Stillings 251.968.7200
EMail: vicki@mygulfcoastchamber.com
Date/Time Details: Friday 2 pm 7 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Fees/Admission: Admission is Free and it is open to the public!


Dec 14    Santa's Workshop for Children ages 5-12
Santa's workshop for children ages 5-12 at the Merry Market Expo at the Orange Beach Events Center at the Wharf.

Tickets are $6.00 in advance (by December 6th)  
$10 if purchased after the 6th or at the door.


Children will make an ornament to take home, decorate cookies for snack, write letters to Santa and play games while their parents shop at Merry Market.


Date: December 14, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Website: http://alabamacoastalchristmas.com
Location: Orange Beach Events Center
at the Wharf
Contact: Vicki Stillings 251.968.7200
EMail: Vicki@mygulfcoastchamber.com
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 14th
10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission: Tickets are $6 if purchased by December 6th
$10 if purchased after the 6th or at the door.

Tickets are available at the Chamber office, 3150 Gulf Shores Parkway in Gulf Shores.

Dec 14    Flora-Bama Santa Drop
We kick-off the Christmas holidays with our annual Santa Drop. Seriously, Santa Claus parachutes down to the Flora-Bama. It doesn?t matter how old you are, you can still sit on Santa?s lap and ask for whatever you want! We can?t guarantee you?ll get it, but it?s worth a shot. This special day is fun for everyone, especially Cathy Pace & Santa?s helpers who sing Christmas carols with the children.
Date: December 14, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Website: http://www.florabama.com
Location: Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key Drive Pensacola, FL 32507
Contact: 850-492-0611 info@florabama.com
EMail: jenifer@florabama.com
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 14th at 11:00am
Fees/Admission: Free to everyone!
Dec 14    Kid's Shopping Day with Santa
Let Santa help with your gift list.  Santa will have free treat bags for the kids!
Date: December 14, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Wildflower Boutique 25814 Canal Rd. Orange 
Contact: 251-981-9453
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 14th 11am-2pm
Dec 14    Annual Christmas Ornament Painting
You get to choose your own ornament, paint it, have cookies and coco, face painting, letters to Santa and get your picture taken in Santa's photo booth!  Reservations are not needed.  We can't wait to see you all again this Holiday Season  *Photo booth brought to you by Flash Time Photo Booth
Date: December 14, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Life's A Canas SanRoc Cay  27267 Perdido Beach Blvd, Suite C103 Orange Beach, AL 36561
Contact: John Grant Gordon (251) 981-7770
EMail: johngrant@lifesacanvasob.com
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 14th 12:00pm-3:00pm
Dec 14    Billy Claus arrives at LuLu's
Billy Claus and the LuLuBelles will be at LuLu's Saturday, December 14th at 2:00pm! Billy always arrives in a surprise style, be sure to bring the whole family for this day of fun! 
Arts and crafts will be available for the kids,a letter station for children to write letters for Billy to take to his big brother Santa Claus and Billy & the LuLuBelles will be available for photos with the children! As always, LuLu's will have wonderful music by Jon Cowart at 1pm. 

Be sure to stick around because at dusk the Natuical Night of Lights Boat Parade begins at LuLu's! Looking forward to lots of decorated boats lighting up the Intracostal Waterway for this memorable night of Coastal Christmas! Grits 'n Pieces will rocking the LuLu's main stage and Kyle & Karl will be playing on a barge during the parade!  Make sure to plans to attend! 
Date: December 14, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Website: http://www.lulubuffett.com
Location: LuLu's in Gulf Shores
200 E 25th Ave
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Contact: Gabrielle Barnett
EMail: gabrielle@lulubuffett.com
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 14th. Billy arrives at 2pm!
Fees/Admission: Free Event for the Family!
Dec 14    Annual Lighted Christmas Boat Parade
In it's 28th year this annual event has easily become one of the area's favorite and unique holiday events. It's free to enter a boat. To charter a boat contact Zeke's Landing Marina (251) 981-4007.  This is a great way to treat your office by having a Christmas holiday party on the water!



The parade will begin at 5:30pm at Lulu's at Homeport Marina in Gulf Shores and conitnue east into Orange Beach and will end at Zeke's Landing Marina.
Date: December 14, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: The parade will begin at Lulu's at Homeport Marine in Gulf Shores and continue east into Orange Beach and will end at Zeke's Landing Marina.
Contact: Lauren Turner 251-968-4237
EMail: lauren@mygulfcoastchamber.com
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 14th beginning at 5:30pm
Fees/Admission: It's free to enter your boat!
Dec 15    Brunch with Santa at The Beach Club?s Coast Restaurant
Please join us for Sunday brunch with Santa for the month of December with award winning Chef Brody Olive and festive decorating activities for children. Families and kids can also enjoy photo opportunities with Santa and creating gingerbread houses and stockings while at brunch to take home for their own decorations. Enjoy Chef Brody?s fresh fruit display, assorted mini quiche muffins, pan seared crab cakes, shrimp and grits, eggs benedicts, ham, apple smoked bacon, smoked sausage, potato and asparagus hash, scramble eggs, herb rubbed prime rib, biscuits and assorted dessert station. Sample the Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar, featuring 40 different ingredients and spices. 
Date: December 15, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Website: http://www.spectrumresorts.com/
Location: Coast Restaurant at The Beach Club
Contact: Reservations are required. 251.224.3600 
EMail: bolive@spectrumresorts.com
Date/Time Details: December 1, 2013  10 am - 1:30 pm
Fees/Admission: $19.95 for adults $9.95 for children Ages 5 and under are complimentary
Dec 15    Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata
Please join us as the OBUMC Chancel Choir presents "And on Earth... Peace"
Date: December 15, 2013
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website: http://www.orangebeachumc.org
EMail: kfleming@orangebeachumc.org
Dec 15    "SanRoc Cay's Rockin' Christmas Open House"
Music by Roger Strict-SanBar Open-refreshments inside the stores-Life's A Canvas will host a "Paint Your Own Ornament" event-Sweet Dreams will be a drop off point for Cards, Letters, Packages for our troops (Sweet Dreams is paying postage)-Private Gallery will host a KM Designs Trunk Show also accepting Shoe Box donations for the Samaritan's Purse-Scarlet Begonias will be a drop off location for Toys & canned goods for The Pantry-Treasure Chest will host a book signing by local artist & author Ryan Anderson-Serenity Spa will host an open house with tours of their new addition & complimentary hand & stress relief treatments-Jane Loves Shoes will have gift with purchase & drawings for more prizes & gifts in many of our fabulous boutiques! Refreshments at Ocean Eddies Resort Wear-J G Gordon Interiors-Too Hot Mamas-All Island Flowers-Blue Lagoon Swimwear. Look for Christmas Specials, Discounts in every store.
Date: December 15, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Website: http://Sanroccay.com
Location: SanRoc Cay 27267 Perdido Beach Boulevard Orange Beach, Alabama 36561
Contact: Judy Tatum 251-981-8188
EMail: Sweetdreamsbathandbody@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details: December 15, 2013 1pm until 6 pm
Fees/Admission: FREE & Always Family Friendly
Dec 18    New Holiday Paintings & More
We have been extra busy creating new Holiday paintings & more to add to our gallery. Painting our newest 'Silly Stockings' on December 18th.  Please check out our calendar  www.LifesaCanvasOB.com or both December and January new additions.  
Date: December 18, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Location: Life's A Canvas San Roc Cay Orange Beach, AL
Contact: 251-981-7770
Date/Time Details: Wednesday, December 18
Dec 19    Guy's Shopping Day
Ladies make your wish list! Wildflowers Boutique is opening their doors especially for the guys today. There will be Santa's treats & drinks.
Date: December 19, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: Wildflowers Boutique 25814 Canal Rd.  Orange Beach, AL
Contact: 251-981-9453
Date/Time Details: Thursday, December 19th 10:00am-8:00pm
Dec 19 - Jan 1    Winter Wonderland at The Louisiana Pantry
Winter Wonderland has taken over The Louisiana Pantry at The Wharf. Walk through our life sized Gingerbread House while you enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays. Be sure to grab the kids and a camera. This is a holiday photo opportunity, you do not want to miss.
Date: December 19, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Website: http://www.louisianapantry.com
Location: The Louisiana Pantry at The Wharf, 4851 Wharf Parkway, Orange Beach, AL 36561
Contact: The Louisiana Pantry, 251-923-2448
EMail: info@louisianapantry.com
Date/Time Details: Tuesday - Sunday (December 19-31) 11:30am - 9:00 pm.
Fees/Admission: Free to the public.
Dec 20 - Dec 21    Refreshments at Merrill Miller's Interiors
Light refreshments.  Also, raffling off a painting starting with every purchase qualifies you.  The drawing will be December 31st. On going discounts available.
Date: December 20, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Merrill Miller's Interiors 24820 Canal Rd.  Orange Beach, AL 36561
Contact: 251-989-9033
Date/Time Details: Friday & Saturday December 20-21, 2013
Dec 21    City of Gulf Shores presents Breakfast with Santa
You’ll have one more opportunity to visit with Santa on Saturday, December 21 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 pancakes before having their pictures taken with Santa.

Admission: $5.00
3 & Under - FREE

Call 251-968-1172 for more information.

Breakfast with Santa is a part of the Coastal Christmas campaign.
Date: December 21, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Website: http://www.gulfshoresal.gov
Location: Erie H. Meyer Civic Center
Contact: Blake Phelps
EMail: bphelps@gulfshoresal.gov
Date/Time Details: December 21, 2013
8:00 am
Fees/Admission: $5.00
Children 3 & Under - FREE
Dec 21    Annual Christmas Ornament Painting
You get to choose your own ornament, paint it, have cookies and coco, face painting, letters to Santa and get your picture taken in Santa's photo booth!  Reservations are not needed.  We can't wait to see you all again this Holiday Season  *Photo booth brought to you by Flash Time Photo Booth
Date: December 21, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Life's A Canas SanRoc Cay  27267 Perdido Beach Blvd, Suite C103 Orange Beach, AL 36561
Contact: John Grant Gordon (251) 981-7770
EMail: johngrant@lifesacanvasob.com
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 21st 12:00pm-3:00pm
Dec 22    Brunch with Santa at The Beach Club's Coast Restaurant
Please join us for Sunday brunch with Santa for the month of December with award winning Chef Brody Olive and festive decorating activities for children. Families and kids can also enjoy photo opportunities with Santa and creating gingerbread houses and stockings while at brunch to take home for their own decorations.

Enjoy Chef Brody’s fresh fruit display, assorted mini quiche muffins, pan seared crab cakes, shrimp and grits, eggs benedicts, ham, apple smoked bacon, smoked sausage, potato and asparagus hash, scramble eggs, herb rubbed prime rib, biscuits and assorted dessert station. Sample the Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar, featuring 40 different ingredients and spices.
Date: December 22, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Website: http://www.spectrumresorts.com/
Location: Coast Restaurant at The Beach Club
Contact: Reservations are required. 251.224.3600
EMail: bolive@spectrumresorts.com
Date/Time Details: December 22, 2013
10 am - 1:30 pm
Fees/Admission: $19.95 for adults
$9.95 for children
Ages 5 and under are complimentary
Dec 22    A Keyboard Christmas
A Keyboard Christmas features Jonathan Wallace, well-known musician, accompanist for The Coastal Chorale and music minister, in an evening of Christmas music celebration from the keyboard. The public is invited. 
Date: December 22, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Oyster Bay Baptist Church 4280 Plash Road Gulf Shores
Contact: Church Office  968-7805
EMail: oysterbaybaptistchurch@hotmail.com
Date/Time Details: Sunday, Dec. 22, 6 p.m.
Fees/Admission: Free...love offering will be taken.
Dec 24    Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service
Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service followed by  "Come and Go Communion" from 6-8pm
Date: December 24, 2013
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Website: http://www.orangebeachumc.org
Location: Orange Beach United Methodist Church
EMail: kfleming@orangebeachumc.org
Date/Time Details: December 24, 2013 at 5pm
Dec 25    Flora-Bama Christmas Potluck
Whether you?ve been naughty or nice, Christmas is a time for family and friends to gather and celebrate. The Flora-Bama wants you on the line to eat, drink and be merry for its traditional Potluck Dinner. The turkey and ham will be prepared and ready to go. Patrons are encouraged to bring a covered dish to share, because that?s what Christmas is all about. Live music will be playing all around the bar to add even more Christmas cheer.
Date: December 25, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Website: http://www.florabama.com
Location: Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key Drive Pensacola, FL 32507
Contact: 850-492-0611 info@florabama.com
EMail: jenifer@florabama.com
Date/Time Details: Christmas Day: December 25th at Noon
Fees/Admission: Free to come join in on the festivities!
Dec 27 - Dec 28    Refreshments at Merrill Miller's Interiors
Light refreshments.  Also, raffling off a painting starting with every purchase qualifies you.  The drawing will be December 31st. On going discounts available.
Date: December 27, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Merrill Miller's Interiors 24820 Canal Rd.  Orange Beach, AL 36561
Contact: 251-989-9033
Date/Time Details: Friday & Saturday December 27-28, 2013
Dec 28    Make It To The Line 4-Mile Run/Walk & 1-Mile Fun Run
Every year after all of the Christmas festivities are over, we help take some of those extra pounds off. Run, jog, walk or crawl to the line at our 4-mile run/walk and 1-mile fun run. The four miles course starts at the Flora-Bama heading west into Alabama, under the Perdido Pass bridge and back to the Flora-Bama. Individuals and families up to three members can compete. Participants will receive run packets that include t-shirts and other goodies. Trophies will be awarded three deep for all age groups in both the run and the walk. Special awards will be given for overall male, overall female, overall wheelchair, master male, master female, grand master male, grand master female, senior grand master male and senior grand master female runner and walkers. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Innerarity Point and Orange Beach Fire Departments.
Date: December 28, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Website: http://www.florabama.com
Location: Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key Blvd. Pensacola, FL 32507
Contact: For volunteering call Angela Houghton at 850-492-0611 ext. 214 or angela@florabama.com For timing or race information contact Steven Keith at kei@runresults.net
EMail: jenifer@florabama.com
Date/Time Details: Saturday, December 28th at 10:00am.
Fees/Admission: $20 if postmarked by Dec. 10th. $25 after Dec. 10th. $30 day of race. Family Registration: $48 if postmarked by Dec. 10th. $60 after Dec. 10th. $75 day of race.
Dec 31    New Year's Eve Party at The Beach Club
Make plans now to ring in the New Year at the Beach Club! Celebrate in style with dinner at Coast, a champagne toast and fireworks at midnight. Call 855-883- 3785 for special rates for dinner and overnight packages.
Date: December 31, 2013
Website: http://www.spectrumresorts.com/
Location: The Beach Club
Contact: 855-883- 3785
EMail: info@spectrumresorts.com
Date/Time Details: New Year's Eve
Fees/Admission: Call 855-883- 3785 for special rates for dinner
Dec 31    Noon Years Eve at LuLu's!!
The Family Event of the Year!! You do not want to miss this event! 
9th Annual Noon Year's Eve at LuLu's! 
The fun starts at 10am! 
Kid-safe Fireworks! 
Face Painting! 
Games for the Kids! 
Sand Castle Contest! 
Clowns! 
Countdown and Beach Ball drop at Noon!

Live Music from Caroline Koal! 

Date: December 31, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Website: http://www.lulubuffett.com
Location: LuLu's in Gulf Shores
200 E 25th Ave
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Contact: Gabrielle Barnett
EMail: gabrielle@lulubuffett.com
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
10:00am to 3:00pm
Fees/Admission: Free Fun Family Event!
Dec 31 - Jan 1    Flora-Bama New Years Eve Bash
The Flora-Bama really gets down on New Year?s Eve. Blow it all out before making those pesky resolutions. Live music on all three stages will be rockin? until the party stops. Food, party favors and champagne flow all night help bring in the New Year the Flora-Bama way. You won?t regret it.
Date: December 31, 2013
Time: 6:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Website: http://www.florabama.com
Location: Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key Drive Pensacola, FL 32507
Contact: 850-492-0611 info@florabama.com
EMail: jenifer@florabama.com
Date/Time Details: Wednesday, December 31st at 6:30pm
Dec 31 - Jan 1    Reeling in the New Year at The Wharf
Celebrate the New Year with The Wharf's Annual New Year's Eve Street Party. Enjoy FREE family-friendly festivities like live music, fireworks, and our Marlin Drop while we countdown to midnight!

Enjoy the VIP experience this New Year's Eve! For $75, you'll get access to an exclusive VIP lounge area located at The Palms will feature premium views of the fireworks, bands and Marlin Drop. Hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, softdrinks and a cash bar will also be available. Purchase your ticket now at The Wharf Box Office or online at Ticketmaster.com.
Date: December 31, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Website: http://www.alwharf.com
Location: The Wharf
Contact: 251-224-1000
Fees/Admission: Free for the public. VIP: $75
Dec 31    Early Bird New Year's Eve Bash
Presented by the Christian Service Center. Event will feature entertainment & dancing.  Bring your own eats, drinks, and table decorations (tables will be provided).  Alcohol is permitted, NO GLITTER, CONFETTI, OR OPEN FLAMES!  Doors open at 6:00pm to decorate your tables; your table could win most original, most outrageous, and most elegant. Live entertainment will be provided by Brent Burns.
Date: December 31, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:

Erie Meyer Civic Center
1930 West 2nd St.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Contact: Christian Service Center 251-968-5256 or Joyce Pinnix 251-269-2155
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
7:00pm-10:00pm
Fees/Admission: Admission is $20 in advance - $25 at the door.  You can purchase a table of 8 and get reserved seating. 
Dec 31 - Jan 1    New Year's Eve Beach Bash
Gulf Shores will close out its holiday season by ringing in 2014 with the New Year’s Eve Beach Bash at the Gulf State Park Pavilion. The event kicks off at 8 p.m. and festivities on the beach include a large bonfire, campfires with s’mores and a live DJ, while Top Hat and Jackie will be providing live entertainment under the pavilion. The evening will be highlighted by a spectacular fireworks display from the Gulf State Park Pier at 10 p.m. followed by a second show to ring in the New Year at midnight.

This first-time event is the result of a partnership between the City of Gulf Shores, Gulf State Park and the City of Orange Beach and will officially kick off the statewide celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Alabama’s State Parks.

The New Year's Eve Beach Bash is part of the Coastal Christmas campaign.
Date: December 31, 2013
Time: 8:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Website: http://www.gulfshoresal.gov
Location: Gulf State Park Pavilion
Contact: Lesley Dethloff
EMail: ldethloff@gulfshoresal.gov
Date/Time Details: December 31, 2013
8 p.m.
Jan 1    Flora-Bama Polar Bear Dip
Where did we come up with the name of this event? Well, we bring in Polar Bears to the Gulf Coast and make them swim around while we chill. Joke! We ring in the New Year by taking a dip into the Gulf of Mexico at high noon. Dippers and other participants dress up or just show up for this special day. The Flora-Bama provides the traditional feast with black-eyed peas, cornbread, ham and more for those who take the plunge.
Date: January 1, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Website: http://www.florabama.com
Location: Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key Drive Pensacola, FL 32507
Contact: 850-492-0611 info@florabama.com
EMail: jenifer@florabama.com
Date/Time Details: Wednesday, January 1st at Noon
Fees/Admission: Free to everyone!