Looking to trade in white snow for white sand for Christmas? Christmas at Gulf Shores, Al may be the perfect destination for an unforgettable Christmas. The holiday spirit comes alive with the Christmas Parade and continues throughout the month with a boat parade and breakfast with Santa.
Santa comes to town upon a fire truck in the Christmas Parade and Lighting of the Beach. The parade begins on Club House Drive and ends at the Gulf Shores Public Beach. The beach lighting takes place right after the end of the parade. Not only does the beach come alive all adorned with holiday lights, it is a place for families to spend time enjoying the holidays. There is a live nativity, entertainment, arts and crafts, food, and photo opportunities with Santa will be available. The Christmas Light Boat Parade starts at the Homeport Marina and ends at Orange Beach. The best public viewing area is at The Wharf. Another holiday event that gives everyone a chance to visit with Santa is the Breakfast with Santa.
Even though there are plenty of holiday activities, do not forget to check out all the beautiful beaches and make a snow angel in the white sand. If staying in a beach rental home over the holidays, do not forget to bring the holiday decorations along for the beach rental contest.