Community Christmas at Sims Park

December 14, 2023
6PM - 8PM

Enjoy a night with family, friends, and fellow residents celebrating the holiday season at Johnnie Sims Park! Families can enjoy pictures with Santa, holiday treats, crafts, and the 8th Annual Snowball Drop. The Snowball Drop is a man-made blizzard of 8,000 ping pong balls being dropped from above by Santa himself! Winning snowballs have a number that correlates with a prize supplied by our generous sponsors. 


Free Admission


Johnnie Sims Park
348 W 19th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL

Thank you to our sponsors!

Our 8th Annual Snowball Drop is made possible through generous donations from the following sponsors:

  • ACME Oyster House
  • Alabama Credit Union
  • Chiropractic Connection
  • Community Bank in Gulf Shores
  • Culvers
  • Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism
  • Lucy Buffett's LuLu's
  • Tacky Jacks
  • Wacked Out Weiner
  • Flora-Bama
  • Gulf Shores and Orange Rotary Club
  • Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
  • Elite by the Beach 

2023 Sponsorship Information

Snowball Drop Sponsorship

Deadline November 17
Thanks to our multiple donors, last year, over 100 people received a prize from the Snowball Drop.  We are inviting the community to join us in donating items that will be enjoyed by people of all ages. It is through the generous donations of individuals, businesses and organizations that we are able to grow and continue this tradition. Your community involvement will place a huge impact on the citizens of Gulf Shores, giving them memories that will last a lifetime!  

Click here to learn how to become a Snowball Drop Sponsor.

Community Christmas Vendor Opportunity

Deadline November 17
Looking for a way to get involved with your community? The City of Gulf Shores invites businesses and individuals to join in the fun at Community Christmas and help grow this fan-favorite event by participating as vendors. We encourage your organization to join us by having a booth with your favorite things, and we will provide the signage. 

Click here to learn more about becoming a vendor at the 2023 Community Christmas Event.

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