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Posted on: November 20, 2020

A Small Town, Big Beach Christmas - The City of Gulf Shores Announces 2020 Holiday Event Schedule

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The City of Gulf Shores is pleased to announce A Small Town, Big Beach Christmas, the 2020 holiday event schedule. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the City has worked diligently to create safe holiday events the entire family can enjoy this year. They are as follows: 

santa buttonSanta’s Ride through the City

December 5 & 12
Santa is taking some time off during his busy month to drive through the City of Gulf Shores and wave to our residents. He will be accompanied by some of his dear friends from the North Pole and the Gulf Shores High School Steel Drum Band. Santa will drive through our city on both December 5 and 12 to make sure he can see as many children as possible. He will start his ride at 9 a.m. and will stop when the daily route is completed. Route information and a live Santa Tracker will be available on the City’s website during the event.

christmasCommunity Christmas Night

December 18 | 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Enjoy a night with family, friends, and fellow residents celebrating the holiday season at Gulf Place! The event will feature the movie Elf playing on the outdoor screen at the community town green, chili available for purchase from Gulf Shores Fire Rescue, and a dozen free cookies will be given out with a small donation to the Gulf Shores Fire Association. Grab a chair and a blanket to enjoy this fun community event.

In addition to these larger community events, several other City of Gulf Shores departments will be hosting holiday events residents are encouraged to participate in.

Gulf Shores Recreation Department Holiday Events

  • Phone Calls from Santa
    Registration Open through December 1
  • Mingle & Jingle Holiday Party
    December 15 | 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Virtual Christmas Light Contest
    Entries Due by December 16
  • Virtual Ugly Sweater Contest: “The Very Best Ugly Sweater Contest”
    Entries Due by December 21

Thomas B. Norton Public Library & Gulf Shores Museum Holiday Events

  • Gulf Shores Museum Christmas Tea
    December 3 | 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • “Twas the Night Before” Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Library
    December 9 – 10

Gulf Shores Beautification Board Seasonal Awards

  • A Coastal Winter
    Judging Takes Place November 23 - December 14      

For detailed information on all of these events, please visit

At every public event, COVID-19 guidelines will be observed and enforced. 

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