Christmas is just around the corner, and the City of Gulf Shores is once again gearing up to celebrate with a full array of holiday events. Whether it’s eating Breakfast with the man in red, or listening to Christmas classics at the Baldwin Pops Holiday Concert, families of all ages are invited to join in the excitement of the season.
Community Christmas at Sims Park
December 2 | 6-8 p.m.
We’re kicking off our Christmas festivities with a celebration at Sims Park. Families can enjoy pictures with Santa, holiday treats, crafts, and the 7th Annual Snowball Drop. The Snowball Drop is a man-made blizzard featuring 8,000 ping pong balls dropped from above by Santa. Winning snowballs will have a number that correlates with a prize supplied by our generous sponsors.
The Baldwin Pops Holiday Concert
December 6 | 7 p.m.
On Tuesday, December 6, the City of Gulf Shores will open its doors to host the Baldwin Pops band for a Christmas Concert at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center. The Baldwin Pops is an organization of volunteer musicians whose mission is to share music in a concert band format free of charge to the citizens of Baldwin County.
This event will not require a ticket. Seats are first come, first serve. Baldwin Pops Concerts are a collection site for the US Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots program. Patrons are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped gift.
Movies at Meyer Park – Christmas Edition
December 15 | 6-8 p.m.
As part of our Movies at Meyer Park series, we will be showing Elf on Thursday, December 15. We encourage locals and visitors to bring a blanket, lawn chair, friends, and family, and join us for a free Christmas movie under the stars! Bleus Burger Food Truck will be onsite for those who want to purchase food, and the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber will be set up selling beverages for all ages to enjoy.
Breakfast with Santa
December 17 | 8 a.m.
Children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa on Saturday, December 17, as the City of 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. Admission for Breakfast with Santa is $5.00, while children 3 and under are free. Children will also receive a complimentary picture with Santa.
In addition to these larger community events, several other City of Gulf Shores departments will be hosting holiday programs residents are encouraged to participate in.
Gulf Shores Recreation Department Holiday Programs
- Christmas Social and BINGO - December 7 | 9 a.m.
- Phone Calls from Santa* - December 14 & 15
Gulf Shores Public Library Holiday Programs
- Christmas Storytime - December 1, 8, 15, & 22 | 10:30 a.m.
- Adult Christmas Card Making Class* - December 6 | 10:30 a.m.
Gulf Shores Beautification Board Awards
- A Coastal Celebration - Judging takes place December 15 & 16
*Activities that require pre-registration. Registration information can be found on the City’s website at www.gulfshoresal.gov/Christmas.
For detailed information on all of these events, please visit www.gulfshoresal.gov/Christmas.