Gulf Shores and Orange Beach 2011 Holiday Events

by kddoggett on December 14, 2011

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The city of Gulf Shores and Neighbor Orange Beach are ready with the Holiday season officially upon us.  Events have been scheduled for all ages, and with the wonderful weather forecast so far, there is no reason not to get out and enjoy some of the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Holiday Events!

This Saturday December 2nd, 2011 marks the 2nd annual Gulf Shores Christmas Parade.  The parade starts at 4:00 and will run down Highway 59 from the Bridge to the Beach.  Last year the parade was graced with the Budweiser Clydesdales along with a wide variety of area business sponsored floats, The Gulf Shores High School Band, and more.  This year should be a similar string of participants, with candy, necklaces, and the like for your children (or even YOU) to scamper for.  According to the weather forecast Gulf Shores should be experiencing temps around 65 degrees- perfect for a parade!

Another Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Holiday event that you will not want to miss is the Back Country Trail Sleigh Ride that Orange Beach will be putting on.  The event will take place on December 9th, from 6-9pm and is free for all who attend.  Our beautiful Gulf Coast doesn’t normally allow for a white Christmas, but Orange Beach will surely have all of the expected Holiday trimmings for your viewing pleasure along the sleigh ride trail.  Be sure to take part, and make this a new family tradition!  People wishing to take the “sleigh” ride will be picked up at the Orange Beach City Hall.

For 26 years now, this Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Holiday Event has been putting down the Canal for eveyone to enjoy.  The Nautical Night of Lights Boat Parade will be taking place on December 10th, 2011 from 5:30-8:00 pm.  The annual Holiday Event will start at LuLu’s Homeport Marina and travel East down the Canal, Pass the Wharf, head around Bear Point, down the South end of Ono Island, to Perdido Pass, Terry’s Cove and eventually ending up at Zeke’s Marina.  Enjoy the tour of boated lights, a Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Holiday Event that was been a 26 year tradition- it must be good!

Rounding out the month is LuLu’s annual “Noon Year’s Eve” Family friendly New Year’s Event.  This Gulf Shores Holiday Event will take place on December 31, 2011 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  This free Holiday Event will include face painting, sand castle contests, The Gulf Shores zoo with some of their animals, and music by Suite Caroline!  Let your children be part of your New Year’s celebration this year at Lulu’s Noon Year’s Eve.

In addition to these Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Holiday Events, there are many area churches and organizations that will be holding their own events and traditions.  Check out the link on my site for more Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Holiday Events to enjoy this season!

 

Seasons Greetings from my family to yours!  How ’bout buying your loved one that beach condo they’ve always wanted for Christmas?

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