It’s Christmas time and the Eastern Shore is FULL of fun, free and family friendly Christmas events all season long.
Free Eastern Shore Holiday Light Shows and Tree Lighting Ceremonies
Tree Lighting at The Fort
Kid’s activities, live music, Santa and a tree lighting at Fort Container Park on November 24, 2019 from 4:30-8:30 pm.
Holiday Fountain Shows
Dancing light show choreographed to holiday music everyday through December in Downtown OWA at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 pm.
Orange Beach Christmas Tree Lighting
Hot chocolate, cookies, and more at The Wharf’s Main Circle on December 3, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Daphne Tree Lighting
Carolers, train rides, Christmas crafts and the lighting of Olde Towne Daphne on December 5, 2019 from 5:30-8 pm.
Lillian Christmas in the Park
Lighting of the community Christmas tree, caroling, hot chocolate and Santa on December 7, 2019 from 3-7pm.
Spanish Fort Annual Tree Lighting
Carols, refreshments, and tree lighting at the Spanish Fort Community Center from 6-8 pm on December 8, 2019.
Free Eastern Shore Holiday Concerts
The Baldwin Pops Tis the Season
The Baldwin Pops will be hosting three holiday Concerts with their special guest Santa Claus.
- December 6, 2019 from 7-9 pm in Daphne
- December 9, 2019 from 7-9 pm at the Foley Civic Center
- December 10, 2019 from 7-9 pm at the Gulf Shores Cultural Center
Christmas Sing Along
Sing along to your favorite Christmas carols with local choirs and orchestras from 7-10 pm on December 10, 2019 at the Fairhope Civic Center. There will be a silent auction and please bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.
Free Eastern Shore Santa Events
Pictures with the Grinch
November 24, 2019. Grinch pictures from 1:30 – 3pm along with other activities from 1-5 pm at Fantasy Island Toys in Fairhope.
Free Santa Pictures
December 7, 2019 from 10 am – NOON at Lee Drug Store in Robertsdale
Crafts, games, cookies, hot chocolate and Santa pictures on December 7, 2019 from 2-5 pm at Fisher’s Dockside at the Orange Beach Marina.
Santa drops on the beach behind Flora-Bama on December 14, 2019 from 11am-2pm. There will be arts and crafts, sweet treats, Christmas music and a visit with Santa.
Billy Claus and the Lulu Belles
Billy Claus, Santa’s warm weather-loving brother who lives in the Caribbean, will be at Lulu’s Gulf Shores on December 14, 2019. Kids can have their picture taken with Billy and the Lulu Belles, listen to a story and make some arts and crafts. FREE.
Eastern Shore Christmas Parades
Fairhope’s Magical Christmas Parade
With 60 parade units and Santa Claus, Fairhope’s Magical Christmas Parade starts at 7:00 pm at the intersection of Morphy and Section Street, and continues down Section to Oak Street on Decemeber 6, 2019.
Gulf Shores Lighted Christmas Parade and Snowball Drop
December 6, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Parades starts at Gulf Place Public Beach and goes down Hwy 59 to Sims Park.
Celebration at Sims Park following the parade with Santa, holiday treats, crafts, and the 5th Annual Snowball drop.
Daphne Christmas Parade
Join the fun at the Daphne annual Christmas Parade that will roll on the Main St. Route starting at the Daphne Civic Center/Recreation Center/Library Complex at 11 am on December 7, 2019.
Foley Christmas Parade
The Foley Christmas Parade runs through downtown Foley, AL starting at 10 am on December 7, 2019.
Robertsdale Christmas In the Park and Parade
December 7, 2019. Parade starts at Robertsdale High School at 6:30 pm and ends at Honeybee Park. Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the park from 7-9 pm.
Sprit of Christmas Parade
December 7, 2019 at 7pm at the Eastern Shore Center in Spanish Fort.
Christmas Lighted Boat Parade
December 13, 2019 from 5:30 – 8 pm. Starts at Lulu’s at Homeport Marina and goes along the Intracoastal Waterway ending at Flora-Bama.
Free Eastern Shore Christmas Events
Christmas Celebration at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum
December 1, 2019 from 4-7 pm. Enjoy decorations and traditional heritage Christmas themes along with the lighting of the Angel Memorial Tree and a performance by the St. Marks’s Luthern Church and Handbell Choir.
Christmas In Candyland
December 5, 2019 through the end of December in Downtown Andalusia (505 E. Three Notch St., Andalusia, AL). Play cottages for kids to explore, train rides, light shows, snow and more. Everything is free except ice skating and slides which are $5 for skate rentals and $5 for 5 slides.
Foley Christmas In the Park
Visit Santa, sing Christmas carols, and sip hot chocolate at Christmas in the Park at Heritage Park in Foley, AL (125 E Laurel Avenue Foley AL) from 6-8pm on December 6, 2019.
Snow In Foley
After the Christmas Parade head over to Heritage Park for snow, crafts, live music, storytime with Mrs. Claus and more from 11am-2pm on December 7, 2019.
Holiday crafts, Whoville activities, the Grinch and more at Gulf State Park on December 8, 2019 from 5-8 pm. Please bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.
Daphne’s Snow and Movie Night
Play in real snow, visit with Santa and enjoy a movie on December 13, 2019 from 4-8pm at Daphne City Hall.
Spanish Fort Night Before Christmas Reading
Caroling, Christmas stories, hot cocoa, cookies and more on December 9, 2019 from 7-9 pm.
Eastern Shore Live Nativities
Drive Through Nativity
Journey through the sights and sounds of the birth stories of Jesus with music and live animals from 5-7bpm at Trinity Presbyterian Church ( 545 S. Mobile St., Fairhope, AL) on December 8, 2019.
Walk Through Bethleham
A guided walk through the streets of Bethlehem retelling the Christmas story. Cookies and hot cocoa will be served after the walk on December 13, 14 and 15 at 6 pm at Bethel Baptist Church in Robertsdale.