The holiday season can be overwhelming with school events, parties and family functions. Even the list of fun holiday events can be a little too much, so this year we are rolling out the happenings a …
The holiday season can be overwhelming with school events, parties and family functions. Even the list of fun holiday events can be a little too much, so this year we are rolling out the happenings a little slower. This week, we are starting with tree lightings and Christmas parades.
While more things to do will continue to pop up, this list will give you a good starting point to map out your route to holiday fun. Check back next week for more to add to your calendar.
GulfCoastMedia.com has an event calendar that will keep you up to date on all the happenings across the Gulf Coast.
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What: Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere as the streets come alive with the sounds of Christmas music. The event will jump-start your holidays with live entertainment and fun leading up to the lighting of the 45-foot-tall Christmas tree. Stick around and take in the fireworks, and catch a snowflake or two.
What: The city of Orange Beach invites residents and visitors to kick off the holiday season with festive musical performances, hot chocolate, Santa and the annual lighting of the tree and SPECTRA Laser Light Experience.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 28, 5:30 p.m.
What: The city of Daphne will kick off the holidays with the annual tree lighting featuring music by Roman Street. The fun will also include train rides, caroling, children's activities and more.
When: Thursday, Nov. 30, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Daphne City Hall, 1705 Main St.
What: Courthouse Square will be filled with vendors and holiday cheer for the city's 41st-Annual Christmas Fest.
When: Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Courthouse Square, 220 Courthouse Square, Bay Minette
What: Spend the evening in Elberta kicking off the holidays with the annual tree lighting, Christmas parade and movie in the park. The parade kicks off in the evening. Then head to the park to light up the town tree, which is followed by a Christmas movie.
What: Follow the annual Christmas in the Park and Parade to Honey Bee Park to celebrate the season with the community and have photos with Santa and Mrs. Clause.
When: Saturday, Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m.
What: Enjoy an evening of light refreshments, live music and the lighting of the Christmas tree. A short family holiday film will be shown as well.
When: Sunday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m.
Where: Spanish Fort Community Center, 7361 Spanish Fort Blvd.
What: Enjoy the enchanted streets of Magnolia Springs lit by the glow of thousands of candles for the annual A Red Bird Christmas.
When: Saturday, Dec. 4, and Sunday, Dec. 5, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Oak Street, Woodland Drive, Pecan Grove Street, Cougill Avenue and Jessamine Street, Magnolia Springs
Public Menorah Lighting
Fairhope's Magical Christmas Parade
Silverhill Small Town Christmas
When: Friday, Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m.
Daphne Christmas Parade
Spanish Fort Christmas Parade
When: Saturday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m.
Where: Eastern Shore Centre, Highway 181
Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade
What: Coastal Christmas would not be complete without a lighted boat parade. Find a place on the Intracoastal waterway between LuLu's in Gulf Shores and The Wharf in Orange Beach and enjoy the show.
When: Saturday, Dec. 9, dusk
Where: The Intracoastal waterway between LuLu's Gulf Shores and The Wharf in Orange Beach
CANCELLED: Summerdale Hometown Christmas Celebration and Parade
When: Saturday, Dec. 9, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Begins at Summerdale School