Get your holiday cheer at these events across Baldwin County

Melanie LeCroy
Lifestyle Editor
melanie@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 11/9/22

The header on the calendar may say November but Christmas holiday events are happening all over Baldwin County. While more events will continue to pop up, our list will give you a good starting point …

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Get your holiday cheer at these events across Baldwin County

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The header on the calendar may say November but Christmas holiday events are happening all over Baldwin County. While more events will continue to pop up, our list will give you a good starting point to map out your route to holiday fun.

GulfCoastMedia.com has an event calendar that will keep you up to date and our online story will continue to have events added as they appear.

Holiday Lights:

Fairhope Tree Lighting
What: The streets of downtown Fairhope are shut to auto traffic and residents fill the streets to listen to musical performances in anticipation of the trees lining downtown to be a glow with thousands of lights.

When: Thursday, Nov. 17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Downtown Fairhope

OWA Tree Lighting
When: Saturday, Nov. 19, 5 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Downtown OWA

Daphne Annual Tree Lighting
When: Thursday, Dec. 1, Events begin at 5:30 p.m., program begins at 6 p.m.
Where: Daphne City Hall, 1705 Main St., Daphne

Drive-thru Holiday Lights at Bicentennial Park
When: Nov. 28 – Dec. 22, 5 – 9 p.m.

Where: Bicentennial Park, 51233 State Highway 225, Stockton

Christmas in the Park
What: Enjoy an evening of Christmas carols, hot cocoa, Santa and the lighting of the Christmas tree to get into the holiday spirit.
When: Friday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m.
Where: Heritage Park, 125 E. Laurel Ave., Foley

A Red Bird Christmas
What: Red Bird Christmas starts with the lighting of the luminaries on the main roads of Magnolia Springs and ends with the lighting of the town Christmas tree.
When: Dec. 10-11 at 7 p.m.
Where: Magnolia Springs

Menorah Lighting

What: Join the community as the menorah is lit in celebration of Hanukkah.
When: Thursday, Dec. 22, 7 p.m.
Where: Daphne City Hall

Markets:

Daphne Christmas Extravaganza

What: Don't miss the 12th Annual Christmas Extravaganza. Get all your Christmas gifts from jewelry and fashion to accessories.
When: Saturday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Daphne Civic Center, 2603 U.S. Highway 98, Daphne
Price: Entry is $5 for adults and free for children 12 years and under

Christmas Market Day

What:Get a start on your holiday shopping and shop local. The Market Day hosts local vendors selling arts and crafts, produce and more.
Olde Towne Holiday Jubilee

When: Saturday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Brodie's Cream and Bean, 15950 AL-104, Silverhill

Olde Towne Holiday Jubilee

What: The second Annual Olde Towne Holiday Jubilee, a benefit for Daphne Elementary School and W.J. Carroll Intermediate School. Shop the various vendors offering everything you need and want for the holidays.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 3 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Daphne Civic Center, 2603 U.S. Highway 98, Daphne

Malbis Christmas Market

What: Spend a day shopping over 40 local vendors to check off that Christmas list. Food trucks will be on-site and Santa may make an appearance.
When: Sunday, Dec. 4, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Historic Malbis Nursery, 10145 U.S. Highway 90, Daphne

Parades:

Fairhope's Magical Christmas Parade

When: Dec. 2, 7 p.m.
Where: Downtown Fairhope

Robertsdale Christmas in the Park & Parade
When: Saturday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Parade lines up at Fairground Road and ends at Honeybee Park.

After the parade, Santa will be available for pictures at Honeybee Park.

Foley Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade
When: Saturday, Dec. 3 at 10 a.m.
Where: Downtown Foley

The Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade

When: Dec. 10, 5 p.m. (Dusk)
Where: Begins at LuLu's, Gulf Shores and ends at The Wharf, Orange Beach

Holiday Concerts:

Thanksgiving Community Concert & Dinner
What: Spend the evening enjoying a Community Concert with the African Universal Choir and a community dinner. Bring a dessert to share.

When: Sunday, Nov. 13, 4 – 7 p.m.
Where: Fairhope United Methodist Church, 155 S. Section St., Fairhope
Price: RSVP is required for dinner by calling (251) 928-1148 or email katie.robertson@fairhopeumc.org.

Baldwin Pops Christmas Concert
What: Celebrate the season with the Baldwin Pops. The free concert will feature all your Christmas favorites. A wonderful holiday tradition for the whole family.

When: Friday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m.
Where: Daphne Civic Center, 2603 U.S. Highway 98, Daphne

Choir Christmas Concert
What: Enjoy a day of Christmas tidings.
When: Sunday, Dec. 4 Children and youth choir, Dec. 11, Adult choir, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Where: Eastern Shore Baptist Church, 6847 Park Drive, Daphne

Eastern Shore Choral Society Christmas Concert
What: Eastern Shore Choral Society will perform the Alabama premier of an up-and-coming female composer Elaine Hagenberg entitled "Illuminaire" along with other Christmas favorites and a heartwarming carol sing-along.
When: Sunday, Dec. 4, 3 p.m., First Baptist Church, Fairhope; Monday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Spanish Fort United Methodist Church

Christmas Swings Concert

What: The Baldwin County Youth Orchestra presents the annual Christmas concert. Music includes the beginners strings through advance strings as well as home-school band, advanced youth orchestra and the Baldwin Youth Chorus will also perform. The evening will include a silent auction.
When: Friday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m.
Where: Daphne Civic Center, 2603 U.S. Highway 98, Daphne

Holiday Events:

Ice Skating

What: The Wharf brings winter to the Alabama Gulf Coast. Grab a pair of skates and glide and spin on real ice. For more information, visit alwharf.com
When: Nov. 11, 2022 - Jan. 16, 2023
Where: The Wharf, Orange Beach
Price: General admission $15 (includes skate rental)

Annual Christmas Festival

What: North Baldwin's biggest Christmas tradition celebrates 40 years in the heart of downtown Bay Minette. Enjoy two days of vendors, food, entertainment, activities and more.
When: Dec. 2-3, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Courthouse Square, Bay Minette

Let It Snow in Downtown Foley
What: Immediately following the Foley Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade venture to Heritage Park to take in the made-made snow flurries, children activities, live entertainment and Christmas market. Santa will also join the fun.

When: Saturday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Where: Heritage Park, 125 E. Laurel Ave., Foley

Very Merry Coastal Grinchmas
What: Bring the whole family out to stroll Whoville under the lights at the Learning Campus at Gulf State Park. Meet the Grinch and the Mayor of Whoville, dance, get a "Who" hairdo at the Beauty Parlor, send Santa Grinch a letter and so much more.
When: Dec. 4-Dec. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: Learning Campus at Gulf State Park, 20249 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores
Price: Free to attend

Christmas Festival at Bicentennial Park
What: Celebrate the season at Bicentennial Park. Holiday guest will include Santa, Ms. Clause and live music. The park will be filled with games, food vendors, petting zoo and more.
When: Dec. 9-10, 5 – 9 p.m.

Where: Bicentennial Park, 51233 State Highway 225, Stockton

Flora-Bama's Annual Santa Drop
What: Kick off the Christmas holidays by watching Santa parachute onto the beach (pending weather). Get your photo with Santa, enjoy live holiday music, activities and more.
When: Dec. 10, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Santa arrives at noon
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar, 17401 Perdido Key Dr., Perdido Key, FL

Price: Free

Bayshore Ballet presents "The Nutcracker"
What: The cherished Christmas tradition returns to Fairhope Dec. 10. Tickets on sale soon.
When: Saturday, Dec. 10, 2 – 4 p.m.
Where: Fairhope Civic Center, 161 N. Section St., Fairhope

Holly Day on Main at The Wharf
What: Two days of shopping vendors from all over, music, performances and a chance to view the Lighted Boat Parade.
When: Dec. 10-11, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: The Wharf, Orange Beach

Kids Confetti Drop

What: Ring in the New Year with your little ones at a reasonable hour. Fun activities and music fill The Wharf Main Street. The confetti cannons shoot at noon.
When: Dec. 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: The Wharf, Orange Beach

Reelin' in the New Year
What: The annual Reelin' in the New Year Street Party is an evening with live bands, family friendly activities and adult-centered fun that ends with the marlin drop and fireworks.

When: Dec. 31, 5 p.m. – midnight
Where: The Wharf, Orange Beach

Noon Year's Eve
What: Crafts, contests and fun topped off with a beach ball drop.
When: Dec. 31, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: LuLu's Gulf Shores

Fairhope New Year's Eve
What: Ring in the new year in the streets of downtown Fairhope with your closest friends.
When: Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m. – Midnight
Where: Downtown Fairhope

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