‘Winter at The Wharf’ aims to bring joy to local children

Staff Report
Posted 11/17/21

‘Tis the season for holiday lights, joy and family at The Wharf. This year’s ‘Winter at The Wharf’ aims to bring joy to local children with a charity giving …

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‘Tis the season for holiday lights, joy and family at The Wharf. This year’s ‘Winter at The Wharf’ aims to bring joy to local children with a charity giving component.

“Winter at The Wharf has a jam-packed lineup once again this year,” said Sheena Mizell, marketing and public relations director, The Wharf. “Our hope is to bring joy to the area with our annual events and new winter charity campaign.”

The Wharf’s Anchor Campaign charity event will feature a bike drive and donation match at the ice-skating rink for Toys for Tots. A full calendar of the holiday events, days, time and prices are available at alwharf.com/events.

Some of the fun activities for all ages this season include the following attractions:

Ice Skating Rink

Open daily; Nov. 12 – Jan. 17, 2022

Located under the large white tent near the Main Street entrance. Skate on Tuesdays for WKRG News 5, Give 5 and a $5 donation will be made in your honor for Toys for Tots from The Wharf and Sand Dollar Lifestyles until Dec. 14.

Toys for Tots Bike Drive

Nov. 12 – Dec. 15, Various locations

Help spread cheer this year by donating a bike to Toys for Tots. Donors can collect a bike “ornament” from Christmas trees in The Port while taking photos with Santa or in the ice rink. The bikes requested are for children ages 16 and under. Make it a family occasion to shop for a local child, then return the bikes to the ice rink on Dec. 14.

The Wharf North Pole Express

Saturdays and select dates, November through December

Put on your pajamas and ride The Wharf North Pole Express each Saturday until Christmas, where every child will receive a candy cane, coloring book and a golden ticket sticker as a special souvenir.

Photos with Santa

Nov. 19 – Dec. 24, times vary

Bring your letter to Santa and share your must-have toys and joys, then capture the moment to remember forever.

Carriage rides

Select nights; Nov. 11 – Dec. 31, 6-9 p.m.

Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the streets and gaze at the holiday lights and decorations with your loved ones.

Small Business Saturday

Nov. 27, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

With an abundance of home-grown retailers and restaurants, The Wharf is the premier stop along your shopping route to purchase regional goods, products and services for the holidays. Shop local.

Holiday SPECTRA Laser Light Experience

Nightly Nov. 30 – Dec. 31, 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

For a limited time, the spectacle will celebrate the joyous season with timeless tunes and classic sing-a-longs. See Main Street as it’s transformed into a magical stage where the palm trees are energized with life and become the stars of the display.

Christmas Tree Lighting

Nov. 30, 5:30 p.m.

Usher in the holiday season with bulbs, garland and glee at the annual tree lighting hosted by the city of Orange Beach.