Christmas Lights and Fun Nights!

Dated: December 21 2023

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Although the Gulf Coast is not known for its snowy winters, it certainly knows how to shine during the holiday season. From the dazzling displays at The Wharf to the tranquil beauty of waterfront restaurants, there are plenty of places for residents and visitors to create a memorable holiday experience. Check out some of these fantastic places to create lasting memories with loved ones on Christmas.


The Wharf:

The Wharf is a must-visit destination during the holiday season. This vibrant entertainment district goes all out to create a magical Christmas atmosphere. The main attraction is the Spectra Sound and Light Show, a stunning display of lights and music that dances across the sky. The Wharf also features a towering Christmas tree, beautifully decorated shops, and festive events throughout the season. Don't forget to take a ride on the Ferris wheel for breathtaking views of the illuminated waterfront.


Foodcraft Coastal:

Situated in the Lodge at Gulf State Park, Foodcraft is known for its exquisite seafood and relaxing views of the Gulf of Mexico. Want to experience this restaurant on Christmas Day? Foodcraft will be serving a delectable Christmas Day buffet with a variety of culinary delights, including seafood, casseroles, and palatable desserts. The Gulf front views add to the overall charm of this dining experience.


Bellingrath Gardens and Home:

Bellingrath Gardens and Home in Alabama is celebrated for its spectacular "Magic Christmas in Lights" display during the holiday season. This annual event transforms the beautiful gardens into a festive wonderland of lights and holiday decorations. The gardens are adorned with millions of twinkling lights and themed displays, creating a magical and festive atmosphere. Visitors can stroll through the illuminated pathways and enjoy the holiday-themed decorations, including displays of Christmas trees, holiday characters, and more. Tickets for the Magic Christmas in Lights event can be purchased in advance or on-site.


Flora-Bama Christmas Potluck:

The Christmas potluck at the Flora-Bama is the fun and festive event during the holidays! The Flora-Bama is a famous beach bar and restaurant located on the Florida-Alabama state line, known for its lively atmosphere and events. Whether you are on the naughty or nice list, Christmas is the time to gather with loved ones and have a merry time. Starting at 12pm, bring a dish and enjoy merry music and holiday cheer with family and friends, both old and new.

Enjoy all the Gulf views and family-friendly activities on Christmas Day.


So, pack your warmest sweater and come experience the magic of Christmas lights and different culinary options in this charming coastal town. Don't forget your camera – you'll want to capture these luminous moments to cherish for years to come.

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Clarissa Rambo

Growing up in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, I know the Alabama Gulf Coast better than most. With over 12 years as a licensed real estate agent and more than two years of experience with a local title ....

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