Friday, Nov 23, 2018 - Monday, Dec 31, 2018
Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Bellingrath Gardens and Home • 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd. • Theodore, AL 36582
ADMISSION: Magic Christmas in Lights Gardens-Only Package $15 adults, $7.50 children 5-12, Museum Home Package $24 adults, $13 children 5-12 Bellingrath Gardens and Home is celebrating the 23rd year of Magic Christmas in Lights in 2018. In this Gulf Coast holiday tradition, guests stroll through a dazzling light display that features more than 1,100 set pieces, three million lights and 15 scenes throughout the 65-acre garden estate. In addition, the Bellingrath Home is decorated in its holiday finery and enhanced with beautiful poinsettias.
Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 - Sunday, Dec 16, 2018
Horse & Carriage Rides
Main Street • Orange Beach
ADMISSION: $25 per carriage ride up to 4 people and $5 single rider
Are you “saddled up” for the holidays yet? If not, then mosey on over to The Wharf and spend an evening under the moon in an enchanted horse-drawn carriage. Trot along through streets and gaze at the lights and decorations with your loved ones. You’ll want to have your camera ready for this ride! Cost is $25 per carriage ride, up to four people; $5 for a single rider. Open November 18, 25 and 30. December 2, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16.
December 1st, 2018 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Coastal Ballet's 2018 Nutcracker
Foley Civic Center
Join us as we enjoy Coastal Ballet’s 2018 Nutcracker! Become enchanted with Clara as we watch her frolic through her parent’s Christmas party.
December 3rd - 10th 2018 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
51st Annual Foley "Trim a Tree"
Tangers Outlet Mall Suite 182
Since 1967 The Foley Art Center sponsors the Annual “Trim a Tree” six week holiday Arts & Crafts show. It always begins the second Friday in November and ends December 23. From throughout the southeast, over 125 artists and craftsmen, who are members of the Foley Art Center, display their handmade work for sale on consignment. Since 2014 the show has been held at the Tanger Outlets, Foley. The 51st Annual 2018 event location in
Ste.# 182, just down from POLO, Ralph Lauren.
Hours: Mon- Sat 10 AM – 7 PM, Sun 11 AM – 6 PM
December 6th 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
11th Holiday Gala The Chocolate Affair
Daphne Civic Center
Tickets are $30 in advance or at the door.
The Chocolate Affair will be an evening filled with scrumptious desserts, hors d’oeuvres donated by local restaurants, music provided by Roman Street and a silent and live auction. The money raised from this event will go directly to providing assistance to homeless families and overall operation of Family Promise – as we operate primarily on grants, private donations and fundraising.
December 7th, 2018 7PM - 8:30PM
Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra - Holiday Concert
Foley Civic Center
Favorites performed by a symphony comprised of young musicians. Seating is limited.
The Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra is the premier training orchestra for young, accomplished musicians along the Gulf Coast of Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi. The MSYO is the flagship ensemble of the Mobile Symphony’s education programs, which have been the recipient of the Midori Orchestra Residencies program and the Bank of America Award for Excellence in Orchestra Education
December 7th, 2018 6PM - 8PM
Christmas in the Park
Heritage Park Located in Heritage Park beginning at 6 pm. Come out to hear Christmas carols, sip hot cocoa, enjoy the lighting of the Christmas Tree, and visit with Santa. Free cocoa and snacks for all! Winners for the Tree Decorating contest will also be annouced.
December 8th, 2018PM - 8PM
33rd Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade
LuLu's to Cobalt
The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber's 33rd Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade will take place on Saturday, December 8.
The Coastal Alabama Chamber of Commerce lighted boat parade takes off at about 5 p.m. from LuLu’s at Homeport Marina and finishes at Flora-Bama. More than 45 decorated vessels, including sailboats, charters and even a kayak or two, make this boat parade one of the largest in the Southeast. There are great viewing sites all along the Intracoastal Waterway, but for groups the best spot is The Wharf at Orange Beach, adjacent to the convention center.
December 8th, 2018 10AM- 11AM
Foley Annual Christmas Parade
Come join us for our annual Christmas Parade, then join in the fun at Heritage Park Let it Snow! Sponsored by the Foley Kiwanis Club.
December 8th, 2018 11AM- 2PM
Santa Drop at Flora-Bama
Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar
Bring the family and watch Santa parachute in to Flora-Bama on the beach behind the world famous honky tonk. This is a free event with arts and crafts, sweet treats and live music and Christmas songs for the kids. Don't forget to get pictures with Santa after he lands in the tent. Parents bring a canned food item to donate to Manna Food Bank or a toy for Toys for Tots in exchange for a free drink.
December 9th, 2018 2PM- 4PM
The Coastel Ballet presents: The Nutcracker
Erie Meyer Civic Center
Join us as we enjoy Coastal Ballet's 2018 Nutcracker! Become enchanted with Clara as we watch her frolic through her parent's Christmas party. Meet the mysterious Godfather Drosselmeyer. Be amazed as we enter her dream of the Nutcracker and watch as she dances her way to meeting the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy. This annual Christmas tradition is not one to be missed! There will be several professional artists, students, and many of the community's younger children to remind us all of the delight's that come during the Christmas season.
December 13th, 2018 5PM- 7PM
Light Up the Arts
26389 Canal Rd. • Orange Beach, AL 36561
The Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach will hold Light Up the Arts from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13. The annual event features fine art, hot chocolate, fun raffles, a performance by Gulf Shores High School Choir. Experience hot glass and cool clay demonstrations by The Hot Shop and The Clay Studio. There will also be a Jingle Mingle Jewery show.
December 25th, 2018 12PM- 4PM
Flora-Bama Christmas Potluck
17401 Perdido Key Drive Pensacola, FL 32507
Join the family and break bread together at Flora-Bama for our Christmas Potluck. Flora-Bama provides the main dish and we encourage everyone else to bring a covered side dish or dessert. There will be live music playing and plenty of friendly people to enjoy the holiday with. Live music starts at 11 a.m. and food is served at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Jun 06, 2018 - Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Kayak Eco Tours
21101 State Highway 135 • Gulf Shores, AL 36542
ADMISSION: $25 Guided kayak tour at Lake Shelby. Enjoy a one hour paddle to learn about the ecosystem. Instruction is provided for beginners. $25 per person. Life jackets, paddles and kayaks provided.
January 8th • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Foley Snowbird Welcome Coffee
Foley Civic Center
The City of Foley and the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce will host a Snowbird Welcome Coffee at the Civic Center. Free coffee and doughnuts and a walk through downtown will highlight the day. Enjoy the Foley Treasure Hunt and win prizes from local merchants.