Lighted Christmas Parade

Friday, December 1
6:30 p.m. -  Public Beach to West 19th Ave

(Due to the construction at the Gulf Place we are reversing the route of Parade). 

Gulf Shores will kick off its holiday festivities on Friday, December 1st with the Annual Lighted Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration.  The evening parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature festive lighted floats, as well as appearances from holiday characters and marching bands.  Large crowds of spectators looking to bask in the holiday spirit are anticipated along Highway 59 as parade entries make their way from the Gulf Shores Public Beach to Johnnie Sims Park near the David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center.

The magical atmosphere from the parade will roll continuously into the night as a celebration at Johnnie Sims Park will kick off immediately following the parade.  Families can enjoy pictures with Santa, holiday treats, crafts, a snowball drop with prizes and much more.

“We want to make sure everyone is aware the parade route is reversed this year. Due to construction taking place at Gulf Place, the floats will make their way from Gulf Shores Public Beach to West 19th Avenue and end at Johnnie Sims Park.


Participate in the Parade 


Anyone interested in participating in the Lighted Christmas Parade can do so by completing the application. The deadline to register for the parade is Friday, November 17. Any entry submitted after this date will be required to pay a $20 fee. 

Mail or Email your application to the event coordinator.
City of Gulf Shores Special Events
Attention: Erica Bassett
P.O. Box 299
Gulf Shores, AL 36547. 

Photo Gallery


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