Lighted Christmas Parade

Friday, December 7
6:30 p.m.

The Lighted Christmas Parade 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 Gulf Shores Public Beach to the Sims Park.
The magical atmosphere from parade will roll continuously into the night as a celebration at the Sims Park will kick off immediately following the parade. Families can enjoy pictures with Santa, holiday treats, crafts and a 4th Annual snowball drop. It will be a man-made blizzard as 4,000 ping pong balls will be dropped from above by Santa. Winning snowball will have a number that correlates with a prize supplied by our generous sponsors.

Photo Gallery


Click here to view photos from past events.

Participate in the Parade
Anyone interested in participating in the parade can do so by completing the application

Participate in the Snowball Drop

Anyone interested in participating in the Snowball Drop can do so by completing the Donation Form

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.