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Christmas Events in the Perdido Key Area

Christmas is finally here in Perdido Key, Florida and there is something super special about spending a coastal Christmas at the Beach. Perdido Key and the surrounding areas know how to pull you into the holiday spirit and offer tons of fun family-friendly events for you to explore.

Holiday Events in Perdido Key 

Perdido Key Chamber Tacky Tinseltown Christmas Party

Friday, Dec 9th at 6pm

Flora Bama Yacht Club

Celebrate the end of a banner year at The Perdido Chamber’s Annual Holiday Party. We are celebrating the holidays with fun tacky sweater themed party at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club. Come wearing your tackiest holiday attire! This is one of the most enjoyable events we do all year, don’t miss it! Gift certificates, merchandise, and other donations to add to Santa’s goodie bags are greatly appreciated can be dropped off at the Chamber office. Tickets: $15 Members/$25 Non-Members

7th Annual Santa Paws

Sunday Dec. 11th 10am – 1pm

Perdido Key Sports Bar & Restaurant

Perdido Key Sports Bar & Save Underdogs Volunteer Fundraising Group of Perdido Key present the 7th Annual “Santa Paws” – Santa Claus pictures with your doggies! Come out to Perdido Key Sports Bar on Sunday, December 11th from 10:00 am til 1:00 pm for doggie pictures with Santa.

Holiday Events in Pensacola, FL 

Photos with the Grinch

December 2nd

Old County Courthouse – 223 S Palafox Place, Pensacola, Florida 32502

Santa’s favorite nemesis, The Grinch, will allow you to intrude upon his presence for a photo or two. Just like for Santa, guests can reserve their time online or in person at Winterfest and the Grinch’s domain has room for a whole family to be in the photo. You will be led to the Grinch’s throne, located behind Santa’s sleigh. While he LOATHES visitors, the Grinch will reluctantly allow you to intrude upon his solitude and sit on top of a few trashcan seats for a photo. To protect his precious “me time” the Grinch insists that you arrive 5 minutes early to your reservation and check in at the Photos table located in front of Santa’s sleigh.

Christmas Caravan Arts & Crafts Festival

Friday, December 2 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm​ and Saturday, December 3 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

3200 N 12th Ave, Pensacola FL 32503

Find some unique Christmas gifts and baked treats offered by the 45+ vendors at the show. Enter the Raffle & Silent auction for a chance to win gift certificates and baskets. A food concession will have hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken salad croissant, and drinks. Dr Breeze will be playing all our Christmas favorites Sat Dec 3rd -11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Beachmas: Lunch & Storytime with Santa

Sat. Dec 3rd – Sunday Dec 4th 11am-6pm

Lagunas Beach Bar and Grill – 460 Pensacola Beach Boulevard, Pensacola Beach, Florida 32561

Join us for a jolly good time at Beachmas this holiday season! Hang with Santa in the park and enjoy all the festivities.

Holiday Market at Seville Square

December 3rd, 2022 from 10am – 5pm

311 East Government Street, Pensacola, FL

Come get your Holiday shopping done early at the Holiday Market at Seville Square downtown Pensacola from 10- 5PM. Vendors, Food Trucks, Bounce House, Kids Ornament Station, Raffles, and Live Entertainment. Free admission.

Photos with Santa

10th Annual O’Riley’s Santa Pub Crawl 2022

Sat, December 3, 2022, 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

O’Riley’s Irish Pub Downtown – 321 South Palafox Street Pensacola, FL 32502

Join the crowd and party with other crawlers at the 10th Annual O’Riley’s Santa Pub Crawl 2022! As always, our main goal is to have fun and collect toys and donations for our event charities (Shriners International, St. Jude, Toys for Tots).

Deck the WALLS 2022- Wreath Making Event with PMC

Sat, December 3, 2022, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Woerner Landscape Pensacola – 1332 Creighton Road Pensacola, FL 32504

Join us December 3rd for our 2nd annual DECK THE WALLS wreath making event. Take a break from your shopping and join us for a “Moms DAY Out” of holiday FUN! We’ll gather for some holiday fun by making our own wreaths! The event will be from 1-3 PM

Pensacola Winter Fest

December 2 – December 24th

Pensacola, FL

Downtown Pensacola comes alive with song and dance, arts and crafts during the holidays. Pensacola Winterfest’s tours and photos with Santa take place in Plaza Wonderland at the corner of Government Street and Palafox Place.

Nov 18th – Dec 24th

Winterfest Plaza – 223 South Palafox Place, Pensacola, FL

Every night of their tours, Santa Claus will be waiting for you in his sleigh in Downtown Pensacola. Santa’s sleigh has been redesigned for your whole family! Large groups can sit on presents outside of Santa’s sleigh for the perfect photo. Only one reservation is needed per photo group. Large groups or families who want several photo setups should reserve additional time. Guests with reservations are welcome to bring their own cameras and take photos and videos during their visit with Santa.

7th Annual Winter Wonder Ride

Sat, December 17, 2022, 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Wahoos Stadium 351 W Cedar St Pensacola, FL 32502

Making Spirits Bright! Get in the spirit and join us for a family-friendly slow ride through downtown Pensacola and after party at the Wahoos Stadium. Deck out your bike as we ride through Downtown Pensacola!

Noon Year’s Eve at Laguna’s

December 31st from 11am – 3pm

Lagunas Beach Bar and Grill- 460 Pensacola Beach Boulevard, Pensacola Beach, Florida 32561

This family-friendly event invites partygoers of all ages to ring in 2023 with fun adventures at the park and live music from DJ Rik-A-Chet. Don’t miss the noon-year countdown, where tons of beach balls will drop with a celebratory toast to welcome the new year!

Holiday Events in Orange Beach, AL 

December Events at the Wharf

December 1 – December 31st

The Wharf in Orange Beach is packed full of Holiday Events this Season! Check out their calendar here to plan your outing.

Jingle Jam: A Family Christmas Experience

December 7th at 5:15pm

Orange Beach United Methodist – 28751 Canal Rd. Orange Beach, AL 36561

Take a break from all the baking, the shopping, and the endless rolls of wrapping paper, and join us for an unforgettable Christmas experience complete with fun, games, music, and lights! Everyone is invited for a fun night for the whole family, beginning with a family cookout at 5:15 p.m.

The Nutcracker

Friday, Dec 2nd & Saturday, Dec 3rd

Orange Beach Performing Arts Center – 23908 Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL 36561

December 2 at 6 p.m. & December 3 at 2 p.m. The Coastal Ballet Company, in cooperation with the City of Orange Beach, will present “The Nutcracker” at the Orange Beach Performing Arts Center. Admission: General admission tickets are $25 per adult, $10 for children ages 4-17, and free for children 3 and younger.

Santa Drop

Saturday, December 10th, 2022 – 11am to 2pm

Flora Bama

Kick-off the Christmas holidays with Flora-Bama’s annual Santa Drop! You don’t need to pay $20 to take a picture with Santa at the mall… see Santa skydive onto our white sandy beaches then jump in line in the Tent for Santa pics! It doesn’t matter how old you are, you can still sit on Santa’s lap and ask for whatever you want. Beginning at 11AM, prior to Santa’s arrival at Noon, we’ll have kids crafts, games, live music featuring holiday tunes for the kiddos, face painting, juice and sweet treats – best of all, it’s all FREE!

Make It To The Line Run / Walk

Saturday, December 17th, 2022

Flora Bama

Let’s all “Make it to the Line” just in time for Christmas! Join us on December 17th to race into the holiday! Run, jog, walk or crawl to the line at our 4-Mile Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run. The First 400 participants will receive run packets that include t-shirts and other goodies. Don’t forget to make plans to hang out and enjoy all of the post-race fun! Complimentary food and beverages are available to participants immediately following the race. A portion of the proceeds from this race will benefit the Secret Santa program, helping local families in need with gifts at Christmas, clothing, food and more.

Flora-Bama Annual New Year’s Eve Bash

Saturday, December 31st, 2022

21+ Only Event

The Flora-Bama is THE place to be on New Year’s Eve! Live music on all three stages will be rockin’ until the party stops. Food, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast will be sure to contribute to good times On The Line as we ring in the New Year, Flora-Bama style!

Check out all of the fun events happening at the Flora-Bama here!

Holiday Events in Gulf Shores, AL 

Zoo Angel Tree – Now – Dec. 31

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

Zoo Angel Trees, presented by Brett-Robinson, are around town and ready for you to choose an angel this holiday season. Support the zoo and your favorite animal by selecting a tag off the Zoo Angel Tree, purchasing an item off the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo Amazon Wish List or making a direct donation to the Zoo Angel Tree. If you are interested in hosting a tree at your location, contact

Selfies with Santa – December 3, 4, 10, 11

11a.m. – 2 p.m.

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

Grab your cameras and come see Santa and Mrs. Clause at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

GCAA Holiday Open House

Saturday, Dec 3, 2022 From: 10am to 5pm

Gulf Coast Arts Alliance – 225 E. 24th Ave. Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Join us for all things Christmas at the GCAA Gallery. We will be serving light refreshments all day. Admission: Free

Santa’s Ride through the City

Sun, Dec 4, 2022 – Sun, Dec 11, 2022

City of Gulf Shores, Gulf Shores, AL

Santa is taking some time off during his busy month to drive through the City of Gulf Shores and wave to the residents. He will be accompanied by some of his dear friends from the North Pole and the Gulf Shores High School Steel Drum Band!

Click here to view the route for Santa’s Ride on December 4th

Click here to view the route for Santa’s Ride on December 11th

*Please note: Events and activities listed are subject to change or cancel at any time. Please contact the event host directly before finalizing your plans to attend an event.*

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