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Holly Days on Main Festival 12.12.20

12.12.20




The newest December tradition in Coastal Alabama is coming to take over The Wharf! Vendors of all types will be on Main Street with a selection of gifts that are certain to make your holiday special. Be sure to also take in the sights and sounds of performances from area students, an art showcase, lighted boat parade, and maybe even a visit from the man in red. See you ... here!


What: Holly Days on Main Festival
Where: The Wharf; Main Street
When: December 12-13

  • Saturday, December 12, 10 am - 6 pm
  • Sunday, December 13, 10 am - 4 pm

Holly Days on Main Festival Complete Schedule of Events

Events + Entertainment
*All dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Saturday, December 12th

  • 8 am: Yo Ho Ho 5K presented by The Kiwanis Club of Gulf Shores (Main Street)
  • 10 am – 6 pm: Photos with Santa (The Port)
  • 10 am – 10 pm: The Wharf North Pole Express (Train stop located near the Ferris wheel)
  • 10 am – 10 pm: Ferris wheel rides
  • 10-10:30 am: Southern Strutt (Marlin Circle Stage)
  • 10:30-11 am: Singer, Amy O’Neal (Marlin Circle Stage)
  • 11-11:30 am: Broadway South Dance Co. (Marlin Circle Stage)
  • 11:30 am – noon: Coastal Ballet Performance – excerpts from The Nutcracker (Marlin Circle Stage)
  • Noon - 12:30 pm: Magnolia Dance Studio (Marlin Circle Stage)
  • Noon- 1 pm: Local Magician (Main Street)
  • 12:30-1 pm: Coastal Ballet Performance (Marlin Circle Stage)
  • 1-1:30 pm: Maura & Julie Ann - High School Students – Duet (Marlin Circle Stage)
  • 1:30-2 pm: Gulf Coast Twirling Academy Performance (Marlin Circle Stage)
  • 2-2:30 pm: Five Flags Dance Academy Performance (Marlin Circle Stage)
  • 2:30-3 pm: Orange Beach Expecting Excellence - Student Performances (Marlin Circle Stage)
  • 3-3:30 pm: Coastal Area Dance Performance (Marlin Circle Stage)
  • 3:30-4 pm: Central Church Worship Band (Marlin Circle Stage)
  • 4-4:30 pm: Gulf Shores Middle School Chorus (Marlin Circle Stage)
  • 4:30-5 pm: Gulf Shores High School Steel Drum Band (Marlin Circle Stage)
  • 5-5:30 pm: Fred Astaire Dance Studio Exhibition (Marlin Circle Stage)
  • 5:30-6 pm: Fred Astaire Dance Studio - Interactive Line Dance Lessons (Marlin Circle Stage)
  • 6 pm: Holiday SPECTRA Laser Light Experience Show (Main Street)
  • 6-7 pm: LuLu’s Lighted Christmas Boat Parade (The Wharf Marina)
  • 7 pm: Holiday SPECTRA Laser Light Experience (Main Street)
  • 7 pm: Santa Pub Crawl presented by the Lower Alabama Young Professionals (See below for schedule of events and complete details. Must be 21+ to participate.)

Sunday, December 13th

  • 10 am – 10 pm: Ferris wheel rides
  • 10-11 am: Gulf Shores United Methodist Church Performance (Marlin Circle Stage)
  • 11-11:30 am: Eleanor McCoy Lyrical Dance Performance (Marlin Circle Stage)
  • 11:30 – noon: Presentation from Lower Alabama Young Professionals to Toys for Tots and North Pole Bingo Prize Winners from Santa Pub Crawl (tentative, Marlin Circle Stage)
  • Noon - 12:30 pm: Gulf Coast Tai Kwon Do exhibition (tentative, Marlin Circle Stage)
  • Noon – 6 pm: Photos with Santa (The Port)
  • 12:30-1 pm: South Baldwin Dance Center Performance (Marlin Circle Stage)
  • 1-1:30 pm: Gulf Coast Twirling Academy Performance (Marlin Circle Stage)
  • 1:30-2 pm: Maura & Julie Ann - High School Students – Duet (Marlin Circle Stage)
  • 2-3 pm: Southern Strutt Dancers Performance (Marlin Circle Stage)
  • 3-4 pm: Lynn Robinson Dancers Performance (Marlin Circle Stage)
  • 6 + 7 pm: Holiday SPECTRA Laser Light Experience (Main Street)

Crafts, Deals, Contests and Activities with Businesses + Restaurants at The Wharf
*All offerings, events and activities are subject to change without notice.

Saturday, December 12th

  • Faux Paws Pet Shoppe: Pet Photo Op
  • Maho Bay Company:
    • Free kids shades with purchase
    • Gift tree with surprise discounts
    • Complimentary margaritas
    • Photo booth
    • Cornhole
  • Lucca: 20% off all weekend
  • Kilwins: Free Samples and photo ops with the Kilwin Moose
  • Seaside Shoes + SWIM:
    • Kitzi Jewelry trunk show (Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm)
    • DIY Bracelet Bar (Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm)
  • The Southern Grind: Fun activity and craft – more to come!
  • YoHo Rum & Tacos:
    • Bottomless Bloody Merry from 10:30-11:30 am at the boat bar. ($18/pp)
    • Taco Eating contest ($20 to enter) from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • First 20 people to sign up and pay outside between the Boat Bar and YoHo will get to participate.
    • First place winner receives $250
    • Kid’s Christmas Karaoke – Boat Bar stage from 2-3 pm.
    • Adult Christmas Karaoke – Boat Bar stage from 4-5 pm
  • Villaggio Grille:
    • Chianti at Christmas from 3- 4 pm on the patio.
    • $4 glass of chianti
    • $5 pizza bites
    • Bourbon Raffle from 11 am - 2 pm
    • Enter between those times to win one of three bottles of bourbon.
    • $1 raffle to enter
    • Three winners will be selected
  • Ginny Lane Bar & Grill:
    • Gumbo and Fireball from 5-6 pm on the patio (marina side)
    • $6 for one shot of Fireball and one cup of gumbo
    • Live Music
    • Kids Activity

Sunday, December 13th

  • Seaside Shoes + SWIM:
    • Kitzi Jewelry trunk show (Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm)
    • Reindeer Food Christmas Craft (Sunday, noon – 4 pm)
  • The Southern Grind: Fun activity and craft - more to come!
  • Faux Paws Pet Shoppe: Pet Photo Op
  • Maho Bay Company:
    • Free kids shades with purchase
    • Gift tree with surprise discounts
    • Complimentary margaritas
    • Photo booth
    • Cornhole
  • Lucca: 20% off all weekend
  • Kilwins: Free Samples and photo ops with the Kilwin Moose
  • YoHo Rum & Tacos:
    • Bottomless Bloody Merry from 10:30-11:30 am at the Boat Bar. ($18/pp)
    • Kid’s Christmas Karaoke – Boat Bar stage from 2-3 pm.
    • Adult Christmas Karaoke – Boat Bar stage from 4-5 pm
  • Villaggio Grille:
    • Chianti at Christmas from 3- 4 pm on the patio.
    • $4 glass of chianti
    • $5 pizza bites
  • Ginny Lane Bar & Grill:
    • Gumbo and Fireball from 5-6 pm on the patio (marina side)
    • $6 for one shot of Fireball and one cup of gumbo
    • Kids Activity

Santa Pub Crawl presented by the Lower Alabama Young Professionals
*Event details are subject to change without notice.

What: Santa Pub Crawl presented by the Lower Alabama Young Professionals (LAYP)
When: Saturday, Dec. 12 | 7-10 pm
Where: Various bars + restaurants around The Wharf; Register at the Chamber office on arrival
Other:

  • Must be 21+ to participate but do not have to be a member of LAYP
  • Must donate an unwrapped toy or make a donation of $10 or more for Toys for Tots
  • Must be dressed in costume as either Santa or Santa's Helper (aka reindeer, elf, etc.)
  • How it works:
    • Once registered, you will be given a North Pole Bingo Card and a list of participating bars and their specials. Each time you visit a participating bar & order one of the special drinks or food items, they will give you a sticker for your Bingo card. Once your card has a completed Bingo - either across, up & down or diagonally, you can drop it in the collection box located at The Sandshaker.
    • On Sunday, December 13th, representatives from the LAYP will present all the toys and funds raised to a marine corps representative of Toys for Tots.
    • They will also randomly draw cards from the collection box and as long as a Bingo is verified you will win a prize from the participating bars, including Villaggio Grille, Ginny Lane Bar & Grill, YoHo Rum & Tacos, Mile Marker 158 Dockside, The Southern Grind, Kentucky Mist, POUR Smart Bar, Island Time Daiquiris + The Sandshaker.
  • For more information, click here.

Note: Your safety is of utmost importance to us here at The Wharf. Because of that, The Wharf is encouraging all guests to adhere to social distancing and facial covering guidelines. We ask that you come out, have fun and keep back six feet. Air high fives are encouraged when you see your friends at the event. For your convenience, we have also added hand sanitizer stations throughout the property. We want all visitors to feel safe when they visit The Wharf! We can’t wait to see you … here!


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