‘Tis the season for shopping, lights, joy + traditions. Make plans now to celebrate this holly jolly time with us and your loved ones.
Welcome to Winter at The Wharf
You don’t want to miss this, because one thing is for sure, there is certainly no shortage of fun happening all winter long.
Ice Skating Rink
Daily; November 12, 2021 – January 17, 2022
Times vary by date | Located under the large white tent near Main Street entrance
Please click here to e-sign our waiver before you come! A parent or legal guardian's e-signature is required for those under 19 years of age.
Let us bring winter to you! Grab a pair of skates and glide, spin or fall into the season by coasting on blades along the Gulf Coast with us! Skate on Tuesdays for WKRG News 5, Give 5 and a $5 donation will be made in your honor for Toys for Tots from The Wharf and Sand Dollar Lifestyles until December 14th. Click here for exact dates, times and details.
Toys for Tots Bike Drive
Daily; November 12 – December 14, 2021
Help spread cheer this year by donating a bike to Toys for Tots. Donors can collect a bike “ornament” from Christmas trees in The Port while taking photos with Santa or in the ice rink. The bikes requested are for children ages 16 and under. Make it a family occasion to shop for a local child, then return the bikes to the ice rink on December 14th. Thank you to our generous sponsors Sand Dollar Lifestyles + WKRG News 5 for their help in spreading joy this Christmas! Click here for more details.
The Wharf North Pole Express
Saturdays + Select Dates; November – December
10 am - 8 pm | Main Street at The Wharf (pick-up is at the Train Station near the Ferris wheel)
This winter, The Wharf Express is on a holiday mission! Put on your PJs and ride The Wharf North Pole Express each Saturday until Christmas, where every child will receive a candy cane, a coloring book and a golden ticket sticker as a special souvenir! Don’t forget to stop by The Port after for photos with Jolly Claus! Click here for exact dates, times and details.
Photos with Santa
Weekends; November 19 - December 24, 2021
Times vary by date | The Port
Ho Ho Holiday photo time with Santa at The Wharf! Jolly Claus has checked his list already — twice, actually — so make sure you are on your best behavior when you snap a frame-worthy photo. You can bring your letter to him and share your must-have toys and joys, then capture the moment to remember forever! Click here for exact dates, times and details.
Horse + Carriage Rides
Select nights; November 11 – December 31, 2021
6-9 pm | Main Street (pick-up is at the ice rink near the Main Street entrance)
Saddle up for the season by spending an evening under the moonlight in an enchanted horse-drawn carriage. Trot along through the streets and gaze at the holiday lights and decorations with your loved ones. You’ll want to have your camera ready for this ride! Click here for exact dates, times and details.
Black Friday Shopping
Friday, November 26, 2021
10 am – 6 pm | Various retailers
You’ve feasted for Thanksgiving, now feast on some savings the day after! Spend Black Friday at The Wharf and check out all the epic steals and deals throughout the shops and restaurants. We are your one-stop shopping destination for the holidays! Click here for tenant deals and more details.
Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 27, 2021
10 am – 6 pm | Various retailers
Shop smart. Shop local. With an abundance of home-grown retailers and restaurants, The Wharf is the premier stop along your shopping route to purchase regional goods, products and services for the holidays. Plus, who doesn’t love a good gift card? So, come out and show your support for our community and get all your must-have items for loved ones this giving season! Click here for a complete list of details and discounts.