‘Tis the season for holiday shopping, lights, joy + traditions with loved ones! Make plans now to celebrate the holly jolly season with us at Winter at The Wharf.

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.

The Wharf Orange Beach Winter Ice Skating Rink
Ice Skating Rink

Daily; November 11, 2022 – January 16, 2023
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. Click here for exact dates, times and details.

The Wharf Orange Beach Winter Pictures Photos with Santa

Toys for Tots Bike Drive

Daily; November 11 - December 13, 2022
Various locations
Help spread cheer this year by donating a bike to Toys for Tots. Donors can collect a bike “ornament” from the
Christmas tree 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 13th. Click here for more details.

Photos with Santa

Weekends; November 11 - December 24, 2022
Times vary by date | Suite G102

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.

The Wharf North Pole Express

Saturdays; November 12 – December 24, 2022
10 am - 10 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 Wharf Store after for photos with Jolly Claus! Click here for exact dates, times and details.

Black Friday Shopping

Friday, November 25, 2022
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.

The Wharf Orange Beach Winter Holiday Shopping Black Friday Small Business Saturday Hours Deals
Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 26, 2022
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.

Holiday Horse + Carriage Rides

Various dates; November 29, 2022 - January 1, 2023

5 pm - 8 pm | Main Street at The Wharf

Saddle up for the season by spending the evening in a festive horse-drawn carriage on select dates in November, December + January. Trot along Main Street 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 to learn more.

Holiday SPECTRA Laser Light Experience

Nightly; November 30 – December 31, 2022
6 pm + 7 pm | Main Street at The Wharf

Enjoy the special Holiday SPECTRA Laser Light Experience Show. For a limited time, the spectacle will celebrate the joyous season with timeless tunes and classic sing-a-longs. This display is certain to bring you holiday cheer! See Main Street as it’s transformed into a magical stage where the palm trees are energized with life and become the stars of the display! Click here to learn more.

The Wharf Orange Beach Winter Christmas Tree Lighting
Christmas Tree Lighting hosted by the City of Orange Beach

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
5:30 pm | Main Street + Marlin Circle

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at The Wharf! Help us usher in the holiday season with bulbs, garland and glee. The annual tree lighting hosted by the City of Orange Beach is the perfect ceremony to inspire the Yuletide spirit. Click here for more details and activities.

Holly Days on Main Festival hosted by the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber

Saturday + Sunday, December 10-11, 2022
9 am - 5 pm | Main Street

The newest December tradition in Coastal Alabama is coming back for a third year! 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 big man in red. Click here for more details.

Santa Pub Crawl presented by Gulf Group at EXP Realty

Saturday, December 10, 2022

7 pm | Check in at Dick's Last Resort
Do your best Santa-themed attire and join the Lower Alabama Young Professionals for their 3rd Annual Santa Pub Crawl. This event will benefit Toys for Tots with attendees asked to bring a $10 or toy donation to take part. Bars and restaurants at The Wharf will be taking part and offering special menu items and deals to attendees. You will also have the chance to win great prizes through our costume contest or by getting a bingo on your card. Click here for more details.

Last Minute Christmas Eve Shopping

Saturday, December 24, 2022
10 am – 4 pm | Various retailers

It’s crunch time! Still looking for the perfect present for your loved ones? Don’t fret, The Wharf will be open for you to shop for last-minute gifts on Christmas Eve. Click here for more details.

The Wharf Orange Beach Winter Kids Confetti Drop New Year's Eve Celebration

Kids Confetti Drop

Saturday, December 31, 2022
10 am – 2 pm | Main Street + Palms Plaza

Kids whose bedtime comes well before midnight will get to ring in the New Year hours early at the annual Kids Confetti Drop presented by Beachball Properties! All the fun starts with DJ Matt and the confetti will fall from the sky at noon. There will also be tons of fun kids’ activities, so come out and welcome 2023 with a safe and colorful good time the whole family can enjoy! Click here for more details.

Reelin’ in the New Year

Saturday, December 31, 2022
5 pm – midnight | Main Street, Marlin Circle + Palms Plaza

2022 - see you never! Join us as we gladly welcome 2023 with our annual Reelin’ in the New Year presented by Pepsi, WKRG News 5 + Miller Lite. Let’s bid adieu to the year in the grandest of style with family friendly activities and adult-centered fun all rounding off at midnight with The Park Band, the marlin drop and a fireworks finale presented by White Claw! Resolutions are for January. Give yourself one last excuse to let loose and kiss this unforgettable year goodbye! Click here for more details.