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Winter at The Wharf


Winter at The Wharf

Welcome to Winter at The Wharf!

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping, lights, joy and family! Make plans now to join us this year for Winter at The Wharf and celebrate the holly jolly season with us.

You don’t want to miss this, because one thing is for sure, there is certainly no shortage of fun happening all winter long.

Holiday SPECTRA Laser Light Experience
Nightly beginning Friday, November 13
6 pm + 7 pm | Main Street at The Wharf

Enjoy the special Holiday SPECTRA Laser Light Experience Show. For a limited time each year the Holiday Show 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.

Holiday Meals
Wharf Restaurants + Catering
Check details for final order dates

Looking to spend more time with family and less time in the kitchen this year? Check out the Christmas catering to-go menu from Orange Beach Concierge as a way to sit back, relax and enjoy a nice holiday dinner. Click here to see the menu and ordering instructions.
 

Ice Skating Rink
Nov. 13 - Jan. 18
Times vary by date | Located under the large white tent on Main Street next to the Fire Station

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. Share this unique experience with family and friends. Plan a date night! Whatever the occasion, coast on blades along the coast with us at one of the Gulf Coast’s only ice-skating rinks this year! Click here for exact dates, times and details.

Photos with Santa
November 13-15, 20-22, 27-29; December 1, 4-6, 11-13, 18-24
Times vary by date | The Port at The Wharf

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 14, 21, 28; December 5, 12, 19
10 am - 10 pm | Main Street at The Wharf (Pick up at the Train Station near the Ferris wheel)

Alllll aboooooard — choo choo! Join us for a magical day of fun and laughter on The Wharf North Pole Express! We welcome your kiddos to wear their jammies and enjoy the sights and sounds as the train rides through our Winter Wonderland. They will also be given a candy cane, coloring book and 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.

Horse + Carriage Rides
Nov 15, 29; Dec 1, 6, 13, 20, 31
5-8 pm | Main Street at The Wharf (Pick up across from the ice-skating rink near Sand Dollar Lifestyles)

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 27
10 am – 6 pm | Various retailers at The Wharf

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 28
10 am – 6 pm | Various retailers at The Wharf

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 of your must-have items for loved ones this giving season! Click here for a complete list of details and discounts.

Cyber (and in-store) Monday
Monday, November 30
10 am - 6 pm | Various retailers at The Wharf

Join us for a last-chance Thanksgiving holiday deal for Cyber (and in-store) Monday at The Wharf! Click here for a complete list of deals and details.

Christmas Tree Lighting hosted by the City of Orange Beach
Tuesday, December 1
5:30 pm | Main Street + Marlin Circle at The Wharf

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.

Yo Ho Ho 5K hosted by The Kiwanis Club of Gulf Shores
Saturday, December 12
Fun run, 8 am; Yo Ho Ho 5K, 8:30 am | The Wharf

The Kiwanis Club of Gulf Shores is hosting the second annual Yo Ho Ho 5K at The Wharf on Saturday, December 12th. The fun run starts at 8 am with the 5K following at 8:30 am! Participants are encouraged to come dressed in your best Christmas attire (pets and children are welcome to join). Click here for registration information.

Holly Days on Main Festival hosted by the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber
Saturday + Sunday, December 12-13
December 12, 10 am - 6 pm; December 13, 10 am - 4 pm | Main Street at The Wharf

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. Click here for more details.

12 Days of Christmas Shopping
December 13-24
10 am – 6 pm | Various retailers at The Wharf

A dozen days of deals? Yes, please! Join us for our 12 Days of Christmas Shopping promotion from December 13-24 for one-day-only specials at The Wharf. New, exclusive deals specific to each date will be announced as we countdown to Christmas! Click here for a list of deals and details.

 

Last Minute Christmas Eve Shopping
Thursday, December 24
10 am – 4 pm | Various retailers at The Wharf

It’s crunch time! Still looking for the perfect present for your loved one? Don’t fret, The Wharf will be open from 10 am - 4 pm on Christmas Eve for you to shop for last-minute gifts. Click here for more details.

Kids Confetti Drop
Thursday, December 31 Postponed to January 1, 2021. Click here for more.
Noon | Main Street + Palm Plaza at The Wharf

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 at 10 am with DJ Silky and the confetti will fall from the sky at noon. There will also be tons of fun kids’ activities, so come out and welcome 2021 with a safe and colorful good time the whole family can enjoy! Click here for more details.

Reelin’ in the New Year
Thursday, December 31 Postponed to January 1, 2021. Click here for more.
5 pm – midnight | Main Street, Marlin Circle and Palm Plaza at The Wharf

2020 - see you never! Join us on Saturday, December 31st as we gladly welcome 2021 with our annual Reelin’ in the New Year presented by Pepsi, WKRG + Miller Lite. Let’s bid adieu to 2020 in the grandest of style. Live bands, family friendly activities AND adult-centered fun all rounding off at midnight with Fly By Radio, the marlin drop and a fireworks finale presented by the Baldwin Realtors! Resolutions are for January. Give yourself one last excuse to let loose and kiss this unforgettable year goodbye! Click here for more details.

We can’t wait to see you this year for Winter at The Wharf. Don’t forget to tell your friends!

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