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Christmas on the Gulf: Boat Parades and a Trip Back to 1912

After a relaxing, low-key weekend at home watching some of my Christmas movies, I am fully in the holiday spirit. Now I need a weekend with some music, a boat parade, maybe even a trip back to Christmas in 1912.

And if I head down to Gulf Shores & Orange Beach this weekend, that’s just what I’ll find. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 10th, you can get a glimpse of Christmas in 1912 at the officers’ quarters at Fort Morgan. Living-history actors will also be present to enhance the experience.

Then at 5 p.m., you can watch the Christmas Boat Parade from the deck of LuLu’s while listening to performances by Albert Simpson. If you want Christmas spirit on the Gulf, boats decked out in lights is a sure way to get there.

It’s going to be a fun day for the kiddos, too—breakfast with Santa himself starts at 8 a.m. at the Erie Meyer Civic Center in Gulf Shores, and then at 12 p.m. (over at LuLu’s again) Santa’s brother Billy will be on site to take letters to Santa in the North Pole.

It’s going to be a fun December on the Gulf!