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November 2012 - Coastal Christmas & Savings

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Holiday Treats
The island will light up for a Coastal Christmas! A number of festivities are planned for the entire family, so take your pick and start a new holiday beach tradition:
  • Nov. 23 to Jan. 1 from 10 a.m. -- Holiday Ice Skating at The Wharf in Orange Beach – Ice rink located on the ground floor of west parking lot near Ginny Lane’s. Skate rentals and refreshments available.
  • Nov. 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. -- Santa by the Fire – Gulf State Park Pavilion. 
  • Nov. 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. -- Orange Beach Tree Lighting & Visit with Santa at The Wharf – Holiday stories, free cookies and hot chocolate.
  • Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. -- City of Gulf Shores Christmas Open House
  • Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. -- City of Gulf Shores Christmas Parade and Beach Celebration – Begins at Clubhouse Drive and proceeds along Hwy. 59 to The Hangout at the Public Beach.
  • Dec. 1 from 2 to 6 p.m. -- Pictures with Santa – Orange Beach Cotton Bayou Beach Access.  
  • Dec. 2 from 2:30 to 3:30 -- “Messiah” with the Pensacola Symphony – Gulf Shores United Methodist Sanctuary. 
  • Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. -- Santa Drop at Flora-Bama – Music, fun and games.
  • Dec. 8 at noon -- Billy Claus & the LuLuBelles – LuLu’s at Homeport Marina
  • Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- Merry Market at The Wharf Event Center – Orange Beach. Free admission.
  • Dec. 8 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. -- Christmas Lighted Boat Parade – Begins at LuLu’s at Homeport Marina in Gulf Shores, proceeds along the Intracoastal Waterway past The Wharf, and ends at Zeke’s Landing in Orange Beach.
  • Dec. 9 from 7 to 8 p.m. -- Christmas Concert – Gulf Shores United Methodist Church. Free admission.
  • Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Open House – Refreshments served.
  • Jan. 1 at noon -- Slip and Slide Polar Bear Dip – Gulf Shores Public Beach at The Hangout.
Plan your fun coastal times around these events and find more details at our Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Calendar of Events and Gulf Shores Music Calendar. Meyer is your beach vacation and concert connection.
Warm up to our winter savings when you spend your Coastal Christmas on the island.
3-night getaway – 3rd night FREE in condos.
4-night trip – 4th night FREE in condos and houses.
5-night escape – 5th night FREE in condos and houses.
Promo code 12W345 (less than a week). 
Week-long vacation – 6th & 7th nights FREE in condos and houses.
Promo code 12W67 (week). 
Valid for stays November 1, 2012 – February 28, 2013.
Off the Beaten Path
The Gulf at Alabama Point, located on 4.5 acres at the west end of Perdido Pass bridge, will eventually include a boardwalk of shops and fishing amenities and a large 600-seat restaurant. The eatery that opened Tuesday, November 6 will serve as a temporary structure until the Alabama Department of Transportation repairs the bulkhead that surrounds part of the site.
This unique building is constructed from shipping containers and includes both a covered area and open deck on the second level. The walk-up window and bar are located on the first floor as well as eclectic tables, chairs and even hammocks on the beach for seating.
The menu will change as the chef chooses and will include fresh seafood dishes and hamburgers along with fresh-cut fries. This new business plans to be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. until 9 or possibly 10 p.m.
The view is the main attraction as you overlook Perdido Pass at Alabama Point where the water traffic flows back and forth from gulf to bay. The atmosphere is unlike anything on the coast, but don't take our word for it -- put it on your plan for the very next time you can head to Alabama's Gulf Coast. 
Holiday Shopping
Relax on the shore with friends and family for Thanksgiving at a luxurious coastal condo or spacious beach house. After food and football, load up the shoppers in the group and head just a few miles north of the beach to Tanger Outlets for big savings. The After Thanksgiving Moonlight Madness Sale at 120 stores begins at 10 p.m. and continues through the weekend (November 22-25).
Get extra savings when you download a custom set of Tanger Outlet BONUS DEAL PASSES! The Deals After Dark pass is good for 20% off at participating stores from 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Thanksgiving Night (November 22-23) and the Deals at Dawn savings are 30% from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. November 23. 
The sales continue at unique boutiques and specialty shops throughout the resort communities of Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan, Orange Beach and Perdido Key. You’ll find gifts for everyone on your list at a wide variety of stores in the shopping venues of Pelican Place, SanRoc Cay and The Wharf. Additional stores such as Diamond Jewelers, Hope’s Cheesecake, Blue Girl Beading, HRH, Blond John’s Surf, Skate & Skim, and Tino’s Fine Art and Frames are just a few of the special shopping venues waiting to entice you with savings while you spend quality time on the coast.


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