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January 2013 - Festive Winter Happenings

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sweet Romance and Good Times
The Mardi Gras good times will roll with parades in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach on February 12. The beads and moon pies will fly through the air, and the atmosphere is all about fun. On the heels of these festivities comes another reason to celebrate with your sweetheart, so spend Valentine’s Day (February 14) at the beach. Begin your evening with a stroll along the shore at sunset followed by a romantic dinner overlooking the gulf or back bay, and then dance the night away to live music. Check our event calendars for details at Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Calendar of Events and Gulf Shores Music Calendar.

Take advantage of these sweet vacation deals during the entire month of February.

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). Search Available Properties » 

Week-long vacation – 6th & 7th nights FREE in condos and houses
Promo code 12W67 (week). Search Available Properties »
Valid for stays 11/1/12-2/28/13.

Off the Beaten Path
Caramel pecan paws, dipped Oreos, New Orleans-style pralines, fudge and peanut clusters are just a few of the candy delights that you’ll find when you step inside the Chocolate Corner located in the Bruno’s Shopping Center on Hwy. 59 in Gulf Shores, behind Burger King.

For weddings and the parties that precede them, choose from a variety of chocolate candies and truffle boxes for a sweet addition to your event. Choco-Flops and other sea shell chocolates in both white and milk chocolate are a popular way to celebrate your beach vacation.

Ice cream, coffees and teas offer yet more reasons to visit this unique business for a refreshing indulgence while you’re at the beach.

Things to Do
Mark your calendars for a diverse selection of things to do on the coast.

Jan. 19 and 20: Carnival of the Animals
Saenger Theatre – 6 S. Joachim St., Mobile

Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m. - The Mobile Symphony presents Saint-Saens’ zoological fantasy “Carnival of the Animals” - a magical and musical journey through the land of four-legged creatures - featuring pianists Per Tengstrand and Shan Shan Sun. Tickets available by calling 251-432-7080 or at MobileSymphony.org.

Jan. 16: Blue Girl Beading
Gulf Shores Welcome Center – 3150 Gulf Shores Pkwy.

9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Jewelry-making demonstration.

Jan. 21: Life’s a Canvas
Gulf Shores Welcome Center – 3150 Gulf Shores Pkwy.

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Step-by-step painting demonstration.

Jan. 21: Clara’s Loom
Orange Beach Welcome Center – 23685 Perdido Beach Blvd.

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Looming demonstration.

Jan. 22: SEA Quilt
Orange Beach Welcome Center – 23685 Perdido Beach Blvd.

9 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Quilting demonstration.

Jan. 25: Conde Cavaliers Parade
Downtown Mobile

6:30 p.m. - Mardi Gras in Mobile kicks off with this parade.

Jan. 26: Senior Bowl
Ladd-Peebles Stadium – 1621 Virginia St., Mobile

3 p.m. kick-off - The top collegiate football seniors face off in this North vs. South battle showcasing their talents.

Jan. 29: SEA Quilt
Gulf Shores Welcome Center – 3150 Gulf Shores Pkwy.

9 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Quilting demonstration.

Jan. 31 – Feb. 3: Harmony at the Gulf
The Event Center at The Wharf, Orange Beach

Thur.-Sat. 6-10 p.m., Sat. 1- 4 p.m. - Gospel music event featuring Phil Cross & the Harmony AllStar Choir, Brian Free & Assurance, Mark Bishop and The Talleys.

Feb. 2 – Bratfest
Gulf Shores Adult Activity Center

10:30 a.m. until all brats are sold - Snowbird clubs unite to raise funds for Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan and Orange Beach fire departments by selling brats for $4 each.

Feb. 8 – Mystical Order of Mirams Parade
Orange Beach

6:30 p.m. - Mardi Gras parade begins at Wintzell’s on Perdido Beach Blvd. (Hwy. 182).

Feb. 9 – Mystics of Pleasure Mardi Gras Parade
Orange Beach

5:30 p.m. - Mardi Gras parade begins at Wintzell’s and ends at Zeke’s Marina on Perdido Beach Blvd. (Hwy. 182).

Feb. 12 – Gulf Shores Mardi Gras Parade
Gulf Shores

10:00 a.m. - Mardi Gras parade begins at bottom of Intracoastal Canal Bridge and travels down Hwy. 59, ending at the public beach at The Hangout.

Feb. 12 – Orange Beach Mardi Gras Parade
Orange Beach

2:00 p.m. - Mardi Gras parade begins at Wintzell’s on Perdido Beach Blvd. (Hwy. 182) and ends at Hwy. 161.

Feb. 12 – LuLu’s 9th Anniversary Celebration and Mardi Gras Boat Parade
Orange Beach and Gulf Shores (200 E. 25th Ave.)

3:00 p.m. - Mardi Gras boat parade begins at The Wharf and travels along the Intracoastal Waterway, ending at LuLu’s at Homeport Marina.

Feb. 16 – Tour of Homes
Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area

9 a.m.-4 p.m. - Gulf Shores Woman’s Club Tour of Homes tickets are $20 and may be purchased at Jubilee Apparel and Gifts, Flowers by the Shore, Beach House Boutique, Fran’s on 59 and Pack and Mail.

Feb. 16 – LuLu’s Tropical Vow Renewal
200 E. 25th Ave., Gulf Shores

11:00 a.m.registration, 4 p.m. vow renewal - Renew your vow to your special someone at this complimentary event including vow certificate, cake and champagne.

 

 

 



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