There’s a fun new Christmas-focused festival to attend on the coast.

The coastal Alabama Business Chamber will hold its first Holly Days on Main Festival Dec. 12-13 at The Wharf in Orange Beach.

Be sure to arrive when doors open at 10 a.m. to enjoy:

  • Shopping at vendors lined up and down Main Street
  • Music and dance performances from area schools and academies
  • A youth art showcase
  • Appearances by Santa Claus
  • The perfect viewing spot for the lighted boat parade

Whether you’re in need of the perfect Christmas gift or you just want to take in the sights and sounds of the season, Holly Days on Main is a great place for families.

The event is free to attend.

Bring the whole family and stay in a four- or five-bedroom condo at the beach. Or, perhaps a beach house in quiet Fort Morgan is calling your name. There are also plenty of off-beach budget-friendly options so you have more cash to spend at the festival!