Santa rides a parachute to meet kids in Perdido Key.

No sleighbells or reindeer on this Gulf Shores area vacation - Santa Claus comes to town in a different way at Perdido Key. Old Saint Nick flys down to the white sands of Perdido Key via parachute to greet children and participate in Flora-Bama's annual Christmas bash.

Santa rides a parachute to meet kids in Perdido Key

Many cSanta rides a parachute to meet kids in Perdido Key.hildren will be waiting up Christmas Eve, looking for Santa Claus to sail down from the sky led by nine reindeer. However, for children vacationing at a condo or beach house in Perdido Key, Florida, Christmas comes early - and in an unexpected manner.

Santa drops in - literally - to see children and their families on the beaches of Perdido Key. He doesn't have a sleigh or reindeer for this special appearance, but Mr. Claus comes parachuting down from the sky and lands on sand as white as snow.

The annual Santa Drop event at the Flora-Bama in Perdido Key makes for a memorable experience for families enjoying their holiday vacations on the shore. Saint Nick floats down to meet the awaiting children, then sits for visits with them at the venue's yearly Christmas party.

Even though the visitors enjoys the tropical climate, Flora-Bama goes the extra mile to make sure it is also a white Christmas. The outdoor deck is decorated with fake snow, glittery silver trees and other festive decor that adds to the spirit of the holidays, and partygoers enjoys holiday drinks and snacks. The parachuting Santa is eventually reunited with his sleigh, which he and his elves allow children to sit in outside the venue.

Although not every day is Christmas at Flora-Bama, this iconic establishment always has something fun going on for locals and visitors alike. The lounge will be hosts its annual New Year's Eve Bash on December 31, and will be busy planning exciting events for January and February. No matter when you plan your vacation to this sunny destination, Flora-Bama and the surrounding Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area restaurants and attractions will have something to offer.

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  • Oct 29
    The Original German Sausage Festival
  • Oct 31
    Halloween Costume Contest at the Flora-Bama
  • Nov 3
    32nd Annual Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival
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    9th Annual Oyster Cook Off at The Hangout
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    Flora-Bama Annual Thanksgiving Potluck
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