While Wake up for Breakfast with Santa in Gulf Shoreseveryone else is leaving out cookies for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, you and your kids will have the chance to enjoy the most important meal of the day with him during the annual Breakfast with Santa in Gulf Shores. For a mere $4 per person - kids under 3 eat free - you can savor every last morsel of succulent sausages, crispy bacon and true Southern grits before Santa arrives on a fire truck and sticks around for a sweet photo opportunity.

During the event, Santa will be giving away awesome prizes for boys and girls of all ages, and there will be Christmas-themed games the entire family can enjoy. Parents can even give the event coordinators a call ahead of time so they can drop off their kid's gifts, which Santa will present to them at the breakfast. Wouldn't it be great to take a photo of your child as he or she is surprised with what they wanted most for Christmas - from Santa Claus himself?

Everyone will have an opportunity to pose with Santa, and you're more than welcome to turn your memorable image into the year's holiday photo that you send out to family and friends. If you forget your camera, don't worry, because there will be a photographer on hand with professional equipment to take a photo for you.

Once you've had your fill of holiday cheer, not to mention biscuits and pancakes that'll surely keep you full, it's time to head back to your Gulf Shores beach house rental, where you can enjoy the rest of your holiday vacation in the comforts of a homey lodging on the shores of the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast.