The Perfect Holiday at Turquoise Place

The holidays are here and heading to Orange Beach is a great way to guarantee a season that’s merry and bright. Just picture it – holiday meals you don’t have to cook (or clean up after), sandcastle snowmen that don’t make you shiver, and long strolls down miles of scenic shoreline. Add in days of festive family fun and you’re well on your way to a wonderful holiday season!

Enjoy a Fuss-Free Thanksgiving Feast

If you’re taking a Thanksgiving trip, visit our sister resort, The Beach Club, for a delicious Thanksgiving feast. On Thanksgiving Day, dine at the resort’s Coast Restaurant and let their team of culinary masters serve you a traditional feast full of holiday flavor. The three-course menu includes a hearty main course that offers your choice of roast turkey, house-made smoked salmon, or marinated Berkshire pork, each with savory sides and all the trimmings. Seatings are available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and reservations are required.

If you prefer to dine in the comfort of your condo, let The Beach Moms deliver the Thanksgiving turkey right to your table! This family-style dinner includes options for 6 or 12 and includes rich roasted turkey, mashed potatoes with country dressing, green bean casserole, and more. Best of all, delivery is free if you sign up for a Beach Mom’s Concierge Package!

Holiday Events

Kick off the holiday season on December 4 at Santa’s Ride through the City. He’ll ride through areas south of the Intracoastal Waterway accompanied by his North Pole helpers and the Gulf Shores High School Steel Drum Band. You can track his ride on the website to be sure you get the best viewing spot.

Did you know Santa can skydive? See it for yourself at the annual Flora-Bama Santa Drop on December 11. The day begins with a variety of free kids’ activities and live holiday music, followed by a bold skydive by the big man himself. Once he lands on our sandy beaches, you can say hello and snap a photo completely free of charge!

Gulf Shores Christmas Boat Parade

Later that same day, head to LuLu’s for the famed restaurant’s annual Lighted Boat Parade. It’s a Christmas parade full of coastal style as brightly decorated boats make a holiday drive all the way to The Wharf. Stick around after the show to enjoy a host of festive activities!

Breakfast with Santa at the Erie Meyer Civic Center on December 21 is your last-minute chance to catch him before Christmas. Starting at 8 a.m., families will feast on a hearty breakfast of sausage, bacon, eggs and pancakes as Santa makes his way around the meal. Admission is $5 and children under 3 are free.

Cozy Christmas Condos

Turquoise Place is your home away from home for the holidays, and we’re here to help you get in the Christmas spirit. Our luxurious beachfront condos offer plenty of space for everyone to spend the season, and our relaxing resort full of amazing amenities is a fantastic place to get festive with your favorites.

The Beach Moms even have you covered for a cheerful holiday tree! They will deliver and setup a fully-decorated 4’ Christmas tree in a prominent area of your condo before you arrive so you’re greeted with Christmas cheer. Choose between traditional (reds, greens, and golds) or coastal (blues, teals, and silvers) decorations to celebrate the season in your preferred style. What a tree-t!

Ready to feel holly and jolly this holiday season? Book your stay at Turquoise Place today!

7 Festive Reasons to Spend Christmas in Orange Beach

Plan a worry-free holiday during everyone’s favorite time of year. With a spectacular beach, pleasant temperatures and plenty of holiday activities, you’re sure to have a very, merry visit. If you decide to venture out, check out some of our favorite events for Christmas in Orange Beach.

Events for Christmas in Orange Beach

Have you ever experienced a man-made blizzard made of ping pong balls? You can this year when the Gulf Shores Lighted Christmas Parade & Holiday Celebration takes place on Dec. 11. The parade rolls at 6:30 p.m., kicking off the season. The holiday spirit carries on as events continue at Sims Park where families can visit with Santa, enjoy holiday treats and experience that blizzard.

Get some Christmas shopping knocked out during Holly Days on Main at The Wharf on Dec. 11-12. Vendors will line Main Street with unique holiday gifts. There will be music and dance performances and even an appearance by Santa Claus!

Lace-up a pair of ice skates at The Wharf and take a spin around the ice. It’s a whole different way to experience a white Christmas in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. Follow it up with a mug of piping hot cocoa at The Southern Grind for the perfect day.

On Dec. 11, see St. Nick skydive onto the sand during the annual Santa Drop at the Flora-Bama. Free sweets, hot chocolate and juice will be available for kids. But don’t worry, there’ll be plenty of Bushwackers at the bar for those of age. Bring the whole family to enjoy the activities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Also on Dec. 11, enjoy a highlight of the holiday season with the 35th Christmas Lighted Boat Parade. Held the second Saturday each December, the decorated fleet leaves at 5 p.m. from LuLu’s in Gulf Shores and ends at about 8:30 p.m. at Cobalt in Orange Beach. Watch the parade from one of the restaurants along the Intracoastal Waterway or set up chairs and view the festively lighted boats from the banks of the Canal.

New Year Events in Orange Beach

Watch for details about the annual Reelin’ in the New Year at The Wharf on Dec. 31.

Splash into the New Year with a Polar Bear Dip on Jan. 1 at either the Flora-Bama or The Hangout. It’s a great way to start 2021, Gulf Coast-style.

You can always just stay right at Turquoise Place, sipping cocoa, enjoying the view from your spacious balcony or baking holiday goodies. After all, the condos are equipped with gourmet kitchens that you can put to use. There’s even grocery delivery available.

Leave all the holiday stress behind when you book a beach vacation. You’ll enjoy luxurious accommodations while creating wonderful family memories.