'Tis the Season for Fun: Winter At The Wharf is Back!


November 21, 2017

‘Tis the Season for Fun: Winter At The Wharf is Back!

What good is “the most wonderful time of the year” if you don’t get out and celebrate it, right?

And celebrate we shall here at The Wharf! This past Friday marked the return of our annual year-end holiday celebration, Winter At The Wharf, and with it came a flurry of fun activities for the whole family.

Planning on joining us for the holiday festivities? We’ve got so much going on, you might need a road map! Here’s what’s going on at The Wharf through the end of the year.

Ice Skating Rink

Did you know that The Wharf features the only ice skating rink in the Alabama Gulf Coast area? If you’re looking to lace ‘em up and go for a spin, you’ve come to the right place. Plus you’ll have a couple extra weeks of skating time after the New Year!

Now through January 14

Spectra Holiday Sound & Light Spectacular

Folks come from far and wide to see our Spectra Sound & Light Spectacular—and during the holiday season, it’s even more popular. Come see The Wharf all lit up in red, green, and gold and enjoy the classic sounds of the holiday season!

Now through December 31

Photos With Santa

Have you heard? Santa Clause himself is vacationing here at The Wharf for the holiday season (we always knew he was a snowbird!), and he’s gonna be making time for some photographs. Bring your kids (or your pets!) for this classic holiday tradition.

November 24-26; December 1-3, 8-10, & 15-24

Black Friday & Small Business Saturday

Whether you’re trying to sleep in this year, or you’re looking for some great deals and fun activities after the morning rush, The Wharf is the place to be on Black Friday. And since you know many of our tenants are locally owned, come back the next day for Small Business Saturday!

November 24 & 25

Holiday Horse & Carriage Rides

Wanna experience the holiday season like they did in the old days? Join us for a delightful ride around The Wharf in a horse-drawn carriage! It’s the perfect way to spend time with your family or snuggle up with your significant other.

November 26; December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17

Christmas Tree Lighting

Our Christmas Tree is one of the biggest and brightest on the Gulf Coast, so naturally we like to gather a crowd when we flip the switch. Plus there’ll be holiday music, cookie decorating, letters to Santa, hot chocolate, and even a reading of “The Christmas Story” from the mayor!

November 28

Lighted Boat Parade

As the locals know, we do things a little bit different for the holidays on the Gulf Coast—and that includes the annual Gulf Coast Lighted Boat Parade! Come see all the bright, beautifully lit boats as they glide through the Intracoastal Waterway. The Wharf is the best seat in town!

December 9

Happy Howlidays Kid & Pet Parade

We love any excuse to celebrate our four-legged friends—especially if that means snuggling them up in cozy holiday attire. And for those who don’t have a pet of their own (or who are looking for another one!), our friends with FurreverHomes Rescue will be bringing several adoptable pets to join in the festivities.

December 10

12 Days of Christmas Shopping

As the holiday shopping season heats up, we’re dropping some of the hottest deals of the year! Every day for 12 straight days, different tenants will be offering a new one-day-only deal. Stay tuned to our social media channels to see what’s on sale each day!

December 13-24

Jingle Jubilee Kids Craft Day
Holiday crafting really is the best of both worlds—kids get a fun activity that allows them to flex their creative muscles, and parents get a priceless piece of holiday décor to brighten up your home. Bring the whole family and see what kind of wondrous creations your kids come up with!

December 16

Last Minute Christmas Eve Shopping

We get it; sometimes, especially during the holidays, free time just slips away from you. So if you wind up with a few names still on your gift list when Christmas Eve rolls around, never fear—we’ll be open for a few hours, and we’ll have great gift ideas for your loved ones!

December 24

Reelin’ In The New Year

With all the holiday festivities we’re throwing this year, it’s only right that we end the calendar year with one last hurrah. We’ll have live music, kids activities, and our famous marlin drop at midnight, followed by a fantastic fireworks show. Let the good times roll before your New Year’s resolution kicks in!

December 31
 

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