Saturday, December 28, 2013

Kids Will Love New Year’s Celebrations in Gulf Shores

Ring in the New Year family style in Gulf Shores with your choice of fun activities throughout the island. Here’s an agenda sure to create lasting family memories.

Dec. 31 @ 10 a.m. – The annual Noon Year’s Eve at Lulu’s, located on the Intracoastal Waterway in Gulf Shores, begins at 10 a.m. on December 31st. This event specifically designed for your children features a sandcastle building contest, arts & crafts, live music, zoo animals and face painting. Count down to noon and celebrate the New Year with kid-friendly fireworks and a huge beach ball drop.

Dec. 31 @ 8 p.m. – The New Year’s Eve Beach Bash at Gulf State Park Pavilion starts at 8 p.m. with a large bonfire, campfires with s’mores and a live DJ on the beach. More live entertainment happens under the pavilion featuring the musical sounds of Top Hat and Jackie. Two fireworks shows at Gulf State Park Pier happen at 10 p.m. and midnight.

Jan. 1 @ 11 a.m. – Slip and slide directly into the Gulf of Mexico at a non-traditional Polar Bear Dip starting at noon at The Hangout. The local Kiwanis Club is installing a 33-ft, 2-lane slip and slide to deposit you directly into the Gulf waters or you can walk right into the water in a more traditional style. This free event includes a free buffet for all participants at The Hangout afterwards that includes musical entertainment by Grayson Capps and prizes for best costumes and best teams.

Cool deal: Gulf-front accommodations at coastal condos and beach houses are 50% off 4-night rentals for this holiday when you use promo code 13NY50 valid for stays 12/28/13-1/4/14.

See you at the beach.