Celebrate Christmas at these churches in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama.December 12, 2018 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA®) – Celebrate the birth of Jesus at a variety of churches this year in both Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. There are denominations of all kinds as well as nondenominational services available all over the island. Find a place for your celebration on our list.


Orange Beach United Methodist will have two services on Christmas Eve. There will be a casual family-type service at 3:30 p.m. and at 5 p.m. the church will have its traditional candlelight service.

The Flora-Bama Church will celebrate Christmas with three family-friendly Christmas Eve services on the Flora-Bama tent stage at 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. This year will include kids singing and snow machines. While there are no services on Christmas Day, the Flora-Bama also welcomes all who wish to join them in good cheer to a Christmas potluck beginning at 1 p.m. on Christmas day. Everyone is welcome at Central’s Flora-Bama Church every Sunday at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

The Orange Beach Presbyterian Church will have a 6 p.m. candlelight service at the sanctuary on Canal Road.

The Orange Beach Community Church will have its traditional Christmas candlelight service on Sunday, Dec. 23, at 5 p.m.

The Romar Baptist Church is doing its traditional candlelight service for Christmas on Dec. 23 at 5 p.m.

St. Thomas by the Sea Catholic Church will have Christmas carols on Christmas Eve at 4:30 p.m. followed at 5 p.m. by a mass. The church will also have mass on Christmas Day at 9 a.m.

The Island Church will have Cookies and Carols on Dec. 23 at 8:30 and 10 a.m. and a Christmas Eve Service at 5:30 p.m.

Peace Lutheran on the Foley Beach Express will have a 6 p.m. candlelight service on Christmas Eve and a 9 a.m. service on Christmas Day.

Oasis Church at the Wharf will have their Christmas service from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve.



At Gulf Shores First Baptist Church there will be a candlelight communion at 5 p.m.

Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church has a variety of worship services. On Dec. 23 there will be 7:30 a.m. rosary and confessions, an 8 a.m. mass, a Christmas Eve Family mass at 4:30 p.m. and Mass During the Night starting at 9 p.m. On Christmas Day there will be an 8:30 a.m. rosary followed by mass at 9 a.m.

Holy Spirit Episcopal Church will have a Christmas Eve family service at 5 p.m. followed by a candlelight service at 10 p.m.

St. Jude’s by the Sea has services both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The church will host its 32nd annual Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. and have services Christmas Day at 9 a.m.

St. Andrews by the Sea will have a 4 p.m. Christmas Eve family service with carols and readings and communion.

Lagoon Baptist Church will have a candlelight service at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church will have a service on Christmas Eve at 5 p.m.

Grace Lutheran will have two candlelight services on Christmas Eve one at 4 p.m. and another at 7 p.m.

The Unity Church meets at the Royal Oyster and is planning on attending a candlelight service at Unity of Pensacola. In 2019 the church will move to Mikee's Restaurant for meetings.


Liberty Church in Foley will host Christmas Eve Services on Dec. 24th at 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. 

St. Jude’s By the Sea will have its annual children’s pageant on Dec. 15.

On Dec. 16 The Island Church will have a nativity scene with camels and a kid's Christmas celebration.

For the fifth year Gulf Shores Baptist Church will have Miracles in a Manger featuring nativity scenes from around the world. The exhibit will be open daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through Sunday, Dec. 16.

First Presbyterian of Gulf Shores will offer the “Sounds of Christmas” on Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m. featuring the Chancel Choir.

Members of the Unity Church will meet at the Royal Oyster at 11 a.m. and pass out cookies to first responders, hospital workers and volunteers.