Lighted Boat Parades Friday & Saturday
Photo by Shelley Patterson, C-Shelz Photogrpahy
Updated on December 14th to include the new information about Saturday night's parade.
December 11, 2019 - Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, AL - (OBA®) - This weekend you'll have chances to catch two lighted boat parades on the Alabama Gulf Coast.
Friday's Parade:
The first parade will take place on Friday evening and will leave from Tacky Jacks in Gulf Shores right at 5:00 pm. This parade will go past the Wharf and around Bear Point, ending up at Tacky Jacks in Orange Beach with a party afterwards. 
There are several viewing points along the way. (See route below.)
Friday's Parade Route 
Saturday's Parade:
The second parade will be on Saturday evening and will leave LuLu's just after 5:00pm. Saturday's parade will make a couple of loops around the Waterway Village area of Gulf Shores, then go down to the Wharf and back to LuLu's for the party. Lulu's, Tacky Jacks or Acme Oyster House will be good places to watch Saturday's parade. Also, if you park along Canal Road you'd be able to see the parade going to the Wharf and back to LuLu's. If you're at the Wharf the patio behind Sandshaker is a good place to watch. (See route map below.)

To register your boat in the Lighted Boat Parade click on the link below. All participants in the Saturday parade will receive a $50 LuLu’s gift card, a $25 Tacky Jacks gift card, and a $25 Acme Oyster gift card per boat.

Lighted Boat Parade Registration Form

Saturday's Parade Route
Before the Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, starting at about 1:00pm, Lucy Buffett will be reading the story of Billy Claus and the Spirit of Christmas Island  prior to Billy's arrival at 2:00pm. Billy Claus and the Spirit of Christmas Island is a childrens book written by Lucy Buffett.
Billy Claus is Santa’s warm weather-loving brother who lives in the Caribbean but comes this way to help Santa during the Holiday season. This year the LuLuBelles will be accompaning Billy Claus. The LuLuBelles are Billy’s version of Santa’s elves. Billy will arrive in style and visit with the children to hear their wish list to pass on to Santa. Billy and the LuLuBelles will be available for photos with the children on Saturday afternoon.
Billy Claus and the LuLuBelles