HomeGulf Shores HolidaysCelebrating Thanksgiving in Gulf Shores

Thanksgiving is a time for being grateful for what we have. For most, it’s all about that holiday meal of turkey, stuffing (or dressing), sweet potato casserole, and pumpkin or pecan pie. And for some, it’s the real start of the holiday season with a Gulf Shores Thanksgiving.

Holiday Meal

You could stay in your lovely beachfront rental and cook your holiday feast. Our rental homes feature full kitchens with plenty of space to create a memorable meal with Thanksgiving in Gulf Shores. But you’ve made it to the beautiful beach for the holiday, why spend it in the kitchen? An easier option is to stay in but order out. Several restaurants (and grocery stores) will have complete Thanksgiving dinners ready for pickup. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you reserve that perfect holiday meal. Remember: It’s a holiday and we’re here to help you enjoy it!

If you feel like getting out and letting someone else do all the work, many local restaurants will be open for Gulf Shores Thanksgiving brunch. The Voyagers and Grand Ballroom at the Perdido Beach Resort will be serving their annual Thanksgiving Buffets. Give them a call or visit their website for menus, times and pricing. For a more casual meal, head to one of the local beachfront restaurants. Lounge on the beach or start a game of beach volleyball, then head inside for lunch. The Hangout will be serving its traditional holiday meal, while the Flora-Bama goes a slightly less traditional route with their annual potluck. Guests bring a side dish or desert while the Flora-Bama does the turkey and ham. Either way, it’s a great way to meet new friends, and be thankful for the ones you already have.

Start the Holidays!

Get a start on the Christmas holidays with the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at The Wharf in Orange Beach. Holiday music, cookie decorating, hot chocolate and the lighting of the tree. Oh, Santa may show up too!

Giving Thanks During Thanksgiving in Gulf Shores

Of course, Thanksgiving in Gulf Shores is really about being thankful for all we have. Why not take the family on a hike along the beach or drive over to the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and work off that gravy and pie? With miles of trails winding through undisturbed coastal barrier habitat, it’s easy to commune with nature while you’re on the lookout for alligators, nesting turtles, herons and more. Enjoy some quality family time and quiet contemplation while taking in some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

At Harris Properties, we’re here to help you have the best holiday possible. Whether it’s making sure your fully-equipped kitchen really does have everything you’ll need, or to offer suggestions for brunch, we’re here to help. Just give us a call. We’re grateful to be living and working in this beautiful place and want to share it all with you!