2016 Holiday Happenings Guide

 

Holiday Workshop – Bellingrath Gardens and Home
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12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore
November 5
Holiday workshop from 9:00am-12:00pm that will take our guest behind the scenes of Magic Christmas in Lights! Participants will create a lighted Christmas tree. Seats are limited and tickets must be purchased in advance.
bellingrath.org

Mobile Taste of the Holidays & Gift Show
7701 Hitt Road, Mobile
November 5
One of Mobile’s Largest Christmas Shows celebrating 6 years! Enjoy the Taste of the Holidays which will be benefiting the Shriners from 9:00am-2:00pm! Local Restaurants and caterers will be joining us as well as gift vendors offering you everything from Jewelry to gifts, accessories, fashion and so much more. A variety of unique seasonal and gift items including those unusual pieces for the “person who has everything”. Santa will be with us with fun for the kids so bring the family and have some Holiday fun including train rides, Paint a Party Studios and a Pajama Fashion Show for Penelope House. If you have any pajamas, Robes, slippers etc. you would like to donate just bring them to the event with you. $5 entry, kids 12 and under free.

Junior League of Mobile’s Christmas Jubilee
(Ad Sponsor)

1 South Water Street, Mobile
November 10 – 12
Kick off your holiday shopping and get in the spirit at Junior League of Mobile’s annual Christmas Jubilee. The Gulf Coast’s greatest holiday market features more than 100 merchants from around the country under one roof for three exciting days of shopping. Christmas Jubilee will kick off the holiday shopping season with a broad selection of gifts for all ages, interests and budgets. There are also numerous special events sponsored by the Junior League including a Preview Party Gala on Wednesday, November 9, VIP Shopping, Girls Night Out on Thursday, November 10, Santa’s Workshop on November 12, please visit the website for more information. Regular shopping hours are Thursday, November 10, 10:30am-8:00pm, Friday, November 11 – 9:00am-9:00pm. Saturday, November 12 – 9:00am-6:00pm. General Admission Tickets valid for one day are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, $8 for Student, Senior Citizen and Military and $5 for Children (ages 6-12) 5 and under are Free. Please visit www.juniorleaguemobile.org for more information.
(251) 471-3348 www.juniorleaguemobile.org

United Cerebral Palsy’s Christmas Nights of Lights 5K and Fun Run
755 Bolling Brothers Boulevard, Mobile
November 10
United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile will be hosting its 2nd Annual Christmas Nights of Lights 5K and Fun Run on Thursday, November 10, 2016. We invite everyone to come out and experience the amazing race route through the Christmas Nights of Lights show at Hank Aaron Stadium. You can register at RaceRoster.com/9287.
raceroster.com

Christmas Night of Lights
755 Bolling Brothers Boulevard, Mobile
November 11 – January 1
Christmas Night of Lights will be host to one of the most amazing drive-thru Christmas light shows you will ever experience. Hundreds of thousands of LED Lights, driven by over one thousand computer channels, synchronized to both traditional and new rocking Christmas music playing through your car radio. Pack your vehicle full of friends and family to enjoy the show as you begin a Christmas tradition.
www.christmasnightsoflights.com

2nd Annual Christmas Jubilee Arts & Crafts at Georgetown Assembly of God
9436 Wilmer George Road, Wilmer
November 12
Second annual Christmas Jubilee arts & crafts at Georgetown Assembly of God from 9:00am-4:00pm. Please contact Tiffany Williamson at (251) 458-6366 for more information.
www.georgetownassembly.org

Mobile’s Singing Children “A Taste of Christmas Music”
1400 Joyce Rd, Mobile
November 12
Join us at 4:30pm for Mobile’s Singing Children Concert.
mobilesingingchildren.org

Santa’s Workshop
1 South Water Street, Mobile
November 12
Are you ready for some Christmas fun? Come spend your morning crafting with Santa and our Christmas Jubilee Elves. Your child can make ornaments, take pictures with Santa and enjoy story time! Buy your tickets early. This event sells out fast! Event Times: 9:30am and 11:30am. Cost – Adult and Child Combo $35; Additional Adult or Child single ticket $20.
(251) 471-3348 www.juniorleaguemobile.org

Riverside Ice: Mobile’s Ice Skating Rink
Cooper Riverside Park, Water Street and
Government, Mobile
November 13 – January 14
Riverside Ice is opening sometime during the week of November 13.
www.RiversideIce.com

5 Rivers Story Time: Turkey Trouble?
30945 5 Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort
November 15
The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 10am – 11am is Story Time at 5 Rivers. Children under the age of 6 are welcome to stop by for a free reading of a nature-based story followed by arts and crafts. In this week’s story, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Turkey is in trouble…BAD trouble! But Turkey has an idea!
(251) 625-0814 www.alabama5rivers.com

SPECTRA Sound & Light Spectacular at the Wharf
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Orange Beach
November 18 – January 14
Every night at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
(251) 224-1000 www.alwharf.com

The Wharf Ice Rink
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Orange Beach
November 18 to January 14
Lace ‘em up and come skate through a winter wonderland. Weekdays: 4:00pm – 10:00pm, Weekends & Christmas Break (Dec. 17 – Jan 3): 10:00am – 10:00pm. Some dates subject to change, please check website calendar for full schedule. $10 to skate, $13 combo to skate & ride the Ferris Wheel.
(251) 224-1000 www.alwharf.com

The Lighting of the Trees – Bienville Square
Downtown Mobile, Bienville Square, Mobile
November 18
The lighting of the trees in Bienville Square is from 5:00pm until 7:00pm. The City welcomes in the holiday season with pictures with Santa, live music and much more. Shop in our merry market, enjoy live entertainment. Be sure to be there by 6:00pm, as we kick off the holiday season when the Mayor and Santa light up the tree at 6:10pm!
www.ncsmobile.org

Christmas Tree Lighting in Semmes
9150 Moffett Road, Semmes
November 18 – 20
Semmes ushers in the holiday season on November 18 with our annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Gather with family, friends and neighbors for this heart-warming seasonal favorite! This event starts at 5:00pm with the tree lighting at dark at Semmes Library Parking lot.
(251) 649-8811 www.cityofsemmes.org

Port City Craftsman Holiday Show
7701 Hitt Road, Mobile
November 18 – 20
The Port City Craftsmen Annual Holiday show is set for November 18 – 19 from 9:00am-5:00pm and November 20 from 11:00am-4:00pm. There is no better way of kicking off your holiday shopping with over 100 local and regional artist and crafters. The perfect way to jump start your holiday shopping. Admission is $2.00 or $1.00 and 1 can good which will be donated to Feeding the Gulf Coast.
www.portcitycraftsmen.com

Christmas Spectacular
3661 Dauphin Street, Mobile
November 19 – 22
Christmas Spectacular is back for its 13th season, and tickets are on sale now for the largest family-friendly Christmas concert along the Gulf Coast! Christmas Spectacular will be held November 19, 20 and 21 at 6:45pm, and November 22 at 4:00pm at Dauphin Way Baptist Church, The annual event is a celebration of Christmas that includes more than 300 students and faculty from the University of Mobile School of Music and School of Worship Leadership. Presentations of traditional and contemporary sacred and secular Christmas music will be the focus of the program.
(251) 442-2383 www.umobile.edu

Greater Mobile Bay Area Choral Society Christmas Concerts
300 Government Street, Mobile
November 20, 28 December 18
The Greater Mobile Bay Area Choral Society Christmas presents “Sounds of Christmas from Valley to Hill” on November 20 at 4:00 at Government Street Presbyterian, November 28 at St. Joseph’s Chapel at Springhill College at 7:30pm. They present Festival of “Lessons and Carols” on December 18 at 10:45am.
(251) 434-9396 hambirds.me/gmbacs

Pump It Up Holiday Fun
741 Hillcrest Road, Mobile
November 21 – 27
Pump It Up will have numerous themed Open Play jumps Monday November 21st – Sunday November 27th. We will be closed Thanksgiving Day. Open Jump themes will include our Little Tikes Jump, Ice Cream Jump, Pizza Jump, Buddy Jump and Glow Jump! For specific times and to reserve your space early please visit our website at pumpitupparty.com/mobile-al.
(251) 342-3940 www.pumpitupparty.com/mobile-al

Turkey Trot for Hope 5K & Gobble Wobble Fun Run
Downtown Mobile, Spanish Plaza, Mobile
November 24
The Turkey Trot for Hope & Gobble Wobble is more than a race, it is an experience. We invite you to join us on November 24th for what is quickly becoming a Mobile tradition. It is a chance to kick the day off with a little turkey day spirit, gather with your family and to burn those extra calories in preparation for the impending feast. Most importantly, it is an opportunity to give thanks by giving back to a great cause, Camp Rap-A-Hope.
www.turkeytrotforhope.com

Wales West Arctic Express
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13670 Smiley Street, Silverhill
November 25 – December 24
All aboard the Arctic Express at Wales West RV Resort and Light Railway. Great holiday fun for the whole family! Ride an authentic Steam Train through a wonderland of lights, snow, and decorations to the North Pole. Children visit with Santa in the Winter-wonderland barn and receive a free wooden toy. Our staff can take your family photo with Santa. Free Refreshments, Mini-Train Ride, Hay Ride, Playground, and Bounce House. In addition, Petting Zoo, Pony Ride, and Snowball Cannon are available for a slight fee. Try our Cafe’s new menu options, and a Gift Shop full of train items ideal for Christmas presents! Open November 25 through December 24. Hours: WEEKENDS: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 4:00pm-9:00pm; Beginning Dec. 12, open NIGHTLY, 4:00pm – 9:00pm. Admission is $15/person, plus tax. 2 and under are free. Group rates, field trips, and parties can be booked in advance. Located on Co. Rd. 9 between Fairhope and Silverhill. Register on website for coupons early in the season.
(888) 569-5337 www.waleswest.com

Live Animal Nativity Trail & Exhibit
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Orange Beach
November 25 – December 31
Thursday & Friday 4:00pm – 10:00pm; Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 10:00pm. Entry fee is $5 (Includes Petting Zoo, bouncy house, and more!), Pony Rides are $5 and Camel Rides are $5.
(251) 224-1000 www.alwharf.com

Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens and Home
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12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore
November 25 – December 31
Bellingrath Gardens and Home is celebrating the 21st edition of Magic Christmas in Lights in 2016! The holiday tradition lets guests stroll through a dazzling display, which features more than 1,000 set pieces, 3 million lights and 15 scenes throughout the 65-acre Garden estate. In addition, the Bellingrath Home is decorated in its holiday finery and enhanced with beautiful poinsettias. The holiday event includes nightly choral performances on the South Terrace of the Home Sundays through Thursdays. In addition, guests may purchase hot chocolate on Live Oak Plaza to warm the heart and soul. Magic Christmas in Lights is open daily from 5:00pm – 9:00pm with tours of the Bellingrath Home every hour and half hour until 8:30pm.
(251) 973-2217 www.bellingrath.org

Fish River Christmas Tree Farm
13982 Woodhaven Dairy Road East,, Summerdale
November 25 – December 23
There has always been something magical and heartwarming about a family trip to the country to search for that perfect Christmas tree. Enjoy strolling our beautiful 40-acre Christmas Tree Farm and evergreen nursery. Take a free ride on The Tannebaum Express “tree train” for a fun filled farm tour (weekends only). View our manger scene with live animals! Camel Rides, Pony Rides and Christmas Bounce House. Santa will arrive for visits on the first three weekends beginning on Friday November 25th to November 27th, December 3rd – 4th, and December 10th-11th. Take a tour of the farm and view the wide selection of trees including our choose and cut trees, our special container-grown Living Christmas Trees that can be decorated then planted after the holidays. We have fabulous shipped in Fraser Firs, flocked and snow-tipped trees. Also available are fresh wreaths, centerpieces, and garlands. For more details and directions please visit our website.
(251) 988-8114 www.fishrivertrees.com

Photos with Santa at the Wharf
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Orange Beach
November 28 – December 23
Fridays: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
(251) 224-1000 www.alwharf.com

Christmas Tree Lighting at the Wharf
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Orange Beach
November 29
Join The Wharf for the “Lighting of The Island” when The Wharf’s magnificent 40-foot Christmas tree comes to life and Santa comes to town.
(251) 224-1000 www.alwharf.com

Lights of Love 2016
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USA Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Mobile
November 29
Three organizations dedicated to the care of children and families are celebrating the excitement and wonder of this holiday season! Everyone is invited to the annual “Lights of Love” tree lighting at USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital beginning at 6:00pm on November 29. The Lights of Love tree lighting directly in front of the hospital will also feature visits from Santa Claus and Ronald McDonald, as well as performances from local school and community choirs. Enjoy Christmas cookies, caroling and spread some old fashioned Christmas Cheer.
(251) 694-6873 www.rmhcmobile.org

USA Concert Choir & University
Chorale Holiday Concert
5751 USA Drive South, Mobile
November 29
USA Concert Choir and University Chorale Holiday Concert with Laura Moore as the Conductor. This event takes place at 7:30pm at the University of South Alabama, Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Admission prices: General/ $8; USA students/faculty/staff, senior citizens, children under 18/ $5.
(251) 460-6136 www.southalabama.edu/music

Mobile Museum of Art: Holiday Art Market
4850 Museum Drive, Mobile
December 1
Join us on December 1 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm for our Holiday Art Market. Support your local artists and join the party and shopping fun with great food, drink, and live music.
(251) 208-5200 www.mobilemuseumofart.com

USA President’s Holiday Concert
5950 Old Shell Road, Mobile
December 1
USA Holiday Concert will be held Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm.
(251) 461-1632
www.southalabama.edu/departments/mitchellcenter

Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra “Holiday Concert”
407 East Laurel Avenue, Foley
December 2
The child musicians are sure to move audiences with sounds of the Christmas season. $5.00 suggested donation. Time: 7:30pm.
(251) 943-1545 www.mobilesymphony.org

Grand Bay Country Christmas
12610 Old US 90, Grand Bay
December 2 – 3
An Annual Event that takes place every year in December. The weekend kicks off Friday night at 5:00pm with Santa Riding into town and the Lighting of the Tree! Saturday kicks off with Santa arriving to have Cookies & Milk and free pictures with Santa from 11:00am-1:00pm. The vendor market will be from 10:00am-5:00pm. The nighttime parade begins at 7:30pm.
(251) 298-8089 www.grandbayonline.com

Holiday Sales at the Botanical Gardens
5151 Museum Drive, Mobile
December 2 – 3
Decorate for the season with poinsettias, holiday plants plus fresh greenery and decorations by the Mobile county Master Gardeners. Time: 9:00am-4:00pm.
(251) 342-0555 www.mobilebotanicalgardens.org

Annual “Christmas through the Ages” at Fort Gaines
51 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island
December 3
Experience a Christmas of “Days Gone By”! This event is a living history Day for the whole family. Come and join the soldiers from the 1700s through the 1900s and their Families as they celebrate a non-commercial Christmas. Our visiting children will have the chance to make a seashells ornament and other decorations. Times: 9:00am-5:00pm.
(251) 861-6992 www.dauphinisland.org

Christmas in Satsuma 2016 Arts & Crafts
Festival and Reindeer Run
Satsuma
December 3
The Satsuma Community Development Organization is hosting an Arts and Crafts Festival from 9:00am-2:00pm in Baldwin Square. This will follow the Reindeer Run which will be held at 8:00am
(251) 303-3022

Dauphin Island Christmas Parade
Along Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island
December 3
The Parade is Saturday December 3 at 11:00am. The Parade route runs along Bienville Avenue, running east from Cadillac Square to approximately the Public Beach.
(251) 861-5524 www.dauphinislandchamber.com

Mobile’s Singing Children 40th Annual Christmas Concert
2 South Claiborne Street, Mobile
December 3
Come join us on Saturday, December 3 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception for our Annual Christmas Concert starting at 7:00pm.
www.mobilesingingchildren.org

Satsuma Christmas Tour of Homes
5466 Old Highway 43, Satsuma
December 3
Satsuma Christmas Tour of Homes is Saturday, December 3 from 4:00pm-8:00pm. Tickets are $12 and will be available for purchase November 10 at Satsuma Public Library. The event is hosted by Satsuma Public Library Foundation.

Satsuma’s Annual Christmas Parade
Baldwin Square, Highway 43, Satsuma
December 3
Satsuma’s Annual Christmas Parade will be held at 11:00am.
www.cityofsatsuma.com

SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce 2016 Christmas Parade
Mobile
December 3
Parade will begin at 10:00am.. Parade lineup begins at 8:00 a.m. at W.C. Griggs Elementary School on Three Notch Road in Tillman’s Corner.
(251) 666-2488 swmcchamber.com

SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce 2016 Santa Breakfast
5055 Carol Plantation Road, Mobile
December 3
SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce Santa breakfast will be held at 8:00am.
(251) 666-2488 swmcchamber.com

Christmas at the Richards DAR House
256 North Joachim Street, Mobile
December 3 – 4
Experience a historic home ready for the holidays! The house will be decorated, homemade refreshments will be served and entertainment on hand to celebrate the holiday season. Times: Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm and Sunday from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Tickets sold at the door. For more information, visit www.richardsdarhouse.com.
(251) 208-7320 www.richardsdarhouse.com

Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes – Christmas Open House
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6512 Grelot Road, Mobile
December 4
Would you like to know more about how to partner with us to help children and families in your community? We’d love for you to attend our Christmas Open House to find out! Tour our home in Mobile and see how our children have decorated for Christmas, while enjoying holiday treats. Join us from 2:00pm-5:00pm.
(251) 639-1022 alabamachild.org/mobilebay

Holiday Open House at the Wharf
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Orange Beach
December 4
Enjoy the small town holiday shopping experiences at The Wharf. Shop local! Enjoy kids activities, discounts, and more from 11am -6pm.
(251) 224-1000 www.alwharf.com

Christmas on the Hill
Village of Springhill Shopping Area, Mobile
December 4
“Christmas on the Hill” in the Village of Spring Hill is scheduled for Sunday, December 4th from 1:00pm-5:00pm. Christmas on the Hill is an annual holiday event created and promoted by the Spring Hill Merchants Association and the individual merchants of the Village of Spring Hill. This year a selection of the Village of Spring Hill’s finest boutiques will once again open their doors with special store hours, holiday refreshments, food trucks, sleigh rides, photos with Santa, holiday music and a variety of children’s activities as well as sales and special merchandise promotions. For additional information like the “Spring Hill Merchants Association” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/springhillmerchantsassociation.
www.facebook.com/springhillmerchantsassociation

Roman Street & Mithril Christmas
6 South Joachim Street, Mobile
December 4
A Roman Street & Mithril Christmas concert on Sunday, December 4.
(251) 208-7261 www.mobilesaenger.com

The Market at the Pillars
1757 Government Street, Mobile
December 4
The Market at The Pillars is a fun afternoon of shopping with local artisans, vendors and food trucks! Come get your Christmas shopping done! Sunday Funday from 12:00pm-4:00pm in Midtown Mobile!
(251) 307-5382

5 Rivers Story Time “Dinosaur’s Night Before Christmas” by Jim Harris
30945 5 Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort
December 6
The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 10am – 11am is Story Time at 5 Rivers. Children under the age of 6 are welcome to stop by for a free reading of a nature-based story followed by arts and crafts. A festively fun and traditional story with a reptilian twist!
(251) 625-0814 www.alabama5rivers.com

Semmes Old Fashioned Christmas
3871 Wulff Road, Semmes
December 6
Travel back in time to the early 1900s and celebrate Christmas the old fashioned way at Semmes Heritage Park. Time: 6:00pm.
(251) 649-2184

Playhouse in the Park presents “Babes in Toyland”
6 South Joachim Street, Mobile
December 6 – 7
Playhouse In The Park presents “Babes in Toyland”, Victor Herbert’s classic. Follow Mary Contrary, Tom-Tom and many Mother Goose characters through amazing adventures as they help save Christmas! Recommended for ALL AGES!
SchoolFest Performances: Dec 6 & 7 at 9:00am and 11:15am. Reservations:(251) 422-0079 Public Performance: Dec 7 at 7:30pm. Reservations: (251) 602-0630
(251) 602-0630 playhouseinthepark.org

Lighting Up Midtown Annual Christmas Tree Lighting!
107 Lafayette Street, Mobile
December 8
Join St. Mary at for this annual block party event, welcoming the Lafayette Street Fire Department to assist in the tree lighting at 6:45pm. Santa will be there ready for photos! Plenty of hot chocolate, food trucks, Christmas Caroling and more! Takes place on St. Mary Catholic School Campus, 107 N. Lafayette Street, Mobile For more information, contact the parish office at (251) 432-8678 or email wallace@stmarymobile.org.
(251) 432-8678

Christmas at Oakleigh
300 Oakleigh Place, Mobile
December 9 – 10
Step back in time and see Historic Oakleigh dressed in its holiday splendor. A Mobile tradition for over 60 years, Christmas at Oakleigh will feature living history tours, storytelling, Santa’s workshop, choirs and much more. Tickets are $15 nonmembers and $10 HMPS Members. December 9 -Friday 5:00pm-8:00pm Living history House tours, Carolers and Food trucks. December 10 -Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm Home tours, Christmas Market, Santa’s workshop and Carolers.
(251) 432-6161 www.historicoakleigh.com

Mobile Ballet presents “The Nutcracker”
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401 Civic Center Drive, Mobile
December 10 – 11
Mobile Ballet will take you on a magical journey of brilliant dancing, sumptuous sets, and gorgeous costumes. This is a favorite for all ages. Saturday, December 10 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm and Sunday, December 11 at 2:30pm.
(251) 342-2241 www.mobileballet.org

2016 Semmes Christmas Tour
10330 Howells Ferry Road, Semmes
December 10
Sponsored by Semmes Woman’s Club, the 2016 Semmes Christmas TOUR features a much anticipated Home Tour and a fantastic Tasting Tour! Starting site is Allentown Elementary located at 10330 Howells Ferry Road. The Tour of Homes event is showcased from 3pm-7pm while the Tasting Tour is scheduled from 3pm-5pm. Advance $10 tickets which include both the Home Tour and the Tasting Tour will be available at Semmes Senior Center, Century Bank and Meggie B’s.
(251) 645-9176

3rd Annual Dawes Christmas Parade
2900 Dawes Road, December 10
The Dawes Christmas Parade will start at 1:00pm at Living Word Church (2900 Dawes Road) and ends at the Winn Dixie parking lot at Cottage Hill and Schillinger Road.
(251) 633-0033 www.dawesbizconnect.com

Boat Parade Activities at The Wharf
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Orange Beach
December 10
Come to The Wharf for kids best viewing spot of the Lighted Boat Parade. Come early for kids activities and shopping specials from 4pm – 8pm.
(251) 224-1000 www.alwharf.com

Candy Cane Christmas
7485 Airport Boulevard, Mobile
December 10
Ransom Ministries Inc. would like to invite you to partner with us in reaching out to our community during the upcoming holiday season. We will be hosting our annual Candy Cane Christmas on December 10 from 9:00am-Noon. You can participate in this community outreach by donating new unwrapped toys or gifts for children of all ages, volunteering, or financially sponsoring this event. This donation only shopping experience will be morning fun for the whole family! Activities include: gift wrapping station, continental breakfast, crafts and games for kids, pictures with Santa Claus, story time and more!
www.ransomcafe.com

Holiday Half Marathon & 8K Run
Mullet Point Park, Fairhope
December 10
The Holiday Half Marathon & 8K Run will start at 8:30am at Mullet Point Park (Take Scenic 98 south of the Grand Hotel to the intersection with County Road 1; Mullet Point Park is on the right). This race will benefit USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital Pediatrics Department. Everyone is encouraged to bring a new toy in its original wrapping to the race. Toys are needed to distract the children while they are in the hospital. Pre-register by mail (entries should be postmarked by December 5), in person at McCoy Outdoor or RunN-Tri in Mobile or Running Wild in Fairhope until noon on December 10, or online (https://go.events.com/#/event/1901) until 4:00am December 11. Race day registration from 7am-8:15am at Mullet Point Park.
(251) 473-7223 www.pcpacers.org

Saraland Christmas Parade
401 Baldwin Road, Saraland
December 10
The annual Christmas Parade will start at 12:00pm and the theme is “Peace on Earth”. For more information, please call Bill Silver at (251) 490-7694.
(251) 675-4444 www.saralandchamber.com

Semmes Christmas Parade
Wulff Road to Hwy 98, Semmes
December 10
The Semmes Annual Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10th beginning at 10am on Wulff Road.
(251) 649-8811 www.cityofsemmes.org

Something Special for Saturday-Gingerbread Decorating Party
4 South McGregor Avenue, Mobile
December 10
It’s time for our annual Gingerbread Decorating Party at 10:30am at the Moorer/Springhill Branch for ages 5 and up. For more information, please call (251) 470-7770 or email ftigner@mplonline.org.
(251) 470-7770 www.mplonline.org

Mobile Symphony’s “Swinging Christmas”
6 Joachim Street, Mobile
December 10 – 11
The popular Boston Brass joins the MSO with their own big and fiery arrangements of holiday classics to fill your Christmas with energy and excitement. December 10 at 7:30pm and December 11 at 2:30pm.
(251) 432-2010 www.mobilesymphony.org

5 Rivers “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
30945 5 Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort
December 11
Come out and join us every Sunday for a free family, friendly Sunday Matinee film. The films play throughout the day. Not one but TWO animated classics rotating throughout the day. See them on the big screen! Please call for specific show times.
(251) 625-0814 www.alabama5rivers.com

The Mobile Pops Christmas Concert
3900 Pleasant Valley Road, Mobile
December 12
7:00pm. The concert will be at Davidson High School Auditorium. All concerts are FREE and open to the public.
(251) 679-6036 www.themobilepops.com

Holiday Market & Christmas Kids Day
Cathedral Square, Mobile
December 17
Arts & crafts…fun activities…music…pictures…dance performances…and much more! Join us at Cathedral Square from 10:00am-2:00pm.
(251) 208-1550 www.ncsmobile.org

5 Rivers KIDS Sunday Matinee: Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
30945 5 Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort
December 18
Come out and join us every Sunday for a free family, friendly film. This film will play at 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning.
(251) 625-0814 www.alabama5rivers.com

Gloria Dei Chorale Christmas Concert
4156 Burma Road, Mobile
December 18
Gloria Dei Chorale and Chamber Orchestra Christmas Concert will be held at St. Dominic Catholic Church at 8:00pm.
www.gloriadeichorale.org

5 Rivers Story Time: “The Littlest Elf”
by Brandi Dougherty
30945 5 Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort
December 20
The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 10am – 11am is Story Time at 5 Rivers. Children under the age of 6 are welcome to stop by for a free reading of a nature-based story followed by arts and crafts. In this week’s story, Oliver may be the littlest elf in the North Pole, but he has a big desire to discover his very special job in Santa’s workshop! But after getting lost in the toy shop, making a mess at the book shop, and falling in the mixing machine at the bakery, is the littlest elf just too little?
(251) 625-0814 www.alabama5rivers.com

Reel in the New Year at The Wharf
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Orange Beach
December 31
Ring in the New Year with all of your friends at the party of all parties! Enjoy live entertainment, kid’s activities, fireworks and our famous Marlin drop! Visit our Website for Evening festivity times.
(251) 224-1000 www.alwharf.com

MoonPie Over Mobile
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Downtown Mobile
December 31
Moonpie over Mobile is back. With over 60,000 people in attendance last year, this year’s New Year’s event will usher in the New Year in grand style. Get a larger glimpse at the moon pie as it rises over the city in downtown Mobile. There will be live entertainment, activities for kids at the local museums and a countdown to 2017 like no other.
(251) 208-1550 www.ncsmobile.org

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