Holiday Happenings

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2017 Semmes Christmas Tour

Allentown Elementary10330 Howells Ferry Road, Semmes, AL, 36575  map




The ninth annual 2017 Semmes Christmas Tour will take place from 3:00pm - 7:00pm and will feature several seasonally decorated Host Homes, landmark sites, retail businesses plus two City of Semmes parks. Allentown Elementary will be the starting site for The Tasting Tour from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm and will feature 15-20 local restaurants, specialty shops, and caterers. There guests will enjoy "tastings" of traditional Southern favorites and also receive a map to visit the premier homes and other places of interest on the tour. The Homes Tour is a self-guided tour, and participants may travel to any of the sites listed on the map at their own leisure from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm. This year, a silent auction will be added with gifts provided by local businesses. Our TOUR event is a great way to celebrate the season in style and showcase places of significance in Semmes. Advance tickets are $10. At the door tickets are $12.

Dates Times:9-Dec-17

Contact & Learn More:

Phone: 251-288-7972

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Alabama Baptist Children's Homes - Christmas Open House

6512 Grelot Road, Mobile, AL, 36695  map




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.

Dates Times:3-Dec-17

Contact & Learn More:

Phone: (251) 639-1022

Email: mobile@alabamachild.org

Web: alabamachild.org

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Christmas on the Farm

Seward Farms10836 Tanner Williams Road, Lucedale, MS, 39452  map




Experience the most wonderful time of the year with Seward Farms at Christmas on the Farm! Activities include live Nativity Scene, Santa pictures, buy homemade Cowboy Chili at Wagon Wheel Cafe, hot cider and hot chocolate! Sing your favorite Christmas songs, Hayrides, Funny Farm Golf, Jumping Pillow, Yee Haw Slide, Cow Trains, Pony Rides, stay warm by the camp fires and much more. Christmas on the Farm is from 2pm - 7pm. Advance tickets are $10 or $12 at the door.

Dates Times:9-Dec-17

Contact & Learn More:

Phone: (228) 641-3936

Email: info@sewardfarms.com

Web: www.sewardfarms.com

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Christmas Tree Lighting at the Wharf

The Wharf23101 Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL, 36561  map




It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at The Wharf! Help us usher in the holiday season with bulbs, garland and glee. The annual tree lighting hosted by the City of Orange Beach is the perfect ceremony to inspire the Yuletide spirit. Enjoy special festive musical performances, cookie decorating, letters to Santa, cups of toasty hot chocolate, reading of The Christmas Story by the Mayor of Orange Beach and much more. Watch out for the firetruck because Santa may just be aboard! Stay and shimmy along with the Holiday SPECTRA Sound & Light Spectacular to conclude the event. Time: 5:30pm. Free admission.

Dates Times:28-Nov-17

Contact & Learn More:

Phone: (251) 224-1000

Web: www.alwharf.com

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Fish River Christmas Tree Farm

13982 Woodhaven Dairy Road East,, Summerdale  map




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

Dates Times:November 24 - December 23

Contact & Learn More:

Phone: (251) 988-8114

Web: www.fishrivertrees.com

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Junior League of Mobile's Christmas Jubilee

Convention Center1 South Water Street, Mobile, AL, 36602  map




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 8, VIP Shopping on Thursday, November 9, Girls' Night Out on Friday, November 10, Santa's Workshop on Saturday, November 11, please visit the website for more information. Regular shopping hours are Thursday, November 9 - 11:00am-8:00pm, Friday, November 10 - 9:00am-9:00pm and Saturday, November 11 - 9:00am -5:00pm. General Admission Tickets valid for one day are $10 in advance, $12 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.

Dates Times:November 9 - 11, 2017

Contact & Learn More:

Phone: (251) 471-3348

Email: publicrelations@juniorleaguemobile.org

Web: www.juniorleaguemobile.org

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Lights of Love 2016

USA Women's and Children's Hospital1700 Center Street, Mobile, AL, 36604  map




USA Children's & Women's Hospital invites the community to a special tree-lighting ceremony and holiday festival. This event is free and open to the public. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. local children's choirs and other live acts will perform, Santa and Ronald McDonald will be on hand for photos and everyone can enjoy crafts and sweet treats. At dusk, a 50 foot tall tree will sparkle with more than 350,000 lights. A snow village will be on display inside the hospital's main lobby complete with a train that chugs through the winter wonderland. For the seventh year, USA Children's & Women's Hospital is partnering with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile and USA Mitchell Cancer Institute for Lights of Love. Parking will be available at USA's new Strada Patient Care Center and Mitchell Cancer Institute.

Dates Times:28-Nov-17

Contact & Learn More:

Phone: (251) 694-6873

Web: www.rmhcmobile.org

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Mobile Ballet presents "The Nutcracker"

Mobile Civic Center Theatre401 Civic Center Drive, Mobile, AL, 36602  map




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 9 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm and Sunday, December 10 at 2:30pm.

Dates Times:December 9 - 10, 2017

Contact & Learn More:

Phone: (251) 342-2241

Web: www.mobileballet.org

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Photos with Santa at the Wharf

The Wharf23101 Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL, 36561  map




Ho Ho Holiday photo time in Santa's Village at The Wharf. Sit with jolly Claus and capture the moment forever! Fridays: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm; Saturdays: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm; Sundays: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm.Week of Christmas (Dec. 18-23) 10:00am-7:00pm and December 24 from 12:00pm-2:00pm.

Dates Times:November 17 - December 24, 2017

Contact & Learn More:

Phone: (251) 224-1000

Web: www.alwharf.com

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Reel in the New Year at The Wharf

The Wharf23101 Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL, 36561  map




2018, you're on the hook and we're bringin' ya in. Reel in this upcoming year with us at The Wharf for our annual New Year's Eve Street Party. Let's bid adieu to 2017 in the grandest of style. Live bands, family-friendly AND adult-centered fun all rounding off at midnight with our marlin drop and fireworks. Resolutions are for the start of the month. Give yourself one last excuse to let loose! Time: 5:00pm-12:00am. Admission is FREE; Various kids activities range $5-$10.

Dates Times:31-Dec-17

Contact & Learn More:

Phone: (251) 224-1000

Web: www.alwharf.com

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Santa's Workshop

1 South Water Street, Mobile, AL, 36602  map




Are you ready for some Christmas fun? Come spend your morning crafting with Santa and our Christmas Jubilee Elves. Your child will make crafts, take pictures with Santa and enjoy story time! Buy your tickets early. This event sells out fast! Event Time: 9:00am-12:00pm.

Dates Times:11-Nov-17

Contact & Learn More:

Phone: (251) 471-3348

Web: www.juniorleaguemobile.org

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The Wharf Ice Rink

The Wharf23101 Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL, 36561  map




Let us bring winter to you. Grab a pair of skates and glide, spin, or fall into the season. Share this unique experience with family and friends. Plan a date night! Whatever the occasion, coast on blades with us along the coast.Weekdays: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Weekends: 10:00am-10:00pm, Thanksgiving Break: Nov 17 - 26, 10:00am - 10:00pm; Christmas Break: Dec 16 - 31, 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.

Dates Times:November 17, 2017 - January 14, 2018

Contact & Learn More:

Phone: (251) 224-1000

Web: www.alwharf.com

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Wales West Arctic Express

Wales West RV Resort and Light Railway13670 Smiley Street, Silverhill, AL, 36576  map




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 24 through December 24. Hours: WEEKENDS: Fri's, Sat's, and Sun's, 4:00pm-9:00pm; Beginning Dec. 11, 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. For information call 888-569-5337 or go to www.waleswest.com. Experience the wonder! Register on website for coupons early in the season and order online now.

Dates Times:November 24 - December 24, 2017

Contact & Learn More:

Phone: (888) 569-5337

Web: www.waleswest.com


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11th Annual Merry Mart

Our Savior Catholic Church, 1801 Cody Road South, Mobile, AL, 36695
251-633-6762, www.oursaviorparish.org

3rd Annual Christmas Jubilee Arts & Crafts at Georgetown Assembly of God

Georgetown Assembly of God, 9436 Wilmer George Road, Wilmer, AL, 36587 , www.georgetownassembly.org

47th Annual Poarch Creek Indians Thanksgiving Powwow

Porch Creek Indian Grounds, 6477 Jack Springs Road, Atmore, AL, 36502
(251) 368-9136, www.pci-nsn.gov/westminster/index.html

4th Annual Christmas Jubilee and Showcase

Tilman's Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road, Mobile, Al, 36619
(251) 591-9899

4th Annual Dawes Christmas Parade

Living Word Church, 2900 Dawes Road, Mobile, AL, 36695
(251) 633-0033, www.dawesbizconnect.com

5 Rivers Story Time "Turkey Trouble"

5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 5 Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort, AL, 36527
(251) 625-0814, www.outdooralabama.com/5-rivers-alabamas-delta-resource-center

5 Rivers Story Time Run

Turkey, Run!" ", 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 5 Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort
AL, 36527

Alabama School of the Arts presents "White Christmas"

Saraland Performing Arts Center, 1115 Industrial Parkway, Saraland, AL, 36571 , itickets.com

Annual "Christmas through the Ages" at Fort Gaines

Fort Gaines, 51 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island, AL, 36528
(251) 861-6992, www.dauphinisland.org

Billy Claus visits Lulu's!

LuLu's , 200 East 25th Avenue, Gulf Shores, AL, 36542
(251) 967-LULU (5858);, www.LuluBuffett.com

Celebrate Christmas - Saraland Public Library

Saraland Public Library, 111 Saraland Loop, Saraland, AL, 36571
(251) 675-2879, www.mobilepubliclibrary.org

Christmas at Oakleigh

Historic Oakleigh, 300 Oakleigh Place, Mobile, AL, 36604
(251) 432-6161, www.historicoakleigh.com

Christmas at the Richards DAR House

Richards DAR House, 256 North Joachim Street, Mobile, AL, 36603
(251) 208-7320, www.richardsdarhouse.com

Christmas in Satsuma 2017 Arts & Crafts Festival and Reindeer Run

Baldwin Square, Satsuma, AL, 36572
(251) 303-3022, www.reindeerrun.co/

Christmas Night of Lights

Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Brothers Boulevard, Mobile, AL, 36606 , www.christmasnightsoflights.com

Christmas on the Hill

Village of Springhill, Mobile, AL, 36608 , www.facebook.com/springhillmerchantsassociation

Christmas on the River Lighted Boat Parade

Dog River, 6036 Rock Point Road, Mobile, AL, 36605 , www.thegrandmariner.com

Christmas Spectacular

Cottage Hill Baptist Church, 4255 Cottage Hill Road, Mobile, AL, 36609
(251) 442-2383, www.umobile.edu

Christmas Tree Lighting in Semmes

Semmes Library, 9150 Moffett Road, Semmes, AL, 36575
(251) 649-8811, www.cityofsemmes.org

Dauphin Island Christmas Parade

Cadillac Square, Dauphin Island, AL, 36528 , townofdauphinisland.org

Elf-A-Palooza

Bienville Square, Mobile, AL, 36602 , www.ncsmobile.org

Gloria Dei Chorale Christmas Concert

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, 2 South Claiborne Street, Mobile, AL, 36602 , www.gloriadeichorale.org

Grand Bay Country Christmas

12610 Old US 90, Grand Bay, AL, 36541
(251) 298-8089

Heritage Social Event House and Gardens Christmas Open House

Heritage Social Event House and Gardens, 505 Hartley Road, Saraland, AL, 36571
(251) 455-4480, www.heritagehouseandgardens.com

Holiday Half Marathon & 8K Run

Mullet Point Park, 13203 County Road 1, Fairhope, AL, 36532
(251) 473-7223, www.pcpacers.org

Holiday Horse & Carriage Rides

The Wharf, 23101 Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL, 36561
(251) 224-1000, www.alwharf.com

Home Alone Party - Ben May Main Library

Ben May Main Library, 701 Government Street, Mobile, AL, 36602
(251) 208-7086, www.mobilepubliclibrary.org

Home Free, A Country Christmas Tour 2017

Mobile Saenger Theatre, 6 South Joachim Street, Mobile, AL, 36602
(251) 208-7261, www.mobilesaenger.com

Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Bellingrath Gardens and Home, 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL, 36582
(251) 973-2217, www.bellingrath.org

Market on Sage

St. Pius Family Life Center, 217 South Sage Avenue, Mobile, AL, 36606
(251) 471-2449, stpiustenth.com

Mobile Museum of Art - Holiday Art Market

Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile, AL, 36608
(251) 208-5200, www.mobilemuseumofart.com

Mobile Symphony presents "Mobile's Magical Christmas"

Saenger Theatre, 6 Joachim Street, Mobile, AL, 36602
(251) 432-2010, www.mobilesymphony.org

Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra "Holiday Concert"

407 East Laurel Avenue, Foley, AL, 36535
(251) 943-1545, www.mobilesymphony.org

Mobile Taste of the Holidays & Gift Show

Abba Shrine Temple, 7701 Hitt Road, Mobile, AL, 36695

MoonPie Over Mobile -New Year's Eve Celebration

Downtown Mobile, Mobile, AL, 36602
(251) 208-1550, www.ncsmobile.org

Noon Year's Eve Celebration - Moorer/Springhill Branch

Moorer/Spring Hill Branch, 4 South McGregor Avenue, Mobile, AL, 36608
(251) 470-7770, www.mobilepubliclibrary.org

Noon Year's Eve Celebration!

Lulu's, 200 East 25th Avenue, Gulf Shores, AL, 36542
(251) 967-LULU (5858), www.LuluBuffett.com

Nutcracker Tea - Bragg-Mitchell Mansion

Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, 1906 Spring Hill Avenue, Mobile, AL, 36607
(251) 471-6364, braggmitchellmansion.com

Ornament Making Workshop - West Regional Branch

West Regional Branch, 5555 Grelot Road, Mobile, AL, 36609
(251) 340-8571, www.mobilepubliclibrary.org

Pajama Storytime - A Family Holiday Event - Toulminville Branch

Toulminville Branch, 601 Stanton Road, Mobile, AL, 36619
(251) 438-7075, www.mobilepubliclibrary.org

PJs & Polar Express

Moorer/Spring Hill Branch, 4 South McGregor Avenue, Mobile, AL, 36608
(251) 470-7770, www.mobilepubliclibrary.org

Playhouse in the Park presents "A Christmas Carol"

Saenger Theatre, 6 South Joachim Street, Mobile, AL, 36602
(251) 602-0630, playhouseinthepark.org

Port City Craftsman Holiday Show

Abba Shrine Temple, 7701 Hitt Road, Mobile, AL, 36695 , www.portcitycraftsmen.com

Pump It Up Holiday Fun

Pump It Up, 741 Hillcrest Road, Mobile, AL, 36695
(251) 342-3940, www.pumpitupparty.com/mobile-al/calendar/

Saraland Christmas Parade and Mistletoe Market

401 Baldwin Road, Saraland, AL, 36571
(251) 675-4444, www.saralandchamber.com

Satsuma Christmas Parade

Satsuma , AL, 36572 , www.cityofsatsuma.com

Semmes Christmas Parade

Highway 98 to Firetower Road, Semmes, AL, 36575
(251) 649-8811, cityofsemmesal.gov

Semmes Holiday Bazaar

Semmes Community Center, 10141 Moffett Road, Semmes, AL, 36575

Something Special for Saturday-Gingerbread Decorating Party

Moorer/Spring Hill Branch, 4 South McGregor Avenue, Mobile, AL, 36608
(251) 470-7770, www.mplonline.org

SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce 2017 Christmas Parade

W.C. Griggs Elementary School, 6001 Three Notch Road, Mobile, AL, 36619
(251) 666-2488, swmcchamber.com

SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce 2017 Santa Breakfast

SouthWest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce, 5055 Carol Plantation Road, Mobile, AL, 36619
(251) 666-2488, swmcchamber.com

St. Mary "Lighting Up Midtown" Christmas Tree Lighting!

107 Lafayette Street, Mobile, AL, 36604
(251) 432-8678

Thanksgiving Placemats - West Regional Branch

West Regional Branch, 5555 Grelot Road, Mobile, AL, 36609
(251) 340-8571, www.mobilepubliclibrary.org

The Lighting of the Trees in Bienville Square

Bienville Square, Mobile, AL, 36602 , www.ncsmobile.org

The Market at the Pillars

The Pillars, 1757 Government Street, Mobile, AL, 36604
(251) 307-5382, www.thepillarsofmobile.com

The Mobile Pops Christmas Concert

Davidson High School Auditorium, 3900 Pleasant Valley Road, Mobile, AL, 36609
(251) 679-6036, www.themobilepops.com

The Polar Express - Ben May Main Library

Ben May Main Library, 701 Government Street, Mobile, AL, 36602
(251) 208-7086, www.mobilepubliclibrary.org

The Polar Express Pajama Party - West Regional Branch

West Regional Branch, 5555 Grelot Road, Mobile, AL, 36609
(251) 340-8571, www.mobilepubliclibrary.org

Turkey Trot for Hope 5K & Gobble Wobble Fun Run

Spanish Plaza, Downtown Mobile, Mobile, AL, 36602 , www.turkeytrotforhope.com

United Cerebral Palsy's Christmas Nights of Lights 5K and Fun Run

Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Brothers Boulevard, Mobile, AL, 36606 , raceroster.com

USA Concert Choir & University Chorale Holiday Concert

Laidlaw Performing Arts Center, 5751 USA Drive South, Mobile, AL, 36608
(251) 460-6136, www.southalabama.edu/music

Winter Wonderland

Cathedral Square and Bienville Square, Mobile, AL, 36602
(251) 208-1550, www.ncsmobile.org