Best Bets, Weekend of 11/24- 11/26

11/23- 11/26

LOCAL EVENTS:


COLLEGE FOOTBALL:


THE IRON BOWL- ALABAMA vs AUBURNSat 2:30pm, Auburn, CBS, CLICK HERE    


THE EGG BOWL- OLE MISS vs MISSISSIPPI STATEThurs 6:30pm, Starkville, MS, ESPN, CLICK HERE   


FLORIDA vs FLORIDA STATESat 11am, Gainesville, ESPN, CLICK HERE   


UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA @ WEST GEORGIA-  Sat 12 noon, Carrollton, GA,  CLICK HERE   



OTHER EVENTS:


CHRISTMAS NIGHTS OF LIGHTSEvery night through Jan 1st, from dusk until 10pm, including holidays, Hank Aaron Stadium

This amazing drive-thru Christmas light show features over 1 million LED lights, driven by over 10,000 computer channels, synchronized to both traditional and new rocking Christmas music playing through your car radio.  New LED tree and new songs, too!. CLICK HERE   



MAGIC CHRISTMAS IN LIGHTS- November 24 through December 31 (closed Christmas Day), Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Theodore

Stroll through a dazzling light display that features more than 1,100 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. Magic Christmas in Lights includes nightly choral performances on the South Terrace of the Home on Sundays through Thursdays.  CLICK HERE   



47th ANNUAL POARCH CREEK INDIAN THANKSGIVING POW WOW- Thursday and Friday, gates open at 10am, Poarch Creek Indian Reservation, Atmore

Enjoy Native American music, dancing, and food (including Indian tacos and roasted corn!  CLICK HERE   



ELF PARADE-- Fri 4:30pm, starting at Reindeer plaza at Palafox and Government streets, downtown Pensacola

The Elf Parade is a grand kickoff to the 2017 holiday season in downtown Pensacola! Costumed kids of all ages march alongside an alligator "second line" brass band, Santa, and our characters from stops in the Winterfest Performance Tour. The six-block route takes about 20 minutes, and includes a Christmas song battle, tumbling snowflakes, and plenty of cheer.  Download elf ears, if you need ‘em!  CLICK HERE   



WINTERFEST PENSACOLA PERFORMANCE TOURS- Fri/Sat 5pm, Palafox Place, downtown Pensacola

Winterfest’s premier tour features 16 performances along a 60-minute trolley trip through Downtown Pensacola. Singing guides accompany you into a world of wonder with scenes from your favorite holiday memories. Along the way, Elvis, The Polar Express, and even the Grinch will get on board to share the spirit of Christmas.   CLICK HERE   



ZOO LIGHTS- Fri/Sat/Sun 5pm-9pm, Gulf Breeze Zoo

Enjoy the beauty of the Zoo at night with thousands of holiday lights!  CLICK HERE   



HOLIDAYS AT THE FORT- 

Ice Skating- Nov 24- March 4 (Closed Nov 27, Dec 4, 11, 25, and Jan 1), The Fort of Colonial Mobile, downtown Mobile

Ice skating returns to Mobile! Guaranteed not to melt!  CLICK HERE     



CHRISTMAS AT THE WHARF:  Orange Beach, AL

ICE SKATING RINK--  Nov. 17 - Jan. 14, Regular time: 4-10 p.m. (Monday-Friday); 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday); Thanksgiving Break: Nov 17 – 26, 10am – 10pm; Christmas Break: Dec 16 – 31, 10am – 10pm

PHOTOS WITH SANTA-- Nov 17-Dec 24; Time: (Fridays) 3-7 pm; (Saturdays)10 am to 7 pm; (Sundays)12-6 pm. Week of Christmas (Dec. 18-23) 10am-7pm. Christmas Eve, Dec. 24: 12-2 p.m.

HORSE & CARRIAGE RIDES Nov. 18-19, Nov. 26, Dec. 1-3, Dec. 8-10, Dec. 15-17; 6-10pm

Celebrate Christmas at the Wharf, with Ice Skating all season long.  Plus visit with Santa on the weekends, or maybe take a horse & carriage ride!  CLICK HERE   



WONDERLAND OF LIGHTS- Nov 23-Dec 30, Pensacola Interstate Fair

The Christmas season springs to life with dazzling displays of electric cheer. This holiday tradition offers dazzling displays of holiday scenes, easily visible during drive-through car tours, but at Santa's Village, even more holiday wonder awaits.  CLICK HERE   


THE OUTSIDERS BALLWed 7pm, Mobile Civic Center

Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band with special guests, Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr, Marcus King, Ivan Neville, Jennifer Hartswick, & The Jake Peavy Foundation for a special show to raise money for disaster relief. The proceeds will directly support individuals and families affected by the recent hurricanes in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean as well as the victims of the Northern California fires.  CLICK HERE    


Juvenile, J-Simon PIKASSO ENRUN SpankLee - Fri 10pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE    


MARTINA McBRIDE: THE JOY OF CHRISTMASFri 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


TAPE FACEFri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE    



USA JAGUARS BASKETBALL vs NEW ORLEANSFri 7pm, Women’s Basketball vs New Orleans, Sun 3:05pm, Men’s Basketball vs New Orleans, USA Mitchell Center, CLICK HERE   



PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS HOCKEY vs HUNTSVILLE HAVOC- Sat 7:05pm, Pensacola Bay Center, CLICK HERE   



CURIOUS GEORGE: LET’S GET CURIOUS - Thru Jan 7, Gulf Coast Exploreum, downtown Mobile

The new exhibit, Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!, will introduce young children to Curious George’s world and lead visitors on a fun, meaningful interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure. CLICK HERE   



MOVIES:


COCO (PG) - Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to work out the mystery.  Features the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt


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