Best Bets, Weekend of 12/1- 12/3

12/1- 12/3

LOCAL EVENTS:


COLLEGE FOOTBALL:


SEC CHAMPIONSHIP: AUBURN vs GEORGIASat 3pm, Atlanta, GA, CBS, CLICK HERE   


SOUTH ALABAMA JAGUARS @ NEW MEXICO STATESat 3:30pm, Las Cruces, NM, ESPN3, CLICK HERE   

You can listen to the game on 96.1 The Rocket and 99.5 The Jag, and on the iHeart Radio app.  Pre-game show starts 2 hours before kickoff. 


FLORIDA STATE vs ULM- Sat 11am, Gainesville, ACC Network, CLICK HERE   


UWF @ WEST ALABAMA - Sat 12 noon, Livingston AL, CLICK HERE   



OTHER EVENTS:


CHRISTMAS PARADES:

Friday--

Gulf Shores Lighted Christmas Parade, 7pm

Silverhill, 6:30pm

Fairhope, 7pm


Saturday--

Spanish Fort, 9am (Eastern Shore Centre)

Gulf Breeze, 10am

Tillman’s Corner, 10am

Citronelle, 10am

Foley, 10am

Molino, 11am

Satsuma, 11am

Dog River Boat Parade, 6pm

Milton, 6pm

Robertsdale, 6:30pm

Pensacola Beach Lighted Boat Parade, 6:30pm


Sunday--

Surfing Santa Beach Parade, Pensacola Beach, 2pm


CHRISTMAS NIGHTS OF LIGHTS- Every 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   


HOLIDAY MOVIE IN THE SQUARE: THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROLFri 5pm-8pm, Cathedral Square

Bring a blanket or chairs, bundle up and experience the magic of Christmas with Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim...in a charming adaptation only the Muppets could create. Hosted by the Downtown Mobile Alliance.  CLICK HERE    


FOLEY’S LET IT SNOW- Sat 11am-3pm, Heritage Park, Foley

Come out to hear live musical performances, listen to Mrs. Claus tell stories, make arts and crafts in the Children’s Art Village, and of course play in the SNOW! Concessions are sold on site. CLICK HERE  


ROBERTSDALE CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK- Sat 5pm- 9pm, Honeybee Park, Robertsdale, CLICK HERE    


CHRISTMAS ON THE HILL- Sun 1pm-5pm, Village of Spring Hill

Christmas on the Hill is an annual family friendly event that's free to the public, with carriage rides, strolling carolers, photos with Santa, children’s activities and refreshments.  Look for the Elves on the streets for a map of participating merchants and activities. Take the kids on a FREE Trolley ride. CLICK HERE   


USA HOLIDAY CONCERTFri 6:30pm, USA Mitchell Center

Everyone is invited to enjoy celebrating the world's favorite seasonal music during this holiday concert by the University of South Alabama department of music. Performances will feature faculty and student soloists and ensembles including the Concert Choir, Chorale, Wind Ensemble, Opera Theatre, Orchestra, a variety of vocal, woodwind, brass, string, percussion ensembles, and the Jaguar Marching Band.  Free admission and refreshments.  CLICK HERE   

 

IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS presented by the UNIVERSITY OF MOBILEFri/Sat 7pm, Saraland Performing Arts Center

Get ready to be swept away by the sumptuous orchestrations and vocal stylings of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Joined by a cast of 32 students and 50-piece orchestra, led by Dr. Scott Wright of the Mobile Opera, the story we all know and love is brought to life on the stage by University of Mobile alumni, national performer, Peter Lake and New York-based choreographer, Elyn Collier.  CLICK HERE  


ROMAN STREET & ERIC ESSIX MOVE TRIO -- CHRISTMAS CONCERTSun 7pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE   


BALDWIN POPS CHRISTMAS CONCERTFri 7pm, Daphne Civic Center

Admission is FREE. This concert is a collection site for the Marine Reserve and Toys for Tots program, so please bring a new unwrapped toy for children in our area.  CLICK HERE   


CHORAL SOCIETY OF PENSACOLA presents HANDEL’S MESSIAH- Sat 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, downtown Pensacola, CLICK HERE   


BELLA VOCE OF MOBILE 10th Anniversary Concert: CHRISTMAS GIFT- Sat 4pm, St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Old Shell Rd, Mobile, CLICK HERE   


CHILDREN’S NUTCRACKER TEA FUNDRAISER- Sat 3:30pm-5:30pm, Bragg Mitchell Mansion, Springhill Ave, Mobile

It’s a fun-filled afternoon of tea, delicious treats, and a delightful appearance by Mobile Ballet’s Nutcracker dancers. Be sure to bring your camera! Characters from the Nutcracker Performance will be there and the Mansion will be dressed in all its Holiday splendor.  CLICK HERE   


MAGIC CHRISTMAS IN LIGHTSNightly 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   


WINTERFEST PENSACOLA PERFORMANCE TOURSFri/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   


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     

ICE SKATING WITH THE SNOW QUEENSat 10am and 11am, The Fort of Colonial Mobile, 

Join us for an enchanted experience as we frolick in the snow and ice skate with the Snow Queen herself. Be on the lookout for appearances by special guests!  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-  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 LIGHTSFri/Sat 6pm-10pm; Sun 6pm-9pm, 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   


VAREKAI by CIRQUE DU SOLEIL- Fri 7:30pm; Sat 4pm and 7:30pm; Sun 1:30pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


THE AVETT BROTHERS- Thurs 8pm, Saenger Theatre, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE 


MICHAEL CARBONARO LIVE!Fri 7:30pm, Saenger Theatre, downtown Mobile

From his hit television series “The Carbonaro Effect” on truTV, magician Michael Carbonaro brings his signature blend of bizarre antics, audience interaction, hilarious video clips, and mind-blowing magic, live on stage.  CLICK HERE     


98 DEGREES- Fri 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


ALTER BRIDGE - Fri 8pm, Hard Rock Live Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


COUNTRY & CHRISTMAS WITH LARRY GATLIN & THE GATLIN BROTHERS- Fri 8pm, Island View Casino, Gulfport, CLICK HERE   


THE NUTCRACKER - Sat 7pm, Sun 3pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE   


USA JAGUAR WOMENS BASKETBALL vs JACKSONVILLE- Sun 1pm, USA Mitchell Center, CLICK HERE  


PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS HOCKEY vs MACON MAYHEM- Fri 7:05pm, Pensacola Bay Center, CLICK HERE 


PENSACOLA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RUNWAY RUN 5K- Sat 10am, Pensacola International Airport

Pensacola International Airport and the City of Pensacola are excited to welcome runners and walkers out to the runway to get a view of the Airport that many have never seen before! Participants will make their way around 3.1 miles of Airport ground, consisting of two separate loops on Runway 17/35 and Taxiway A.  Proceeds benefit the USO Northwest Florida. 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:


THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (R) - A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.  Stars Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell


THE FLORIDA PROJECT (R) -The Florida Project tells the story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.  Stars Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe. Now showing at the Crescent Theater in downtown Mobile.   


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