Best Bets, Weekend of 12/8- 12/10

posted by Mary Booth -

12/8- 12/10

LOCAL EVENTS:


CHRISTMAS PARADES:


Friday--

***CANCELED****Daphne, Main Street, 6:30pm


Saturday--

Semmes, 10am

Saraland, 12 noon

Dawes, 1pm 

Summerdale, 2pm

Chickasaw, 3pm

Lighted Boat Parade, Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, 5pm (from Lulu’s to Cobalt)

Pensacola Christmas Parade, downtown Pensacola, 5:15pm

Atmore, 5:30pm


Sunday--

Happy Howlidays Kid and Pet Parade, The Wharf, Orange Beach, 2pm



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   



***ELFAPALOOZA***Moved INDOORS due to weather-- Fri 5:30pm, Mobile Convention Center

Due to very cold temps Elfapalooza has been moved into the ballroom at the Mobile Convention Center. That being said, Artwalk will still be taking place in the galleries, restaurants, pubs and businesses located in Downtown Mobile.

Here is the updated schedule for the Elfapalooza gathering - 

Doors open at 5:30

Christmas Karaoke will be happening from 5:30 until 7:25 p.m.

From 7:00 p.m. until 7:05 p.m, the “gates” close – no one in or out for the official counting of the elves

(To qualify as an elf for official purposes, “one must wear pointy ears, a pointy hat, and a combination of red and green clothing.”

Elf Count Announced at 7:10

The Movie “Elf” Starts at 7:25

Fireworks Show on the River Starts at 9:15 – Weather Permitting

*Early attendees will have the opportunity to make craft items while supplies last.   CLICK HERE   


LODA ART WALKFri 6pm-9pm, Lower Dauphin Arts District, downtown Mobile

Join downtown art galleries, institutions, studios and unique shops as they open their doors and welcome you inside to see beautiful artwork, sample delicous foods and hear the sounds of the LoDa Artwalk.  CLICK HERE   


NORTH POLE STROLL- Fri 6pm-8pm, downtown Fairhope

The Eastern Shore Art Center is collaborating with the Downtown Fairhope Business Association in a special December Art Walk known as the North Pole Stroll! Luminaries, live music, refreshments, and over 1 MILLION lights!   CLICK HERE   


THE NUTCRACKER presented by MOBILE BALLETSat 2:30pm and 7:30pm; Sun 2:30pm, Mobile Civic Center Theater

Brighter than ever, this charming story will capture your imagination and transport you to a magical world for the holidays. With Tchaikovsky’s cherished score, hundreds of unforgettable characters, and the artistic direction and thrilling new choreography of Katia Garza, this production will leave you wide-eyed with delight!  CLICK HERE    


MOBILE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: MOBILE’S MAGICAL CHRISTMAS- Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2:30pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

The Mobile Symphony Orchestra will be joined by Mobile’s Singing Children and soloist Diane Penning performing all your holiday favorites, with music from Home Alone, Charlie Brown's Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, White Christmas and more.  CLICK HERE 


PENSACOLA CHILDREN’S CHORUS presents CHRISTMAS ON THE COASTFri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

One of Northwest Florida’s most popular events and a family tradition for over 25 years, Christmas on the Coast presents many of our community’s most delightful and engaging performers, ages 8-18.  Chorus members are set to dazzle audiences with a holiday extravaganza featuring the best of seasonal music, dynamic choreography, dazzling costumes and imaginative staging.  CLICK HERE   


A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS - Fri/Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm, Center for Fine and Performing Arts, University of West Florida

A swirling, dancing chorus of ghosts weaves through this uplifting holiday story of redemption, magic and hope.  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/Sun 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   

WINTERFEST REINDEER GAMESFri/Sat/Sun 5pm-9pm, Free family fun, CLICK HERE    


HOLIDAYS AT THE FORT- 

ICE SKATINGNov 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 QUEEN- Sat 2pm and 3pm, 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   

Also, BRUNCH WITH THE GRINCH (Sun) and BREAKFAST WITH SANTA (Sat).. 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 LIGHTS- Fri/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   


BRANDON BENNETT’S BLUE CHRISTMASSat 8pm, Hard Rock Live Biloxi, CLICK HERE  


THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS ROCKS! TOUR -Fri/Sat 8pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


JOE BONAMASSASat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


PBR REAL TIME PAIN VELOCITY TOUR- Fri 7pm, Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi

The PBR Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour features emerging bull riding talent alongside superstars of the sport.  CLICK HERE 

  

PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS HOCKEY vs KNOXVILLE ICE BEARS- 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:


JUST GETTING STARTED (PG13)- An action comedy about an ex-F.B.I. Agent (Tommy Lee Jones) and an ex-mob lawyer in the Witness Protection Program (Morgan Freeman) having to put aside their petty rivalry on the golf course to fend off a mob hit. Also stars Glenne Headley and Rene Russo


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