Holiday Happenings

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Baldwin County Sewer Ornament Contest




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Boat Parade Activities at The Wharf

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




Want a front row seat for all the illuminated action? The Wharf is the place to be! Watch from 5:30pm - 8:30pm as boats, large and small, glide through the Intracoastal Waterway in all their festive glory. Head down early to avoid traffic and grab a bite to eat or catch up on some holiday shopping. There will be plenty of fun activities for the kiddos as well. Make it a family affair and join us!

Dates Times:9-Dec

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Phone: (251) 224-1000

Web: www.alwharf.com

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Breakfast at the Manger

Fairhope United Methodist Church155 South Section Street, Fairhope, AL, 36532  map




Join us for a pancake breakfast from 8:30am - 10:30am for Breakfast at the Manger. Santa will be taking pictures with children and reading the story of the night Jesus was born! There will be family activity stations in the gym, tickets are $5 and every child will be given a gift.

Dates Times:2-Dec-17

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Phone: (251) 928-1148

Web: www.fairhopeumc.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 campfires 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

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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 at 5:30pm 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.

Dates Times:28-Nov

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Phone: (251) 224-1000

Web: www.alwharf.com

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City of Fairhope Santa Saturdays

Fairhope Museum of History, Fairhope, AL, 36532  map




Santa will be visiting Fairhope on December 2nd and 9th for "Fairhope's Santa Saturdays". Santa will be in front of the Fairhope Museum of History from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. for children to visit. Parents may bring their cameras to take pictures.

Dates Times:December 2, 9, 2017

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Phone: (251) 929-1466

Web: www.cofairhope.com

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Fairhope's Annual Lighting of the Trees

Downtown Fairhope, Fairhope, AL, 36532  map




The City of Fairhope will kick off the holiday season with their annual Fairhope Tree Lighting Ceremony from 5:30pm-7pm. Local entertainment will be provided and Mrs. Claus will be passing out candy canes. Join us as we turn on over 1 million lights in downtown Fairhope. For more information contact the City of Fairhope.

Dates Times:16-Nov-17

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Phone: (251) 929-1466

Web: www.cofairhope.com

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Fairhope's Annual Movie in the Streets

Downtown Fairhope, Fairhope, AL, 36532  map




The holiday movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. Those who plan to attend can bring lawn chairs and blankets from home. Children are invited to wear their holiday pajamas. This is a a family friendly event, no alcoholic beverages will be allowed. Refreshments will be available and admission is free.

Dates Times:18-Nov-17

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Phone: (251) 929-1466

Web: www.cofairhope.com

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Fairhope's Christmas Open House

Downtown Fairhope, Fairhope, AL, 36532  map




Downtown Fairhope will celebrate Christmas Open House on November 20th from 1pm - 5pm. Live entertainment, hot chocolate and shopping opportunities for every member of the family make this annual event special every year.

Dates Times:19-Nov-17

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Phone: (251) 929-1466

Web: www.cofairhope.com

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Fairhope's Magical Christmas Parade

, Fairhope, AL, 36532  map




The Fairhope Magical Christmas Parade begins at 7pm at the intersection of Morphy Avenue and Section Street, and continues down Section and Oak Street. The excitement will build as more than 50 parade units dazzle the crowd in anticipation of Santa Claus' arrival into Fairhope! WABF will be broadcasting the parade live. Come join us for plenty of lights, beautiful floats, and Santa Claus!

Dates Times:1-Dec-17

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Phone: (251) 929 -1466

Web: www.cofairhope.com

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Fantasy Island Toys Open House

335 Fairhope Avenue, Fairhope, AL, 36532  map




Come visit us at Fantasy Island Toys from 1pm - 5pm for our 49th Annual Christmas Open House! Receive 10% off your entire purchase during these hours and meet our guests The Grinch and Cindy Lou Who!

Dates Times:19-Nov

Contact & Learn More:

Phone: (251) 928-1720

Web: www.fantasyislandtoys.com

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Fish River Christmas Tree Farm

13982 Woodhaven Dairy Road East,, Summerdale, AL, 36580  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, 2017

Contact & Learn More:

Phone: (251) 988-8114

Web: www.fishrivertrees.com

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Greater Gulf State Fair

The Grounds1035 North Cody Road, Mobile, AL, 36608  map




The 63rd Annual Greater Gulf State Fair will feature the largest midway on the Gulf Coast, food, games, entertainment acts, and live music! Hours: Monday-Thursday from 400pm-10:00 pm, Friday from 4:00pm-12:00pm, Saturday from 11:00am-11:00pm and Sunday October 29 from 12:00pm-10:00pm and Sunday, November 5, from 12:00pm-9:00pm.

Dates Times:October 27 - November 5, 2017

Contact & Learn More:

Phone: (251) 344-4573

Email: info@mobilefair.com

Web: www.thegroundsmobile.com

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Holiday Horse and Carriage Rides

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




Are you 'saddled up' for the holidays yet? If not, then mosey on over to The Wharf and spend an evening under the moon in an enchanted horse-drawn carriage. Rides are from 6pm - 10pm on dates listed.

Dates Times:November 18-19, 26, December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 2017

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Phone: (251) 224-1000

Web: www.alwharf.com

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Holiday Open House at the Wharf

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




Enjoy the small town holiday shopping experiences at The Wharf. Shop local! Enjoy kids activities, discounts, and more from 12pm - 6pm.

Dates Times:19-Nov

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Phone: (251) 224-1000

Web: www.alwharf.com

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Junior League of Mobile's Christmas Jubilee

Mobile Convention Center 1 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 holiday market features more than 100 merchants and three days of shopping! Thursday from 11am - 8pm; Friday 9am - 9pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm. Ticket Prices are $10 in advance/$12 at door; $8 College Students, Senior Citizens and Military; $5 Children (ages 6-12); 5 years and under are free.

Dates Times:November 9 - 11, 2017

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Phone: (251) 471-3348

Email: publicrelations@juniorleaguemobile.org

Web: www.juniorleaguemobile.org

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Junior League Santa's Workshop

Mobile Convention Center1 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

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Phone: (251) 471-3348

Web: www.juniorleaguemobile.org

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Lights of Love 2017

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




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 7th annual Lights of Love" tree lighting at USA Children's & Women's Hospital beginning at 4:30pm

Dates Times:28-Nov

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Phone: (251) 415-1000

Email: bpurvis@health.southalabama.edu

Web: www.usahealthsystem.com/usacwh

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Mobile Ballet presents "The Nutcracker"

Mobile Civic Center401 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 9th at 2:30pm and 7:30pm and Sunday, December 10th at 2:30pm.

Dates Times:December 9-10, 2017

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Phone: (251) 342-2241

Web: www.mobileballet.org

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Mobile Renaissance Faire and PirateFest

Medieval Village30510 Osprey Lane, Robertsdale, AL, 36567  map




The Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire celebrates the history and heritage of Medieval Europe, as well as the 16th-century Gulf Coast, with performances from fully costumed jousting knights, falconers, pirates, and royalty. Guests step back in time to enjoy the Medieval Village's arts and crafts from local craftsfolk and curious costumed performers. Ticket information available on our website.

Dates Times:November 18 - 19, 2017

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Phone: (850)429-8462 or (850)572-1407

Email: sadie50us@yahoo.com

Web: www.gcrf.us/

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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

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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

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Phone: (251) 224-1000

Web: www.alwharf.com

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Seward Farms Corn Maze and Fall Fun

10836 Tanner Williams Road, Lucedale, MS, 39452  map




Come to the border of Mississippi and Alabama and find tons of family fun, fresh air, fantastic food, and an evening by a crackling fire! We have a corn maze, pig races, hayrides and cow train, giant jumping pillow, tube slide, corn cannon, and Farm animals and goat walk and more. Choose single activities to enjoy or purchase the All Day Pass for a full day of fun! Our Wagon Wheel Cafe offers delicious food, drinks and snacks. Birthday Huts and Party Pavilions available by reservation for special events. NOTE: Cash Only, No Credit Cards, No Personal Checks.

Dates Times:September 30, 2017 - November 4, 2017

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Phone: (228) 641-3936

Email: info@sewardfarms.com

Web: www.sewardfarms.com

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SPECTRA Sound & Light Spectacular at the Wharf

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




The light show runs every night at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

Dates Times:November 28 - December 31, 2017

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Phone: (251) 224-1000

Web: www.alwharf.com

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St. Lawrence Christmas Bazaar

370 South Section Street, Fairhope, AL, 36532  map




Come for food, fun, a 150 item silent auction featuring 5 tickets to Universal Theme Park, over 100 gift baskets for sale, and 40 vendors including unique art and antiques. Kids can shop in Santa's Workshop and take pictures with Santa or enjoy the bouncy castle! Our popular Gumbo and gourmet soups are back this year, come early before they sell out. Home canned goods, baked goods, and homemade casseroles to go! We have plenty of food and treats; can't you just smell the candied nuts? Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am - 3:00pm.

Dates Times:December 2 - 3, 2017

Contact & Learn More:

Phone: (251) 928-5931

Email: events@stlawrencefairhope.com

Web: www.stlawrencechristmasbazaar.com

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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. 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, 2017 from 10am - 10pm. For birthday party information contact (251) 224-1000 or jadej@alwharf.com.

Dates Times:November 17 - January 14, 2017

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Phone: (251) 224-1000

Web: www.alwharf.com

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Wales West Arctic Express

13670 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, Hayride, 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 visit our Gift Shop full of train items and Christmas gifts! Weekend Hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 4pm - 9pm; Beginning December 11th we will open Nightly from 4pm - 9pm. Admission is $15/person, plus tax. Ages 2 and under are free. Group rates, field trips, and parties can be booked in advance. Tickets are available on our website. Register online for seasonal coupons!

Dates Times:November 24 - December 24

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Phone: (888) 569-5337

Email: enquiries@waleswest.com

Web: www.waleswest.com


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"A Christmas Story"

South Baldwin Community Theater, 2022 West 2nd Street, Gulf Shores, AL, 36542

December 1, 2, 8 & 9 @ 7:30 pm; December 3 & 10 (Sunday) @ 2:00 pm. Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralph Parker, who spends most of his time dodging a bully and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a Red Ryder air rifle." Frequently at odds with his cranky dad but comforted by his doting mother

Dates Times:December 1, 2, 3*, 8, 9, 10*

(251) 968-6721, www.sbct.bizinfo@sbct.biz

22nd Annual Christmas by the Bay-Baldwin Humane Society (BARC)

The Venue, 105 South Section Street, Fairhope, AL, 36532

The 22nd Annual Christmas By the Bay event will be held from 6pm -9pm. Featuring live music from the dance band, Sicily Trio, food and drinks by Tamara's, and the ever popular Rescues on the Runway! This year the Rescues will perform The Night Before Christmas. AL.com's J.D. Crowe joins us as our Master of Ceremonies. Tickets are $50 and available online and at BARCs office.

Dates Times:30-Nov

(251) 928-4585, www.Christmasbythebay.bpt.meExDir@baldwinhumane.org

32nd Annual Lighted Boat Parade

LuLu's - Cobalt, Gulf Shores, AL, 36542

Don't miss this Coastal Christmas tradition! The 32nd Annual Lighted Boat Parade will begin at dusk (around 5pm). Parade route starts at LuLu's and ends at Cobalt. Great viewing sites all along the Intracoastal Canal.

Dates Times:9-Dec

(251) 968-7200 or (251) 968-5349, www.alabamacoastalchristmas.comSuzetta @mygulfcoastchamber.com

35th Annual Christmas Fest in Bay Minette

Blackburn Park in Old Town Bay Minette, 301 McMeans Avenue, Bay Minette, AL, 36507

The 35th Annual Christmas Fest is a longstanding tradition complete with Fun for the whole family! On Friday from 10am - 8pm enjoy activities such as the Annual tree lighting, Santa's arrival, the famous ping pong prize drop and entertainment from the Modern El Dorados. Saturday from 8am - 4pm, the fun continues with entertainment from local musicians and performing groups. The Annual Christmas Parade also rolls through downtown Bay Minette at 1:30pm.

Dates Times:December 8 - 9, 2017

(251) 937-5665, www.northbaldwinchamber.com/35th-Annual-Christmas-FestivalKristina@northbaldwinchamber.com

47th Annual Poarch Creek Indians Thanksgiving Powwow

Poarch Creek Indian Grounds, 6477 Jack Springs Road, Atmore, AL, 36502

Celebrate a cultural tradition during Thanksgiving this year, with the Poarch Creek Indian Thanksgiving Pow Wow. Each Year, tribal members gather on this original Creek tribal land for the annual Poarch Creek Indian Thanksgiving Pow Wow. You and your family are invited to join the festivities and enjoy a brilliant display of authentic Native American dress and exhibition dancing by Tribes from throughout the country.

Dates Times:November 23-24, 2017

(251) 368-9136, www.pci-nsn.gov/westminster/index.html

5 Rivers Story Time "Turkey Trouble"

5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 5 Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort, AL, 36527

The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month is StoryTime 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. This week's story is close to Thanksgiving - and what is a turkey to do?! From 10am - 11am.

Dates Times:21-Nov

(251) 625-0814, www.alabama5rivers.com

5 Rivers StoryTime Run

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

Dates Times:www.alabama5rivers.com

AL, 36527(251) 625-0814

9th Annual Harvest - A Festival of Gifts

Gulf Shores UMC, South Campus, 1720 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores, AL, 36542

Join us on the south Campus (Winn Dixie Parking Lot) for the 9th Annual Harvest - A Festival of Gifts! This year's proceeds will benefit GSUMC Mother's Day Out and Preschool but also Hurricane Relief Efforts. Our Festival is from 9am - 3pm.

Dates Times:4-Nov-17

(251) 968-2411 or (251) 213-8451, www.gulfshoresumc.orggsumcyouth@gmail.com

Annual "Christmas through the Ages" at Fort Gaines

Fort Gaines, 51 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island, AL, 36528

The 34th Annual Christmas through the Ages at Fort Gaines Historic Site at Dauphin Island will showcase the holiday through the eyes of soldiers and their families during the 1700s and 1800s. Visiting children will make Christmas ornaments from seashells and other non-traditional items. Time: 9:00am-5:00pm.

Dates Times:9-Dec

(251) 861-6992, www.dauphinisland.orgfortgaines@outlook.com

Baldwin County Youth Orchestra - Waltzing Through Christmas

Eastern Shore Baptist Church, 6847 Park Drive, Daphne, AL, 36526

Dr. Robert Holm and the Baldwin County Youth Orchestra will present in concert, The Grieg Piano Concerto in A Minor. Dr. Holm will perform on Steinway Piano provided by the Steinway Gallery in Spanish Fort. The Concert is free and will begin at 7pm.

Dates Times:28-Nov

(251) 979-6834, www.bcyorchestra.combcyorchestra@gmail.com

Baldwin Pops Band Concert "Movies and Miracles for Christmas"

Daphne Civic Center, 2603 U.S. Highway 98, Daphne, AL, 36526

Under the direction of Dr. Jason Rinehart, the Baldwin Pops Band will present Christmas concerts at Daphne Civic Center at 7pm. Music selections include First Noel, Overture to Miracle on 34th Street, Christmas on Broadway, A Home Alone Christmas, White Christmas, and others. This concert is free. Santa is scheduled to drop in for a short visit with the children during the concert! Follow "Baldwin Pops Band" on Facebook or visit our website.

Dates Times:Friday, December 1, 2017

(251) 987-5757, www.baldwinpopsband.combaldwinpops@gmail.com

Baldwin Pops Band Concert "Movies and Miracles for Christmas"

407 East Laurel Avenue, Foley , AL, 36535

Under the direction of Dr. Jason Rinehart, the Baldwin Pops Band will present Christmas concerts at the Foley Civic Center at 7pm. Music selections include First Noel, Overture to Miracle on 34th Street, Christmas on Broadway, A Home Alone Christmas, White Christmas, and others. This concert is free. Santa is scheduled to drop in for a short visit with the children during the concert.Follow "BaldwinPopsBand" on Facebook or visit our website.

Dates Times:4-Dec-17

(251) 987-5757, www.baldwinpopsband.combaldwinpops@gmail.com

Baldwin Pops Band Concert "Movies and Miracles for Christmas"

1930 West 2nd Street, Gulf Shores, AL, 36542

Under the direction of Dr. Jason Rinehart, the Baldwin Pops Band will present Christmas concerts at 7pm. Music selections include First Noel, Overture to Miracle on 34th Street, Christmas on Broadway, A Home Alone Christmas, and many others. Tickets are required for this concert due to space limitations. Purchase tickets at Gulf Shores City Store, 1821 Gulf Shores Parkway, in person (limit of 2 tickets per person). Santa may pop in as well! Follow "Baldwin Pops Band" on Facebook or visit our website.

Dates Times:7-Dec-17

(251) 987-5757, www.baldwinpopsband.combaldwinpops@gmail.com

Bay Minette Christmas Parade

Downtown Bay Minette, Bay Minette, AL, 36507

A part of the 35th Annual Christmas Fest, the annual parade is always the star of the show!! With over 50 entries each year, this tradition is fun for the whole family! For parade route and entry information please visit our website. Parade begins at 1:30pm.

Dates Times:9-Dec-17

(251) 937-5665, www.northbaldwinchamber.com/35th-Annual-Christmas-FestivalKristina@northbaldwinchamber.com

Bay Shore Ballet Academy "The Nutcracker"

Fairhope Civic Center, 161 North Section Street, Fairhope, AL, 36532

Please join us for Bayshore Ballets production of the Nutcracker! Now in it's 20th local prodiction, this holiday tradition will delight people of all ages. We apprectiate your support of the Arts. Tickets are available on eventbrite beginning November 15th. Dates & Times: December 8th at 9:15am and 11:30am, December 9th, at 2pm and 7:30pm, December 10th, at 3:00pm.

Dates Times:December 8 - 10, 2017

(251) 990-9744, www.bayshoreballet.com trinollinger@gmail.com

Bayshore Christian Eagle Fest

BCS Soccer Field, 23050 US Highway 98, Fairhope, AL, 36532

Bayshore Christian School's annual fall festival, known as BCS EagleFest, will be held on Saturday from 10:30am-1:00pm on the BCS Soccer Field. There will be games, prizes, food, and more. Please mark your calendars for this fun day of family fellowship! The whole community is invited!

Dates Times:4-Nov-17

(251) 929-0011, www.bayshorechristian.orgeaglefestbcs@gmail.com

Billy Claus visits Lulu's!

LuLu's , 200 East 25th Avenue, Gulf Shores, AL, 36542

Enjoy a full day of arts & crafts, live music and get your picture taken with Billy Claus and his LuLubelle's. Make sure to leave Billy your Christmas list so that he can personally deliver it to his brother (you may have heard of him) Santa Claus. What a better way to kick off the holiday season than a day here with all of your friends and family at LuLu's.

Dates Times:9-Dec

(251) 967-LULU (5858);, www.LuluBuffett.com

Children's Christmas Celebration Service

Gulf Shores Methodist Church, 1900 Gulf Shores Parkway (Highway 59), Gulf Shores, AL, 36542

GSUMC worship arts ministries presents 2 Christmas celebrations on Dec. 11th. The first is a children's worship service at 11:00 am in the main sanctuary featuring the GSUMC Children's Choirs. The second is a Christmas choral music celebration featuring the GSUMC chancel choir, instrumentalists and soloists, and special guest, Dr. Michael Brown on the trumpet.

Dates Times:24-Dec

(251) 968-2411, www.gulfshoresumc.orginfo@gulfshoresumc.org

Children's Christmas Movie Night

Daphne Library Community Room, 2607 Highway 98, Daphne, AL, 36526

Want to get the whole family in the holiday spirit? Join the Daphne Public Library at 4pm in the Community Room to watch Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009) with the kids! You and your kids will enjoy the laid back atmosphere, a fun movie, and tasty popcorn all for FREE!

Dates Times:7-Dec

(251) 621-2818, www.daphnelibrary.orgrmoss@daphneal.com

Children's Gift Make & Take

Daphne Library Community Room, 2607 Highway 98, Daphne, AL, 36526

Children are invited to join the Daphne Public Library on December 1 and 8, 2017 from 1:30pm - 5:00pm in the Community Room for a Make and Take" Christmas gift session. This come and go craft session is an annual event you won't want to miss! Gift bags will also be available so your little one will have a special surprise ready to place under the Christmas tree! "

Dates Times:December 1, 8, 2017

(251) 621-2818, www.daphnelibrary.orgrmoss@daphneal.com

Children's Ornament Make & Take

Daphne Library Community Room, 2607 Highway 98, Daphne, AL, 36526

Make the Christmas tree at home a little brighter! The Daphne Public Library invites children to make an ornament at their annual "Ornament Make-n-Take" from 1:30pm - 5pm. This session will be held in the Library Community Room and is open to children and their families to come and go as they please.

Dates Times:5-Dec

(251) 621-2818, www.daphnelibrary.orgrmoss@daphneal.com

Children's Santa Stories

Daphne Library Community Room, 2607 Highway 98, Daphne, AL, 36526

Guess who is coming to town? Santa, that's who! Santa and his helpers will be at the Daphne Public Library on December 14th for two sessions at 4pm and 5pm. During each session Santa will share his favorite stories with all his Eastern Shore friends, along with free hot cocoa and cookies! Free photos with Santa will also be offered on a first-come, first-served basis at both sessions.

Dates Times:14-Dec

(251) 621-2818, www.daphnelibrary.orgrmoss@daphneal.com

Childrens Christmas Concert

Gulf Shores Methodist Church, 1900 Gulf Shores Parkway (Highway 59), Gulf Shores, AL, 36542

Children's Christmas Music and fun at 11am. come Celebrate and sing along!

Dates Times:3-Dec

(251) 968-2411, www.gulfshoresumc.orginfo@gulfshoresumc.org

Christmas Magic in Lights

Bellingrath Gardens, 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore, AL, 36582

It's one of the nation's best holiday light shows, and it's right here in south Alabama! Bellingrath Gardens and Home presents the 22nd season of Magic Christmas in Lights in 2017. The dazzling nighttime display features more than 1,100 set pieces, 3 million lights and 15 scenes, set out in a walking tour throughout the 65-acre Garden estate. From 5pm - 9pm families enjoy strolling the grounds together, taking holiday photos, drinking cocoa on Live Oak Plaza and visiting Santa Claus in the Magnolia Cafe. Magic Christmas in Lights also includes nightly choral performances on the South Terrace of the Bellingrath Home, which will be open for tours and decorated in full holiday finery. The Gift Shop will be fully stocked for the season! Tickets may be purchased online.

Dates Times:November 24 - December 31, 2017

(251) 459-8864, www.bellingrath.orgbellingrath@bellingrath.org

City of Daphne Christmas Parade

Main Street , Daphne, AL, 36526

Join us for the Daphne Christmas Parade along Main Street in Olde Towne! The Parade will begin at 6:30pm and follow the Main Street Route. Applications are available at the Daphne Recreation Center.

Dates Times:8-Dec-17

(251) 621-3703, www.daphneal.com

City of Foley Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

Heritage Park, 125 East Laurel Avenue, Foley, AL, 36535

The deadline for submission is November 22nd. Trees should be set up for display in Heritage Park between Mon. Nov. 27 and end of the day Wed., Nov. 29, 2017. Judging will take place on Thursday, November 30th. The trees may be undecorated beginning Tuesday, December 26, but no later than Tuesday, January 2, 2018. The applicant or a designee is responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the tree while on display. Please return completed application form to Linda Hula. It is available on our website.

Dates Times:22-Nov

(251) 943-1300, https://dspu7mbc6ymp3.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/Tree-Decorating-Contest-wcriteria-2017.pdf lhula@cityoffoley.org

City of Gulf Shores Lighted Christmas Parade

Public Beach to Clubhouse Drive, Gulf Shores, AL, 36542

Gulf Shores will kick off holiday festivities with the Lighted Christmas Parade. The parade will begin at 6:30pm and will feature festive lighted floats as well as appearances from holiday characters and marching bands. Large crowds of spectators looking to bask in the holiday spirit are anticipated along Highway 59 as parade entries make their way from the Gulf Place Public Beach to Sims Park. The magical atmosphere from the parade will roll continuously into the night as a celebration in Sims Park will kick off immediately following the parade. Families can enjoy pictures with Santa, holiday treats, crafts and a snowball drop. It will be a man-made blizzard as 4,000 ping pong balls will be dropped from above. Winning snowballs will have a number that correlates with a prize supplied by our generous sponsors.

Dates Times:1-Dec

(251) 968-1171, www.gulfshoresal.gov/888/Lighted-Christmas-Parade-Beach-Celebratievents@gulfshoresal.gov

City of Spanish Fort Christmas Readings

5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, 30945 5 Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort, AL, 36527

The City of Spanish Fort hosts its 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Book Reading at 7pm. Children are encouraged to wear their warmest pajamas and to bring along their favorite blanket to sit on. The evening begins with the joyous singing of Christmas carols around the fireplace in the Longleaf Room of Delta Hall. Guest readers read aloud from several Christmas holiday books. The final story, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, is read by a very special guest reader from the North Pole! The atmosphere is magical for all little ones (and grownups) in attendance. Following our story time, cookies and warm cocoa are served to all. Please call to confirm date and times.

Dates Times:15-Dec

(251) 626-4884, www.cityofspanishfort.com/

City of Spanish Fort Tree Lighting

7361 Spanish Fort Boulevard, Spanish Fort, AL, 36527

The annual tree lighting will be from 6pm - 8pm.

Dates Times:3-Dec-17

(251) 626-4884, www.cityofspanishfort.com/

Daphne's Snow & Movie Night in the Park

W. O. Lott Park, Main Street, Daphne, AL, 36526

Join us as snow begins falling at 4pm at Daphne's Snow & Movie Night in the Park! Photos with Santa Claus from 5pm - 7pm, and classic Christmas movies at 6pm with popcorn, and much more!

Dates Times:12/15/2017

(251) 621-9000, www.daphneal.com

Daphne's Tree Lighting & Open House

Daphne City Hall, Daphne, AL, 36526

Join the City of Daphne at 6pm for the annual Tree Lighting & Open House at Daphne City Hall. Train rides, carolers, music, food, hot chocolate and more!

Dates Times:30-Nov-17

(251) 621-9000, http://daphneal.com

Eastern Shore Choral Society Christmas Concerts

First Baptist Church Fairhope and Spanish Fort Methodist Church, AL, 36532

Concert dates are Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 2pm (First Baptist Church, Fairhope) and Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 7:30pm (Spanish Fort United Methodist, Spanish Fort). Tickets are $15 and sold at the door.

Dates Times:December 3, 5, 2017

, www.escs.org escs.executivedirector@gmail.com

Eastern Shore Choral Society Messiah Sing-Along

Trinity Presbyterian Church, 545 South Mobile Street, Fairhope, AL, 36532

Concert begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 and sold at the door. For more information email or visit our website.

Dates Times:12-Dec-17

, www.escs.org escs.executivedirector@gmail.com

Fairhope's New Year's Eve Family Celebration

Fairhope, AL, 36532

Bring your family and ring in the New Year in downtown Fairhope with fireworks dancing in the streets, a DJ and a ball drop at midnight! Festivities last from 8:30pm - 12:30am.

Dates Times:31-Dec-17

(251) 929-1466, www.cofairhope.com

Family Farm Day and Christmas Market

Humming Star Alpaca Farm, 19700 Blueberry Lane, Silverhill, AL, 36576

Come join us for Family Farm Day from 10am - 4pm and meet our friendly Alpaca family! Learn all about our gentle animals and how they live on the farm. Watch demonstrations of how the soft fleece goes from the alpaca to finished products through spinning, weaving, crocheting, and needle felting. Local artists will sell unique items in our Christmas Gift Market such as yarn, clothing items, teddy bears, handmade soaps, pickles, jellies, honey and other food items. Chef Will Hughes will have lunch prepared and children can enjoy hands on fiber art activities and caricature drawings while you shop. Visit our page on Facebook for sneak peak previews of this event. Admission is $5 per vehicle.

Dates Times:18-Nov-17

(251) 214-8224, www.hummingstaralpacas.comhsalpaca@centurylink.net

Foley Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade

Downtown Foley, Foley, AL, 36535

The annual Foley Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade begins at 10am and winds its way through downtown Foley with festive floats, treats and throws, and of course, Santa waves a Merry Christmas to all.

Dates Times:2-Dec

, www.foleykiwanisclub.com

Foley's Annual "Let It Snow!"

Heritage Park, 101 East Laurel Avenue, Foley, AL, 36535

Bring your mittens to Heritage Park from 11am - 3pm. (following the Christmas Parade). 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.

Dates Times:2-Dec

(251) 943-1300, www.visitfoley.com/

Foley's Christmas in the Park

Heritage Park, 125 East Laurel Avenue, Foley, AL, 36535

Come out to Heritage Park from 6pm - 8pm to sing carols, sip cocoa, light the Christmas tree and enjoy the beautiful Christmas displays. Don't forget to visit with Santa. Free Family Event!

Dates Times:1-Dec

(251) 943-1300, www.visitfoley.com/

Genesis Church Holiday Market

3100 South McKenzie Street, Foley, AL, 36535

Genesis Church and the Baldwin County Boss Babes will together present a Holiday Market from 10am - 4pm with over 50 vendors offering handmade crafts, retail items, gifts and much more! Come shop with us for all of your gift giving needs. Proceeds benefit Little Beginnings Playground. Admission is Free.

Dates Times:18-Nov-17

(251) 986-5843, www.genesischurchcma.orgbaldwincountybossbabes@gmail.com

Holiday crafting for Teens!

Daphne Public Library, 2607 Highway 98, Daphne, AL, 36526

Teens ( 6th -12th grade) are invited to drop by the library from 3:45pm - 4:45pm and create a holiday craft to share with friends or family. All supplies will be furnished.

Dates Times:14-Nov-17

(251) 621-2818, www.daphnelibrary.orglyoungblood@daphneal.com

Holiday Sessions benefitting the Forgotten Initiative

Turquoise Footprint Photography is hosting Limited Edition Holiday sessions with a portion of the proceeds benefitting The Forgotten Initiative of Mobile and Baldwin County. Sessions are 15 minutes and each session is $65. Guests will receive a complimentary metal photo ornament with the image of their choice. Online booking is available.

Dates Times:11-Nov-17

, www.turquoisefootprint.comturquoisefootprintphoto@gmail.com

How to Make a Gingerbread House

Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, 1 Grand Boulevard, Point Clear, AL, 36564

Join us from 10am - 11:30am. Learn step by step how to build and decorate your own gingerbread house! Cost is $35 for each gingerbread house. Class size is limited and reservations are required. Call today to book your spot!

Dates Times:16-Dec

(251) 928-9201

Live Nativity Hayride

Christ United Methodist Church, 6101 Grelot Road, Mobile, AL, 36609

In celebration of the Christmas season, travel in a hayride with us through the story of Jesus' birth in a Live Nativity. This will be a unique way to experience the Christmas story for everyone of all ages! The Live Nativity will be located in the Christ UMC wooded area near the Patch. We will serve hot cocoa to keep you warm. The hayride is open 5pm - 7pm.

Dates Times:6-Dec-17

(251) 342-0462, www.christumcmobile.com

Mobile Symphony presents "Mobile's Magical Christmas"

Saenger Theatre, 6 Joachim Street, Mobile, AL, 36602

Be prepared for THE holiday experience of the season. We will be presenting not only the full force of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra but we will also be joined by Mobile's Singing Children and soloist Diane Penning performing all your holiday favorites, popular movie music and lush Christmas arrangements originally created by legendary pops conductor Carmen Dragon for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In addition, the entire Saenger Theatre will be decked out like you've never seen it before. From the moment you step into the theater, you will be fully immersed into the holiday spirit!

Dates Times:December 9 - 10, 2017

(251) 432-2010, www.mobilesymphony.org

Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra "Holiday Concert"

Foley Civic Center, 407 East Laurel Avenue, Foley, AL, 36535

The child musicians are sure to move audiences with sounds of the Christmas season. $5.00 suggested donation. Time: 7:00pm.

Dates Times:1-Dec

(251) 943-1545, www.mobilesymphony.org

MoonPie Over Mobile -New Year's Eve Celebration

Downtown Mobile, Mobile, AL, 36602

With over 60,000 people in attendance last year, this year's New Year's event will usher in the new year and Mardi Gras season in grand style. Come and get a close-up look at the Moonpie as it drops in downtown Mobile. There will be live entertainment and a countdown to 2018 like no other.

Dates Times:31-Dec

(251) 208-1550, www.ncsmobile.org

Nix Center Annual Holiday Concert

James P. Nix Center, 1 Bayou Drive, Fairhope, AL, 36532

Jammin' Folks will provide holiday music from 2pm - 4pm for all ages to enjoy! Refreshment will be served following the concert.

Dates Times:14-Dec

(251) 928-2835, www.cofairhope.com

Noon Year's Eve Celebration!

Lulu's, 200 East 25th Avenue, Gulf Shores, AL, 36542

The Family friendly NOON Year's Eve Celebration at LuLu's starts at 10am! Noon Year's is a FREE family event for all ages to enjoy. We will have kid friendly "fireworks," a massive beach ball drop when the clock strikes NOON, and more! See you there!

Dates Times:31-Dec

(251) 967-LULU (5858), www.LuluBuffett.com

North Baldwin Infirmary Christmas Tree Lighting

North Baldwin Infirmary, 1815 Hand Avenue, Bay Minette, AL, 36507

Festivities are from 5pm - 7pm and include fun activities for children, Christmas carols sung by local choirs and a visit with Santa. The evening of fun and holiday cheer will culminate with the lighting of the tree and door prizes. For more information, contact North Baldwin Fitness Center.

Dates Times:30-Nov

(251) 937-9099Marisa.Williams@InfirmaryHealth.org

Playhouse in the Park presents "A Christmas Carol"

Saenger Theatre, 6 South Joachim Street, Mobile, AL, 36602

The beloved Dickens' Christmas story will come to life on the Saenger Theatre stage in downtown Mobile on Wednesday, December 6 at 7:30 pm. Start your holidays with this delightful production, sure to entertain with all the familiar characters - Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Marley, and of course, Tiny Tim. Don't miss this special event!

Dates Times:6-Dec-17

(251) 602-0630, playhouseinthepark.orgplayhouseintheparkmobileal@gmail.com

Redeemer Lutheran Christmas Bazaar

200 South Section Street, Fairhope, AL, 36532

Redeemer Lutheran Church will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar from 8am - 12pm in the Parish Hall. Delicious baked goods, canned goods, and goodies for the Holidays. Come and decorate your very own Gingerbread House! Proceeds benefit the ongoing Mission projects of Redeemer's LWML. Contact Kim Clay at (251) 895-0064 for questions.

Dates Times:18-Nov

(251) 928-8397 , www.redeemerfairhope.org

Season of Joy: A Celtic Christmas Celebration

First Baptist Fairhope, 300 South Section Street, Fairhope, AL, 36532

The Music Ministry of First Baptist Church, Fairhope will present Season of Joy: A Celtic Christmas Celebration" Saturday and Sunday at 7:00pm each night. A full orchestra

Dates Times:December 16 - 17, 2017

(251) 928-8685, http://fbcfairhope.orgjbaldwin@fbcfairhope.org

Spanish Fort Spirit of Christmas Parade

Eastern Shore Centre, 30500 State Highway 181, Spanish Fort, AL, 36527

Spanish Fort's Annual "Spirit of Christmas" Parade will roll through the Eastern Shore Centre at 9am. If you are interested in participating, a Parade Application may be downloaded from the City's website.

Dates Times:2-Dec

(251) 626-4884, www.cityofspanishfort.com

St. Francis at the Point Church Annual Fall Festival

17280 Scenic Highway 98, Point Clear, AL, 36564

St. Francis at the Point Anglican Church will hold their Annual Fall Festival from 8am - 3pm. There will be a delightful array of crafts, local art work, and professionally designed Christmas wreaths, tabletop trees and centerpieces. The ladies of the Women's Guild have been working on canning preserves, jams, pickles, fruits, butters, etc.. Holiday baked goods such as pies, breads and fudge will also be in abundance to purchase for your Thanksgiving feast. The silent auction will have an array of gift items as well as gift certificates to local businesses. Regular and new vendors will have handmade items, jewelry, paintings, art work and other merchandise. A 'wine-pull' is also planned. The men of the church will cook for a sidewalk cafe offering sausage, hamburger and hot dog plates. Proceeds will go to St. Francis community support, international Christian groups and emergency disaster funds. Come out and share the day with us!

Dates Times:19-Nov

(251) 928-9110 or (251) 233-0001, www.stfrancisatthepoint.orgstfrancisatthepoint@gmail.com

St. Paul's Episcopal Annual Holiday Thrift Shoppe

28788 North Main Street, Daphne, AL, 36526

Kick off your Christmas season with the Thrift Shop's 14th annual Holiday Shoppe! On Friday, November 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, we will be offering a very exciting preview Gala" evening to begin our annual shopping event. The Gala will take place in the Life Center at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Daphne. Advance tickets are $25.00 each and went on sale Saturday

Dates Times:November 18-20, 2017

(251) 626-6102, www.stpaulseasternshore.comjtshoultz@gmail.com or saintpaulsthrift@gmail.com

Summerdale Library Christmas Concert

Baldwin EMC Building, 19600 State Highway 59, Summerdale, AL, 36580

Enjoy the classic holiday sounds from featured musicians Victor Andzulis, Hanan Tarabay Reddy, Sewell Griffith and Cory McKern. Special guest performance by Olive Vocal Ensemble. Doors open at 6:30 pm, concert begins at 7 pm. Proceeds support the Marjorie Younce Snook Public Library in Summerdale. Tickets available online at www.eventbrite.com, at the Summerdale Public Library, Summerdale Town Hall and United Bank in Summerdale.

Dates Times:18-Nov

(251) 989-2011, www.summerdalelibrary.comdirector@summerdalelibrary.com

Teen Art Workshop

Daphne Public Library, 2607 Highway 98, Daphne, AL, 36526

Teens in grades 6th - 12th grade are invited to attend from 1:30pm - 2:30pm. All art supplies will be furnished. This event is free.

Dates Times:19-Dec-17

(251) 621-2818, www.daphnelibrary.orglyoungblood@daphneal.com

Teen Holiday Make & Take

Daphne Public Library, 2607 Highway 98, Daphne, AL, 36526

Teens ( 6th -12th grade) are invited to drop by the library from 3:45pm - 4:45pm and create a holiday craft to share with friends or family. All supplies will be furnished.

Dates Times:5-Dec-17

(251) 621-2818, www.daphnelibrary.orglyoungblood@daphneal.com

Teen Holiday Service Hours Opportunity

Daphne Public Library, 2607 Highway 98, Daphne, AL, 36526

Teens will have the opportunity to gain service hours by volunteering to help with our Santa's Stories event from 4pm - 6pm. Teens are asked to serve refreshments. Elf costumes are available to those who would enjoy dressing up as Santa's helpers.

Dates Times:14-Dec-17

(251) 621-2818, www.daphnelibrary.orglyoungblood@daphneal.com

The Mobile Pops Christmas Concert

Davidson High School Auditorium, 3900 Pleasant Valley Road, Mobile, AL, 36609

Join us at 7:00pm at Davidson High School for our annual Christmas Concert. All concerts are FREE and open to the public.

Dates Times:11-Dec-17

(251) 679-6036, www.themobilepops.comthemobilepops@gmail.com

Trim-A-Tree Christmas Event

Tanger Outlet Suite 446 (next to Yankee Candle), 2601 South McKenzie Street, Foley, AL, 36535

Monday - Saturday 10am -7pm, and Sundays 11am - 6pm. Local Artists and craftsmen offer unique one-of-a-kind ornaments, decorations, pottery, jewelry, and fine artwork to be sold on consignment. Sponsored by the Foley Art Center.

Dates Times:November 10 - December 21, 2017

(251) 943-4381, www.foleyartcenter.comfoleytrimatree@gmail.com

USA Children's & Women's Hospital Holiday Tree Trail

Geri Moulton Children's Park, 1700 Center Street, Mobile, AL, 36604

Tree sponsorships are now available for the inaugural USA Children's & Women's Holiday Tree Trail! The Trail is a display of holiday trees in Geri Moulton Children's Park from early December through the New Year. It is a free event for the community to enjoy throughout the holiday season. The trees will light up on Monday, Dec. 4, at dusk, and the tree display will be open nightly from dusk until midnight. For more information, please visit www.usahealthsystem.com/holiday-tree-trail.

Dates Times:December 4, 2017-January 5, 2018

(251) 415-1000, www.usahealthsystem.com/holiday-tree-trailbpurvis@health.southalabama.edu

Winter Wonderland

Cathedral Square and Bienville Square, Mobile, AL, 36602

Come play in artificial snow, take your picture with Santa Claus and shop for last minute Christmas gifts at the Christmas market in Cathedral Square. Mirrored after the Christmas market in Hamburg, Germany, the market will feature presents, locally grown produce and baked goods. Ride the Polar Express to Bienville Square for kids' activities, music and more.

Dates Times:16-Dec-17

(251) 208-1550, www.ncsmobile.org