Best Bets, Mobile/Pensacola Weekend Events 12/14-12/16

12/14- 12/16

LOCAL EVENTS:

CHRISTMAS PARADES:

 

CITRONELLE CHRISTMAS PARADE- Sat 10am, CLICK HERE  

SEMMES CHRISTMAS PARADE- Sat 10am, CLICK HERE   

SARALAND CHRISTMAS PARADE- Sat 12 noon,  CLICK HERE   

DAWES CHRISTMAS PARADE- Sat 1pm, CLICK HERE 

SUMMERDALE CHRISTMAS PARADE- Sat 4:30pm, CLICK HERE 

DAUPHIN ISLAND CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE- Sat 5pm, CLICK HERE     

FOWL RIVER CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE- Sat 5pm, CLICK HERE   


ELFAPALOOZA 2018- Fri 5:30pm- 7:30pm, Bienville Square, downtown Mobile

Help set a record for the largest gathering of elves in one location! Must wear green AND red clothing, a pointy hat and pointy ears to be included in the official count. Gates open at 5:30 PM. Official count at 7:00. There'll be food, karoake, and a brass band to entertain until it's time to for all elves to join in the dance up Dauphin St. Afterwards, head to Dauphin Street for all the shops, galleries and restaurants open for ArtWalk.  CLICK HERE    

LODA ARTWALKFri 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    


DAPHNE'S SNOW & MOVIE NIGHT- Fri 4pm-8pm, Daphne City Hall

Play in REAL snow, visit and have your photo made with Santa, and bring your lawn chairs/blankets to enjoy classic holiday movies. Food trucks and fun activities, too. (Please note new location - due to construction taking place at W.O. Lott Park, this year's event will be held at Daphne City Hall.)  CLICK HERE  


MOBILE BALLET presents THE NUTCRACKER- Sat 2:30pm and 7:30pm; Sun 2:30pm, Mobile Civic Center Theatre

With the celebrated score from Tchaikovsky and dramatic fresh choreography of Artistic Director Katia Garza,  Mobile’s Corps de Ballet will feature world renowned Guest Artists including Eduardo Pi Iglesias along with Ballet Master Israel Rodriguez.   For the first time, performers will also include dancers from the entire community – with open auditions for traditional favorites including angels, fairies and more.  CLICK HERE 


MOBILE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents ‘TIS THE SEASON- Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2:30pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

The annual Christmas concert is a Mobile tradition, so bring the family! This year's performances are filled with your favorite traditional Christmas music and 160 musicians!  CLICK HERE    


A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON TOUR- Thurs 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

Everyone’s favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all-new touring production A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage!  CLICK HERE   


SARA EVANS AT CHRISTMAS- Fri 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre, CLICK HERE    


WHITE TIE ROCK ENSEMBLE presents A WHITE TIE CHRISTMASSat 8pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

A White Tie Christmas is an annual holiday concert series featuring music from Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Paul McCartney, The Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis and other Holiday Classics!  CLICK HERE  


TWAS A GIRLS NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL- Sun 7:30pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

he new Christmas sequel will feature the 5 ladies we have all come to know and love gathering for a night on the town to laugh, cry, gossip and just let their hair down during the craziest of times: THE HOLIDAYS!   CLICK HERE   


BRANDON BENNETT: AN ELVIS MY WAY CHRISTMASFri/Sat 8pm, IP Casino Biloxi, CLICK HERE    


CHRISTMAS DREAMS- Sat/Sun 3pm and 7pm, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi

An award-winning cast of skaters and singers bring the magic of the holidays to life at the Beau Rivage Theatre. High-energy numbers, brilliant solos, comedy and a visit from Santa and his friends make this performance perfect for the whole family.  CLICK HERE   


MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY- Fri/Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm, Chickasaw Civic Theatre

Mary Bennet was always just the other sister in Jane Austen’s delightful Pride and Prejudice. Now playwrights Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon bring Mary to center stage, when she joins her sisters for Christmas at Pemberley, only to discover the shy bookworm Arthur De Bourgh — and possibilities she never imagined.  CLICK HERE   


THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER: THE MUSICAL- Thurs/Fri 7:30pm; Sat/Sun 3pm;  Pensacola Little Theatre

 The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.  CLICK HERE  


WHO KILLED THE BOSS AT THE CHRISTMAS PARTY?Fri 7pm, Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, downtown Mobile

It is the annual Christmas party of the prestigious law firm, Dewey, Cheatum and Howe.  However, one of Santa's bad elves has left a nasty surprise for the boss and now, there is no more Cheatum at Dewey Cheatum and Howe!!  Presented by Mobile Mystery Dinners; advance reservations required.  CLICK HERE   


CHRISTMAS NIGHTS OF LIGHTSNightly 5:30pm-10pm, Fri Nov 9 through Tues Jan 1st, Hank Aaron Stadium

This drive-thru Christmas light show features thousands of LED lights, synchronized to music playing through your car radio.  NEW THIS YEAR-- a 25-foot singing Santa!  Plus, Monday-Wednesday, enjoy more rockin’ Christmas music; Thursday-Sunday, the show features more traditional Christmas classics.  Rain or shine.  CLICK HERE    


MAGIC CHRISTMAS IN LIGHTS- Nightly Nov 23- Dec 31 (except Christmas Day) 5pm- 9pm, Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore

Guests 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. Magic Christmas in Lights includes nightly choral performances on the South Terrace of the Home on Sundays through Thursdays. CLICK HERE   


WINTER AT THE WHARF-  CLICK HERE    

Ice Skating Rink- Nov. 16 to Jan. 13

Photos with Santa- Nov. 16 to Dec. 24

Horse & Carriage Rides- Nov. 18, 25, 30; Dec. 2, 8, 9, 14-16


WINTERFEST PERFORMANCE TOUR - Fri/Sat/Sun 4:30pm-8pm, downtown Pensacola

Winterfest's premier tour features 17 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.  CLICK HERE    

    

WALES WEST ARCTIC EXPRESS- Fri/Sat/Sun 4pm-9pm, 13670 Smiley St, Silverhill, AL

Ride an authentic Steam Train through a “snowy” wonderland of lights and decorations to the North Pole. Over ONE MILLION lights on display! Petting zoo, pony rides, miniature train rides, a hay-less hayride, bounce house and fun artificial snow.   CLICK HERE    


POLAR EXPRESS PAJAMA PARTY- Sat/Sun 3pm, National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the magical journey to the North Pole to find the true spirit of Christmas.  Every Sat/Sun through Dec 23rd.  CLICK HERE   


RUMOURS: A TRIBUTE TO FLEETWOOD MAC- Sat 8:30pm, Soul Kitchen, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE    



MOVIES:


SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (PG)Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his reality and crosses paths with his counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat to all reality.  Features the voices of Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld


THE MULE (R)A 90-year-old horticulturist and WWII veteran is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine through Michigan for a Mexican drug cartel. Stars Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper


MORTAL ENGINES (PG13)- In a post-apocalyptic world where cities ride on wheels and consume each other to survive, two people meet in London and try to stop a conspiracy.  Stars  Hera Hilmar, Hugo Weaving, Jihae 

 

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