Best Bets for the Weekend, Nov 20- Nov 22


FAIRHOPE LIGHTING OF THE TREES- Thursday 6pm-8pm, downtown Fairhope

Activities will include take-home kits for letters to Santa, live holiday music, and socially-distanced photos with Mrs. ClausCLICK HERE

THE LIGHTING OF THE TREE (MOBILE) - Friday 6pm, Mardi Gras Park, downtown Mobile

Due to the pandemic, there will be no entertainment nor on-site activities.

There will be “grab-n-go” bags of holiday crafts (one free per child) from 6:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with pick up from tables on Church St. and Royal St. Afterward, head over to Dauphin Street for Streets Alive (dining and shopping al fresco from 6 to 9). CLICK HERE  

OWA TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY- Sat 6pm, OWA, Foley

Festivities begin in Downtown OWA at 6pm with live music filling the air, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, and joyous Christmas performers. The lighting of the tree will be at 7pm. All the activities will be live broadcasted to numerous screens throughout Downtown and through our Facebook channel (found by searching @OWA) to better accommodate social distancing.  CLICK HERE

LEGENDS IN CONCERT: A MERRY COUNTRY CHRISTMAS- Nov 20-Jan 3 (Thurs-Sat 7pm; 3pm matinees on Sat/Sun), Legends In Concert at OWA, Foley

Holiday performances include tributes to Shania Twain, Martina McBride, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, and Elvis Presley!CLICK HERE

CHRISTMAS NIGHTS OF LIGHTS- Open Nightly 5:30pm – 10:00pm through Jan 1, Hank Aaron Stadium

NEW music and NEW displays at every turn! See over one million lights synchronized to traditional and newer, rocking Christmas music played through your own car radio at Mobile’s drive-thru Christmas light show!

CLICK HERE   

CHRISTMAS MASQUERADE GALA- Fri 6:30pm-9pm, Bellingrath Gardens, Theodore

This elegant evening is a preview of the 2020 season of Magic Christmas Lights, featuring a brand-new 25th anniversary scene. The Gala will take place outdoors on beautiful Live Oak Plaza, and will include hors d’oeuvres, drinks and live entertainment. Cocktail attire is encouragedCLICK HERE

THE WHARF NORTH POLE EXPRESS- Saturdays through Dec 19, Main Street, The Wharf, Orange Beach

Your kids will enjoy the sights and sounds as the train rides through our Winter Wonderland. They will also be given a candy cane, coloring book and Golden Ticket sticker as a special souvenir!  CLICK HERE

SOUTH ALABAMA JAGUAR FOOTBALL vs GEORGIA STATE- Sat 3pm, Hancock Whitney Stadium, Mobile, ESPNU CLICK HERE  

Listen to the Jags all season on 96.1 The Rocket, Sports Talk 99.5, and the free iHeartRadio app.

2020 FOODTRUCK FEST- Sat 11am-8pm, Community Maritime Park, downtown Pensacola

There will be Food Trucks, Vendors, Live Entertainment, a Food Truck Tasting competition and People’s Choice award and a bounce house for the kids. A portion of the proceeds go to Feeding the Gulf Coast. CLICK HERE  

MARKET IN THE PARK- Saturday, 7:30am-12 noon, Cathedral Square, downtown Mobile.

Produce, plants, jams/jellies, seafood, baked goods, honey and other edible items will be available for purchase at the Fall market. All attendees MUST wear a mask. CLICK HERE

MOBILE SAENGER 2020 MOVIE SERIES: FOOTLOOSE- Thurs 7pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populaceCLICK HERE  

MOBILE SAENGER 2020 MOVIE SERIES: THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI - Sun 3pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre

British POWs are forced to build a railway bridge across the river Kwai for their Japanese captors, not knowing that the allied forces are planning to destroy it. CLICK HERE

PENSACOLA SAENGER CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES presents DR. NO- Sat 7pm, Pensacola Saenger Theatre

James Bond 007 is Britain's top agent, and is on an exciting mission, to solve the mysterious murder of a fellow agent. Starring Sean Connery. CLICK HERE

MOVIES AT MEYER PARK: PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES- Thursday 6pm, Meyer Park, Gulf Shores

All Movies at Meyer Park showings are free to the public. Hosted by City of Gulf Shores. CLICK HERE

HILLBILLY ELEGY (R) - HILLBILLY ELEGY is a modern exploration of the American Dream and three generations of an Appalachian family as told by its youngest member, a Yale Law student forced to return to his hometown. Directed by Ron Howard. Now showing at the Crescent Theater in downtown Mobile.

City of Mobile Christmas Tree 2019

City of Mobile Christmas Tree 2019

(Photo: Mary Booth, WMXC iHeartMEDIA)