Best Bets For The Weekend, Dec 4- Dec 6

DAPHNE’S TREE LIGHTING- Thurs 5pm-8pm, Daphne City Hall

This year, ROMAN STREET is the special musical guest for this always-fun family event. Those who attend are asked to please be aware of social distancing and wear a mask. CLICK HERE

PENSACOLA BEACH LIGHTED BOAT PARADE and FIREWORKS- Sat 6:30pm, Little Sabine Bay; Fireworks at 8pm, Pensacola Beach Boardwalk

The parade will set sail from Sabine Marina in Little Sabine Bay, do a loop and wind its way around the Santa Rosa Sound/ Boardwalk area and then circle back. Spectators can watch the parade from Little Sabine or the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk and any of the businesses along the route. After the parade a dazzling firework display will take place along the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk at 8 p.m!! CLICK HERE 

DOG RIVER LIGHTED BOAT PARADE- Sat 4:30pm, hosted by Grand Mariner Marina and Mariner Restaurant

Its a Patriotic Christmas on the River this year! The theme is God Bless the USA. This will be the 46th Annual lighted Boat Parade on Dog River! CLICK HERE


The parade will begin at Robertsdale High School and end at Honeybee Park. CLICK HERE  


IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE- Fri 7pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, downtown Mobile CLICK HERE

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER - Sun 3pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, downtown Mobile CLICK HERE

EXPLOREUM SPECIAL FAMILY MOVIE: HOME ALONE- Sat 2pm, Gulf Coast Exploreum, downtown Mobile, CLICK HERE

HOLIDAY MARKET AT THE PILLARS- Fri 6pm-9pm, The Pillars, Government St, Mobile

Shop local makers, bakers, farmers, crafters and artists! Great gift items, holiday décor and special treats. Hot Chocolate Bar and a special appearance by Santa! CLICK HERE

DECEMBER FREE SUNDAY HOLIDAY MARKET- Sun 1pm-5pm, Fort Conde, downtown Mobile

In addition to offering free admission to the History Museum and Fort Condé, vendors will be set-up inside the fort selling handmade crafts, desserts, and other specialty items so you can get a jump on that holiday shopping and support local businesses.

To promote health and safety, this event will be held outdoors. Masks and social distancing will be required.  CLICK HERE  

MAGIC CHRISTMAS IN LIGHTS- Open nightly 5pm-9pm, Nov 27- Jan 3 (except for Christmas and New Year’s days), Bellingrath Gardens & Home, Theodore

Bellingrath Gardens and Home is celebrating the 25th anniversary season of Magic Christmas in Lights with a brand-new scene depicting Mardi Gras! This sparkling winter wonderland is a Gulf Coast tradition like no other, with more than 1,100 set pieces, 16 scenes and 3 million lights set out in a walking tour throughout the 65-acre Garden estateCLICK 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!


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

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

PENSACOLA WINTERFEST- Come see our NEW performances! Instead of our traditional, hour-long performance tours, we have two exciting experiences for your family to choose from.

CAJUN CHRISTMAS- Sat starting at 5pm, Palafox Place, downtown Pensacola

Board a tram to ride to the Historic Village where Papa Noel will read The Cajun Night Before Christmas in front of a fireplace. After the story, you can wander the Museum of Industry, play a scavenger hunt, listen to a live jug band, dance with Papa Noel’s alligator team and eat gumbo!  CLICK HERE  

POLAR EXPRESS TOUR- Sat starting at 5pm, Palafox Place, downtown Pensacola

On board our Polar Express Tour, you will see tap-dancing hot chocolate servers, snowy landscapes, and learn what it truly means to believe. Capacity on our trolleys will be limited and guests will be required to wear masks while onboard. CLICK HERE  

WALES WEST ARCTIC EXPRESS- Fri/Sat/Sun 4pm-9pm, Wales West Light Railway, Silverhill AL

Ride and enjoy an authentic steam train ride aboard the “Dame Ann” through amazing lights, decorations, Christmas music, and Snow on the way to the North Pole! You can take home your own holiday picture of your family with Santa, and each child gets a special Toy. Tickets must be purchased online. CLICK HERE  

JJP presents SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD- Fri/Sat 7pm, Sun 5pm, GulfQuest Amphitheater, downtown Mobile

The Joe Jefferson Players present a moving collection of powerful songs that examine life, love and the choices we make. 

Patrons will need to bring their own chairs for seating (and blankets to keep warm!) to the performances. Masks and social distancing will be required. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. CLICK HERE   

DESI BANKS- Sat 7pm, Mobile Saenger Theatre, downtown Mobile

Desi Banks is an actor and comedian known for his relatable digital sketches featuring popular characters Parlay, Lil Johnny and Grandma Reese. CLICK HERE 

SOUTH ALABAMA JAGUAR FOOTBALL vs TROY- Sat 1pm, Hancock Whitney Stadium, Mobile, ESPN3 CLICK HERE  

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

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