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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 estate. 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!


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

WINTER AT THE WHARF: ICE SKATING RINK- Through Jan 18th (closed Christmas Day), The Wharf, Orange Beach

Let us bring winter to you. Grab a pair of skates and glide, spin or fall into the season. CLICK HERE 


FLORA-BAMA’S ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH- *****SOLD OUT***** Thurs Dec 31st, 6pm - until, Flora-Bama Lounge, Perdido Key

The Flora-Bama is THE place to be on New Year’s Eve! Live music on all three stages will be rockin’ until the party stops. Food, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast will be sure to contribute to good times On The Line as we ring in the New Year, Flora-Bama style!  CLICK HERE  



REELIN’ IN THE NEW YEAR- Friday Jan 1, 4pm-9pm, The Wharf, Orange Beach

New Year’s Day Celebration Schedule of Events:

4 p.m. – Event starts with DJ Silky

4-9 p.m. – Kids Activities

4:30 p.m. – Confetti Drop

6 p.m. – Fly By Radio

9 p.m. – Fireworks presented by Baldwin Realtors with SPECTRA Laser Light Experience to immediately followCLICK HERE  


NYE@8 AT OWA- ******CANCELED******* OWA, Foley

Join us starting at 5pm for a dance party to remember! At 8pm, New Year’s Eve fireworks will shower over the skies above OWA. There’s also a special light show with the fountain and Christmas tree! Spend your New Year’s Eve outdoors with your family in The Park or in Downtown, and let’s celebrate. CLICK HERE



NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS ON PENSACOLA BEACH- Fri JAN 1, 8 pm, Pensacola Beach Boardwalk

Keep your eyes focused on the Pensacola Beach skies this New Year’s Eve for a free firework display along the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk.

At Midnight. a dazzling light display, provided by the beach chamber, will take place overlooking the Santa Rosa Sound from the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk.  CLICK HERE


POLAR BEAR PLUNGE- Fri Jan 1st, 2pm, Paradise Bar & Grill and Red Fish Blue Fish, Pensacola Beach 

Head to Pensacola Beach at 2 p.m. and plunge (safely) into the Santa Rosa Sound at the annual Polar Bear Plunge. To practice effective social distancing, this year’s event will take place at our signature spot, Paradise Bar & Grill, as well as Red Fish Blue Fish, our family-friendly area.

Hundreds of dippers and spectators – many dressed in costume – flock to the beach to participate in this long-established tradition. CLICK HERE  

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