While many have plans to ring in 2015 in the streets of downtown Mobile, some may want to spend some time with the family before their champagne-fueled revelry at the MoonPie Drop. For the past 10 years, Lucy Buffett has provided her family friendly Noon Year’s Eve Celebration that provides fun-filled activities and musical entertainment for both children and adults.

One of the best parts about this celebration is the party is done way before bedtime. In fact, LuLu’s will close at 4 p.m. for LuLu’s employees to spend time with their own families.


The celebration begins at 10 a.m. The kid-centric event will feature face-painting, a plethora of games, a petting zoo, arts and crafts and a sandcastle contest. The event will reach its apex with a beach ball drop countdown to noon, which will be followed by a “kid-safe” fireworks display.

Kathleen Rees and Pelican 212 will be providing the soundtrack for Noon Year’s Eve. Rees acts as the conductor of this family band, which features members ranging in age from 8 to 12. One of the more impressive aspects of this group is the talent of its young horn section. The crowd can expect party favorites ranging from “Soul Man” to “We Are Family.”

LuLu’s 10th annual Noon Year’s Eve Celebration
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 31, 10 a.m.
Venue: LuLu’s, 200 E. 25th Ave., Gulf Shores, www.lulubuffet.com
Tickets: Free