December 11

Holiday Night Market
Mobile Museum of Art is excited to host its second artisan bazaar of very special wares. Just in time for the holidays, come get that one-of-a-kind gift. Many locally sourced handmade products and arts and crafts will be available starting at 5 p.m. The event will also feature the Geaux Boy food truck and music by Emily Stuckey. MMoA is located at 4850 Museum Drive. For more information call 251-208-5200.

Classic Christmas
Popular vocalist/entertainer Doug Breau and the Magnificent 5 close out a year of successful concerts with a celebration of your holiday favorites along with several American pop classics from the ‘50s and beyond at Davidson High School Auditorium, 3900 Pleasant Valley Road. Featuring musicians Sean Worrell, Steve Jacobs, Phil Proctor, Shane Philen and John Keuler. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $15 at the door. For more information visit dougbreau.com.

Thursdays at the Museum
Every Thursday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. the Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive, offers free admission to all visitors. Join MMOA each week to experience the museum in new and exciting ways throughout the year. No reservations are necessary.


December 12

Magic Christmas in Lights
Visit Bellingrath Gardens and Home during its 19th season of Magic Christmas in Lights. Magic Christmas in Lights runs until Jan. 3 and is closed on Christmas and New Years Day. The gardens are open during Magic Christmas in Lights from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m., and the holiday lights are on from 5-9 p.m. on each of these days. Home tours run every half hour until 8 p.m. throughout the season. Bellingrath Gardens and Home is located at 12401 Bellingrath Road. Theodore, Alabama. Call 251-973-2217 for more information.

Peter and the Wolf
The Baldwin County Youth Orchestra proudly presents “Peter and the Wolf” by Sergie Prokofiev. This classical piece, written as a story told with instruments and narration, will take place at 7 p.m. at Eastern Shore Baptist Church, 6847 Park Drive, Daphne, Alabama. There is no cost for admission but a packaged toy for Toys for Tots would be appreciated. The Baldwin Winds, Adult Strings and Youth Strings will also perform holiday favorites prior to the youth orchestra. For more information email bcyorchestra@gmail.com or visit bcyorchestra.com.

LODA ArtWalk/ElfWalk
Downtown is the place to be as December’s ArtWalk becomes ElfWalk. Join downtown art galleries, institutions, studios and unique shops as they open their doors and welcome you inside to see beautiful artwork, sample delicious foods and hear the sounds. This month, the city of Mobile is also hoping to break a world record for largest amount of elves in one place. The elf gathering begins at Bienville Square at 6 p.m. and the count will begin at 7 p.m. Each participant must wear a complete elf costume, including pointy ears and a pointy hat, which can be made of any material. The costumes worn must be a combination of the colors red and green. ArtWalk continues until 9 p.m.


December 13

Holiday Under The Stars
The Exploreum, 65 Government St., will host Holiday Under the Stars from 3 until 7 p.m. featuring a wide range of fun, interactive holiday activities, Santa Claus, one of the largest model railroad trains in Alabama, penguins, a special IMAX movie called “Santa versus the Snowman,” the Voices of Jerusalem exhibit, and more. Learn about the science of Santa and enjoy a paper “snowball” fight. Learn about stars, constellations, the Northern Lights and much more. Admission prices are half off for everyone: $7 for adults; $5 for children, or free for members. There will also be special deals for anyone who wants to give an Exploreum membership as a holiday gift this year. For more information visit www.exploreum.com or email jholland@exploreum.com.

Jingle Rock in the Boon Docks
Please come and be a part of what makes this area special with eight hours of live music at the Coastal Response Center building, 7385 State Highway 188, in Coden. Bluegrass from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oldies, classic rock and country from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $2 and reentry is permitted. Please bring nonperishables for the food pantry, for every item donated you will receive a door prize ticket. Contact Lore at 251-824-1135 for more information.

Flora-Bama Santa Drop
Kick off the holidays with toes in the sand and a bushwacker in hand at this festive beachside shindig complete with hot chocolate, Christmas carols and more. Bring the kids along to watch as the jolly old soul parachutes down to the beach at 12 p.m. The Flora-Bama is located at 17401 Perdido Key Drive in Perdido Key, Florida. For more information visit florabama.com.

North Pole Bakery
Join Crystal’s Custom Cakes in the North Pole Bakery for cupcake decorating, games and a visit from Mrs. Claus. The North Pole Bakery is located at Heron Lakes Country Club, 3851 Government Blvd. Cost is $10 per child and each participant will go home with their cupcake and a holiday fun pack. Reserve your spot today, 251-802-7253.

An Appalachian Christmas
As the weather turns colder, the Saenger Theatre, 6 S. Joachim St., heats up with superstar fiddler Mark O’Connor and his Appalachian Christmas. This heart-warming concert also features all your holiday favorites you know and love. Tickets start at $20. Call 251-432-2010 for more information. Show starts at 8 p.m.

Mobile SantaCon
Grab your red fur outfit and join the 3rd annual pub crawl of people dressed as Santa Claus to have a great time while spreading cheer and goodwill. Crawl starts at 6 p.m. at O’Daly’s. A pub list and drink specials will be available. Organizers will be trading door prizes for unopened donations to Toys for Tots. For more information visit www.facebook.com/santaconmobile.


December 14

Holiday Workshop
Paint the Town, along with seven local artisans/crafters will be hosting a Handmade Holiday Workshop to meet all of your holiday gift giving needs. At the price of $60 per participant, you’ll get to leave with seven small DIY lessons and seven very UNIQUE gifts. There will be two classes offered throughout the day to ensure everyone has to opportunity to join in. One class will be offered from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the other will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The ladies will also have some of their other goods for sale in a “market” fashion just in case you need to pick up a few more gift items. Paint the Town is located at 412 Dauphin St. For questions contact Suzy at 228-238-2183.

A Christmas Blessing
Christmas concert, “A Christmas Blessing,” will be at 3 p.m. at Little Flower Catholic Church, 2053 Government St. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door, and 100 percent of donations will go to Mulherin Home here in Mobile. You are invited to a reception following the concert; please plan now to join us for this joyous celebration of the season. Contact Marian for more information at 251-533-9810.

Holiday Cheer at The Bull
Benefiting the Child Advocacy Center, featuring a sampling of The Bull’s southwestern signature dishes and wines, as well as a live auction of holiday gifts and entertainment by Jerry Squires. A variety of packages featuring hotel stays, local art and accessories, spa and pampering services and more will be available for auction. The fun begins at 4 p.m. Tickets are only $35. For more information visit cacmobile.org. The Bull is located in downtown at 609 Dauphin St.


December 15

Bear Hunting with Ozanam
Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy will be hosting a fundraiser “Bear Hunting With Ozanam” at O’Daly’s Irish Pub, 564 Dauphin St., from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 100 percent of the proceeds will go toward the work of Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy. For more information contact Christopher at 251-432-4111.

Ballroom Dance
The Moonlight Chasse Ballroom Dance Society hosts dance classes with professional instructors at 7 p.m., followed by dancing from 7:30 until 10 p.m. Admission is $10. There will be a cash bar and no need to bring a partner. Beginners are welcome. Fitzpen Place, 11247 State Highway 31, Spanish Fort. For more information, email Cassie Fishbein at Cassief13@aol.com.

Christmas Nights of Light
Hundreds of thousands of LED lights, driven by over one thousand computer channels, synchronized to both traditional and new rocking Christmas music playing through your car radio. Pack your vehicle full of friends and family to enjoy the show as you begin a new Christmas tradition. The fun doesn’t stop after you drive thru the mile and a half Christmas show — afterward you can visit Santa’s Village. Christmas Nights of Lights invites you to celebrate Christmas with us at Hank Aaron Stadium, 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd. The show is nightly at dusk until 10 p.m. Admission is $6 per person.


December 16

Menorah Lighting
Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson will mark Hanukkah this year by lighting a 9-foot-tall menorah in Bienville Square on the first day of the Jewish holiday. Another candle will be lit on each of the eight nights of Hanukkah, through Dec. 24. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free of charge. In keeping with the theme of light, the Bienville Square event will include a fire juggler, glow-in-the-dark Hanukkah T-shirts and a free raffle for a Kindle Fire. There will also be hot potato pancakes and doughnuts, as well as crafts for children.

Ark of India
“Ark of India: An Alabama Artist Explores Southern Asia” is an exhibit about personal discovery and exploration. It is an account of late 19th and early 20th century India as seen by Alabama artist Roderick D. MacKenzie, using his paintings, drawings, sculptures and most importantly, photographs and writings. The exhibition is organized by the History Museum of Mobile at 111 S. Royal St. and is on view until Sept. 1, 2015.

BINGO
Join The Haberdasher at 451 Dauphin St. every Tuesday beginning at 9:30 p.m. for Bingo, with prizes every round and drink specials. Free to play. For more information call 251-287-1976.


December 17

2014 Advent Music
Christ Church Cathedral will host the annual Advent Music at noon Wednesday, Dec. 17. Immediately following the program at 12:30 p.m. a lunch will be served. An $8 donation is requested for lunch. Everyone is welcome. Christ Church Cathedral is located at 115 South Conception St. For more information call 251-438-1822.

Bend & Brew
Join Fairhope Brewing every Wednesday night starting at 6 p.m. for Hoppy Yoga. The taproom is transformed into a yoga studio with Soul Shine Yoga leading the session. It’s only $5 to participate in the class and then you can stick around for beer specials as well as light snacks provided by Pretty Mean Sweets. Fairhope Brewing is located at 914 Nichols Ave., Fairhope.

Tour Space 301
Tours of the Main Gallery and Fabrication Hall are every Wednesday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Centre for the Living Arts/Space 301, 301 Conti St. Tours included with the price of admission. Call 251-208-5671 or visit www.centreforthelivingarts.com.