Christmas Nights of Lights
Through Jan. 3, hundreds of thousands of LED lights, driven by more than 1,000 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.
Bragg Mitchell Holiday Decorations
Through Dec. 30, the Bragg Mitchell Mansion will be decorated with traditional holiday decorations. Tours available Tuesday through Friday, on-the-hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adult admission is $10 or $7 for groups of 10 or more. Please call to arrange group tours. Visit www.braggmitchellmansion.com for more information.
HoLODAy Art Extravaganza
Azalea Manor, Port City Media Productions and Prime Suspect Productions have joined forces to present the one and only Azalea Manor HoLODAy Art Extravaganza. We have invited some of this area’s greatest talent to join us in celebrating and to introduce you to their wonderful work, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. From paintings to projection mapping, music to metal works, only the limits of imagination will be left out this exhibition. If you are an artist, we are giving out a limited amount of space for artists to show and sell their work. There is no fee to participate, but reservations are required. Email email@example.com to make your reservation. The Azalea Manor is located at 751 Dauphin St.
The Flora-Bama will host its 27th annual “Make-It-To-The-Line” 4.2-mile run/walk and 1-mile “fun run” at 10 a.m. Awards will be three deep in 13 age categories with male and female for both runners and walkers. Registration is $25 through Friday and $30 race day. It includes a long sleeve T-shirt for first 400 and plenty of healthy food, drink (including a couple of beers) with music on all three stages. Register online at active.com or pick up a registration form at the Flora-Bama. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local volunteer fire departments.
Elements of Color, Style, and Technique
A new art exhibition currently showing at the University of South Alabama Marx Library. This collection of art features a variety of techniques and mediums including acrylics, hot wax painting, mosaics, and multimedia. The display showcases the talent of local artists Tutta Greer Cone, Gordon House, Lynda McDonald, Shery Polansky and Linda HallTenhundfeld. The exhibit will be on display in the Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art on the third floor of the Library through February 2015. For more information call 251-460-7021.
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. each day. 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.
Come enjoy complimentary mimosas as artists work at the Cathedral Square Gallery, 612 Dauphin St. There will also be works by more than 60 area artists on display. For more information call 251-694-0278.
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.
Tea for Two
The Fairhope Museum of History will host “Tea for Two” at 2 p.m. The speaker will be Mildred Stephens of Ingersoll Dairy. Her parents founded one the first dairies in Baldwin County. Each Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m., the Museum hosts a tea where guests enjoy a cup of delicious Baldwin County tea, cookies and a lecture on an interesting aspect of Fairhope history. These very popular afternoon events are sponsored by the Friends of the Museum group. For more information on the upcoming “Tea for Two” programs, call the Fairhope Museum of History at 929-1471.
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.
MoonPie Over Mobile
Celebrate the end of 2014 in downtown Mobile with a parade, fireworks, live music from The Village People and Evelyn “Champagne” King and of course, our infamous electric MoonPie drop. For more information visit mobilenewyear.com.
Inaugural Daphne Mayor’s New Year’s Eve Ball
Attendees will celebrate the first-ever Mayor’s New Year’s Eve Ball from 8:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. at the Daphne Civic Center, 2603 U.S. Highway 98. The Tip Tops will provide live music and entertainment. Tickets are $100 per couple and include beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres. VIP tickets are available. Tickets can be purchased at Bryant Bank in Daphne, the Bounds Family YMCA, the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce and online at themayorsball.info. Attire is black tie or dark suits for men and ladies may wear festive cocktail. For more information call 251-929-4870.
Fairhope’s New Year’s Eve Family Celebration
The City of Fairhope host their annual New Year’s Eve celebration in the streets of downtown Fairhope. Residents and visitors are invited to bring their families and ring in the New Year dancing to the band Fly-by-Radio. The band will begin playing at 8:30 p.m. at the corner of Section and Church streets. Other entertainment will include DJ Wade Wellborn, face painting, fireworks and a ball drop at midnight. Many downtown restaurants will be open for those who wish to eat in downtown and then just hangout until midnight. For more information on the Fairhope New Year’s Eve Celebration, call 251-929-1466.
Flora-Bama New Year’s Eve Party
The Flora-Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Drive, Perdido Key, Florida, really gets down on New Year’s Eve. Blow it all out before making those pesky resolutions. Live music on all three stages will be rockin’ until the party stops. Food, party favors and champagne flow all night help bring in the New Year the Flora-Bama way. You won’t regret it. Party starts at 7 p.m. For more information or tickets, visit the gift shop or www.florabama.com.
New Year’s Eve Hangout Peace Out
John the Hangout as they ring in the New Year with Kristy Lee & Dirt Road Revival, The Mulligan Brothers and special guest The Hussy Hicks. There will also be a midnight buffet, champagne toast and balloon drop with a chance to win tickets to the 2015 Hangout Music Fest. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased at thehangout.com. The Hangout is located at 101 E. Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores.
Don’t miss the party of the year featuring the Buck Wild Band. Join Live Bait for a lavish dinner buffet and start the evening and New Year out on the right foot. The buffet also includes party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Reservations for the buffet are recommended, make yours today by calling 251-974-1612. For more information visit livebaitrestaurant.com. Live Bait is located at 24281 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach.
LuLu’s Noon Year’s Eve
LuLu’s annual Noon Year’s Eve party is pure excitement around every corner. The delicious food, sandcastle building contest, arts and crafts, live music, zoo animals and face painting lead up to a countdown to noon as we celebrate with kid friendly fireworks and a huge beach ball drop. Party starts at 11 a.m. at 200 E. 25th Ave., Gulf Shores.