With Thanksgiving 2014 behind you, it will be time to focus on the Christmas season. The Coastal Alabama Business Chamber hopes that many will focus on southern Baldwin County for Christmas. In order to promote Christmas on the Alabama coast, the group has devised a Coastal Christmas celebration complete with a parade, ice-skating at The Wharf, and the obligatory return of Santa Claus himself. The celebration will reach its climax with a holiday performance from New Orleans music legend Aaron Neville.


Neville is one of the members of the legendary Neville Brothers. While performing with his siblings, Neville’s unique smooth croon echoed throughout songs such as “Yellow Moon” and “Fiyo on the Bayou.” As solo artist, Neville found hits with memorable tracks such as “Everybody Plays a Fool” and “Don’t Take Away My Heaven.” On this evening, the crowd will experience a soulful Christmas straight out of the Crescent City as Neville performs holiday classics and cuts from his 1993 release “Aaron Neville’s Soulful Christmas.”

Coastal Christmas with Aaron Neville
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 3, 5 p.m.
Venue: The Conference Center at The Wharf, 4671 Wharf Parkway, www.alwharf.com
Tickets: $50 and up for reserved seating/$100 and up for premium seating available at www.alabamacoastalchristmas.com