Band: Noon Year’s Eve 2016
Date: Saturday, Dec. 31, at 10 a.m.
Venue: Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s, 200 E. 25th Ave. (Gulf Shores), www.lulubuffett.com
Tickets: Free

While the streets of downtown Mobile will be filled with revelers welcoming 2017, many will be seeking something a little less raucous and a little more kid friendly. For 12 years, Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s has been providing just such a New Year’s Eve alternative, called Noon Year’s Eve.

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, LuLu’s in Gulf Shores will open its doors to wondrous celebration. Patrons will be entertained with a sandcastle contest, face painting, a petting zoo, and arts and crafts. There will also be a beach-ball drop at noon with “kid-friendly” fireworks.

Noon Year’s Eve 2016 will feature a great soundtrack. Kathleen Rees and Pelican212 will be providing the day’s musical entertainment. Those who have never witnessed the talent of these young performers will be truly amazed. Pelican 212 will bring an electrifying jam session led by identical twin trumpeters Max and Kolbe Rees. While the band members may look young, Pelican212 is guaranteed to deliver a grown-up sound.