Top 10 Things to Do in December

Through December 31: Magic Christmas in Lights

Bellingrath Gardens and Home • 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd., Theodore.

5 p.m. – 9 p.m. The Mobile tradition continues with 3 million lights and 15 holiday scenes. Don’t forget to snag some hot chocolate or a photo with Santa before heading home. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7.50 for children ages 5 – 12 and free for children 4 and under.

Through December 31: Ice Skating at The Fort

Fort of Colonial Mobile • 150 S Royal St.

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10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Wed. – Thurs.; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri. – Sat.; 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sun. Lace up your skates for some winter fun on the ice. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children.

Through January 1: Christmas Nights of Lights

Hank Aaron Stadium • 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd.

5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Pack the car with friends and family and enjoy this 1.5-mile drive-thru Christmas light show featuring hundreds of thousands of lights synchronized to Christmas music. Admission is $6 per person. Children 3 and under are free.

December 1 – 23: Holiday Duck Boat Tours

Downtown Mobile

View the city lights and sing along to your favorite holiday tunes as this one-hour tour rolls through the streets of downtown and splashes twice into the Mobile River. Cost is $29 for adults and $16 for kids. 

December 4: Holiday Cheer at Five

Five • 609 Dauphin St.

6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. This benefit for the Child Advocacy Center features a wine tasting, samplings of Five's signature dishes, music by Jerry Squires and a live auction of holiday gifts. Tickets are $35 each. 

December 9 – 10: The Nutcracker

Mobile Civic Center • 401 Civic Center Dr.

2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Sat.; 2:30 p.m. Sun. Under the direction of Guest Artistic Director Katia Garza, the Mobile Ballet takes to the stage with a traditional holiday production the whole family will enjoy. Tickets start at $20 for adults and $17.50 for children, seniors and military.

December 14: The Revivalists

Saenger Theatre • 6 S Joachim St.

8 p.m. Don't miss this live performance from the hit New Orleans alt-rock band. Tickets range from $28 – $50. 

December 16: Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas

Saenger Theatre • 6 S Joachim St.

7 p.m. Get in the holiday spirit with this festive performance of Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under. A portion of proceeds will go to Delivering Goods Disaster Relief & Delta Dogs.

December 23: Dollar General Bowl

Ladd-Peebles Stadium • 1621 Virginia St.

7 p.m. Catch all the football action in person as some incredible college athletes go head-to-head at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. General admission tickets are $15.

December 31: MoonPie over Mobile

Downtown Mobile

8 p.m. – Midnight. Close out 2017 with a laser light show, fireworks, live music from George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic and of course,  watch the infamous 600 pound electric MoonPie drop at midnight.

Photo by Douglas Anderson

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