Top 10 Things to Do in December

December 1 & December 8: Fairhope Santa Saturday

Fairhope Museum of History,  N Section St
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Santa Claus is coming to town for a visit. He will be in front of the museum and you don’t want to miss him. Parents may bring their cameras for pictures.

December 1: ESRT’s A Christmas Carol: The Musical 

The Steeple on St. Francis, 251 Saint Francis St
2 p.m. & 7 p.m. Eastern Shore Repertory Theatre will be performing an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Get into the Christmas spirit by joining Ebenezer Scrooge and the three ghosts as they dive into his past, present and future. Tickets are $25 – $150.

December 5: Babes in Toyland

Saenger Theater, 6 S Joachim St
7:30 p.m. The Playhouse in the Park is presenting the Victor Herbert Classic “Babes in Toyland” to the public for one night only. Tickets are $20.

December 6: Second Annual Wine & Wishes

The Ezell House, 407 Conti St
6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Laurel Flowers – State Farm Agent is hosting the second annual Wine & Wishes benefitting local children battling life-threatening medical conditions raising funds to grant them wishes. Put on your best cocktail attire and enjoy the open wine bar and heavy hors-d’oeouvres.

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December 7 – 16 Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Chickasaw Civic Theatre, 801 Iroquois St
7:30 p.m. F/Sa. 2 p.m. Su. Chickasaw Civic Theatre is putting a spin on a seasonal sequel to Jane Austen’s classic “Pride and Prejudice” come follow along as middle sister Mary find herself in a romantic comedy.

December 8: The 0.5K Pub “Run”

Moe’s BBQ, Downtown Mobile, 701 Spring Hill Ave
10:30 a.m. A “run” for the rest of us! Runners get beer along the route for an energy boost and coffee and a sweet treat at the halfway point – a 0.5K can be tough! Local bands will be set up along the way to keep you motivated too.

December 15 & 16: Mobile Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker”

Mobile Civic Center Theater, 401 Civic Center Dr
December 15th, 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. and December 16th, 2:30 p.m.
A Mouse King. A Sugar Plum Fairy. A Nutcracker Prince. And a musical score celebrated the world over in what has become the most performed ballet of all time: The Nutcracker. Mobile Ballet celebrates its 31st year with a fresh take on the beloved Christmas classic – combining new choreography from Artistic Director Katia Garza along with the treasured music of Tchaikovsky.

December 22: 17th Annual Santa Run

Carpe Diem, 4072 Old Shell Rd.
10:00 a.m. The Santa Run is an annual 2 mile fun-run, walk, bike ride, dog walking, fun-for-the-whole-family charity event. Holiday themed costumes are encouraged! Awards will be given for the best individual and best group costumes. Door prizes will be awarded. The Post-Race Party includes holiday music, coffee, hot chocolate, Gatorade, cookies, & more!

Through December 31: Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Bellingrath Gardens & Home, 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd
5 – 10 p.m. Locals and visitors anticipate Bellingrath Gardens and Homes seasonal Magic Christmas in Lights each year. Stroll along the paths with your friends and family, take holiday photos, drink cocoa on Live Oak Plaza and visit Santa Claus in the Magnolia Café. Visit for ticket details.

December 31: City of Fairhope New Year’s Eve Celebration

City of Fairhope
8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. The City of Fairhope invites residents and visitors to ring in 2019 in the streets of downtown Fairhope. There will be entertainment, face painting, fireworks and a ball drop at midnight.

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