Through January 4: Magic Christmas in Lights
Take an evening stroll through the gardens, illuminated by more than 3 million sparkling lights. Rain or shine. Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
December 1 – 11: “Little Women” The Musical
7:30 p.m. Thurs. – Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Follow the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March in this musical adaptation of the Louis May Alcott classic novel. Ticket prices vary.The Pact Theatre Company
December 2: The Prophecy Show
7 p.m. Rock out to this energized tribute to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Ticket prices vary.
December 2: “Anastasia”
8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Allow yourself to be transported to the Russian empire and through Paris in the 1920s, as a young woman seeks to discover the mystery of her past. Tickets start at $50
December 2: Magical Christmas Parade
7 p.m. Catch flying candy and wave to Santa at Fairhope’s annual Christmas parade.
December 2 – 3: 40th Annual Christmas Festival
Begins 10 a.m. Fri. and ends Sat. at 6 p.m. Downtown Bay Minette is going all out for this anniversary festival: prizes, vendors, food, live music and more.
Baldwin County Courthouse Square
December 2 – 18: “Rent”
7:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Hear the stories of impoverished young artists struggling to survive in Manhattan’s East Village under the shadow of the AIDS crisis. Ticket prices vary.
Joe Jefferson Playhouse
December 3: The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute
8 p.m. Swing into the 60s with this acclaimed Beatles tribute band. Ticket prices vary.
December 3: Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade
10 a.m. Cheer on this annual parade as it rolls through downtown Foley.
Heritage Park, Foley
December 3: Roll Mobile Holiday Edition
6 – 10 p.m. Lace up your skates and dress as your favorite winter holiday character at this free event. Bienville Square will be transformed into an outdoor roller-skating rink for the evening.
December 4 – 5: Nate Bargatze: The Raincheck Tour
8 p.m. Sun., Noon Mon. Get your second chance to see the comedy stylings of Nate Bargatze who sold out the Saenger Theatre last year. Ticket prices vary.
December 6: Baldwin Pops Christmas Concert
7 p.m. Bring the family for a free night of holiday cheer. Patrons are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped gift for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots.
Gulf Shores Cultural Civic Center
December 9: Inflatable Balloon Loda Artwalk
6 – 9 p.m. Experience Cathedral Square transformed into a balloon-filled wonderland. Show your support for local artists, art organizations and downtown businesses at this fun, family-friendly and free event.
December 9 – 11: Holiday Cabaret
7:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun. Attend Theatre 98’s first-ever holiday cabaret featuring classic holiday songs and newer pieces as well.
Theatre 98, Fairhope
December 10: Mistletoe Market
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Make a dent in your Christmas shopping list at this outdoor market.
Saraland Town Center Park/Splash Pad
December 10: Annual Santa Drop
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Who needs a chimney when you can watch Santa skydive onto the beach? Enjoy photos with Santa, live music, crafts for kids and bushwhackers for adults. All free … except the cocktails.
December 10: Lulu’s Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade
4:30 p.m. Celebrate the holiday with brightly decorated vessels illuminating the canal from Gulf Shores to Orange Beach.
Lulu’s, Gulf Shores
December 10 – 11: Holly Days on Main at The Wharf
9 a.m. Enjoy arts and crafts, live performances and a lighted boat parade at this free event.
The Wharf Orange Beach
December 10 – 11: “The Nutcracker”
2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun. The Mobile Ballet brings Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece to life once again.
Mobile Civic Center Theatre
December 15: Mobile Symphonic Pops Christmas Concert
7 – 9 p.m. Join the city of Semmes for this free concert. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Mary J. Montgomery High School
December 16: Who’s Bad
7 p.m. Moonwalk your way over to this concert, featuring Michael Jackson’s longest-running tribute band. Ticket prices vary.
Mobile Civic Center
December 16: Roman Street and Marlow Boys
7:30 p.m. Hear your favorite Christmas Classics refigured in a new, exciting way at this annual performance. Ticket prices start at $29.50.
December 17: Lending Tree Bowl
4:45 p.m. Televised nationally on ESPN, the game has built a reputation as one of the most competitive of the bowl season.
Hancock Whitney Stadium
December 17: The Playhouse in the Park Presents: “A Christmas Carol”
7 p.m. Don’t be a Scrooge and pass up this Charles Dickens’ classic. Tickets start at $20.
December 17: 13th Annual Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas Concert
6 p.m. Channel your inner Snoopy as the Joe Cool Trio performs “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” This year will also feature American Idol winner Taylor Hicks. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $12 for kids under age 10.
December 28 – 29: Reese’s Senior Bowl Winter Classic
This 36-hole event is for high school varsity level golfers and boys and girls ages 12-13. Children ages 9-11 will play 18 holes. Entry fees start at $70 and benefit L’Arche Mobile.
Azalea City Golf Course
December 30: Magic Cirque Christmas
8 – 10 p.m. Experience this family-friendly, comedic, and musical holiday experience. Tickets start at $31.
Mobile Civic Center
December 31: Noon Year’s Eve at Lulu’s
10 a.m. Celebrate the clock striking noon with a beach ball drop, kid-safe fireworks, an inflatable slide, a sandcastle contest and more.
Lulu’s Gulf Shores
December 31: Reelin’ in the New Year at The Wharf
5 p.m. – midnight. Celebrate the end of 2022 with live bands and family-friendly entertainment, with the Park Band, the marlin drop and a fireworks finale at midnight.
The Wharf, Orange Beach
December 31: Moon Pie Drop
Countdown to 2022 with the city’s traditional Moon Pie drop featuring 90s alternative rock band Third Eye Blind.
Check event websites for most current status