Top Things To Do in December 2022

Mark your calendars with this month's top local events you won't want to miss.

Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Garden and Homes

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.
Saenger Theatre

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
Mitchell Center

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December 2: Magical Christmas Parade

7 p.m. Catch flying candy and wave to Santa at Fairhope’s annual Christmas parade.
Downtown Fairhope

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.
Saenger Theatre

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.
Bienville Square

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.
Saenger Theatre

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. 
Cathedral Square

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

Annual Santa Drop

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. 
The Florabama 

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.
Saenger Theatre

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.
Saenger Theatre

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.
Saenger Theatre

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

Reelin’ in the New Year at The Wharf

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.
Downtown Mobile

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