What’s Happening the Week of 12/13/2017

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Featured Photo of the Week
: Snow didn’t stop the crowds from coming out to support Bay Bash, the 20th-anniversary soiree in honor of Mobile Baykepper last Friday. The evening was filled with delicious bites, a silent auction and fireworks over Mobile Bay. Pictured L to R- Sarah Blake Walsh, Christina Sirmon, and Kim Sholes. Photo Credit: Mobile Baykepper
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Do Some Good! 
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile invites you to celebrate the holidays at Christmas Nights of Lights from now until January 1, 2018! Enjoy one of the most amazing drive-thru Christmas light shows you will ever experience with over one million LED lights synchronized to music playing through your car radio. All proceeds from purchases made through RMHC will directly benefit Ronald McDonald House and USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital. To purchase your tickets, call RMHC at 251.694.6873 or contact Mary McAleer at mary@rmhcmobile.org. Keep Doing Good, Mobile!


DOUBLE CONTEST TIME!!
WIN A FAMILY 4 PACK OF TICKETS TO “A MADEA CHRISTMAS” ON FRIDAY AT THE SAENGER THEATER!

WIN A FAMILY 4 PACK OF TICKETS TO “WHITE CHRISTMAS” ON SUNDAY AT THE SAENGER THEATER!

NOW – 1/1: Christmas Nights of Lights
Nightly – 5:30 – 10 pm, Hank Aaron Stadium
Admission: $6 per person, Free for children 3 and under
Ages: All
Christmas Nights of Lights is one of the most amazing drive-thru Christmas light shows you will ever experience! Over 1 million LED lights, driven by over 10,000 computer channels are synchronized to both traditional and new rocking Christmas music playing through your car radio. Pack your vehicle full of friends and family to enjoy the show as you begin a new Christmas tradition!

12/14: The Elf Ride
Thursday – 4 – 7 pm, Daphne City Hall
Admission: $25
Ages: 19 and up
Join the YMCA of South Alabama for the inaugural Elf Ride. Dress in your best Elfin gear, decorate your bike and get ready to have some fun! Enjoy a ride through historic downtown Daphne. All proceeds go to benefit the Bounds Family YMCA. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume and bike decorations. Stay for some after-ride fun including holiday crafts, selfies with Santa and refreshments.

12/14: Bon Voyage Opening Party
Thursday – 7 pm, History Museum of Mobile
Admission: Free for Members, $35 for Guests
Ages: All
If you aren’t a member of the History Museum of Mobile, now would be a great time to join! The History Museum of Mobile’s “Titanic Honour & Glory” Exhibition opens December 15th. Members of the museum are invited to the Bon Voyage Opening Party the night before the opening for an exclusive preview. Join the museum staff and friends for the grand opening of “Titanic Honour & Glory” in the United States. Please RSVP by December 8th to Marketing and Events Manager, Gavin Snyder at gavin.synder@historymuseumofmobile.com.

12/14: The Revivalists
Thursday – 8 pm, Saenger Theater
Admission: $27.50 and up
Ages: All
Since forming in 2007, the seven-piece New Orleans roots-driven rock band has logged countless miles on the road, cultivating a high octane live show and a studio presence equally steeped in instrumental virtuosity and charismatic vocal magnetism. Following two independent releases, 2010’s Vital Signs and 2014’s City of Sound, that time and dedication came to a head on the group’s third full-length album, Men Amongst Mountains [Wind-Up Records]. Come see this band rock the house down with their new album!

12/15: GulfQuest Presents: The Polar Express Pajama Party
Friday – 5 – 8:30 pm, GulfQuest
Admission: Free
Ages: All
All aboard! Join GulfQuest for an event-filled evening at their Polar Express Pajama Party! Enjoy a free viewing of the holiday classic, The Polar Express. Everyone is encouraged to wear their pjs, parents included! Hot chocolate, kids’ activities, popcorn and educational crafts will all be provided. Activities begin at 5 pm, and the movie will start at 7 pm. Please RSVP to kfaggard@gulfquest.org or 251-436-8901, space is limited!

12/15: “A Madea Christmas”
Friday – 7 pm, Saenger Theater
Admission: $6 Adults | $3 Children 12 & Under | Free for Seniors 60 & Older
Ages: All
Come enjoy a holiday favorite on the BIG screen! Tyler Perry’s “A Madea Christmas” follows Madea as she dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on a rural town when she’s coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a visit for Christmas. Enjoy an evening with a movie and a special visit from Santa before the movie! Tickets can be purchased at the Saenger Theater or Civic Center box offices. Concession stands will be open for movie snacks and beverages for all ages. Rated PG-13.

12/16: Holiday Market & Christmas Kids Day
Saturday – 10 am – 2 pm, Cathedral & Bienville Squares
Admission: Free
Ages: All
Presented by the Mobile Arts Council and the City of Mobile’s Special Events Department, the Holiday Market and Christmas Kids Day is a community event not to be missed! This market features one-of-a-kind arts and crafts by local artisans, holiday-centric baked goods, jams, jellies and more! Dance to holiday music, pet the animals from Joe’s Rolling Zoo, sing to karaoke and play in the Snowmazing inflatable maze! Enjoy a full day of fun in Downtown Mobile.

12/17: TUBACHRISTMAS
Sunday – 2 pm, Cathedral Square
Admission: Free
Ages: All
The warm, rich organ-like sound of the tuba-euphonium choir has won the ears and hearts of every audience and has become a tradition in cities throughout the world. Join Mobile in celebrating TubaChristmas’ 44th Anniversary! This Sunday, Cathedral Square will be full of beautiful music as TubaChristmas takes over with the sounds of the holiday season. The event also is host to the “snowmazing” inflatable maze! Want to play in the concert? Contact Daniel at dsingleterry@umobile.edu.

12/17: ‘White Christmas’
Sunday – 7:30 pm, Saenger Theater
Admission: $6 Adults | $3 Children 12 & Under | Free for Seniors 60 & Older
Ages: All
Come enjoy a holiday favorite on the BIG screen! “White Christmas” follows a successful song-and-dance team as they become romantically involved and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general. Enjoy an evening with a movie and a special visit from Santa before the movie! Tickets can be purchased at the Saenger Theater or Civic Center box offices. Concession stands will be open for movie snacks and beverages for all ages. Not Rated.

12/19: The Chanukah Train
Tuesday – 6:30 pm, Bienville Square
Admission: Free
Ages: All
Come one, come all to the Chanukah Train! Enjoy a family fun event with everything to get you in the Chanukah spirit–the 9-foot-tall menorah lighting, Dreidleman, hot latkes and doughnuts, raffles and prizes. Special guest, Mayor Sandy Stimpson will be onsite to light the menorah. Light up Mobile Bay with the Chanukah Train!

Upcoming Events:
12/23: Dollar General Bowl 
Saturday – 6 pm, Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Admission: $45 Sideline | $15 End Zone
Ages: All
Get ready for Sun Belt Conference Co-Champions Appalachian State to take on the Mid-American Conference Champions University of Toledo- at the 19th annual Dollar General Bowl. Teams are set to arrive in Mobile on Tuesday, Dec. 19. The Dollar General Bowl has a week of activities before the game including the USO Mayor’s Luncheon presented by Coca-Cola, Greer’s and This is Alabama Mardi Gras Parade, This is Alabama Street Party and Pep Rallies, Wind Creek Fanfest, iHeart Media Concert featuring Holli Mosley, and the Piggly Wiggly VIP Buffet.

12/25: Christmas Day Brunch Buffet
Monday – 11 am – 3 pm, The Battle House Hotel -Trellis Room
Admission: $64 Adults | $32 Ages 6-15 | Free Ages 5 & under
Ages: All
What better way to celebrate Christmas than letting someone else do the cooking? The Battle House Hotel invites you to come experience a fine dining Christmas Day Brunch Buffet in the beautiful Trellis Room. Enjoy a decadent menu including salads, antipasto, shrimp and grits, made-to-order omelets, a carving station and more sweet treats than Santa himself could ever ask for.