Tis The Season: Holiday Events 2022 : City of Mobile

Nov 2nd, 2022

Posted in: Parks and RecreationSpecial Events

Click here for a printable PDF version of our 2022 Holiday Event Guide

November Events

Knit and Crochet

Every Wednesday in November & December | 3 pm | West Regional Library | 5555 Grelot Rd.

Work on your knit and crochet projects, and chat with fellow yarn crafters. Beginners are welcome! If you’d like to learn to knit or crochet, we’d be happy to teach you.

Thanksgiving Craft Time

11/10 | 4 pm | Monte L. Moorer (Spring Hill Library Branch), 4 S. McGregor Ave.

Bring the kids for a fun time crafting! Enjoy making a coffee filter turkey.

Christmas Jubilee

11/11 from 11 am-7 pm | 11/12 from 11 am-6 pm | 11/13 from 10 am-5 pm | Mobile Convention Center

Cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the door, $10 Military, $10 College Student, and Senior Citizens (65+), $5 Children (ages 6-12) Free 5 and under, $35 VIP Shopping (Fri & Sat 9-11 am)

Website: www.juniorleaguemobile.org/christmasjubilee/

Fall Festival

11/12 | 10 am-Noon | Ben May Main Library | 701 Government St.

The Ben May Main Library will hold an outdoor Fall Festival full of free, family-friendly fun, including a petting zoo, live DJ, line-dance instructor, professional face-painter and much more! The City of Mobile Animal Services will be on site with pets available for adoption.

Holiday Cross Stitch

11/12 | 1 pm | Ben May Main Library | 701 Government St.

Join us to work on your Cross Stitch projects, and chat with fellow crafters. Beginners are welcome! If you would like to learn to Cross Stitch, we’d be happy to teach you. This class is designed for adults and teens, but children accompanied by adults are also welcome. Registration is recommended but not required. To register or for additional information, email the Main Reference Desk at [email protected] or call 251-340-1458.

Surviving the Holidays Seminar

11/13 | 11:30 am | Christ Church Cathedral | 115 S. Conception St.

Surviving the Holidays: A two-hour seminar from the writers of the nationally known GriefShare series. The seminar helps participants know what to expect and how to prepare for the uncertainties of celebrating the holidays after the death of a loved one. The seminar event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served. Email to reserve your spot: Rev. Eric Zubler at [email protected].

Christmas at the Conde-Charlotte Museum

11/15/22-1/7/23 | Open Wed. – Sat. 11 am-3:30 pm | 104 Theatre St.

Enjoy the beauty of the holidays at one of the oldest homes in Alabama. Adults: $10 | Children 6-12: $5 | Children 5 and under Free

Service of Hope

11/16 | 6:30–8 pm | Christ United Methodist Church | 6101 Grelot Rd. | christunited.com/serviceofhope

You are special in the eyes of God and are invited to attend the Service of Hope, a special service to help us prepare ourselves for the coming holidays and support those of us who struggle during this season. If you have had a loved one die, we encourage you to bring a picture of them to place on the table of remembrance. Located in the Christ United Sanctuary, or watch live online.

Giving Thanks

11/17 | 3 pm | Virginia Dillard Smith/Toulminville Branch Library (601 Stanton Road)

Get in the Thanksgiving spirit at the Toulminville Branch Library. Visit our event calendar at mobilepubliclibrary.org/events for full details.

City of Mobile’s Lighting of the Tree

11/18 | 5:30-9 pm | Mardi Gras Park

Join the City of Mobile for a night of cheer as we light up the night and celebrate the start of the holiday season!

This is a free family-friendly event that will include a Live DJ, Holiday Princesses, Photo Opportunities, Santa Claus, and so much more!

Check out the line-up below!

5:30 PM: Mobile Ballet Performance

6 PM: Santa Arrives

6:30 PM: Tree Lighting with Mayor Sandy Stimpson

7 PM: Music by The Vocalitas

Bring your family and friends for a Mobile tradition that is sure to make memories!

Spoken Word of Mobile Open House

11/19 | 2-5 pm | Virginia Dillard Smith/Toulminville Branch Library (601 Stanton Road)

Calling all poets and poetry lovers. This is a family-friendly event. You’re invited to help us celebrate powerful sounds that have no bounds – the beauty of the spoken word. Share your poetry, meet others with the same interests, discuss ideas, or sit back and enjoy the program. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a caregiver or guardian. Registration is recommended: email Gert Lafiette, [email protected] or call 251-494-4454.

Saturday Crafternoon

11/19 | 3pm | Theodore Oaks Branch Library | 5808 Highway 90 West, Suite E., Theodore

Create a laminated Thanksgiving placemat!

Penn’s Giving, Hosted by City Councilman Cory Penn

11/26 | 11 am-3 pm | Figures Community Center | 658 Donald St C

Join Councilman Penn for the Toulminville Community Parade starting at 11 am, followed by a District 1 Gathering from 1-3 pm. Enjoy free food and games!

Friday Night Live

11/25 | 6-11 pm | Arlington Park | 1705 Broad Street

Join us on November 25th for this free evening of Live Music and Family-Friendly Fun at Arlington Park!

Featuring live performances by: BALLASTELLA (alternative rock), ROYAL HORSES (Americana, country, rock)

Intermission sets by: DJ Geaux

Bring your blankets, chairs, snacks, and friends to a relaxing evening of live music in the park! Gates open at 6 pm. The concert begins at 7 pm.

Iron Bowl Block Party

11/26 | Two Hours Before Kickoff | Dauphin Street: Between Cedar and Lawrence Streets

Let’s Pre-Game at this Family-Friendly Party with the band FALSE IDENTITY before watching your favorite team on a Jumbo HD LED Screen!

Enjoy a live DJ playing during TV timeouts! Opportunity to win prizes for best-dressed, most spirited fans! Check out local restaurants and bars!

Block Party to start 2 hours before Kick-Off! Kick-Off is currently TBA, so hang tight!

Don’t forget to bring your chairs and blankets! Please, no tents or umbrellas.

Small Business Saturday: Outdoor Holiday Market

11/26 | Noon-4 pm | Around Cathedral Square

Find Unique Gifts while Supporting Local! Head to Downtown Mobile near Cathedral Square and shop local small businesses this holiday season!

Shop Small! Support Local!

Disney Jr. Live: Costumpalooza!

11/27 | 4pm | Saenger Theater | Buy tickets: https://bit.ly/djmob22

December Events

Richards DAR House Museum Viewing

All December | Fri. 11-3:30 pm | Sat. 10 am-4 pm | Sun. 1-4 pm | Mon. 11 am-3:30 pm | 256 N. Joachim St.

The entire Home will be decorated for Christmas, the month of December and available for viewing. Tickets at door are $10.00 for adults, children 0-5 free and 6-12 $5.00.

Blue Christmas Eucharist

12/1 | 6 pm | Christ Church Cathedral | 115 S. Conception St.

This subdued service offers prayers of comfort, the reading of Bible lessons, and the singing of Christmas carols, as well as a sermon and Holy Communion. A time of simple hospitality will follow worship. Those attending this special service may participate at their own level of comfort in this time of reflection and fellowship.

City of Mobile Community Centers Decorating Contest

12/1-12/16 | Various Locations

Visit our City of Mobile community centers and vote for the center with the best Christmas decorations!

Little Women: The Musical

12/1-12/11 | Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 pm | Sun. 2 pm | 5025 Cottage Hill Rd, Mobile, AL 36609

Hosted by PACT Theater Company. Tickets start at $15. To purchase tickets and learn more, visit thepactmobile.com

Black Violin: Give Thanks Holiday Tour

12/2 | 8pm | Mobile Civic Center | Buy tickets: https://bit.ly/bvmob22

The Prophecy Show: A Tribute to a Trans-Siberian Orchestra

12/2 | 7pm | Saenger Theater | Buy tickets: https://bit.ly/prophecy2022

VIP Pancakes & Pajamas with Santa

12/2 | 6-8pm | 5056 Carol Plantation Rd. | SouthWest Mobile Chamber of Commerce

Tickets are $25 and include a small gift, a photo with Santa, pancakes and crafts.

Sip ‘N’ Paint

12/2 | 6-9 pm | Mardi Gras Park

The City of Mobile Parks and Recreation Department invites you to join us for an evening under the stars featuring music, relaxation, sipping and painting! This highly-anticipated quarterly event sells out quickly, so get your tickets fast. Registration is $25 per person and covers a 9 x 12 canvas and all painting supplies. There is limited space available, so be sure to register for your spot today! Age 21 and above. Click here to purchase tickets.

Saturday Crafternoon

12/3 | 3pm | Theodore Oaks Branch Library | 5808 Highway 90 West, Suite E., Theodore

Create a paper 3D snow globe!

“Pancakes & Pajama with Clara” – Mobile Ballet

12/3 | 9:30 & 11:30 am | Mobile Ballet Studio | 4351 Downtowner Loop N

Tickets are $20, mobileballet.org. Children get to step inside the world of The Nutcracker on an immersive adventure through scenes recreated in the Mobile Ballet Studios! Meet characters, see a performance, make crafts, and enjoy pancakes at Clara’s Banquet.

Wreath Making at Colonial Fort Conde

12/3 | 10:30am-Noon | Fort Conde | 150 S Royal St | RSVP historymuseumofmobile.com

Enjoy wreath-making inside Fort Conde! Participants will make wreaths with natural, Colonial-inspired materials. Your cost will cover all materials used, and you will go home with a stunning, ready-to-hang wreath! Members: $45 | Non-Members: $55.

The Fab Four

12/3 | 8pm | Saenger Theater | Buy tickets: https://bit.ly/fabfour22

Richards DAR House Museum: Open House

12/3 from 10 am-4 pm | 12/4 from 1 pm-5 pm | 256 N. Joachim St.

Tickets are $10.00 at the door and include a tour of the decorated home, snacks, drinks, Santa Claus, a silhouette artist, musicians and a fully stocked gift shop.

Holiday Wonders

12/3 | Noon | Lois Jean Delaney Auditorium, Murphy High School | 100 S Carlen St.

“Holiday Wonders” features Classical Ballet of Mobile students of all ages, emphasizing excellence in classical ballet technique with excerpts from grand ballets including: The Sleeping Beauty, Paquita and The Nutcracker. Learn more and secure your tickets now: www.classicalballetmobile.org/show

Breakfast with Santa

12/3 | 8-10am | 5056 Carol Plantation Rd. | SouthWest Mobile Chamber of Commerce

Free for kids 12 and under, $5 for adults.

Christmas Parade

12/3 | 10:30 am | 5056 Carol Plantation Rd. | SouthWest Mobile Chamber of Commerce

Email: [email protected]. Float applications: www.swmcchamber.com

Roll Mobile: Holiday Edition

12/3 | 6-10 pm | Bienville Square

Lace Up Your Skates And Join Us For This Very Special FREE Holiday Event! We are once again turning Bienville Square into an outdoor roller-skating rink! Enter at the Corner of Conception and Dauphin Streets. Dress up as Elves or your Favorite Winter Holiday Character and snap pics at our holiday photo ops!

Carriage Rides at Colonial Fort Conde

12/3 & 12/10 | 3-8pm | Fort Conde | 150 S Royal St. | RSVP historymuseumofmobile.com

Advanced Reservations are available at the price of $2 per person. If you reserve a spot, you must check in 15 minutes before your scheduled carriage ride. Those without reservations are welcome to wait in line at no charge but are not guaranteed a carriage ride.

Live Nativity Drive Thru

12/4 | 4pm–7pm | Christ United Methodist Church | 6101 Grelot Rd. | christmasinmobile.com

Join us as we celebrate the Christmas season by traveling through the story of Jesus’ birth. Enjoy the live-action portrayal of Bethlehem and experience what it was like the night baby Jesus was born. Go to christunited.com/livenativity to connect your phone and car radio to our Live Nativity narration.

Nate Bargatze

12/4 | 8pm | Saenger Theater | Buy tickets: https://bit.ly/natemob8

City Council Vice President Gina Gregory’s Christmas Party

12/5 | 6pm | Mobile Museum of Art | 4850 Museum Dr.

Holiday Cross Stitch

12/6 | 4pm | Ben May Main Library | 701 Government Street

Join us to work on your Cross Stitch projects, and chat with fellow crafters. Beginners are welcome! If you would like to learn to Cross Stitch, we’d be happy to teach you. This class is designed for adults and teens, but children accompanied by adults are also welcome. Registration is recommended but not required. To register or for additional information, email Main Reference Desk at [email protected] or call 251-340-1458.

Playhouse in the Park: A Christmas Carol

12/6 & 12/7 | 7:30pm | Saenger Theater | Tickets by phone only at 251-422-5434

Mobile’s Singing Children

12/8 | 6:30pm | Ben May Main Library | 701 Government Street

As part of Mobile Public Library’s 120-year anniversary, Mobile’s Singing Children will perform a special holiday concert.

Christmas Community Pageant

12/9 | 6:30-8pm | Harmon Recreation Center | 1611 Belfast St.

Let It Snow

12/9/22-2/6/22 | Ben May Main Library | 701 Government St.

Join us for a dazzling exhibit of snowflakes! We will be displaying an array of incredible photographs taken by Wilson A. Bentley, the first scientist to successfully photograph individual snowflakes in 1885.

The Incredible, Inflatable, Holiday Balloon LoDa Artwalk

12/9 | 6-9 pm | Downtown Mobile

This event will highlight creatives within our community, including visual artists, musical performers, and local restaurants. Come downtown to show your support of local artists, arts organizations, and downtown businesses at this fun, family-friendly event, including a hand-crafted balloon extravaganza in Cathedral Square! 

Holiday Cross Stitch

12/10 | 1pm | Ben May Main Library | 701 Government Street

Join us to work on your Cross Stitch projects, and chat with fellow crafters. Beginners are welcome! If you would like to learn to Cross Stitch, we’d be happy to teach you. This class is designed for adults and teens, but children accompanied by adults are also welcome. Registration is recommended but not required. To register or for additional information, email the Main Reference Desk at [email protected] or call 251-340-1458.

Saturday Crafternoon

12/10 | 3pm | Theodore Oaks Branch Library | 5808 Highway 90 West, Suite E., Theodore

Create a holiday ornament!

Mobile Symphony Orchestra: A Cinematic Christmas

12/10 at 7:30pm | 12/11 at 2:30pm | Saenger Theater

Have yourself a merry little Christmas with the Mobile Symphony. Our annual holiday concert is a Christmas tradition for families all across the Gulf Coast. This year we’re featuring music from your favorite holiday movies! Don’t miss the Gulf Coast’s best Christmas concert! Tickets are $20, $25, $33, $45, $65 and $89 and can be purchased online at www.mobilesymphony.org, by phone at 251-432-2010, or at the symphony box office, 257 Dauphin Street. Tickets are not available at the Saenger box office. Student tickets are $10. More details at www.mobilesymphony.org.

Saturdays at the Coop

12/10 | 7-10pm | Cooper Riverside Park

Fun and free monthly concert series! Featuring music by Stormfolk.

The Nutcracker: Mobile Ballet

12/10 at 2:30 & 7:30 pm | 12/11 at 2:30pm | Mobile Civic Center Theater

Tickets are $20-60, mobileballet.org. Outstanding guest artists share the stage with Mobile Ballet Company and students in this cherished holiday tradition.

How Great Our Joy! A Service of Lessons & Carols

12/11 | 9 am & 10:30 am | Christ United Methodist Church | 6101 Grelot Rd. | christmasinmobile.com

A celebration of the joy of the true meaning of Christmas and the Christ Child born to save us all. Join us for a dynamic worship service of Biblical readings and teaching, congregational singing, Christmas carols and anthems. Located in the Christ United Sanctuary, or watch live online.

A Joy Christmas Celebration

12/11 | 3:30 pm | Christ United Methodist Church | 6101 Grelot Rd. | christmasinmobile.com

Enjoy this inclusive, accessible and sensory-friendly Christmas worship for those with a disability and their family. For more information, visit christunited.com/joy. Located in the Christ United Fellowship Hall, or watch live online.

Advent Lessons & Carols

12/11 | 4 pm | Christ Church Cathedral |115 S. Conception St.

A traditional service of Advent choral works and congregational singing. Presented by the Cathedral Choir and featuring harpist Rebekah Atkinson, Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” serves as the centerpiece of this service.

Council President C.J. Small’s Holiday Reception

12/13 | 6 pm | Gilliard Elementary | 2757 Dauphin Island Pkwy

Polar Express Experience

12/14 | 10 am | Ben May Main Library | 701 Government St.

The Polar Express Experience, bundle up in your pajamas! Meet at our train station to be greeted by conductors, holiday games, and a photo booth. Board the Polar Express for a merry caroling session and a viewing of the film. Then disembark at the North Pole and receive a souvenir ornament to make. And who knows? Perhaps you’ll meet Santa and be the one to receive the first gift of Christmas!

Holiday Pajama Storytime

12/15 | 3 pm | Parkway Branch Library | 1924-B Dauphin Island Pkwy

Enjoy songs, stories, and sharing of holiday memories. Play the 12-days of Christmas game. Don’t forget to come dressed in your favorite pajamas. This event is geared toward families with children ages 3+.

Grinch Christmas Party

12/15 | 3 pm | Virginia Dillard Smith/Toulminville Branch Library | 601 Stanton Road

Get in the Christmas spirit at the Toulminville Branch Library. Visit our event calendar at mobilepubliclibrary.org/events for full details.

Who’s Bad

12/16 | 7:30 pm | Mobile Civic Center | Buy tickets: https://bit.ly/mjmob22

A Roman St. & Marlow Boys Christmas

12/16 | 7:30 pm | Saenger Theater | Buy tickets: https://bit.ly/rommar22

Amahl & The Night Visitors

12/16 at 7 pm | 12/18 at 4 pm | Christ Church Cathedral | 115 S. Conception St.

This opera tells the story of Amahl, a shepherd boy. When three kings come knocking on his and his mother’s door, Amahl is enchanted. When the kings describe the child they are seeking, Amahl and his mother are intrigued and moved. Their faith results in a miracle. This semi-staged production is in collaboration with Classical Ballet of Mobile, features soprano Mollie Adams as The Mother, and is stage directed by Dr. Patrick Jacobs. Donations are requested for this concert but are not required.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

12/16 | 10 am-1 pm | Parkway Senior Center | 1600 Boykin Blvd.

Join Parkway staff & seniors for music, games, cookie exchange and more. Free to attend and participate for ages 55 and up.

Community Choir at Christmas Extravaganza

12/16 | Seals Recreational Center

Parade of the 3’s

12/17 | 2 pm | Begins at BC Rain High School and proceeds on DIP to Palmer Pillans Middle School.

Holiday Festivities at Moorer

12/17 | 10 am-2 pm | Monte L. Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library | 4 S McGregor Ave.

Get in the holiday spirit with cookie making and a special movie featuring a young boy who, on Christmas Eve, sees a mysterious train bound for the North Pole stop outside his window and is invited aboard by its conductor.

Saturday Crafternoon

12/17 | 3 pm | Theodore Oaks Branch Library | 5808 Highway 90 West, Suite E.; Theodore, AL

Create a paper gingerbread man!

A Very Electric Christmas

12/17 | 7:30 pm | Mobile Civic Center | Buy tickets: https://bit.ly/very22

A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas Ft. Taylor Hicks

12/17 | 7 pm | Saenger Theater | Buy tickets: https://bit.ly/cbjazz22

Holiday Extravaganza & Toy Giveaway

12/17 | 10 am-2 pm | James Seals Park

Join the City of Mobile Parks and Recreation Department, along with Special Guest, Santa Claus, at our GIANT HOLIDAY Party! This is a free event for the entire community! Enjoy music with a Live DJ, Christmas Crafts, Bounce Houses/Inflatables, Games & Activities, Photo Ops with Santa Claus, and MORE! This event is done in partnership with Tyler Bailey. Toy Give-a-Away is limited. First come, first served.

Movie & Ice Cream Party

12/21 | 2 pm | Ben May Main Library | 701 Government St.

Build an awesome Ice Cream Sunday as Kevin does in the movie we’ll be showing! Use our marble maze game, LEGOs, and other building materials to see if you are as clever as Kevin. Enjoy this Christmas classic on the large screen in Bernheim Hall.

Snowflake Craft

12/22 | 4 pm | Monte L. Moorer/Spring Hill Branch Library | 4 S McGregor Ave.

Bring the kids for a fun time crafting; enjoy making a snowflake.

Christ United Kids Christmas Service

12/23 | 5 pm–6 pm | Christ United Methodist Church | 6101 Grelot Rd. | christmasinmobile.com

Bring the kids for a fun and child-friendly Christmas service. Everyone will enjoy Christmas sing-a-longs and an interactive telling of the Christmas story. Located in Christ United Sanctuary.

Christmas Candlelight Traditional Communion Services

12/24 | 4 pm, 6 pm & 11 pm | Christ United Methodist Church | 6101 Grelot Rd. | christmasinmobile.com

Sing Christmas carols along with our choir, meditate on scripture readings, listen to an inspirational Christmas message, and participate in Holy Communion. Each service will close with a special candle lighting and Silent Night. Located in the Christ United Sanctuary, or watch live online.

Newsong’s Christmas Eve Communion Services

12/24 | 4 pm & 6 pm | Christ United Methodist Church | 6101 Grelot Rd. | christmasinmobile.com

Come and experience Christmas with our incredible worship band and a meaningful Christmas message! The whole family will enjoy the celebration of God’s greatest gift with candlelight and Holy Communion. Located in the Christ Center, or watch live online.

Christmas Eve Family Eucharist

12/24 | 5:30 pm | Christ Church Cathedral | 115 S. Conception St.

Christmas Day Eucharist

12/25 | 10 am | Christ Church Cathedral | 115 S. Conception St.

Christmas Day Sunday Worship & Blessing of the Toys

12/25 | 10:30 am | Christ United Methodist Church | 6101 Grelot Rd. | christmasinmobile.com

We will celebrate the joy of Christmas day with one service for all in our Sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. Families are encouraged to attend and bring your child’s favorite toy! Our pastors will pray for God’s blessing over the children and their toys during service. Located in the Christ United Sanctuary or watch live online.

A Magical Cirque Christmas

12/30 | 8pm | Mobile Civic Center | Buy tickets: https://bit.ly/cirquemob2022

Moonpie Over Mobile

12/31 | 8pm-Midnight | Downtown Mobile

Ring in 2023 at one of the Gulf Coast’s largest and coolest New Year’s celebrations! Dig into the world’s largest MoonPie cake, join the second line, watch live entertainment and start the New Year with an all-star fireworks show! And…find the only 600lb electric MoonPie at the world-famous MoonPie drop at midnight!

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