The Nutcracker Enchants

 

Each December, for a couple of days, a classic holiday story comes to life!  Performed by the Mobile Ballet Company, The Nutcracker continues to be a holiday tradition for the entire family!

The Nutcracker is performed at the Mobile Civic Center at the following showtimes:

December 10 — 2:30 p.m and 7:30 p.m.

December 11 — 2:30 p.m.

For tickets click, here!

 

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For the love of Pumpkins

It’s that time of year, y’all.  The time of year when the weather cools down, the colors begin to change and fall surrounds us.  It’s such a beautiful time of year!

When fall makes its appearance -the pumpkins come out to play. And, who doesn’t love pumpkins?

Before you start thinking this is going to be about pumpkin carving -we’ll stop you right there. It’s not. But, if you were excited about reading an article about pumpkin carving, we can help you there. Click here!

Now, back to our love for pumpkins. If you think about it, pumpkins are quite multi-purposeful. They are the essential item that completes your fall front porch decor, the key ingredient for your spiced latte and a perfect prop for the most adorable photo-op.

See what we mean?

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8 month old Cuyler at Dauphin Way United Methodist Church’s Pumpkin Patch

If that sweet face doesn’t make you want to run to the nearest Pumpkin Patch, we just don’t know what will.

Here’s our Pumpkin Patch Round-Up:

Seward Farms Maze 

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Wales West 

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Christ United Methodist Church

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Thanks to our friends@ScenesoftheSouth for sharing this photo with us!

Dauphin Way United Methodist Church 

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Thanks to our friends @ScenesoftheSouth for sharing this photo with us!

It’s a special time in Mobile – we sure hope you’re enjoying it!

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Carve Mobile into your pumpkins

When it comes to Halloween traditions, it’s not just about trick or treating.  {Well, it’s mostly about trick or treating. }  Carving pumpkins with your family and friends is a pretty special tradition too.

This year, when you are carving your pumpkins — put a little Mobile in them. Or, in this case, ON them!   We’ve made printable templates for you to create your own Halloween pumpkin with scenes that are #soMobile!

Take a look at the templates. When you see the one you like, click the link and print!

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Bienville Square Squirrel

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Mobile!

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Mobile Skyline

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Bienville Square Fountain

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USS ALABAMA

If  you want to venture outside of Mobile..

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Sweet Home Alabama

We hope you enjoy our templates and have a blast carving your pumpkins that are #soMobile !

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I Am Born To Celebrate Video Series

We are so excited to launch this series of videos!

Last November, we launched our ‘Born To Celebrate’ campaign that has been so well-received. An integral part of the campaign was a video that showcased just how special Mobile is.

All of us at Visit Mobile think the video was a slam dunk. In fact, it has over 200K views! If you haven’t seen that video, you’ll want to watch it before you continue. If you have seen it, there’s no shame in watching it again!

Now, let’s talk about all of those people that you see in the video. They are some of the funky and festive folks that make Mobile a place to celebrate.This series is about those people and their stories!

Each week, we’ll introduce you to another familiar face, another story and another reason to celebrate Mobile!

First up, meet Hosea. He’s music to our ears.

Now, meet Kati!

Next, meet the fabulous folks who brought us the Delta Bike Project!

 

If you love beer and Mobile, you’ll love Anthony.

 

 

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Sweet Symphony!

The exemplary musicians that comprise the Mobile Symphony Orchestra have exposed Mobile to beautiful live symphonic music since 1970 and they just keep getting better and better!

The upcoming concerts for this year offer a little something for everyone.  Kids, adults and families alike will enjoy!

First up.

PIXAR IN CONCERT

October 14 

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Parents, kids are going to love this! Selections from Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, A Bugs Life, Cars, The Incredibles, Monster’s Inc. and more! A multimedia concert featuring a movie projection screen above the orchestra! {HOW COOL?!}

Then, in November.

1812 OVERTURE

November 19 & 20

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The Beethoven & Blue Jeans series explodes beyond the thrill of the master’s Piano Concerto No. 4. Expect musical fireworks with one of Tchaikovsky’s best known works – the 1812 Overture!

 

Rounding out the concerts for 2016 is a big one.

SWINGIN CHRISTMAS

December 10 & 11 

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The popular Boston Brass joins the Mobile Symphony Orchestra with their own big and fiery arrangements of holiday classics to fill your Christmas with energy and excitement.

These concerts will definitely send us into 2017 on the right note! For a list of their 2017 concerts, visit HERE.

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Middle Bay Lighthouse Tour

This 4 hour narrated boat tour is something so special!

A little history lesson for you – Mobile’s Middle Bay Lighthouse is one of Alabama’s most interesting lighthouses. There are just a couple of screw-pile light-houses left at sea in the United States that still stand on piles screwed into a sandy, muddy bottom. The others have been moved ashore to protect them from the ravages of the sea.

Middle Bay Light is thought to be one of only a few such remaining lights still on the water!

So why not explore it? Take a tour and explore the waters of Mobile Bay’s Eastern Shore on a unique journey out to visit this relic that was once so crucial to sea-farers of the past.

Give the good folks at WildNative Delta Safaris a call and book your tour today!

http://www.5RDS.com

1-877-411-7232

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5 Times FIVE Made us Drool

If you haven’t checked out one of Mobile’s newest restaurants, FIVE, you’re probably about to start making plans to do so.

FIVE is making some incredibly delicious food and the photos they are putting on Instagram are home-runs!

Go ahead and get a snack. Because you’re going to be hungry once you start scrolling.

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Yes, please.

 

 

 

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Can we just dive into this saucy pool of goodness?

 

 

 

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Well, hello there you crispy thing, you.

 

 

 

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I’m sorry, we haven’t met yet. I’m famished. What’s your name?

 

 

 

 

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And all the hungry people said, Amen {and goodnight.}

 

Thank you FIVE for making all of us starving!

Five is located in Downtown Mobile at 609 Dauphin Street! Make plans to dine with them ASAP!

 

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