El Galeon Docks in Mobile!

Do we have a treat for y’all this week!  GulfQuest National Maritime Museum is offering a rare chance for visitors and locals alike to tour a full-scale replica of a 16th Century Spanish tall ship. Cool, right?

El Galeon, will be docked in Mobile from Nov. 20-29. So, when your family comes in town this week and you’re looking for fun things to do,  we have you covered.  Grab the extended family and come downtown to tour El Galeon, explore Gulf Quest, hit the ice at Riverside Ice and of course, enjoy all the shopping! Tis the season, right? 

You may have heard us mention how Mobilians are Born to Celebrate. But this week, since Spanish El Galeon is in town, we are  Nacido para celebrar!   

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Spirited, Soulful Holiday Stay in Mobile

If you missed our round-up of all the festivities you can take in during Mobile’s Spirited, Soulful Holiday Season – stop reading now. {Click Here} You’re going to want to get caught up. Then, come back!

Back yet?  Good!

With all of that holiday goodness – you’re ready to plan your trip to see us, right?  Before you do that, check out these lodging packages to help make your accommodation selection a little bit easier!

Kate Shepherd House

Stay three consecutive nights and get the fourth consecutive night free. Holiday Special valid November 6, 2015 through January 4, 2016 and cannot be combined with any other offer or gift certificates.

Make your reservation now and be sure to mention “Holiday Special!”  Offer based on availability.

Hampton Inn & Suites Mobile-Downtown Historic District

Experience the magic of ice skating in charming Downtown Mobile.This package includes hotel accommodations, daily free hot breakfast, and Riverside Ice Skating tickets for up to 4 people.

The Battle House Renaissance Hotel & Spa   and  The Renaissance Riverview Plaza 

Get a Daily $25 dollar credit valid towards ancillary charges during your stay. Credit can be used for dining, parking and internet.  Credit is not valid for room and tax charges.

Offer is valid November 13, 2015 – January 18, 2016 for Thursday through Sunday, stay must include a Friday or Saturday night. Offer is based on availability and blackout dates may apply.

Battle House:  866-316-5957

Riverview Plaza:  800-922-3298

  Berney Fly Bed and Breakfast

From now until Jan 1, 2016,  prices  will range from $79-$99 plus tax. All rooms come with complimentary full breakfast, bottled water, ice, parking and WI-Fi.

 Hampton Inn – I-10 West/Bellingrath Gardens 

Nestled alongside the Fowl River, Bellingrath Gardens features 65 acres of oaks draped in Spanish Moss, shrubs, perennials, and feature floral displays throughout the year. First opened to the public in 1932 by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bellingrath, Bellingrath Gardens has received many awards including the 2004 U.S. Top Public Rose Garden. Bookings include two adult admission tickets to Bellingrath Gardens and a deluxe souvenir book. Please contact the hotel for rates and availability.

Did we make it easy on you, or what?  To check out a complete list of our accommodations, {Click here}.  

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A Local’s Guide to Mobile’s Holiday Season!

The holiday season in Mobile is so special, so unique and SO magical!

Take a walk through Bellingrath Gardens where millions of strung, twinkling lights await you, cruise through the drive-thru laser and light show at Hank Aaron Stadium and tap into your inner figure-skater at Riverside Ice!  Don’t think we forgot to mention the shopping — holiday shopping in Mobile is effortless and fun thanks to some incredible shops, locally owned boutiques and malls! 

We’ve compiled the list and checked it twice {okay, we checked it more than twice}.  Be sure to click the titles for the details. And, when you’re finished reading and just can’t wait to make your plans,  click HERE to see some good deals on where to stay in Mobile!

We want you to enjoy this wonderful time of year and our Spirited, Soulful Holiday Season!

CHRISTMAS NIGHTS OF LIGHTS 

 Now through January 2

Nights of Lights

RIVERSIDE ICE

Now through January 12

Sister ice skating

MAGIC CHRISTMAS IN LIGHTS

Now through January 2

Magic Christmas in Lights 2

ARCTIC EXPRESS

Now through December 24

arctic express wales west

HOLIDAY SHOPPING

All Holiday season at adorable shops, boutiques and malls!

Holiday Shopping

CHRISTMAS AT THE BRAGG-MITCHELL MANSION

December 1 through 31

Bragg Mitchell Christmas

CHRISTMAS AT THE RICHARDS DAR HOUSE

December 5

christmas at the DAR house2

CHRISTMAS ON THE HILL

December 6

christmas on the hill

HOLIDAY SHOPPERS TROLLEY TREK

December 10

Holiday Shoppers Trolley Trek

CHRISTMAS AT OAKLEIGH

December 10

christmas at oakleigh 2

ELFAPALOOZA AT ARTWALK

December 11

elfapalooza

HOLIDAY AT THE EXPLOREUM

December 12

Gulf-Coast-Exploreum-Science-Center

THE NUTCRACKER BALLET

December 12 & 13

MOBILE-BALLET-PRESENTS-THE-NUTCRACKER

MOBILE SYMPHONY PRESENTS CIRQUE DE NOEL

December 12 & 13

Cirque de noel

MOBILE POPS CHRISTMAS CONCERT

December 14

Mobile Pops Band

WINTER WONDERLAND

December 19

Winter Wonderland 3

CHARLIE BROWN JAZZ CHRISTMAS

December 19

Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas

MOONPIE OVER MOBILE

December 31

Moonpie over Mobile - 2010

Kick-Start The Holidays At Christmas Jubilee

If you are the type of person who loves spectacular holiday shopping, Christmas Jubilee is THE place for you!

Christmas Jubilee

With over 100 merchants, you’ll be overjoyed by all of the awesome artwork, clothes, and perfect gift-worthy buys stretching as far as the eye can see. The Junior League of Mobile works extremely hard to put on this annual holiday market during the most wonderful time of the year! And trust us, we don’t use the word ‘spectacular’ lightly. We mean it!

Located in Downtown Mobile at the Mobile Convention Center, the market will be open to the public on Thursday, November 12th through Saturday, November 14th.

Get your tickets and more information HERE!

Happy Holidays!

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