Celebrate Mobile: 2016 in Review

What a year 2016 has been!

Part of our efforts to inform y’all about all of the incredibly fun things to do in Mobile is helping journalists on their stories— that tell the Mobile story. We have had the pleasure of hosting over two dozen journalists in Mobile and assisted about 75 journalists with Mobile facts, photos, story ideas and much more.

Talking about Mobile is one of our favorite things to do. But, reading about Mobile in top-notch publications, may just take the cake.

Take a look at all of the Mobile stories we assisted with in 2016!

5 Lively Mardi Gras Celebrations Outside of New Orleans. Parade Online

Three Days of History in Mobile, Alabama with Teens. Minitime Online

Pirates Not Allowed at New Cafe in Mobile, Alabama. The Daily Meal

MoonPie A La Mode in Mobile, And More. The Chattanoogan.com

16 Under the Radar Southern Food Destinations. Zagat

Bellingrath Gardens and Home Offers Year-Round Beauty. Group Tour Southeastern Magazine

Royals of Revelry Take Center Stage at Mardi Gras Museum. Group Tour Southeastern Magazine

From Epiphany to Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras celebrations beyond New Orleans. Miami Herald Online

Sweet Home Alabama.  La Bicicletta Magazine {Italy}

The Land of Southern Comforts.  Birmingham Post {England}

Catching the Mardi Gras Spirit in Alabama.  The Boston Globe

What’s a Foodie to do at Dauphin’s on Mobile Bay?  The Daily Meal

Gateway to the Gulf, Mobile Bay, Alabama.  Escapes RV Online

A Weekend Getaway in Mobile, Alabama. Texas Lifestyle Magazine

Mobile, Alabama: A City That’s Born To Celebrate. Montreal Times Magazine

Something to ‘Sea’ in Mobile. Alabama Living Magazine

10 Adventures You Should Be Planning For the Summer of 2016. Matador Network Online

Mobile, Alabama’s Gulf Coast Heritage and Urban Vibe. The Tennessean Online

A Weekend in the Azalea City. Cooking with Paula Dean

Boating on the Beautiful, Diverse and Inspirational Alabama Scenic River Trail. Heartland Boating Magazine

A Revived Mobile, Ala., is Shipshape When it Comes to Things for Traveling Family to do. The London Free Press

Port City’s Gulf Coast Heritage and Urban Vibe. The Tennessean

A Gem of the Gulf Coast. Chatanooga Magazine

Mobile, Alabama’s Gulf Port City. Spring Byways Magazine

5 Ways to Explore GulfQuest. Connect Faith Online

The Best of Quest. Connect Association Magazine and Connect Faith Magazine


Weekend Guide to Mobile, Al. This is My South

Quintessential Mobile: Where to Go and What to Devour in the Azalea City. Visit South.

Smooth Sailing Ahead.  AAA Alabama Journey

Where to Vacation with your BFF in Every State.  Redbook Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine and Yahoo online

A Table With a View. DeSoto Magazine Online

Carnival Fantasy Sails from Mobile Again. The Tribune Online

Things to do in Downtown Mobile. Country Roads Magazine

The Road to Riches. Dreamscapes Magazine

Mardi Gras in Mobile. TripReporter.com


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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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5 Reasons To Celebrate the Holidays in Mobile

Historic Homes.

Take a tour of some of the most beautiful historic homes Mobile has to offer that are decked out for the holidays.


All of the lights.

It wouldn’t be the holiday season if you didn’t walk through the breathtaking light displays at Bellingrath Gardens and Home or drive through Christmas Nights of Lights.

A Bellingrath Christmas

Ice skating with a view. 

Riverside Ice is back and there’s nothing like ice skating under the twinkling lights along the Mobile River.


Jingle Cruise.

Embark on a cheerful holiday adventure as you roll through the streets of downtown Mobile, singing holiday classics and splashing into the Mobile River.


Elf Up. 

We want you to put on your best Elf attire and join the best Elf party…ever.  Elfapalooza, of course!


And, there’s so much more where that came from!

For where to stay in Mobile, click HERE.

For what to eat in Mobile, click HERE.

For what do with the kiddos, click HERE.

For a TON of additional fun you can have in Mobile, click HERE.

Happy Holidays!

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Holiday KID Fun!

 The holidays are such a special time and are packed with so many festive activities to do with your families.  Have you read our Festive Reasons to Celebrate the Holidays in Mobile yet?

Once you’ve read that, here are even more fun things you can do with your family this holiday season in Mobile!

Arctic Express – Now until December 24

Enjoy over one million lights, steam train rides to visit Santa, refreshments, mini train rides, bounce house, pony rides, petting zoo and much more to celebrate the holiday season while you’re in Mobile.

arctic express wales west

Movie in the Square – December 2

Grab your blankets and chairs and get cozy up for a holiday movie under the stars!


Gingerbread Jamboree at Bellingrath Gardens and Home – December 4

Bring your kids to Bellingrath’s first-ever Gingerbread Jamboree and create a new holiday tradition together, decorating cookies and then touring Magic Christmas in Lights.

Playhouse in the Park presents Babes in Toyland – December 7

Follow Mary Contrary, Tom-Tom and many Mother Goose characters through amazing adventures as they help save Christmas!

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Holiday Extravaganza – December 10

Kids can test out their skills in a Gingerbread House decorating contest and enjoy holiday storytelling, music, cookies and cider and of course–Santa!

Holiday Extravaganza

Winter Wonderland – December 17

Enjoy a holiday market, arts and crafts, fun activities, music, dance performances


The Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas Concert-December 17

The Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas has become a holiday tradition in Mobile. Kids, families and music lovers flock to this concert every year to hear the mastery of Vince Guaraldi’s classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”


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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?

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 


Wales West 


Christ United Methodist Church

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

Dauphin Way United Methodist Church 

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!