The holidays are a time for family traditions and celebrations. Our long-standing traditions are sure to get you and yours into the holiday spirit! From delicious cuisine to favorite holiday events … There's something for everyone in Mobile. Start planning your holiday getaway to Mobile now!

Find your merry in a creative cocktail and delight in delectable holiday dishes! Mobile’s famous culinary scene pulls out all of the stops for the holidays serving sips and bites that you won’t forget! Make your holiday reservations now!

Hand-crafted Sips
You don’t want to miss out on seasonal cocktails at POST or delicious libations at The Haberdasher. Mobile’s best mixologists create holiday sips you’re sure to enjoy. 

Sweet Stops
Take a peek at Mo’Bay Beignets seasonal holiday dipping syrups paired with their famous beignets or visit Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe for a scoop or two of their holiday ice cream flavors. Don’t miss out on a stop by Three Georges Candy Shop to stock up on an assortment of holiday treats!

Delectable Dishes
Farm-to-table and Gulf-to-table dishes will be the highlight of your dinner experiences. Enjoy seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients from various restaurants that will become a yearly family favorite.


  • Cascading Mums at Bellingrath Gardens and Home
    Mum’s the word at Bellingrath in November, when the Gardens are decorated with the 58th annual Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums display, the nation’s largest outdoor cascade chrysanthemums show.

  • Lighting of the Tree
    The traditional lighting of a Christmas tree marks the official start of the holiday season for many cities, including Mobile. On Friday, Nov. 18, the historic coastal city will host its annual Holiday Tree Lighting in Mardi Gras Park. The entire family is invited to join Santa and many other surprises for this free and festive event.

  • Magic Christmas in Lights
    In this Gulf Coast holiday tradition, guests stroll through a dazzling light display that features more than 1,100 set pieces, 3 million lights and 16 scenes throughout the 65-acre Garden estate. In addition, the Bellingrath Home is decorated in its holiday finery and enhanced with beautiful poinsettias. 

  • Small Business Saturday: Outdoor Holiday Market
    Find Unique Gifts while supporting local. Head to Downtown Mobile near Cathedral Square and shop local small businesses this holiday season!

  • Roll Mobile Holiday Edition
    Dress up as elves and lace up your skates! Join in the fun for this very special FREE Holiday Event! We are once again turning Bienville Square into an outdoor roller-skating rink!

  • December LoDa ArtWalk
    LoDa ArtWalk celebrates the Holiday Season on Friday, December 9th! 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!

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