Parade, Fireworks, Lazer Show, MoonPie Drop, Live Music from the Commodores, Grayson Capps & More
Schedule – New Year’s Eve – Monday, December 31
Resolution Wall – Revelers share their goals for the New Year on the Reach for the Moon Resolution Wall in the courtyard of the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel.
7:30 p.m. – New Year’s Eve Parade
The downtown parade will feature some of Mobile’s best Mardi Gras floats and marching bands. As America’s first Mardi Gras, Mobile takes great pride in this family-friendly celebration.
Bienville Square Stage (Dauphin Street)
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Jon Miller Band featuring Tanya Madison
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. – Hotwire
Austal Mardi Gras Park Stage (Government & Royal Streets)
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Perfect Image Show & Band
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Elmo & the Bluesmen
9:30 – 11:00 p.m. – Grayson Capps
Main Stage (St. Joseph and St. Francis Streets)
8:45 p.m. – Opening ceremony and remarks by Mobile’s elected officials.
9:00 to 10:30 – Wet Willie Band
11:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. – The Commodores
9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. A New Year’s Eve Night to Remember
A fabulous New Year’s Eve ball featuring a great menu, cash bar, and the Mobile Big Band Society. Proceeds will benefit McKemie Place a (501c3 non-profit) homeless shelter for women. Tickets are $50 per person or $500 per table, and available at mckemieplace.org.
11:30 p.m. – Light show begins downtown
The Commodores will continue to perform as the lights of RSA Battle House Tower and the Renaissance Riverview Plaza put on a light show for the crowd.
11:59 p.m. – Countdown starts as the giant MoonPie descends from atop the RSA BankTrust Building.
Midnight – Laser and fireworks show over downtown Mobile.
In addition to the giant MoonPie and laser show on the RSA BankTrust Building, Mobile will have a synchronized fireworks show to help properly welcome 2013.
12:30 a.m. -The Commodores performance concludes.
Crowds enter downtown bars, restaurants and hotels to continue celebrating the New Year.
More than a MoonPie – So Much to Do in During New Year’s Eve Festivities
In addition to the sights and sounds of the MoonPie Drop and our amazing musicians, the MoonPie Over Mobile will feature many attractions for families on New Year’s Eve in downtown Mobile.
Here is a look at a few of the exhibits open on December 31:
History Museum of Mobile
The History Museum of Mobile will be open on New Year’s Eve for the Moonpie Drop from 6 – 10 p.m. They will have a children’s New Year’s Eve Hat activity. Children and families will be able to make and decorate New Year’s hats from 6 – 10 p.m. also. Admission is free that evening, and the activity will be free. In addition, visitors will be able to go through our temporary exhibit, Up, Up, and Away! The Evolution of the American Comic Book Superhero.
Gulf Coast Exploreum
The Exploreum will be open on New Year’s Eve from 6 – 10 p.m. Admission is free. All programming will be family friendly and will take place in the Atrium. All exhibit space including the courtyard will be closed. Some of our activities are; make your own confetti poppers, make your own New Year’s mask and hats, face painting and kids countdown to the New Year.
Mobile Carnival Museum
The Mobile Carnival Museum will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is free. Kids activities will include maskmaking, and chance to fell what it’s like to ride on a Mardi Gras float, and prizes. Tours of the museum will be available for everyone to find out more about Mobile’s carnival societies and their history.