Ring in 2019 under the glow of the moon – the MoonPie Over Mobile glow, that is! New Year’s Eve in Mobile means live bands, food trucks, a beer garden, and the world’s largest MoonPie – not to mention the 600 pound, electric one that drops at midnight …
New Year’s Eve 2018 marks the 10th annual MoonPie Over Mobile celebration in downtown Mobile. Over 50,000 people spend their New Year’s Eve in Mobile every year and this year should be no exception. In fact the crowds may be even even larger than usual.
MoonPie Over Mobile isn’t just celebrating its own 10th anniversary, it’s also the official kick-off to the Alabama Bicentennial!
New Year’s Eve in Mobile
Mobile, AL has celebrated New Year’s Eve with the dropping of a giant MoonPie since 2008. Lot’s of communities imitate the Times Square ball with their own object of regional import. Chincoteague, VA has a giant horseshoe, Flagstaff, AZ has a big pinecone, and Prairie du Chien, WI drops a normal sized, real dead carp. No, really.
MoonPies are more popular in Mobile than any other city, with more than four million consumed here, annually. They also play a large role as “throws” in our Mardi Gras celebration. Given all that, having a giant, 12-foot-tall MoonPie descend the pole for the New Year’s countdown was a natural choice.
And its not even the only giant MoonPie involved in our New Year’s celebrations.
The MoonPie that descends the pole at midnight just a big sign. The REAL giant MoonPie is a 154 pound behemoth, created every year by the Chattanooga Bakery. In fact, the cutting and serving of the giant MoonPie kicks off the evening’s celebrations!
Other attractions at MoonPie Over Mobile include a beer garden and food trucks in Bienville Square, and plenty of live music. A second-line parade led by the Excelsior Band follows the cutting of the giant MoonPie and this year’s headliners are Sister Sledge!
2018 New Year’s Eve Schedule
8pm – Beer Garden, Food trucks in Bienville Square, live music by David Brinston
8:30pm – Cutting of the World’s Largest MoonPie
9pm – Second Line Parade led by the Excelsior Band from the Riverview Courtyard to the main stage
9:25pm – Mayor Stimpson, Councilman Fred Richardson opening comments
9:30pm – Live music by Everybody’s Here
11pm – Live music by Sister Sledge
12am – MoonPie Drop with fireworks and laser light show
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