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Ring In 2017 With A MoonPie Over Mobile New Year’s Eve!

December 12, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Ring In 2017 With A MoonPie Over Mobile New Year’s Eve!Join thousands of revelers in downtown Mobile, December 31st, to hear classic rock band .38 Special at the annual MoonPie Over Mobile New Year’s Eve Celebration!

Upwards of 50,000 people are expected to fill downtown Mobile, AL at this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration, MoonPie Over Mobile. The event has become a true Mobile tradition since 2008, the first year the giant MoonPie descended the pole to mark the new year.

This year’s celebration includes a number of different attractions, beginning with the cutting of the world’s largest edible MoonPie! Each year, the Chattanooga Bakery creates a 154 pound MoonPie for the MoonPie Over Mobile event. The world’s largest edible MoonPie is then cut up and served on a first come, first served basis to the events revelers. The giant MoonPie often yields enough for more than 170 people!

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Discover the Mobile Carnival Museum

March 25, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Mobile Carnival MuseumNew Orleans may be the noisiest city in America to celebrate Mardi Gras but Mobile is the oldest. Carnival in the US is traceable back to 1703, some 15 years before New Orleans was even founded. Learn all this and more at the Mobile Carnival Museum!

Mardi Gras is celebrated around the world and has been for many centuries, springing from medieval Catholic rituals around the advent of Easter and, before that, pagan celebrations of spring.

When most of us think of Mardi Gras, visions of parades and beads and masks and … New Orleans come to mind, which is completely understandable but also misleading. Many think of New Orleans as the source of Mardi Gras in the US – when, in fact, that would be Mobile, AL. One fascinating Mardi Gras fact among many that you will find at the Mobile Carnival Museum.

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Attend Mobile’s New Year’s Eve Celebration 2015!

December 11, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Mobile's New Year's Eve - MoonPie Over MobileMobile, Alabama really knows how to put on a party and Mobile’s New Year’s Eve celebration is no exception – it might even be the rule!

Since 2008, Mobile’s New Year’s Eve event has featured the signature dropping of a giant MoonPie – “MoonPie Over Mobile” they call it – along with other attractions such as a second-line parade, live music, fireworks, a laser light-show, college football tailgate party, and other festivities.

Wait – a giant MoonPie?

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