The Gulf Coast has plenty to do during the holiday season if you know where to look. Many potential holiday traditions for the family are sprinkled around. Here are five new Christmas traditions you should try with your family and friends, brought to you by Storalls.
It’s not often that Southerners get the chance to go ice skating. Thanks to the Riverside Skate Park in downtown Mobile, you can make your ice skating debut. Affordable and family friendly, ice skating is a must-do this holiday season. Lace up your skates and hit the ice immediately. If you are nervous about learning or falling in front of other people, don’t despair! Children can take lessons on Saturday and adults can take lessons on Sunday. It’s a great way to learn something new together.
Spanning more than 60 acres, Bellingrath Gardens attracts visitors from across the country each year during its annual “Magic Christmas In Lights” show. Bellingrath hangs more than 3 million lights and almost 1,000 Christmas decorations during the event. The self-guided tour may take from 1.5 to 2 hours and a tour of the estate takes approximately 30 minutes. Visitors can tour the grounds and the estate home during the garden’s extended hours from Nov. 25 to Dec. 31 until 9 p.m. Pictures with Santa are also available.
Fish River Trees is located in Summerdale, Alabama. Visitors may cut down their own tree from among six different types of trees or visitors may purchase precut trees. The company also offers “Living Christmas Trees” that are grown in a pot and can be replanted. No cutting is necessary, and they can be transported to the yard after Christmas is over. Regardless how your family decides to collect their Christmas tree this year, Fish River Tree Farm is a great location to start a family tradition.
Each year the Hank Aaron Stadium parking lot is decorated with more than 1 million Christmas lights that are synchronized to both traditional Christmas songs as well as rock n’ roll music. Visitors may visit the show from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for $6 a person. Children under 3 are free. Proceeds will also be donated to three local charities including The Salvation Army, USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile. Buckle up and take a ride through this Christmas light show.
The Nutcracker has become a Christmas classic since its debut in 1892. The Mobile Civic Center will perform its annual rendition of the play Dec. 10-11, and tickets can be purchased online. The Nutcracker is a two-act play that tells the story of a young girl named Marie whose favorite toy, the Nutcracker, comes to life. It defeats the evil Mouse King and transports her to a kingdom inhabited by dolls. Don’t miss this opportunity to try out a new holiday tradition
This holiday season has plenty of Christmas shenanigans to get into. These five events will give you plenty to do each weekend of December with your family and friends. Happy Holidays from Beltline and Security Storalls!
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