2 area tree lightings set this week

Fairhope's event will take place Thursday, and Mobile's event will happen Friday.
Published: Nov. 14, 2023 at 6:45 PM CST
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MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - With Christmas is just over a month away, there are two tree lighting ceremonies happening this week.

The city of Mobile kicks off the holiday season Friday at 5:30 p.m. in Mardi Gras Park. The event includes a live DJ, Christmas crafts, photo opportunities. Santa arrives at 6 p.m. Mayor Sandy Stimpson will light the tree at 6:30 p.m., followed by a performance at 7 p.m. by the Sugar Plums.

Across the bay, the city of Fairhope will begin its festivities Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The tree lighting will start at 6 p.m., followed by Coastal Community College’s “Christmas on the Coast” holiday program at the amphitheater.

The event will cause some street closures in Fairhope on Thursday. Starting at 1 p.m., when Fairhope Avenue between Bancroft and Section streets will shut down. De La Mare Avenue will close at 2 p.m. Then Section Street and the remainder of Fairhope Avenue will shut down at 5 p.m.

FOX10 News will be live on the road for both events. On Thursday, we will be live starting at 3 p.m. in Fairhope and will stream the lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. on our Gulfstream platform.

Then Friday, we’ll be live at Mardi Gras Park for Mobile’s tree lighting. We’ll start at 3 p.m. and will stream the lighting of the tree at 6 p.m. on our Gulfstream platform.