Move over Times Square Ball Drop—in Alabama we’ve got all kinds of New Year’s Eve “drops” ranging from a Moonpie to a squirrel.
Here is the list.
MoonPie Over Mobile Drop
Since New Year’s Eve 2008, Mobile has been dropping a 12-foot-tall electronic MoonPie from the 34-story RSA BankTrust. Over 50,000 people regularly attend this pre-Mardi Gras celebration.
Before the “drop”, celebrate by getting a slice of the World’s Largest Edible MoonPie.
The event begins at 8:00PM on New Year’s Eve.
2nd Annual Squirrel Drop – Piedmont, Alabama
Who is ready to see “Sparky the Squirrel” drop at midnight in Downtown Piedmont, Alabama?
Can’t make the “drop?” Buy a t-shirt from the Piedmont Arts and Entertainment Committee. Can’t make it over to Piedmont? Buy a t-shirt!
Huntsville Record Drop – Orion Amphitheater
Travel back to the 1970s when disco was king! Jeff & Blues (Huntsville’s newest bar), which is adjacent to the Orion Amphitheater, is hosting a disco New Year’s Eve Party. There will be plenty of glitter, ABBA and the Bee Gees.
And what are they dropping?
A vinyl record of course! We are told the record is 8 feet wide and tal!
The drop celebrates the Orion Amphitheater’s first year in operation.
For tickets to Après Ski Ya 2022 – visit the Jeff & Blues Facebook page
One additional tidbit of info. The Orion is also holding an event for children beginning a Noon. Check out the details.
Conecuh Sausage Drop – Evergreen, Alabama
Everyone loves Alabama-made Conecuh Sausage — so why not drop it on New Year’s Eve at midnight?
The city of Evergreen, home to the beloved company, is holding the city’s 2nd Annual Conecuh Sausage Drop at Liberty Hill Plaza on AL-83, just off I-65 at Exit 96.
Festivities start at 10 p.m. and will feature:
- Food trucks
- Hot chocolate and cookies
- Festivities and music
Can’t make this year’s event? Don’t miss the Conecuh Sausage Festival in October.
Marlin Drop – Reelin’ in the New Year—Orange Beach
A Marlin drop? Now that’s originality.
Visit The Wharf at Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and attend the annual Reelin’ in the New Years Street Party.
From live bands and family-friendly activities to a grand fireworks finale and marlin drop at midnight (yes, a jumbo fake marlin fish drops from the sky), it’s an unbeatable way to reel in 2023.
Where: The Wharf in Orange Beach, 23101 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561
When: Friday, December 31 | 5PM-Midnight
Price: FREE admission + parking. Some kids’ activities cost $5-$10.
LuLu’s Beach Ball Drop in Gulf Shores
Trying to avoid a late night out on the town? LuLu’s in Gulf Shores has something for everyone. They are celebrating NYE 2022 beginning at 10:00AM and ending at 1:00PM.
There will be a sand castle building contest and most importantly a “drop” of several hundred beach balls.
Fairhope’s New Year’s Celebration – Ball Drop
The City of Fairhope is going all out with a street celebration downtown and a ball drop at midnight.
A family friendly event, before the big countdown there will be a band that will start playing at 8:30PM. There will be face-painting and games too.
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