VOTE: MoonPie Over Mobile nominated for USA Today’s 10Best New Year’s Eve Drops

Moon Pie Over Mobile
MoonPie Over Mobile. (City of Mobile / Facebook)

Though Thanksgiving and the holidays are top-of-mind right now, New Year’s Eve is just around the corner too. One of Alabama’s most famous (and most fun) New Year’s traditions is the annual MoonPie Over Mobile Drop. Read on to find out how this celebration could be voted as a national favorite.

How to vote for MoonPie Over Mobile

USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards includes the Best New Year’s Eve Drop category, and MoonPie Over Mobile received a nomination this year. Here’s how USA Today described the celebration:

“It’s sure to be a sweet new year if you welcome it at the MoonPie Over Mobile celebration. Indulge in the world’s largest MoonPie cake, enjoy live entertainment, and then watch a 600-pound electric MoonPie descend at the stroke of midnight.”

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That’s a pretty good description if you ask us.

Currently, MoonPie Over Mobile is ranked #9 for Best New Year’s Eve Drop.

VOTE: To help MoonPie Over Mobile climb the rankings, vote with the click of a button on USA Today’s website.

About MoonPie Over Mobile

In 2008, former City Councilman and Honorary Chairman of Mobile Fred Richardson’s vision came to life when the first MoonPie Over Mobile Celebration took place. But why a MoonPie? Here’s why:

“Mobile is the home of America’s first Mardi Gras celebration, and the MoonPie is the favored ‘throw’ of the hundreds of Mardi Gras maskers riding the floats during the extensive Mardi Gras parade season. MoonPies were first thrown from Mardi Gras floats in 1952. Today, Mobile consumes more than four million MoonPies annually, and has adopted the delicious treat as an informal emblem. For the MoonPie Over Mobile celebration, this southern city teamed up with Chattanooga Bakery, the maker of the iconic MoonPie marshmallow sandwich, to create the largest electronic MoonPie as the featured attraction for its New Year’s Eve celebration.”

MoonPie Over Mobile

Iconic, right?

Whether you’re wanting to celebrate MoonPie Over Mobile for the first time or the fifteenth time, here are the details on this year’s celebration:

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Sarah Gronberg
Sarah Gronberg
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