Move over Times Square Ball Drop — Alabama is celebrating 4 New Year’s Eve “drops” to ring in 2022.
Here is the list.
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.
The event begins around till midnight. Here is the entertainment schedule..
To help celebrate – the World’s Largest Edible MoonPie arrived in Mobile earlier this week. Some of its stats:
- Weighs 55 pounds in total
- 18 pounds of chocolate icing
- 45,000 calories (if you ate it all)
- Feeds 300 people
Marlin Drop – Reelin’ in the New Year
If you’re like me, you love to end the year on a high note.
Instead of surfing the same couch as you watch the ball drop, I have a much better recommendation for you—visit 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 2022.
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.
Squirrel Drop – Piedmont, Alabama
Yep – In Downtown Piedmont, Alabama in Calhoun County they will be dropping “Sparky the Squirrel” at midnight. Can’t make the “drop?” Buy a t-shirt from the Piedmont Arts and Entertainment Committee.
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 first ever 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.