We discovered 4 New Year’s Eve “drops” in Alabama — can you name them?

Photo via MoonPie Over Mobile Facebook page

Move over Times Square Ball Drop — Alabama is celebrating 4 New Year’s Eve “drops” to ring in 2022.

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. 

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:

Screenshot of 55 Pound MoonPie from Mobile’s Fox 10
  • 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

Gulf Shores, The Wharf, Orange Beach
Photo via Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism

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

Screenshot from Piedmont, Alabama Squirrel Drop Facebook page

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.

How are you spending NYE 2021? Tag @TheBamaBuzz on social media —especially if you go to one of Alabama’s four “drops”

Pat Byington
Pat Byington
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