Mayor Sandy Stimpson is excited to lead the City of Mobile’s annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree event on Friday, Nov. 17, in Mardi Gras Park.
The Lighting of the Christmas Tree has become the annual launch point for the Holiday Season in Mobile, and it is the first of several holiday-themed events hosted by the City of Mobile and the Mobile Parks and Recreation Department (MPRD). The year’s event will take from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, in Mardi Gras Park. The event will feature a Live DJ, Christmas crafts for children, photo opportunities for families, and, of course, an appearance by Santa Claus himself.
“The Tree Lighting has become a favorite annual event for my family and so many others in our community,” Mayor Stimpson said. “All Mobilians are invited to help us welcome the Christmas season as we celebrate with our friends, loved ones and fellow community members.”
This year’s festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a performance from the MPRD Community Mass Choir. Santa Claus will arrive at 6:30 p.m. just as Mayor Stimpson lights the Christmas tree. Finally, The Sugarplums will close out the evening with a live performance from 7 to 9 p.m.
You can find more information about the 2023 Lighting of the Christmas Tree through the Official Facebook Event. You can also learn more about all of the holiday events the City of Mobile and MPRD will be hosting this year by visiting cityofmobile.org/parks-rec/events.