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Table of Contents Page A look at local businesses ................. 6 Holiday Announcements ..................... 15 Gulf Shores holiday events ................. 16 Black Friday Tips ................................. 20 Holiday Calendar ................................. 22
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ith the busy Christmas season rapidly approaching, shoppers might find a helping hand in area businesses as they offer perfect gifts for widely varied family and friends. From high fashion boutiques to down-home items, get ready to enjoy a wonderful experience as much as loved ones enjoy their gifts. But the area has more than gift items — find fixings for holiday meals, salon styles and even lawn mower service. If the shopping list seems to continue growing, never fear; Baldwin County brims with businesses ready to help you check it twice.
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Cadeaux Caches’ Donna Ratajczak said the shop has great options and gift selections. “We are a great store to shop if you are looking for that something affordable, unique, different or that one-of-a-kind gift,” she began. “We just got back from a buying trip in New Mexico — where we trade with 12 Indian Nations for the most amazing Indian jewelry, accessories and wall decor. The pieces are all hand crafted by American Indians with sterling silver and natural stones.” But one-of-a-kind options don’t end there. “Another great selling Christmas idea is our Scientific Toys,” she said. “The prices range from $2.50 to $99. We carry Earth Globes that show the city lights around the world, hand boilers, globes that float in mid-air, pet tornados, praxinoscopes (animators), musical ties, disappearing money banks ... just to name a few. We also have an incredible selection of Fair Trade. Our items come directly from communities around the globe. Our Fair Trade selection(s) are never manufactured; all our pieces are handmade
November 2013 with natural products. Our store is fully stocked with a selection of the most exquisite Himalayan Purses, Mexican Weekend Bags, Guatemalan Scented Coasters, Peruvian Bread Warmers, African Masks, Turkish Dishes, Vietnamese Instruments and Dragonflies, a bestseller, and Russian Dolls. This is just a small sample of the global collection we carry at Cadeaux Caches.” The shop also carries items from area artists. “Local art is an essential part of our store’s vision,” she explained. “We carry over 30 local artists. This includes hand beaded water purses, a best seller, handmade beauty products, soap, a best seller, (shea, goat’s milk, honey, loofa), jewelry, paintings, key chains, honey, ornaments (okra, oyster, driftwood, sea glass), Old South art and local photography. At Cadeaux Caches, we pride ourselves on true originality — our items are handpicked from both local and global artisans. We truly embody the vision of thinking globally and buying locally. If you are looking for that truly unique shopping experience, or that one of a kind gift that you won’t find anywhere else — shop Cadeaux Caches.”
Christmas 'Round the Corner
Christmas ‘Round the Corner’s Glenda Courtney, buyer and manager, said the shop has all your Christmas needs. “We have nautical to hunting and fishing, ballerina and fairy ornaments,” she said. “And that’s just a few of the things we carry.” Other ornaments include: Christopher Radko from Poland; Christina’s World from Poland; Brush Fire from Hattiesburg, Miss.; Dickens villages, North Pole villages, original Snow villages and blown glass from Egypt, she said. The store also has Dept. 56 Snowbabies and Byers Choice carolers. “We have something for everybody: the Santas, the nutcrackers,” she offered.
Sandra Grice of finefurnishings explained that the store has a number of brands and styles to fit any taste. “With a large selection of fine gifts, dinnerware, home décor, lighting and furnishings, finefurnishings is a unique place to discover special holiday items or a little indulgence of your own this holiday season,” she said. “Our appealing gift lines include VIETRI, Simon Pearce, Vagabond House, Trapp Candles, Caldrea, among many others. Beautiful antique, vintage, cottage, and transitional furnishings fill our showroom along with lovely lighting, accessories, and unique treasures for an inviting home.” She revealed that finefurnishings will help with
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Local Businesses Continued from page 7 tight schedules, too. “finefurnishings is committed to bringing you a personalized experience with profound customer service,” she said. “Our holiday hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-4 p.m., or for those unable to make it during holiday hours, we are happy to serve you by appointment.” The store offers free gift wrapping, local delivery, and gift registries. “In addition, now through Nov 30 we are offering a free gift with a Simon Pearce purchase of $250 or more while supplies last. “In the spirit of Fairhope’s celebration of ‘Grinchmas’ this holiday season and for a genuine love of the arts, finefurnishings is partnering with high schools along the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay and The Exceptional Foundation of the Gulf Coast to create a condensed story board from the 1966 cartoon ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas.’ Each art club will design and create a familiar Grinch scene to be displayed in finefurnishings' window … and all scenes will be displayed along Pine Street.”
Joe Kitchens, owner of Furniture City, said the store has big and small items in home furnishings. “We’ve got recliners, gliders, outdoor cypress furniture, sofas, bedroom and dining room suites on sale from Black Friday through Dec. 14,” he said. “We’ve been here over 52 years serving Baldwin County. We’re family owned and operated.” He said the store will offer discounts up to 50 percent off and shoppers can purchase smaller items to accentuate established homes. “We have home accent pieces, lamps, area rugs and have brands like Lane, Best, England, VaughanBassett, Ashely and many other name brands.”
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Katie Flanagan of The Happy Shak said, “The Happy Shak store has moved to Foley, three-fourths of a mile south of County Road 12 and is hoping to be your one stop place for Christmas this year. Along with a new stock of retro toys, we also have handmade tie dye, hippie clothing, incense, jewelry, bags and anything that will take you back to the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, and we won't break your budget.”
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Joy McCombs offered shoppers a glimpse of unique items found at the Foley store. “Home Boy Brewing Company is a specialty retail store carrying everything the home brewer or wine
maker needs,” she explained. “We have a wide selection of beer kits, wine kits and ingredients for your special recipe. We stock all the accessories, too, so come by and check us out.”
In the Company of Angels
Diane Douglas of In the Company of Angels said this store helps ring in the holiday spirit. “For 25 years, In the Company of Angels has provided uplifting gifts and accessories to our coastal area. This ‘Go-To’ Shop for locals and ‘Must-See’ for visitors now welcomes all to the true ‘message’ of Christmas. Angels, crosses and lambs share shelf space with shepherds and nativities in a newly expanded thoughtfulness shop anchoring Fairhope’s French Quarter. Specially-themed areas of the shop invite everyone to browse undisturbed throughout the shop with friendly service just a heartbeat away.” Selection and shop design aside, thoughtful service puts icing on this Christmas cake. “’Thinking baskets’ are scattered nearby to collect any selection one might be considering.”
Lynn Schubert, store manager of Mossy Oak, said that the store has plenty of Southern charm and sports inspiration for gift givers. “We have camo for the entire family, from newborn to granddad, including the dog,” she said with a laugh. “We also carry an entire line of UnderArmour, and we have Tervis Tumblers that make a great gift. We also have team T-shirts including Alabama and Auburn items to get ready for your Iron Bowl party. We do carry Yeti coolers and we have a complete selection of Mossy Oak logo items. We also have John Deere toys for the younger ones. And our trained staff is on hand to help you out with your selection.”
Parke Place Jewelers
Sharon Parke said the shop has a wide variety of items. “Parke Place Jewelry in Foley since 1999 is your local jewelry store,” she said. “The largest selection of pre-owned and gemstone jewelry in Baldwin County, we have something for everyone. We offer repair service for your gold and silver jewelry and watches.” Parke also said shoppers can make and save money instead of just spending it. “Need some holiday cash? Parke Place Jewelry will buy your old gold and silver,” she said. “Gift items are 75 percent off. Now through Christmas is 25 percent off silver jewelry. Visit us at Parke Place Jewelry, 105 S. McKenzie St. in downtown Foley MondayFriday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m-.2 p.m. Be sure to check out our eBay store by logging onto
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Coastal Christmas It’s a growing — and glowing — collection of existing and new holiday events designed to showcase our Coastal Baldwin region as the perfect destination for holiday travel and shopping opportunities. Many businesses, local organizations and governmental entities have come together to bring you this new annual event series. Please look for our Coastal Christmas special section with detailed Coastal Christmas events the next three Fridays in your Gulf Coast Newspaper.
The following businesses will have great gift and Holiday suggestions in the Coastal Christmas special section: Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach
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Tom Jones explained that artful pottery items make unique gifts. “This will be our 34th annual Christmas Open House at ‘Clay City’ in Fairhope,” he said. “We offer a wide selection of beautiful handmade dinnerware and baking dishes, as well as unique figurines, vases, platters, mirrors and other decorative items. Some of our most popular items are our Chicken Baker bowls, Bread Bakers and European Butter Keepers.” He also said that shoppers can look forward to a special event. “This year our Christmas Show will be Sunday, Dec. 1st, from 12-5 p.m.,” he divulged. “It is held here at the gallery/studio and is open to the public. We'll have some great new handmade Christmas items — Snow Owls, angels, candle plates, face mugs and ornaments, along with many other popular items fresh from the kiln. Tom's wife Pam provides delicious appetizers making it a great time to come out and browse and shop. We look forward to seeing THIS HOLIDAY GIVE SOMETHING
Brian Lowell, treasurer of Rick’s Gun, offered ideas for shoppers this season. “A lot of people are coming in looking for camouflage clothing, guns, gun accessories, ammunition, billiards accessories, music stuff, guitars and strings.” He said current events have affected this year’s sales. “What’s hot right now — ammunition because its hard to get,” he revealed. “It comes and goes so fast — 22 ammo is very, very hard to get; I’ll get a small shipment in and it’s gone in a day or two.”
Robert Moore Christmas Store
Larry Heard, general manager of Robert Moore Christmas Store, explained that the business has a wide variety of items and cost. “The big thing that we have is such a fantastic selection,” he began. “We have Swarovski Crystal — a new crystal ball this year, it’s the only ornament like it. There are only 1,000 in the United States and we have more than most. We have very rare Lladro ornaments. We’re not so trendy as much as tradition-
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al. We’re not out to get these fad ideas that people pop up with. For nativities, we have inexpensive to expensive and even interactive that children can play with. Our trees are good quality. When you’re ready for your forever Christmas tree, come see us. We have gorgeous wreaths and garlands. We have a lot of things that are under $5: more than 50 percent of the store — more than 300,000 items. Come in and shop us, everyone thinks we’re expensive, but we’re not.” Beyond typical Christmas items, Heard said, “We have a great selection of Mardi Gras items.” He also said that Christmas isn’t always about the bottom line. “We want people to come for the enjoyment of the Christmas store,” he said. “We hope they buy stuff, but if you don’t buy and you enjoyed yourself, that’s great too.”
Two Old Broads
Charlene Patterson Rathburn of Two Old Broads said the store combines great products with customer service. “It’s customer service with a smile — come in, have a glass of wine with us and enjoy yourself,” she said. “We have apple cider, coffee, chardonnay …” But variety doesn’t stop there; it applies to gift items as well. “We have jewelry, scarves, decorations, serving
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Marcy of Edible Arrangements said this is the perfect time to add healthy and beautiful treats to the menu for a great value. “A special we have is our Christmas pickup special: save $15 on a Reindeer Sleigh Ride Bouquet with dipped bananas,” she said. “And this arrangement is brand new for this year with chocolate
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Foley Art Center
The Performing Arts Association’s Foley Art Center prides itself on Trim-A-Tree holiday items. Director Bonnie Blaylock said, “Come and shop at the Performing Arts Association’s 46th annual TrimA-Tree. For every $100 you spend, you will get one free entry for our 50/50 drawing to be held on Saturday, Dec. 21.We feature more than 200 artists and crafters from all over the southeast and further with their one-of-a-kind gifts and artwork. We have gift certificates available that may be used in the gallery or for our upcoming workshops and classes. This year we are offering a variety of nuts, chocolates and Mississippi cheese straws. We have jewelry, pottery, sculpture, ornaments, centerpieces and wreaths and much more. We have the best prices in Baldwin County. Come and get into the holiday sprit. We are working with Ecumenical Ministries and Toys for Tots this year and will be collecting canned goods and Toys. Drop by with your donations.”
Gregg at JBT Power said the business is ready to meet customer needs. “We are locally and veteran owned and operated; we are open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon,” he offered. “We will close from Dec. 21st through 29th. We will also be offering free pickup and delivery within 10 miles of Daphne in December and January on repairs, so its a great time to get your mower serviced.”
McKenzie Street Florist
Marie Correa said the shop couples Southern hospitality with quality floral products. “McKenzie Street Florist & Specialty Rental blends the history rich City of Foley with unique, one of kind elements creating a boutique shop that not only specializes in flowers, but also in the personality that is the South.” She offered some insight on top gifts for 2013. “The hot gifts this Christmas Season is tea and candles,” she divulged. “We have a wonderful selection of both available in our gift boutique. We carry Tea Forte which has been featured on Oprah, Dr. Oz and is David Tutura's favorite gift to give … We are very proud to carry Aadley & Co. candles, lotions and
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Local Businesses Continued from page 12 soaps. These products are all locally made with the greatest attention to detail.” But McKenzie’s hasn’t overlooked holiday decorations. “We have a large selection of wreaths, small and large trees, ornaments and Christmas décor available in our boutique,” she noted. “You can pick from our designs or work with our staff to create your own style.”
David Nelson, owner of the Daphne UPS store, said his team can help shoppers this season with anything from sending fruit cakes to fun packages and personal touches. “The UPS Store in Daphne (is) located on Highway 98, one-fourth mile north of Target,” he said. “For all of your printing needs, visit our online printing website at theupsstore.com/print or email your project directly to our store: Store2971@theupsstore.com. For additional services, such as mailbox, packaging, shipping and freight services, please visit our location.”
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Owner Matthew Wargo said that holidays start with bringing families together, despite distance — that can mean basic shipping, card printing and more. “The UPS Store (is) at 30941 Mill Lane Suite G Spanish Fort,” he said. “For all of your printing needs, visit our online printing website at theupsstore.com/print. For additional services, such as mailbox, packaging, shipping and freight services, visit our location.”
Salon Masquerade offers two 10 percent off coupons on page 15. When shopping stress starts to build, you might relax with spa services. The salon offers, hair, nails, skincare, massage and makeup. Gift ideas include jewelry and fashion accessories, or gift certificates.
Renee of Smokehouse Café in Daphne said, “We do tons of catering and we have a holiday menu — whole smoked turkeys and whole holiday hams.”
Holiday announcements The Baldwin County Youth Orchestra announces its Christmas concert schedule Submitted by Baldwin County Youth Orchestra The Baldwin County Youth Orchestra will ring in the holiday season on Dec. 3 with special performances by IMPACT Children’s Theatre Group. The group will perform “Tiramisu, with a Touch of Christmas” featuring original holiday music. Showtimes are 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The play, written by Patti Woods, demonstrates the true meaning of Christmas in a story based in a ‘50s era diner on Christmas Eve. The play is complete with carol singing, dance tunes, and holiday music to make this production entertaining, educational and memorable. The orchestra’s annual Christmas Concert will be held on Dec. 9 and will include the organizations beginning strings and band classes, adult strings, youth strings, wind ensemble and their premier advanced youth orchestra. The Youth Orchestra currently includes string and band students from eight different Baldwin County Schools as well as some private and homeschool students.
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BCHM offers holiday blessings with celebration, memory tree Submitted by Tammy Kinney You are cordially invited to a Christmas Celebration at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum on Sunday Dec. 8, from 2-4 p.m. Join us for our Christmas Tree display as we celebrate the many different cultures that helped shape Baldwin County. During this celebration, we will also host the Angel Memory Tree and lighting with entertainment and light refreshments. This tree is filled with tributes in memory or in honor of friends, family and loved ones. For a donation of $10 each, an Angel will be named and placed on the tree for the one you want to remember or honor.
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November 2013 On Dec. 1, children can come get their pictures with Santa. He will be at Gulf State Park Saltwater Pavilion from 6-9 p.m.
Gulf Shores announces slate of holiday events By Blake Phelps Whether it’s catching a hilarious holiday musical or marveling at the glow of the lighted parade, families won’t have to look very far for a little fun and excitement this season. The City of Gulf Shores has announced a full slate of events planned for its annual holiday celebration and invites locals and visitors to enjoy their Christmas on the Alabama Gulf Coast. “The City of Gulf Shores is proud to be partnering with the Alabama Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce and local businesses in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach to promote the Coastal Christmas campaign,” Grant Brown, recreation and cultural affairs director, said. “We encourage all businesses to participate by decorating for the season to help make our community an unforgettable holiday destination.” Gulf Shores will kick off their holiday festivities at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center on Tuesday, Dec. 3 with A Christmas Musical Celebration starring pianist, vocalist and musical director Brian Gurl. This five person production features a wide variety of Christmas melodies and holiday favorites — performed like you’ve
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Beat the Black Friday craze by planning ahead By Jessica Jones Special publications editor JJones@GulfCoastNewspapers.com Dedicated shoppers understand that Black Friday sales come with a steep price tag all their own. There’s waking up in the wee-hours, stumbling through a dark house for clothes and coffee, cold morning air and long lines for door busters. Oftentimes, the day after Thanksgiving brings more negative results than indigestion and surprisingly shrunken jeans. After a morning filled with stress, wanted items are often sold out or unavailable in your needed, size, color, theme ... But a little planning goes a long way. Some internet research or a Thanksgiving evening sitting amid sale papers can mean time well spent and deal dreams, a reality.
Step 1: Create a shopping list
Start by writing down all the names of family and friends for whom you intend to buy Christmas gifts. While you may not know what item to buy them, a list of names will get your wheels turning and help guide your store map.
Step 2: Sale focus
Peruse sale papers and websites to find deals that fit the likes and wants of those on your list. The Bass Pro Shops catalogue might tempt you with incredible discounts, but if your shopping list contains all women, that might not be your best bet. (Save our lovely huntresses and female fishing enthusiasts!) Same goes for toy stores. No matter how cute the wares, focus your attention on the shopping list and avoid toy stores if the children have all grown up.
Step 3: Timing is everything
Once you’ve selected your stores, see which one opens earliest, second, third, etc. Be sure to look for door buster deals, limited availability, early bird coupons and Thanksgiving Day opportunities. Plan your trip based on opening times and most desired items. I’ve been known to make a dash by Old Time Pottery just to secure my early bird coupon, go get other door busters at different places, then come back to shop and use my discount.
Step 4: Early is everything
Arriving at shops early is a good idea since many people are after the same thing you are. Lines can wrap around buildings and parking can be impossible, so get in line and prepare yourself for a long day. Eat a good breakfast, dress according to weather range, be courteous and try not to get trampled.
Step 5: Call in reinforcements
If friends or family members are available, take them with you. Helpers can grab one item while you go for another. Get what’s most important first; there will be time for strolling later. If friends are as enthralled as you are, coordinate your schedules together. Maybe you can grab items for her at one store, and she can grab for you at the next. At the end of the day, take time to soak those tired feet. Eat leftovers instead of slaving in the kitchen. And don’t forget to show off all your deal steals to your everso-interested spouse or call up a friend to brag. Christmas doesn’t have to break the bank, just use those marvelous multi-tasking skills and get ready for some holiday fun.
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What to do?
This holiday season
Season of Joy Light Show at The Wharf
6 and 7 p.m. shows, through Jan. 1, The Wharf, 4830 Main St., Orange Beach The Spectra light show will be featured twice nightly and will create a special holiday setting for customers to enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment. 251-224-1000, alwharf.com
three million twinkling lights in over 835 custom-designed set pieces in 12 scenes. Tour the Bellingrath Home decorated in its holiday finery. Extended hours to 9 p.m. Complete your holiday shopping in the Bellingrath Gift Shop! 251-973-2217 Bellingrath.org
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5-9 p.m., Nov. 29 through Dec. 31 Adults $15 (13 and older), $7 Children 5-12, Children 4 and under free Bellingrath’s Gardens and Home, 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road, Theodore Enjoy one of the most popular holiday events in the Southeast. Stroll through the gardens with more than
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UWF Department of Musicâ€™s â€œCelebrate the Seasonâ€? 12 p.m., Dec. 4 Free Old Christ Church, Historic Downtown Pensacola, Fla. The University of West Florida Department of Music will present an afternoon of chamber music on the first Wednesday of the fall months. Open to the public. 850-474-2147
Eastern Shore Choral Society Christmas Concert 7 p.m., Dec. 5 $15, free for students Fairhope United Methodist Church, 155 S. Section St., Fairhope 888-474-6105 or escs.org
Classical Christmas Concert
7 p.m., Dec. 5 Summerdale Municipal Complex Presented by Marjorie Younce Snook Public Library
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TWO Old Broads DESIGN Two Old Broads Design is a one-of-a-kind gift, “one stop” shop for every lifestyle and budget. Nestled in the heart of Fairhope, it is the perfect resource for your home décor, holiday accessories, gifts, jewelry, gourmet shortcuts, hardto-find men’s gifts, candles, frames, humorous books and original art. Concierge delivery service to your awaiting car, gift wrap and refreshments will make your holiday shopping experience fun & less stressful. Come have good cheer with us and find that perfect item for your family, friends or yourself.
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What to do?
This holiday season
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Coastal Chorale Christmas Show
7:30 p.m., Dec. 6 $15 Foley United Methodist Church Spirit Center, 915 North Pine St., Foley A Night to Remember: Selections include: “O Holy Night,” “Carol of the Bells,” “Christmas on Broadway,” “For Unto Us a Child is Born,” “Everywhere Christmas Tonight,” “O Come, O Come,” “Emmanuel,” “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas,” “Africa Noel.” Coastalchorale.com
City of Gulf Shores Christmas Parade Dec. 6 Downtown Gulf Shores
“A Christmas Carol” the Musical
7:30 p.m., Dec. 6 $20 adults, $15 children, students, and seniors
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Christmas in the Park
6 p.m., Dec. 6 Free Heritage Park, Highway 59, Foley Come out and hear carols, sip hot cocoa, enjoy the lighting of the Christmas Tree, and visit with Santa. Free cocoa and snack for all. Linda Hula 251-943-1300
“Nuncrackers, The Nunsense Christmas Musical” 7:30 p.m., Dec. 6 $18 students, $15 children under 2 free South Baldwin Community Theater, 2022 W. 2nd St., Gulf Shores “Nuncrackers” is the fourth show in Dan Goggin’s series of “NUNSENSE” musicals and this is the first “TV Special” taped by the sisters in their convent basement studio for cable access. It features all new songs including: “Twelve Days Prior to Christmas,” “Santa Ain’t Coming to Our House,” “We Three Kings of Orient Are Us” and “It’s Better To Give Than Receive.” “Nuncrackers” will make you laugh and maybe tug at your heartstrings. It’s the perfect way to insure your holiday season is merry and bright. sbct.biz/schedules—synopses/nuncrackers-the nunsense.html
Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra to perform Holiday Concert 7:30 p.m., Dec. 6 $5 suggested donation Foley Civic Center, 407 E. Laurel Ave., Foley The Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra makes its second appearance in Foley for a special holiday concert. This themed concert will feature holiday favorites as well as orchestral showpieces by Richard Wagner and Sir Edward Elgar. The MSYO is a full symphony orchestra comprised of middle school, high school and early collegiate students through the age of 21, who reside in Baldwin and Mobile counties, as well as other parts of Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. MobileSymphony.org/youth-orchestra Continued on page 28
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What to do?
This holiday season Directly following the Christmas parade. Come out to hear live musical performances, listen to Mrs. Claus tell stories, make arts and crafts in the Children’s Art Village, and of course play in the SNOW! Concessions sold on site. Linda Hula 251-943-1300
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Daphne Christmas Parade 11 a. m., Dec.7 Free Downtown Daphne 251-621-3703
Santa at Fairhope Welcome Center
Eastern Shore Choral Society Christmas Concert
10 a.m., Dec. 7 (Bring your own camera)
Spanish Fort Christmas Parade
3 p.m., Dec. 7 $15, students free Fairhope United Methodist Church, 155 Section St., Fairhope 888-474-6150 or escs.org
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Compassionate Friends, a Nondenominational Celebration 6:45 p.m., Dec. 8 Grace Lutheran Church, 491 W. 23 Ave., Gulf Shores, Located on the corner of 23rd Ave. W. and 4th St. W. Friends and family are invited to join us for a celebration of the lives we shared with children who have died. Candle lighting Service will begin at 6:45 p.m. on Dec. 8. We will be lighting candles at 7 p.m. Please join us to celebrate the memories of our children who have lost their lives.
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This holiday season Unique Vendors, Arts-Crafts Antiques, Baked Goods, Homemade Goodies, Gift Baskets, Santa, Food, Silent Auction.
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Baldwin Pops’ Christmas Concert
7:30 p.m., Dec. 7 and 8 $20 reserved seating, $15 general admission, $5 for students St. Paul Catholic Church, 3131 Hyde Park Road, Pensacola, Fla. Conducted by Xiaolun Chen, Choral Society artistic director, with the Choral Society Orchestra Soloists: Carla Connors, soprano; Wanda Brister-Rachwal, alto; Leo Day, tenor; Patrick Jacobs, bass-baritone. To purchase tickets, or for more information call the Choral Society of Pensacola office at 850-484-1806 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
7-9 p.m., Dec. 9 Daphne Civic Center, Daphne
7-9 p.m., Dec. 9 Free Foley Civic Center, 407 E. Laurel Ave., Foley Attendees are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to be donated to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Representatives from the U.S. Marine Corps will be in the lobby of the Civic Center to collect the toys. The Baldwin Pops will perform many of the holiday favorites for which they are known, including carols from the British Isles, “Greensleeves,” “Christmas Holiday” and their showpiece, the “Nutcracker Suite” 251-943-1300, VisitFoley.org Continued on page 32
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What to do?
This holiday season accepting vendor applications for the 31st Annual Christmas Festival. For more information, call 251-937-5665 or email Ashley@northbaldwinchamber.com
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Baldwin Pops’ Concert
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Festival of Nativities
2-7 p.m, Dec. 13; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 14 Free admission to Merry Market; Santa’s Workshop $10 Orange Beach Events Center at The Wharf Santa’s Workshop for children ages 5-12 on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Merry Market. Tickets are $10. Children will decorate a Christmas ornament to take home, decorate cookies and write letters to Santa while parents shop at Merry Market.
31st Annual Christmas Festival
Dec. 13-14 Downtown Bay Minette The North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce is currently
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 13-15 Free St. Paul’s Church, Daphne This special exhibit has featured more than 400 nativity displays in a variety of mediums, representing religions and traditions from countries all over the world. No admission will be charged and refreshments will be available. The exhibit is especially child-friendly, with a crèche play area, puzzles, books and crafts offered-all especially designed for students aged four and up. 251-626-2421 or email@example.com or StPaulsEasternShore.com
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333 Fairhope Ave. Fairhope, AL
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Estate and Antique Jewelry
Off Original Price
• Philip Stein Watches • Bulova & Hamilton • Toy Watch • Baccarat
331 Fairhope Ave. Fairhope, AL
Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm • BrennysJewelry.co
Sale Ends 12/24/13