New Year's Eve MoonPie over Mobile Guide

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MoonPie Over Mobile is #9 on USA TODAY’s “10 Best New Year’s Eve Drops In the U.S.

Celebrate the New Year by digging into the world’s largest MoonPie cake, weighing in at 600 pounds in Mobile, Alabama.  Get your piece of the pie on December 31, 2023, in Mobile’s New Year’s Eve celebration!

Mobile has a one of a kind New Year’s Eve celebration.  And it’s free!  What could be better than that?

Mobile New Year’s Eve Schedule

11 am to 1 pm – Kids Zone in Mardi Gras Park

There will be a mini resolution wall, bounce houses and New Year’s Eve arts and crafts.  The kids can ring in 2024 at noon with their MoonPie Drop

4 pm – Resolution Wall in Renaissance Riverview Hotel Plaza Courtyard

Write down your New Year’s resolution and hang it on the wall. 

7 pm – DJ Blayze

DJ Blayze will be playing on the Main Stage.  He’ll keep the party going before, after and in between the musical performances.

7:30 pm – Best Decorated Umbrella Contest in the Renaissance Riverview Hotel Plaza Courtyard

Enter your decorated umbrella, win a prize and lead the parade. 

7:30 pm – The Port City Second Liners

The Port City Second Liners will be performing in the Renaissance Riverview Hotel Plaza Courtyard, featuring the Jukebox Brass Band.

7:45 pm – Cutting of the MoonPie in the Courtyard


8 pm – Second Line Parade

March from Renaissance Riverview Courtyard to the Main Stage, led by elected officials.  Bring a Mardi Gras umbrella and join the parade.

8:20 pm – Opening Remarks

Opening remarks are at the Main Stage

8:30 pm – Opening Act

The opening act is Yeah Probably on the Main Stage

9:25 pm – Headliners

Headliners will perform on the Main Stage, including Yo-Yo, Dana Dane, Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane.

12 am – Countdown and MoonPie Drop on the Main Stage

Happy New Year!

Mobile Hotels

If you’d like to visit Mobile for New Year’s Eve, you should consider the following hotels.  They are all offering discounted rates which can save you money on your stay.

  • Quality Inn Downtown Historic District
    • 21% Discount
  • Quality Inn near University of Mobile
    • 21% Discount
  • Quality Inn Mobile West Tillmans Corner
    • 21% Discount
  • Quality Inn & Suites at Airport Blvd. I-65
    • 21% Discount
  • Comfort Inn Suites Mobile East Bay
    • 19% Discount
  • Comfort Inn & Suites Mobile near Eastern Shore Centre
    • 19% Discount
  • Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Saraland, AL
    • 16% Discount
  • Comfort Suites Mobile West Tillmans Corner
    • 15% Discount
  • Comfort Suites North Mobile
    • 12% Discount
  • Econo Lodge Mobile
    • 7% Discount
  • Sleep Inn & Suites North Mobile Saraland
    • 7% Discount
  • Springdale Inn & Suites
    • 7% Discount

Mobile BBQ

Alabama is renowned for its barbecue and Mobile is known for its pecan infused pork shoulder.  Many barbecue restaurants in Alabama see long time operations that have been run by the same family for generations.

If you’d like to enjoy barbecue while in Mobile, the following restaurants were chosen as the Best 10 Barbecue Restaurants by the users of TripAdvisor.

  1. Meat Boss
  2. Moe’s Original BBQ
  3. Dick Russell’s Bar-b-q
  4. Dreamland BBQ
  5. J Rodgers BBQ
  6. Cotton State BBQ
  7. Sonny’s BBQ
  8. Stoney’s BBQ
  9. Boar Hog’s Barbecue & Catering
  10. Saucy-Q Bar B Que