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New Year's events planned for Mobile

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WDAM) -

This is a news release from RTJ Resorts


  The day before Alabama plays against Ohio State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl and Auburn plays Wisconsin in the Outback Bowl, great New Year's Eve celebrations will be happening across the State of Alabama. From the MoonPie dropping to the Village People in Mobile to a massive balloon drop and indoor party overlooking the Tennessee River, here are a few options to consider while ringing in the New Year:

MoonPie Over Mobile

If they think it is fun to stay at the YMCA, wait until they experience the four-diamond Renaissance hotels adjacent to this year's MoonPie Over Mobile celebration. This year marks the seventh MoonPie over Mobile NYE celebration and will feature the Village People and Evelyn “Champagne” King. To welcome in the year 2015, and the beginning of Mardi Gras season, a 12-foot-tall MoonPie will descend from the 34-story RSA Trustmark Building. The MoonPie Over Mobile event has been featured in Garden and Gun Magazine and O, The Oprah Magazine. Both publications and other national media have named MoonPie Over Mobile one of the “must do” New Year's Eve events in the country. Rooms at Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel start at $179 for New Year's Eve.Www.renaissanceriverviewplaza.com. For those wanted to stay in a historic property, Battle House Renaissance Hotel & Spa rooms start at $219 and are across the street from the giant MoonPie.www.renaissancebattlehouse.com. For more information on the New Year's Eve event, visit www.mobilenewyear.com.

Montgomery Downtown Countdown

Ring in the New Year with the Downtown Countdown New Year's Eve Celebration. The festivities will take place in the Commerce Street Entertainment District adjacent to the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa downtown. Live entertainment includes Blackberry Breeze and Swingin Medallions. Fireworks and confetti at midnight. Start 2015 off right by staying over at the Renaissance – www.renaissancemontgomery.com.

Muscle Shoals Music Party

Celebrate New Year's Eve at the Marriott Shoals and enjoy music from the Midnighters. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the party starts at 9 p.m. DJ Gus Spears will be in the Singing River Room with a great light show and dance floor. Don't miss a massive balloon drop at midnight in the ballroom and start 2015 off right. $20 for general admission. Tickets are available in the hotel lobby in advance or at the door. Must be 21 or older to attend. Rooms available at the Marriott Shoals –www.marriottshoals.com 

Grand Stay on Mobile Bay in Pt. Clear

Ring in the New Year at the Grand with a deluxe resort room, our New Year's Eve seafood extravaganza dinner in Saltwater Grill, party favors, live entertainment from the Dave Ellis Duo in Bucky's and Champagne toast at midnight, all for $299. Book your stay at www.grandhotelmarriott.com, special code EVE. Make your New Year's Eve Grand.

New Year's Eve in Birmingham's Castle

The culinary team at Brock's in Renaissance Ross Bridge are preparing a five course meal to ring in the new year. From Arancini, Duck Confit and Goat Cheese to start and Ginger Sponge Cake Parfait, White Chocolate-Pistachio Fritters and Blood Orange Compote for dessert, the Ross Bridge chefs have created a spectacular meal. Seatings are from 5:30 to 9. Reservations can be made at www.opentable.com/brocks. Meals are $90 per person. www.rossbridgeresort.com for hotel rooms.

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