Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce!

The busy holiday season is upon us, and we at the North Baldwin Chamber want to keep our members and our community informed and up to date on all of the holiday happenings!

Here is our Holiday Edition of "News from North Baldwin." You can find out more about community events by visiting our calendar here. 

We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season and as always we hope to see you out and about in North Baldwin!

-Ashley Jones
Executive Director
North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce

32nd Annual Christmas Festival:
The 32nd Annual Christmas Festival will take place on Friday & Saturday, December 12th & 13th in Downtown Bay Minette surrounding Blackburn Park. The Annual Christmas Fest is a longstanding tradition complete with a Christmas Tree Lighting, Live Entertainment, Arts & Crafts, Good Food, an Art Contest and culminating on Saturday afternoon with the Annual Christmas Parade! For a full schedule of events visit our Christmas Fest page of our website or CLICK HERE to download a printable version.
Thank you to WindCreek Casino & Hotel for title sponsoring the 32nd Annual Christmas Festival, and thank you to all of our sponsors, without you all the festival would not be possible: Baldwin EMC, Faulkner State, Gulf Packaging, Alabama National Guard, Infirmary Health, Standard Furniture, The Hadley Law Firm, Doerr Technology, Pepsi Cola Bottling of Atmore, North Baldwin Utilities, Quincy Compressor, Huntingdon College Evening Bachelor's Program, United Bank, Baldwin Gulf Coast Pest Control, Walmart, Delta Outfitters and the City of Bay Minette.
BCHS Cross Country to sponsor Christmas Fest 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run

CLICK HERE to download your registration form!

Read more on al.com by clicking here

Pancakes with Santa Saturday, December 13th at the First United Methodist Church.

CLICK HERE for more details!

Annual Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 13th

Parade Entry Deadline December 4th!

CLICK HERE to download parade application and information!

Pictures with Santa at Christmas Fest!
Dragonfly Photography will be taking pictures with Santa again this year during the Christmas Fest in Rex Courtyard on Hoyle Avenue. 

Friday, December 12th
3:30pm-5:30pm portraits without Santa
6:00pm-9:00pm portraits with Santa
Saturday, December 13th
8:00am - 1:30pm portraits with Santa

No appointment necessary!

CLICK HERE to view available packages!

Christmas Tour of Homes 2014

The Bay Minette Kiwanis Club will be hosting their Annual Tour of Homes on Sunday December 14th from 1-5pm.

Contact a member of the Bay Minette Kiwanis Club to purchase your tickets today!

Call Anne Price at 251-937-5252 for more information!

Fire Prevention Tips for a Safe and Festive Holiday Season

Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition during the holiday season. Unfortunately, these deco-rations increase the chance of fire. According to Bay Minette Fire Department (BMFD), a few simple holiday fire safety tips can ensure your Merry Christmas!

North Baldwin Infirmary to Host Annual Tree Lighting:
The North Baldwin Express Christmas Tree Lighting will be held at the North Baldwin Infirmary on Thursday, December 4th from 5-7pm. Get on board the North Baldwin Express at the North Baldwin Fitness Center depot and enjoy an evening of fun for the whole
family as you travel through the North Baldwin Infirmary campus:
* Visit Santa 
* Enjoy food and hot drinks
* Make Reindeer food 
* Register for prizes and giveaways
* Visit special booths 
* Sing along with Christmas choirs
The evening culminates with the Lighting of the Tree ceremony at 6:45 p.m.
For more information, contact Marisa Williams at 251-937-9099.
Faulkner State to hold Christmas on the Coast Concert:
Christmas on the Coast presented by the Faulkner State Community College Division of Fine Arts will be performing "Santa's Christmas Tree," a musical for children by Beverly Weiler on Friday, December 5th at 7pm in the L. D. Owen Performing Arts Center on Faulkner's Bay Minette Campus. Admission is FREE but a donation for "Toys for Tots" is appreciated.

Christmas in Perdido:
The 10th Annual Christmas in Perdido will take place on Saturday, December 6th from 8am-2pm in the Perdido School Gym.

A variety of venders will be on hand such as 31 Gifts, Origami Owl, Scentsy, and more.  Many of the items have been monogramed and handcrafted. There will also be yard decor, jewelry, wreaths, Christmas ornaments, original watercolor paintings, and much much more. 


Food & Drinks are available for purchase all day provided by Perdido Alumni and Beta Club. 



Breakfast with Santa will be served from 8 to 10 in the cafeteria.  Don't forget to bring your camera!  There will also be the Scholastic Book Fair available in the lobby of the gym for your shopping convenience.  Bring your Christmas List and check it twice!

IMPACT Youth Presents 'The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe':

Derailed Diner's Polar Express Event:
Bring the kids for Derailed Diner's FREE Third Annual Polar Express Event!
For four magical nights our dining car will be transformed into the train car from the beloved children's book,
"The Polar Express." The event takes place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, December 10th-13th, 2014. The Polar Express is a FREE
event but reservations are required.

Children will receive a golden "Believe" ticket punched by the Polar Express train conductor as they enter the train car singing the "Hot Chocolate" song. All attending (even you adults) will be served hot chocolate and cookies after the professional performance and sing-along from the beloved children's book-- a beautiful story about losing faith and getting it back again. Each child will be gifted a magic jingle bell to wish upon just as they do in the story. Sorry, no adults allowed on the train,but you can peek through the windows if
you are good.

Even Though This Is A FREE Event, Seating Is Limited And Reservations Are Required. Please Call Us To Reserve A Seat! *Limited To Children Aged 4 To 12 Only. 251-960-1152
Upcoming Events:

Thursday & Friday, 11/27-11/28:


North Baldwin Chamber office Closed for Thanksgiving Holidays


Monday, 12/1:


Mayor's Prayer Breakfast


Thursday, 12/4:


North Baldwin Infirmary Express Christmas Tree Lighting


Saturday, 12/6:

Friday, 12/12:

Saturday, 12/13:

Sunday, 12/14:

Monday, 12/15:

North Baldwin Chamber office Closed

Thursday, 12/18:

December BoD Meeting

Thursday, 12/25 - Friday, 01/02:

North Baldwin Chamber office Closed for the Christmas Holidays
Welcome to all of our new members who have joined the North Baldwin Chamber in 2014!
-Nutrition Studio

-Devoni's Pizzeria 

-DRiP's Handyman Service 

-First Presbyterian Church 

-FlipKey Vacation Rentals 

-Glass Orthodontics 

-Naro Audiology

-Berney Office Solutions 

-Kona Ice of Baldwin County

-Earthly Delights


-Lighthouse of the Angels, Inc 

-Origami Owl Sarah Peaden

-Bay Minette Snap Fitness 

-Outdoor Addiction

-Isagenix - Nelson Berry 

-Gulf Fire Arms Instruction

-Miller's Grand Events

-B & J's Snack Grill and Concessions

-Ced's Towing & Cannon Ball Inflatables

-Perdido Vineyards

-Wild Native 

-Sugar Kettle Caf� 

-Emerge Band 

-Wallace Capital Funding, LLC

-Bay Minette Taxi 

-Perfecting That Cleaning 

-D'Olive Street Storage 

-Dale Carnegie Training 

-East Bay Group, DBA H&R Block 

-Pangea Two

-Bayside Insurance 

-Printed and Pretty

-Farmer's Insurance 

-Alabama Army National Guard

For more information on each of our new members and our entire membership listing visit our website by CLICKING HERE!

Ashley Jones
Executive Director
North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce
301 McMeans Ave / PO Box 310
Bay Minette, AL 36507
Phone 251.937.5665
Fax 251.937.5670

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