SOURCE: The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa

The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa

December 18, 2014 14:09 ET

Giant MoonPie Dropping to the Sounds of the Village People on New Year's Eve in Mobile, Alabama

Get in on the Fun With Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa and Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza

MOBILE, AL--(Marketwired - Dec 18, 2014) - If you think it is fun to stay at the YMCA, wait until you experience the four-diamond Renaissance hotels adjacent to this year's MoonPie Over Mobile celebration. This year marks the seventh MoonPie over Mobile New Year's Eve celebration and will feature the Village People and Evelyn "Champagne" King. The two acts will perform in downtown Mobile on the edge of Bienville Square, an easy walk from the Battle House Renaissance Hotel & Spa and Renaissance Riverview Plaza.

Chattanooga Bakery, where the MoonPie was invented, will also be baking the world's largest edible MoonPie, and the evening's activities will officially kickoff with the ceremonial cutting of the MoonPie. 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.

Why Drop a MoonPie?

Mobile is the home of America's first Mardi Gras celebration, even before New Orleans joined in on the fun. MoonPies have been a popular item to throw into the crowd during Mardi Gras parades since 1952 and Mobile consumes more than four million MoonPies annually.

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.

"Mobile's New Year's Eve Celebration featuring the MoonPie Over Mobile has become a cultural phenomenon across the country," said Mobile City Councilman Fred Richardson, who is credited for creating the MoonPie Over Mobile concept. "Every year, more and more people are getting involved, and thousands more revelers come out to enjoy the festivities. I look forward to this New Year's Eve being the best that has ever been in our city."

Come Stay with Us!

Rooms at Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel start at $179 for New Year's Eve. 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. For more information on the New Year's Eve event, visit www.mobilenewyear.com

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