LoDa Art walk features festive hot air balloon rides | Mobile County Alabama News

Mobile, Ala. (WALA) – Friday night in downtown Mobile, the monthly LoDa Art Walk had a festive twist: the “Holly Jolly Art Walk.”

Balloon sculptures were displayed in Cathedral Square, of all sizes and attracting large crowds.

The children also had the opportunity to meet Santa Claus himself.

“We really love Christmas, and I really wanted my son to experience the art walk and all the Christmas balls, and definitely come see Santa,” Erin Perkins said.

There were balloons of all shapes and sizes, all created by a Foley company — balloons that dazzle.

There was a gingerbread house, 16-foot Christmas trees and a sleigh, all made of balloons.

“It’s the holidays, so I wanted to come here with my grandma, and a lot of my friends are here,” Emily Smith said.

This is the first year of the event, and coordinators were expecting at least 2,000 people downtown, saying it was great for the community to get into the holiday spirit.

“It’s just a great opportunity to hang out,” said coordinator Jenyia Rocker. “We know COVID has gotten us in the way, so this is just a great opportunity to get out there and enjoy the freedom.”

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