Welcome to our annual listing of local Christmas parades and
other Christmas-themed events. To have yours listed in this space,
please e-mail email@example.com
and, in the body of the message, let us know when and where it's taking
place and a phone number, website and/or e-mail address we can pass
along to listeners.
Dec. 15th Waynesboro 3:45 p.m. (rescheduled; 601-671-2076)
Dec. 15th Stonewall 6 p.m. (601-595-1198 or 601-659-4607; open house at JCJC's Stonewall/Clarke County campus follows)
Now until Dec. 11th Project Christmas Smiles
Donations of toys and food for needy children in Wayne County can be
dropped off at the Wayne County Extension Office and the Waynesboro
Fire Department. For more details, call 601-735-2243.
Now until Dec. 14th HPD/Ryan Chevrolet Toy Drive Hattiesburg
Police officials are collecting donations of new and unwrapped toys for
children, age 18 and under, within Hattiesburg city limits.
Donations can be made at Ryan Chevrolet (1501 West Pine Street) during
the dealership's regular business hours.
Select dates from now until Dec. 15th Carols of Christmas
Presented by Williamsburg United Methodist Church (17 Sunset
Williamsburg Rd., Collins), this event is a walk-through exhibit of
Christmas trees decorated and inspired by hymns and popular songs.
Refreshments will be available. The event takes place
December 7th and 14th from 11 a.m. until to 2 p.m. -- and December
7th-8th and 14th-15th from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. For more details, call
601-765-8550 or 228-860-3218.
Now until Dec. 20th Hometown Heroes Holiday Toy Drive in Jones County
Donations can be made at the lirary in downtown Laurel (530
Commerce Street). Donated toys will be distributed to children in
need on December 21. For more details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 601-428-4313 ext. 106.
Now until Dec. 23rd Hats from Heaven
This non-profit organization collects hats for children for local
hospitals, including the NICU. On Christmas Eve, they will
deliver assorted kinds of hats to the kids for Christmas with a little
message pinned to it. Every Thursday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.,
the group will be at Mill Creek Congregational Methodist Church (2319
Mill Creek Road). For more details, call or text
601-470-9114 or 601-344-9037. Join the Hats from Heaven by Ida Facebook group for details on other locations and collection times.
Now until Dec. 31st Christmas in the Hollow Takes place at 350 Moley Wise Road in Waynesboro. Like www.facebook.com/christmasinthehollow for more details.
Now until Dec. 31st Christmas in the Park in Tylertown Takes place at Holmes Water Park. Like www.facebook.com/ChristmasInTheParkTylertown for more details.
Now until Dec. 31st Lewis Lights Will be on display nightly at 280 White Chapel Road in Purvis. Visit www.lewislightsandcrafts.com or like www.facebook.com/LewisLightsandcrafts for more details and related events.
Dec. 8th-9th Victorian Candlelit Christmas
Presents by the Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood, the event starts at
5 p.m. each night with carriage rides, nostalgia, luminaries and much
more. Like www.facebook.com/HHNA.MS for more details.
Dec. 12th Jones County Republican Women: Christmas Lunch/Meeting
Starts at noon at The Gables Event Center (1919 Bush Dairy Road,
Laurel). Special Christmas music will be provided by Kathy
Lee. The club is open to women members and men as
associate members. For more details, e-mail email@example.com or call 601-422-7575.
Dec. 13th Christmas in the Park in Taylorsville
Starts after the Christmas parade at City Park (398 Moore
Street). The event is sponsored by local churches and businesses.
Dec. 14th-16th; 21st-23rd Zoo Lights and Holiday Market
Takes place at the Hattiesburg Zoo with unlimited rides on the Candy
Cane Carousel and Polar Express Train. There will also be animal
encounters and a chance to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. Visit www.hattiesburgzoo.com for more details.
Dec. 15th Photos with Santa
Will be held at McCoy Park in New Augusta following the New Augusta
Christmas Parade. Proceeds will benefit the New
Augusta Civic Club. For more details, like
www.facebook.com/craigalexandercreative or call 601-520-6975.
Dec. 15th SCAR Open House
Takes place from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 1712 Highway 184 East.
There will be adoption specials, shelter tours, lunch plates, Santa and
some of his elves, jitters coffee, and much more. Like www.facebook.com/SouthernCrossAnimalRescue for more details.
Dec. 15th A Very Merry Waynesboro Christmas Celebration
Starts at 4 p.m. throughout downtown Waynesboro with free pictures with
Santa Claus, Christmas carols, food vendors and more. Then at
6:30 p.m., bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a classic holiday
movie. For more details, call 601-735-3311.
Dec. 19th Holiday Kick-Off Safety Helmet Giveaway The
Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services is holding this event
from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the rehabilitation center (732 North 15th
Ave., Laurel). Bring your children, ages 3-12, to be fitted for a free
helmet. For more details, call 601-853-5262.
Dec. 22nd Fireworks Christmas Celebration Starts at 9 p.m. during Christmas in the Hollow (350 Moley Wise Road, Waynesboro). Visit www.facebook.com/events/326987728112970/ -- the event's Facebook Page -- for more details.