Welcome to our annual listing of local Christmas parades and
other Christmas-themed events. To have yours listed in this space,
please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com 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. 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. 20th Coca-Cola Christmas Truck
Makes a stop in downtown Laurel, in the 400 block of Central Avenue, at
5 p.m. The truck has become a global advertising icon and a
symbol of joy. For more details, call 601-342-0404.
Dec. 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. 21st "A Soulful Friday Night Before Christmas"
Starts at 9 p.m. at The Thirsty Hippo in downtown Hattiesburg.
Admission is $10 plus a donation of new and unwrapped school supplies,
a card game, or a board game. Proceeds and donations benefit
Aldersgate Mission, Homes of Hope for Children, and the Osceola McCarty
Youth Development Center. Follow www.facebook.com/thesoulsessionmusic and www.instagram.com/thasoulsessionmusic for more details.
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.