The Christmas Page

Welcome to our annual listing of local Christmas parades and other Christmas-themed events. To have yours listed in this space, please e-mail calendar@thepinebelt.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.



Nov. 30th  Hattiesburg   6:00pm (followed by tree lighting at 7:00pm at Town Square Park; www.facebook.com/hattiesburgjaycees)

Dec. 1st  Columbia  6:00pm

Dec. 2nd  Laurel   10:00am (please click here to print out an entry form; entries due Nov. 27)

Dec. 2nd  Ellisville   2:00pm 

Dec. 2nd  Petal   4:00pm (lighting of the Christmas tree follows at Hinton Park, formerly Relay Park; www.petalchamber.com or 601-583-3306)

Dec. 9th  Ovett   11:00am (lineup at 10:00am; 601-498-0017, 601-433-3189, 601-689-0508, 601-530-2979)



Nov. 17th, 18th, 22nd  Christmas in the Park in Tylertown   Wagon rides take place November 17 and 18 from 6:00 until 8:30 each night with a walking tour on November 22 -- also from 6:00 until 8:30.   Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Bring the kids to meet Santa, and enter to win a door prize.  For more details, visit www.co.walthall.ms.us/christmas-in-the-park.html or call 601-876-2656.


Nov. 30th  JCJC presents "A Jingle Jazz Christmas"   Concert starts at 7:00pm (Santa visits at 6:00pm) at the M.P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium on the JCJC campus in Ellisville. JC Jazz, JC Voices and a new group, The Bridge, will perform traditional and jazzy Christmas tunes.  Admission is one new unwrapped toy for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.  For more details, call 601-477-4000.


Dec. 2nd  Laurel Kiwanis Pancake Day   Takes place from 6:00am-1:00pm at the YWCO and First Baptist Church.  Tickets are $5.00 each from any Kiwanis Club member or $6.00 at the door.  Like www.facebook.com/Kiwanislaurel for more details.


Dec. 8th   African Children's Choir   Performing at 6:30pm at Good Hope Baptist Church (331 Purvis Oloh Rd., Purvis).  Admission is free; donations are welcome.  For more details, visit www.africanchildrenschoir.com or call the church at 601-794-2972.



Dec. 9th   Christmas in Ovett   Starts at noon at the Ovett baseball field.  Please bring your lawn chairs.   For more details, call 601-788-4073 or 601-788-7021.



Dec. 16th   Jeff Bates' Christmas Show: "Once Upon A Star"   Starts at 6:00pm at New Bethany Baptist Church (2798 Highhway 588, Ellisville).  For more details, call the church at 601-763-7300.




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