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 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. 29th  Hattiesburg   6 p.m. (please click here for a registration form and/or click here for a sponsorship form)

Dec. 1st  Laurel   10 a.m.  (please click here for an entry form and more details) 

Dec. 1st  Petal   4 p.m. (please click here for more details)

Dec. 1st  Columbia   6 p.m. (please click here for more details)

Dec. 8th  Waynesboro  3:45 p.m.

Dec. 15th  Stonewall  6 p.m. (601-595-1198 or 601-659-4607; open house at JCJC's Stonewall/Clarke County campus follows)

Select dates from now until Nov. 18th  Laurel Little Theater presents "A Christmas Carol: The Musical"   Performances take place November 16 at 7:30 p.m., November 17 at 7:30 p.m. and November 18 at 2 p.m. at the Arabian Theatre in downtown Laurel.  Visit or e-mail for more details and ticket information.

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. 

Nov. 21st-Dec. 31st  Christmas in the Park   Takes place at Holmes Water Park in Tylertown.  Like for more details.

Nov. 22nd-Dec. 31st  Lewis Lights   Will be on display nightly at 280 White Chapel Road in Purvis.  Visit or like for more details and related events. 

Nov. 23rd-Dec. 31st  Christmas in the Hollow  Takes place at 350 Moley Wise Road in Waynesboro.  Like for more details.

Nov. 24th  KCS Holiday Express   Making a scheduled stop in Meridian from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.   Visit  -- the event's Facebook page -- for more details.

Dec. 1st  Laurel Kiwanis Pancake Day   Takes place from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church and the YWCO in Laurel. Tickets are available at the YWCO office (601-428-5694) during regular hours -- and at other locations in Laurel. 

Dec. 1st  Lumberton's Old Tyme Christmas Celebration  Takes place from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at 201 West Main Avenue.  The event is presented in part by the Lumberton Economic Development Council.  Visit -- the event's Facebook page -- for more details.

Dec. 7th  Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas Concert   Starts at 7 p.m. at the Arabian Theatre (408 North 5th Avenue, downtown Laurel).  Visit -- the event's Facebook page -- for more details.

Dec. 8th  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. 12th  Project Christmas Smiles   Starts at 9 a.m. at the Wayne County Extension Office.  To find out how like to help in serving families in the county, call 601-735-2243.

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