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.

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 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 for more details.

Now until Dec. 31st  Christmas in the Park in Tylertown   Takes place at Holmes Water Park.  Like for more details.

Now until 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.

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 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 and for more details.

Dec. 22nd  Fireworks Christmas Celebration   Starts at 9 p.m. during Christmas in the Hollow (350 Moley Wise Road, Waynesboro).  Visit -- the event's Facebook Page -- for more details.


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