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Christmas Events and Holiday Festivites

It’s Christmas in Mississippi!

November 7-11

Mistletoe Marketplace

From November 7-10th a the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson, The Junior League of Jackson puts on the holiday shopping affair with shopping, dining, spectacular events and more! Click here for all the details and the event line-up!

General Admission: Tickets: $10

  • Thursday- 11 am to 9 pm
  • Friday- 11 am to 8 pm
  • Saturday- 9 am to 5 pm

Click here for all the details and the event line-up!

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November 10

Holiday Market 

From 9am to 3pm in Clinton over 80 artists, crafters and local vendors come together for one holiday market to get you gifts for all your holiday shopping needs! This event will have music, food and activities for the kiddos!

Click here for this calendar event!

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November 11

Holiday Open House on Hwy 51 Junkin’ Trail

From 1pm to 5pm, five of Ridgeland’s consignment shops and antique stores come together in the name of holiday shopping! Antique Aly, Palladian Consign & Design, Rags + Rust, Repeat Metro Jackson and the Storehouse at Repeat Street join forces to give you the jolly junkin’ experience with deals, door prizes and more!

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November 11

Snow Queen Experience 

From 1pm to 4pm the Ballet Magnificat presents the Snow Queen Shopping Experience. The ballet company kicks off the holiday season with lessons, performances, food, face painting and more at the Highland Village Courtyard.

For more info on the event check out our calendar event here! 

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November 16-17

Handworks Holiday Market

From 9am to 7pm on Friday and 9am to 4pm on Saturday in Jackson, join Muscadine Press Shop for the Handworks Holiday Market where local vendors from the area gather to show and sell their arts and crafts!

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November 23-25 & November 30-December 23

Canton Christmas FestivalCity of Lights

From 5-9 pm daily, Canton lights the Courthouse Square with over 200,000 lights in the name of Christmas! There will be reindeer food making, tours, trolleys, pictures with Santa, cider and more!

Get all the holly jolly details here!

 

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November 27

Deck the District

From 5pm to 7pm at The District at Eastover join Friends of Children’s Hospital and BankPlus to light the Christmas tree, snack on some cookies, enjoy a ballet performance and more!! This not-so-silent night will kickoff the Friends of Children’s Hospital’s Annual Holiday Fundraiser.

 

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November 29

City of Ridgeland Christmas Tree Lighting

Join the City of Ridgeland in their inaugural tree lighting ceremony from 6-8pm! On the corner of Jackson Street and NE Madison Drive you will find bands, food, crafts and more Christmas cheer to bring in the holiday season!

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November 29

Best Dressed Jackson 

From 6:30 to 11pm, join the American Cancer Society for the 3rd annual Best Dressed Jackson to honor 20 individuals “who present themselves impeccably through their contribution to the community”. This event will have great food, wonderful entertainment all for a great cause!

Tickets can be purchased here!

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November 29 & 30

Homestead for the Holidays

from 5-8pm join the Mississippi AG Museum for crafts, train rides, entertainment and more! Santa and Rudolph will be there for fun and photos. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children BUT if you bring a canned good, you get 1/2 off your admission!

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November 30 & December 1

City Lights, Winter Lights

From 6pm to 7pm on the 30th join the City of Jackson in their annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at City Hall. Then, again on the 1st, at 5pm join Jackson for the Christmas Parade through downtown.

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November 30-December 9

2018 Festival of Trees

Join this community-wide event as The Westin Jackson partners with Eventful, Visit Jackson, Friend’s of Children’s Hospital and more to put on a month-long holiday celebration full of holiday-themed events! Local designers will decorate Christmas trees to be auctioned off to families, all the auction proceeds will go to benefit Children’s Hospital. Throughout the month, events and festivities will be held.

Get the details for all the events here! 

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December 1

Clinton Christmas Parade

From 10-11am on Saturday join the Clinton Chamber of Commerce for the annual Christmas Parade!! This year’s theme is “It’s a Wonderful Life.. in Clinton”. Get there early to snag the best seats in the house as the parade follows Clinton Blvd. west from Morrison Drive to East College Street to end on West College Street by the steps of the MC Quad!

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December 7

Christmas by Candlelight Tour

From 4:30pm to 8:30pm join the State Capitol, Manship House, Eudora Welty House and Garden, Old Capital Museum, MS Civil Rights Museum, Museum of MS History and the Governor’s Mansion for the 23rd annual tour of lights and decorations. Shuttle buses will be running from sites or you may drive yourself.

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December 7 & 8

Snow Much Fun

From 6pm to 8pm on Friday and Saturday join the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science as they bring snow to Mississippi and celebrate the holidays with snow and activities! Tickets range from $4-$10 and you can buy them here or at the door!

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December 7, 8 & 9

Ballet Mississippi Presents The Nutcracker

at 7:30pm on Friday and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday Ballet Mississippi brings E.T.A Hoffman’s holiday story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King to life. Tickets range from $15 to $40 and can be found here or at the door.

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December 7, 8 & 9

Carols by Candlelight 2018

At 7pm on Friday and Saturday and 3pm & 7pm on Sunday, join the First Baptist Church to present Carols By Candlelight, a story of Christmas through music and drama. Tickets are free, but you must order reservations online here!

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December 7

Brandon Christmas Parade

At 7pm the streets of downtown Brandon will be filled with “Christmas Magic” as the 2018 Mayor’s Youth Council Christmas Parade makes its way downtown!

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December 7 & 8

Hometown Christmas Market

From 12 noon to 9pm on Friday and 8am to 2pm on Saturday the Vault Venue kicks off Christmas shopping with a market full of top-notch vendors from all over Mississippi!

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December 8

More Than a Tourist Canton Christmas Lights Tour

From 5:30-9:30 pm on Saturday, December 8 More Than a Tourist gives you the Canton Tour with a twist! This tour includes round-trip transportation from Jackson, snacks, drinks, full guided tour, dinner at Rich Grain Distillery, horse & buggy ride in the Square and plenty of time to enjoy and admire the lights of Canton! For more information visit the Facebook page here!

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December 8

Totally Local Christmas Market

From 9am to 4pm at the Richland Community Center hosts its annual Christmas Market! Local vendors from all around the state will be selling their goodies for your holiday gifts!

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December 11

Jingle and Mingle Holiday Open House

From 5pm to 7pm at the Highland Village Shopping Center join the fun with tons of holiday activities like writing letters to Santa, selfies with elfies, face painting, ornament decorating and more!!

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December 14th

12th Annual Sip’N Cider

From 5pm to 9pm in the Square merchants and vendors gather to make their Hot Cider while you enjoy the lights and get some great Christmas gifts under the Christmas lights.

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December 15

14th Annual Jackson Tacky Christmas Party

Its backkkkkkk!! Jackson’s largest and tackiest Christmas party is back for the 14th year! Come dance the night away all in the name of fundraising for the Boys and Girl’s Club of Central Mississippi!

Tickets are $25 and will be sold at the door!

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