2019 Canton Christmas Festival

The Canton Christmas Festival is here!

Many call Canton the “City of Lights” around this time of year. The more than ONE MILLION lights will make Canton’s Historic Courthouse Square glow all in the name of the holidays!

The Christmas Festival will run from November 29th – December 1st & December 6th – December 23rd. from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. nightly. There will be tons of events and activities for everyone! From roasting marshmallows with Frosty and visiting with Santa to shopping and a yummy cider competition- Christmas in Canton is one you won’t want to miss!


Events list:

  • Light & Character Parades – November 29- December 23 on Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. & 8 p.m., meet your favorite princess or super hero under the glow of the Christmas lights
  • Princess Parade– December 14th, come dressed as your favorite princess and meet your all time favorite princess or princesses!
  • Mrs. Claus’ Story Time – December 13th From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Merchant Open HouseNovember 29th- December 1, join merchants around the square for extended holiday hours and special sales!
  • Sip ‘n’ Cider – Friday December 13th from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.¬†participating merchants will be serving up their best Christmas Hot Cider! While you enjoy the lights, sip on some cider and then vote which was your favorite!
  • Holiday film Christmas – On December 7th at 6 p.m., enjoy the holiday film Christmas in Mississippi on the big screen followed by a lively discussion about what makes your hometown holiday special.
  • Mrs. Claus’ Story Time – December 13th From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Along with events, there will be holiday activities like a train, carousel, sky race, horse and buggy and even a bungee jump!


($20 for a sheet of tickets)

Food Vendors this year include Funny Face Foods, Small Town Hot Dogs, and Chunky Dunks.


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