Festival of Trees

Below is the event line-up and for more information visit WestinJackson.com!

Join The Westin Jackson for their community-wide event as they partner with Trustmark, Visit Jackson, and Downtown Jackson Partner to put on a month-long holiday celebration full of holiday-themed events, Festival of Trees! This year’s Charity Partner will be Children’s of Mississippi as some events center around giving back to the hospital and their patients. 

Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Westin presents the Festival of Trees “Tree Lighting Ceremony” on Wednesday, December 4th from 6 pm to 8 pm at The Westin Jackson!

The ceremony will include a special holiday greeting from The Westin Jackson followed by holiday music, a presentation from our Children’s of MS, and acknowledgement of the Festival of Trees Sponsors! The Christmas Tree Lane will have its lighting of the trees at 7 pm!  The Christmas Trees have been decorated by local businesses and organizations as a donation to Children’s of Mississippi! For the month of December the public will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite tree.

We encourage you to participate in our Children’s of MS Holiday Book Drive by donating a new book! The book must be in new condition for children or young adults.

There will also be a special appearance from Frozen’s Elsa and Anna as they mix and mingle to create enchanting memories!

This event is free and open to public!

BUT RSVP on Eventbrite HERE to receive complimentary valet parking for the event.


Christmas Tree Lane

From December 4th thru December 28th visit The Westin Jackson and take a stroll down Christmas Tree Lane!  The trees are decorated by local organizations and businesses as a donation to Children’s of Mississippi.  The hotel lobby will provide complimentary hot cocoa for all guests.

Vote for your favorite decorated tree and the winner will be announced on Monday, December 30th!


Sip & Shop!

Soul Spa is partnering with Kendra Scott for a shopping at The Westin Jackson on Thursday, December 19th from 5 pm to 7 pm!

Enjoy one night only holiday discounts to buy stocking stuffers and something nice for the ones you love (and a little something for yourself as well!)

Stop by Estelle Wine Bar & Bistro for Happy Hour purchases on light bites and cocktails from 3 pm to 6 pm!

RSVP on Eventbrite HERE for complimentary valet parking and (1) Festival of Trees Signature Cocktail or glass of champagne!


Trustmark Ice Skating Rink

Local families are invited to our Trustmark Pop-Up Ice Skating rink from December 5th to December 29th on select days and times.  Tickets are $5 per person and available for purchase at the ice skating rink.  The proceeds will be a donation to Children’s of Mississippi.


Thursday & Friday: 5 pm to 8 pm

Saturday: 11 am to 3 pm, 5 pm to 8 pm

Sunday: 11 am to 3 pm

*Please note that the hours are subject to change.  For more information, contact The Westin Jackson at 601-968-8200*



The Special Olympics of Mississippi will host their annual GOLD Gala on Thursday, December 5th at 7 pm at The Westin Jackson. There will be food and drinks selections provided by Estelle Wine Bar & Bistro as well as a silent auction and live entertainment.

“Our annual GOLD Gala honors the accomplishments of more than 6,000 athletes across the state who compete year-around locally, regionally and nationally.”

Tickets are purchased with the Special Olympics of MS here! HERE!


Brunch with Santa

On Sundays, December 8th, 15th and 22nd from 11am to 2:30pm – join Santa for a yummy brunch at Estelle’s Wine Bar & Bistro! Get your picture with Santa Claus and enjoy some yummy homemade brunch treats.

Frozen’s Elsa and Anna will be making a special appearance at Brunch with Santa on Sunday, December 22nd from 12pm – 2pm.

For more information and to reserve your seats visit HERE!


SugarPlum Fairy’s Tea Party

Ballet Mississippi presents their one-of-a-kind traditional tea party at The Westin Jackson and Estelle Wine Bar & Bistro on Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th at 1:30pm.  The Sugar Plum Fairies and Nutcracker characters will make a special appearance as they debut a holiday performance for all guests.  Galaxie Glisters will be available to add a little sparkle and shine to Tea Party guests.

Tea party tickets do not include entrance to the Nutcracker performance at Thalia Mara!

Tickets are purchased with Ballet Mississippi HERE!


Children’s of MS Book Drive

Give the gift of reading from December 1st to December 20th!

The Westin Jackson will be collecting new books to be donated to children and young adults at Children’s of Mississippi.  Children’s of Mississippi will not accept used books due to health regulations.

You can drop your book off at the Westin front desk!