December 7-9
Willy Wonka Musical

Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-
famous candy man and his quest to find
an heir comes to life in this stage
adaptation of Charlie and The Chocolate
Factory. Show takes place Friday and
Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $11 for children, $13 for
senior/military and $16 for adults.

Gulfport Little Theatre

December 8
Christmas on the Bayou
This is a unique event where boats are
decorated for a lighted parade, and the
waterfront houses also compete to be
named the Parade Captain's Best House
on the Bayou and serve as parade
judges. Public viewing is available at
three Gulfport boat launches/parks and
several waterfront restaurants. Parade
begins at 6 p.m.

Bayou Bernard-Gulfport

December 7-9
Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon
The Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon
will include a marathon, half marathon,
5K, and kids marathon race program.
This year's marathon will feature a
special guest: Des Linden, the first
American woman to win the Boston
Marathon in more than

30 years.
Mississippi Gulf Coast

December 14
Home for the Holidays Concert
Join the Ocean Springs Chorale at the
Mary C. for a classic Home for the
Holidays concert beginning at 7 p.m.
Admission is $5 for 10 and under, $10
for members and $15 for non-members.

Mary C. O'Keefe
Cultural Center

December 15
Christmas Dreams
The tradition continues this season as
an award-winning cast of skaters and
singers bring the magic of the holidays
to life at the Beau Rivage Theatre.
Tickets from $12.95.

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

December 15
Smith Family Christmas
Join the incredibly talented, multi-
generational members of the Smith
Family as they present a holiday musical
celebration. Concert begins at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for members, $20 for

Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center

December 19-22
Christmas at Beauvoir
Stroll through the lighted garden and
enjoy carolers, dancers, Christmas
Reenactment of a camp, hot cocoa and
cookies. Saturday is Children's day —
Frozen the movie will be shown at 3
p.m. Takes place daily from 5 to 8 p.m.
Entry is free for children 6 and under.


Looking for something to do? South Mississippi Living doesn’t want you to be bored. Here are some local events for both families and grown-ups alike. Feel free to look over the listings below or, if you need to download a printable version to take with you, simply click on the Calendar graphic to the right.

This is not a complete list of activities or events.
Check other local listings for a more complete list.

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December 1-31
Holidays at Beau Rivage

Now through Jan. 3, Beau Rivage will be
dressed in holiday style with thousands
of twinkling lights, larger-than-life
nutcrackers and ornaments,
gingerbread houses and enchanting
winter displays. More than 2,000
poinsettias and dozens of brilliantly
decorated trees — including a stunning
new 20-foot Christmas tree — will offer
opportunities to capture photos.

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

December 1-30
Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter

This spectacular light show is being
presented as a walking tour or aboard a
free heated trolley daily from 5:30 to
9:30 p.m. through December 30.
Participants will be able to visit with
Santa in Santaís Village every night and
enjoy hot chocolate and concession

Jones Park, Gulfport

December 1-31
Miracle Pop-Up Bar at Hard Rock

Miracle, a Christmas-themed cocktail
bar, is making its way to Hard Rock
Hotel & Casino Biloxi through
December 31. This year, Biloxi will be
one of only 80 locations around the
world to host Miracle. During this time,
the Hard Rock will transform into a
holiday wonderland serving seasonal
drinks, such as the 'Snowball Old
Fashioned' and 'Run Run Rudolph.'

December 1-31
36 Days of Christmas & Trains
Relive the magic of the Christmas train
with the Mississippi Coast Model
Railroad Museum's Christmas lights
display. Open 5-9 p.m. through
December 31. Closed Christmas Eve and
Christmas Day. Admission is free, but
donations are appreciated.

Mississippi Coast Model
Railroad Museum

December 5
Let's Lunch with Travel Writer
Charles McCool

Join the Mary C. in Becky's Kitchen at
11:30 a.m. for a very exciting Let's
Lunch! They will be lunching with
Travel Writer Charles McCool from

Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center

December 5-12
Myhres School of Music Free
Demo Classes

Myhres School of Music will offer free
demo classes to students ages five and
under. Contact CeCe Myhres for
available dates and times or to register.

Myhres School of Music
983 Howard Ave, Biloxi

December 6-9
Scrooge the Musical
The Walter Anderson Theatre Project
presents Scrooge the Musical, an
adaptation of the famous Charles
Dickens classic A Christmas Carol.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for
seniors and military and $10 for
children 12 and under.

Mary C. O'Keefe
Cultural Center

December 21
Coast Big Band Christmas Concert

The Coast Big Band comes back to the
Mary C. for their annual Christmas
Concert filled with fun holiday music
and some surprises. Don't miss the best
vocalists around with a more than 20-
piece 1940s Big Band sound. Concert
begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for
members, $20 for non-members.

Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center

December 21
Cirque Musica Holiday presents

Witness an all-new concert experience
featuring the cast of Cirque Musica
together with your favorite holiday
songs performed by a live symphony
orchestra. Cirque Musica Holiday will
wow audiences with unforgettable
visuals and amazing acrobats, aerialists,
hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer.
Begins at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $54.

IP Casino Resort Spa

December 21-29
Ice Skating

Public ice skating will be available in the
coliseum arena weekly on Wednesdays,
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. $12
admission includes skate rental.

Mississippi Coast Coliseum &
Convention Center


December 23
Biloxi Visitors Center Holiday
Open House

With many local artists and craftsmen
showing their wares, shoppers are sure
to find what they are seeking. In
addition to shopping there will be
refreshments, children's activities,
pictures with Santa, free tour train rides
and much more. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Biloxi Visitors Center

December 28
Lynn Meadows Free Friday Night

Enjoy the Lynn Meadows Discovery
Center free

from 5- 8 p.m.
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

December 28
Mr. Atticus's Night Market
The Mockingbird Cafe and Smith &
Lens Gallery bring this Last Friday
event to the 100 block of South Second
Street. Enjoy flower growers, artists,
belly dancers, farmers, feathered
headdresses, tapas and locally made
crafts. Market takes place from 6-9 p.m.

Mockingbird Cafe

December 31
The Molly Ringwalds
Performing live on New Year's Eve.
Must be 21 or older to attend. Show
begins at 11 p.m. with tickets starting at

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

December 31
New Year's Eve Party &
Oyster Ball Drop

Ring in the New Year with the Maritime
& Seafood Industry Museum for their
Oyster Ball Drop. Live entertainment by
Blackwater Brass, heavy hors d'oeuvres,
full bar, party favors, beignets and
fireworks! Begins at 8:30 p.m., $90 a
couple, $50 single.

Maritime & Seafood
Industry Museum