December 7
Wreath Laying Ceremony
More than 21,000 wreaths will be
placed on grave sites at the Biloxi
National Cemetery. Ceremony will begin
at 11 a.m. on December 7. The public is
invited to attend to honor those laid to
rest, as well as help prepare wreaths on
December 6.

Biloxi National Cemetery

December 7
Christmas on the Water
Boat Parade

Boats parade in full holiday décor with
a fireworks show after the parade. Best
parade viewing locations are between
the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor and
Casino Row, or between the Biloxi
Lighthouse and Beau Rivage Resort &
Casino. Parade begins at 6 p.m.

Biloxi Beach
228.617.3112 or 228.432.2563

December 7
Sea Santa Sail-a-bration
The 6th annual waterless boat parade
will begin at 5:45 p.m. starting at Long
Beach High School and ending at the
Town Green. Festivities after the parade
will take place at the Town Green and
will include a tree lighting, snow, live
music, Santa and more.

Long Beach

December 8
Brunch with Santa
Event at BR Prime features fresh
seafood, prime rib, breakfast offerings,
delectable pastries and unlimited
Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Old
Fashioneds. Children receive a keepsake
gift and photo with Santa. $55/person,
$25/children, 2 and under free.

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

December 8
The Nutcracker Presented by
Mississippi Gulf Coast Ballet

A Christmas classic, experience the
Mississippi Gulf Coast Ballet Theatre's
production of The Nutcracker, based on
the 1816 story by German author E.T.A
Hoffmann. Performances take place at
3 and 7 p.m. with tickets from $10.95.

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

December 13-15
WINGS Performing Arts Presents
Frozen Jr.

Frozen Jr. is based on the 2018
Broadway musical, and brings Elsa,
Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle
to life. Tickets are $10 general
admission. Don't "let it go" and miss
this amazing show!

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
WINGS Theatre


December 14
International Christmas Festival
The International Christmas festival is
your passport around the world, with
cultural performances and cuisine from
12 counties. The festival takes place
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free!

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church,


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 left.

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

Gulfport Harbor Lights
Winter Festival

Jones Park transforms into a winter
wonderland, featuring a dazzling display
of over 1,500,000 lights. Enjoy the
spectacular light show and festival
activities throughout December from
5:30 to 9:30 daily. Closed on Christmas
Eve. $10/adults, $5/children, 5 and
under free.

Jones Park, Gulfport

December 1

Gulf Coast Symphony
Peppermint Pops

Begin the holidays with a performance
of seasonal favorites by the Gulf Coast
Symphony Orchestra and guest artists.
A sing along of carols is part of the fun.
Concert begins at 3 p.m. General
admission is $25, $10 for

Hancock Performing Arts
Center, Kiln

December 1
Gulfport Civic League
Tour of Homes

Gulfport Civic Leagues Annual
Christmas Tour of Homes will be held
from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. This year's
theme is 'Christmas on the Island' and
will feature four homes on the Island off
of Cowan-Lorraine. The tour benefits
children and adults in our community
with special needs.

Cowan-Lorraine Road

December 4-28
Ice Skating

Public ice skating will be available in the
coliseum arena weekly on Wednesdays,
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
through January 5. $12 admission
includes skate rental.

Mississippi Coast Coliseum &
Convention Center


December 5
Pascagoula Senior Center
Pottery Sale

Join the Senior Center from 8 a.m.
to 6 p.m. for a pottery sale — just in
time to complete your holiday shopping!
All of the pottery is handmade by the
centerís talented seniors. You won't
want to miss out on these beautiful
pieces at great prices.

Pascagoula Senior Center

December 6-7
A Very Postmodern Christmas
This holiday season, Scott Bradlee's
Postmodern Jukebox will revitalize the
idea of a Christmas tour itself in their
multi-city A Very Postmodern
Christmas tour. Concert begins at 8 p.m.
daily with tickets from $24.99.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi

December 7
Christmas in the City
Enjoy live entertainment including
choirs, bands and dancers, pictures with
Santa, and special Biloxi Pusharatas, a
traditional holiday treat. Many talented
vendors will be offering merchandise for
your gift-giving needs. The event will
take place in the Downtown Biloxi Art
District on Rue Magnolia and Water
Streets from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Downtown Biloxi

December 14
Christmas on the Bayou

Parade begins at 6 p.m. and will host
more than 50 lighted boats along Bayou
Bernard and Gulfport Lake. Public
viewing at Gulfport Lake, the foot of the
Cowan Lorraine Bridge, and James Hill
Park. Parade will end at The Dock Bar &

Gulfport Back Bay

December 14-15
Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon
will feature a full marathon, half
marathon, 5K and kids marathon all
wrapped up in a multi-day race with a
fun festival as the post-race party.

Mississippi Gulf Coast

December 14-17
Christmas in the Air!

Christmas comes alive with Christmas
in the Air!, a first-class Broadway-style
song and dance review featuring
Rockette-style dancers, wrapped up
within a feel-good holiday storyline told
by Santa's elves. Tickets start at $12.95.
Showtimes are 3 and 7 p.m. daily,
including Christmas Eve and Christmas

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

December 20
Gingerbread House Family Decorating Workshop

Bring the family and decorate a
gingerbread house together without all
the mess. LMDC provides the fresh and
tasty unassembled gingerbread house
pieces, frosting and all of the edible
decorations. Cost is $35 per family,
registration required.

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

December 20-23
Christmas Time at Beauvoir
Enjoy an 1860s Christmas in Camp
Reenactment, open house tour,
Christmas lights in Varina's Garden,
movies, popcorn and cookies and Santa
meet and greets. Christmas Time at
Beauvoir takes place from 5 to 8 p.m.

Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home

December 28
The Music of ABBA: ARRIVAL
from Sweden

This production has all the features a
great ABBA show needs: lovely
costumes, extremely talented musicians
and breathtaking singers. Millions of
people all around the world celebrate
this show as the best in the world.
Concert begins at 8 p.m. with tickets
from $19.99.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi

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

Beginning at 8:30 p.m. there will be
dancing, heavy hors díoeuvres and
cocktails, and at midnight the big Oyster
Ball will drop from the top of the
Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum.
A factory whistle will blow to ring in the
New Year at Point Cadet and there will
be fireworks!

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum

December 31
The Molly Ringwalds & After Party
The Molly Ringwalds will perform live
on New Year's Eve. Must be 21 or older
to attend. Show begins at 10:30 p.m.
with tickets starting at $24.95. There
will be a champagne toast followed by
an after-concert party.

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino