Mississippi continues to celebrate the holidays in true Southern
style. There's not much need for hot cocoa or evenings spent by the fireside, but what you will find is the unmistakenly warm Christmas spirit of the Magnolia State.
this year's solid schedule of celebrations, parades, fireworks
displays, open house tours, and other holiday hoopla that makes Christmas extra bright in Mississippi...
DID YOU KNOW? Mississippi Christmas fun facts
The Singing Christmas Tree, live from Jackson!
• One of the most popular Christmas events in the Southeast happens in Jackson, MS where the Singing Christmas Tree draws thousands to Belhaven University to hear an all-female choir on a tiered stage perform popular holiday hymns and carols.
• For Mississippians on the Gulf Coast there's nothing like shrimp and grits to celebrate Christmas Eve. For Cajun Mississipians, it's heaping servings of gumbo that kick off the night before Christmas. The following week, it's black-eyed peas that are served on New Year's Eve to bring good luck for the coming year.
• Mississipians don't buy trees in tree lots, where shelf life is short for Christmas trees grown in the state. Instead, each year most families make a day of visiting Mississippi choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms where the most popular species include the Virginia Pine, Leyland Cypress, and Eastern Redcedar.
More information about Christmas in Mississippi around the Web:
Christmas in Canton, Mississippi
Christmas in Jackson
- Check out the entire schedule of December holiday events around the capital
city including contact info for Christmas at the Governor's Mansion
and Candlelight Tour, the Festival of Trees, Nutcracker performances,
craft demonstrations, Santa sightings and other top holiday attractions.
by the River - Watch the big boat parade at Moss Point, a visit
by Santa and topped off by a spectacular fireworks display.
in Canton - City of Lights - With millions of lights aglow
as part of the month-long Victorian Christmas Festival, it includes
135 life-size animated figures, the carousel at Courthouse Square,
a miniature train ride, music and entertainment.
in Vicksburg - Check out dates for this year's Christmas Parade
of floats and marching bands plus more on Victorian Christmas
at Cedar Grove Mansion, the Confederate Christmas Ball, and the
Old-fashioned Christmas Open House on Main Street.