November | December 2013
Greenfield Cemetery Candlelight Tour
November 1-2 | Glen Allan
From 7 to 9 p.m. each evening Storytellers, will dress in period costume and regal visitors with stories of those buried here. Stories of St. John's caretaker, a Confederate camp, and more will be told. For ticket information, email email@example.com.
Oxford Holiday Market
November 1-2 | Oxford
Visit the Oxford Conference Center for this annual shopping extravaganza. Complete your entire holiday gift buying in one easy location. Visit oxfordcvb.com/holiday_market.html for more information.
We ARE Community 5K
November 2 | Flowood
Benefitting The Little Lighthouse-Central Mississippi, this run is sponsored by Community Bank. Participation fee is $20 for adults and $10 for the kids' fun run. Call 601.919.4200 for more information.
35th annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival
November 2 | Ocean Springs
The largest art festival in the state is set to celebrate its 35th year. Enjoy 400 vendors, great food, and family-friendly fun while celebrating one of the state's most beloved artists. For more information call 228.875.4424 or visit peterandersonfestival.com.
4th annual Grillin' & Chillin' BBQ Festival
November 2 | Taylorsville
Visitors can enjoy carnival rides, a 5K run, and, of course, the featured barbecue competition. Teams will complete with their best barbecue recipes as event-goers also experience an outdoor concert, arts and crafts, and more.
Shadows of the Past
November 9 | Vicksburg
Sunset tours of the Vicksburg National Military Park will be held, allowing visitors to step back in time. The candlelight walks will include historical personalities sharing their stories. Park entrance will be free all weekend (November 9-11) in honor of Veterans Day. Call 601.636.0583 for more information.
30th annual Ron Meyers Christmas City Gift Show
November 9-10 | Biloxi
The largest show in the Southeast brings more than 150 vendors and even Jingles the Christmas Elf to the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. Visit christmascitygiftshow.com for more information.
28th annual Scottish Games and Celtic Festival
November 9-10 | Gulfport
Visit the Harrison County Fairgrounds to enjoy two days of Irish dance, a parade, Scottish food vendors, workshops, and more. There will also be a medieval village, a piping competition, and a stage for sharing your bagpipe talents. Visit highlandsandislands.org.
2nd annual Sun & Sand Film & Music Festival
November 13-16 | Biloxi
See film screenings, concerts, a film catering trade show, technology demonstrations, panel sessions, and more at the coast's international festival. Take in sights and activities at indoor and outdoor venues. Call 504.610.7212 or visit sunandsandfestival.com for more information.
Ballet Magnificat's "Most Incredible Christmas"
November 14 | Grenada
Jackson's ballet troupe Ballet Magnificat brings Christmas to north Mississippi. This Broadway-style contemporary ballet will include favorites such as "Winter Wonderland," "We Three Kings," and "Joy to the World." Enjoy this beautiful ballet at Holmes Community College Corey Forum to jump-start the holiday season. Call 662.227.2302 for more information.
17th annual Holiday Boutique
November 15-16 | Long Beach
Visit the West Harrison County Civic Center to browse the wares of 40 vendors. Hosted by the Pass Christian Yacht Club this event offers handmade goods, food, and gifts for the holiday season. Call 228.452.7564 for more information.
4th annual Gobblepalooza Music and Art Festival
November 16-17 | Gulfport
Come and enjoy featured bands, art booths, children's activities, and more. Call 228.209.5005 or visit gobblepaloozafest.com for more information.
Yazoo City Farmers Market "Antique Days"
November 23 | Yazoo City
Come to enjoy fresh sugar cane syrup made on site, along with hot biscuits. Syrup will be sold by the pint. Also see iron being forged by members of the Mississippi Forge Council. For more information, call 662.590.5415.
61st annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Camellia Show
November 23-24 | Gulfport
Horticulturists unite at the Lyman Orange Grove Community Center to see prize-winning varieties of camellias for purchase and viewing. Held in cooperation with the American Camellia Society, there will also be demonstrations and talks. Call 228.249.4115 for more information.
Christmas in the Park
November 27-December 31 | Tylertown
See the colorful display of lights at Homes Water Park. The million-light display is a treat for the entire family. Call 601.876.4911 or visit walthallchamber.com/Christmas for more information.
11th annual Christmas in the Park
November 28-30 | Collins
Drive through Bettie D. Robertson Park and downtown to enjoy the holiday season with sparkling lights and displays. Displays will include the nativity and life of Jesus, a patriotic scene, and many other settings. Call 601.765.6012 or visit covingtonchamber.com for more information.
15th annual Southern Lights
November 28-December 31 | Southaven
Drive through the 116-acre park to see more than 400,000 twinkling lights, then stop by the Christmas Tree Farm to enjoy the lighted display synchronized to music of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Visit Southaven.org for more information.
30th annual Christmas at Landrum's Homestead
November 30-December 1 | Laurel
Bring a friend and enjoy an old fashioned Christmas gathering in Laurel, Mississippi. There will be Clogging, face painting, gem mining, farm animals, and more. For more information, call 601.649.2546 or visit landrums.com.
Christmas in Natchez
November 29-December 31 | Natchez
A season of citywide celebrations awaits, including tours of decorated historic homes, holiday concerts, candlelight carriage rides, and more. Call 800.647.6724 or visit christmasinnatchez.com for more information.
Old-Fashioned Christmas Open House
December 1 | Vicksburg
Stroll the streets of downtown to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season. Downtown merchants will host shopping events, and Santa will be at The Valley for photos. Call 601.634.4527 or visit downtownvicksburg.org for more information.
10th annual Author Extravaganza
December 2 | Hattiesburg
Authors from around the state will be on hand at Main Street Books to sign their newest releases. It is the perfect opportunity to meet your favorite Mississippi authors and grab autographed copies of their works. For more information, call 601.584.6960.
10th annual Wassail Fest
December 6 | Columbus
The downtown streets will glow under festive lights as visitors enjoy the area enjoying musical entertainment, carriage rides, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, special treats from merchants, and, of course, Wassail. Awards will be given to the three Wassail-meisters. For more information, call 662.328.6305.
81st annual Belhaven Singing Christmas Tree
December 6-7 | Jackson
Grab your blankets and cocoa to enjoy the oldest annual outdoor singing Christmas tree in America. More than a hundred voices will sing Christmas favorites to synchronized lighting.
Christmas in the Pass
December 6-7 | Pass Christian
Expanding to two days in 2013, this year's event promises the annual Christmas tree lighting and arrival of Santa Claus along with music, the annual lighted boat parade, a 5K run, and more. Call 228.604.0014 or 228.452.3315 for more information.
Annual Christmas Market
December 7 | Eupora
This town-hosted event will offer a variety of artisans and unique gift ideas for all ages. The event will be held downtown from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 662.258.3491 for more information.
18th annual Christmas Tour of Homes
December 8 | Florence
The GFWC/MFWC Florentine Clubs of Florence will host their annual tour of homes from 1-5 p.m. Beautiful homes and businesses will be open for tours, and refreshments will be available in City Hall. Call 601.720.6533 for more information.
52nd annual Christmas Tour of Homes
December 8 | Gulfport
The Civic League of Gulfport hosts its annual tour of homes, this year celebrating Christmas along Second Street. Four featured homes will be decked in holiday splendor along with the Teahouse at Grasslawn. Call 228.896.0415 or 228.896.9582 for more information.
Open House at Auburn
December 8 | Natchez
Tour the antebellum home of Auburn to see the mansion that sparked the building craze in Natchez. Enjoy 1812-era treats baked by Terri DeShong as well as live entertainment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Starkville Civic League's annual Christmas Tour of Homes
December 8 | Starkville
Tour some of Starkville's most beautiful homes ready for the Christmas season with holiday décor. Refreshments will be served at the Starkville Public Library. Call 662.418.6718 for more information.
Confederate Christmas Ball
December 14 | Vicksburg
Formerly known as the Balfour Ball, this celebration welcomes revelers in period attire to enjoy an evening of dining and dancing. Call 601.636.0741 or email email@example.com for more information.
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