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32th Annual Ron Meyers Christmas City Gift Show

November 13-15

Is one of the largest gift shows in the Southern Region. Over 300 booths feature Handmade crafts, unique and one of a kind items, different foods, and gifts for everyone.  A large Santa Playland featuring photos with Santa, free kids crafts, facepainting, live music, and plenty of fun. Visitors plan a day of shopping and spending the night here on the Coast. For more information about Christmas City, visit

Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Fall Event 2010 & 2012.

  • Date(s): 11/13/2015 - 11/15/2015
  • Times: Friday 10am-4pm; Saturday 9am–5:30pm; Sunday 10am – 5pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ron Meyers - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: (800) 476-9336 or (228) 831-3020
  • Admission: $8 (1-day), $12 (2-day)

Christmas at Beauvoir

December 1-31

Don't miss these exceptional Christmas season events at Beauvoir. Stroll the grounds to view the Christmas lights and see our decorations. Enjoy carolers, crafts for kids, yard games, tours of the house with period decorations and dressers, pictures with Santa, dance performances, a hay ride, coffee and hot chocolate as you stroll the grounds. Sunday - Thursday $5 (family of 4). Events subject to change.

  • Date(s): 12/01/2015 - 12/31/2015
  • Times: 6pm - 8pm
  • Location: Beauvoir, 2244 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home
  • Phone: 228-388-4400
  • General Admission Adult: $12.50
  • General Admission Child: $7.50 (6-18) Under age 6 - Free
  • General Admission Senior: $10 seniors, military and AAA

Ocean Spring Christmas Tree Lighting with Santa

December 3

Kick off the holiday season with choirs singing holiday music, the lighting of the Christmas tree, parade & charity toy drive (held @ Al Fresco's) along with a shiny red fire truck carrying a very special guest - Santa!

  • Date(s): 12/03/2015 - 12/03/2015
  • Times: 6pm-8pm
  • Location: Marshall Park, Downtown Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Ocean Springs Chamber
  • Phone: 228-875-4236/228-875-4424
  • Admission: Free

30th Annual Christmas in the Pass

December 4

Join Pass Christian Chamber of Commerce and Pass Christian Main Street to kick off the holiday season with one of Pass Christian's longest-running events, Christmas in the Pass on Friday December 4.
This year will mark our 30th year of fun in the streets of downtown Pass Christian. Christmas in the Pass is a festive family-friendly event that residents, visitors, and Chamber of Commerce and Main Street members have come to anticipate as the beginning of the holiday season on the Gulf Coast.

Bring the whole family to enjoy the annual tree lighting in the town gazebo, followed by a parade with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves. Then the streets of Scenic Avenue and Davis Avenue will be full of holiday cheer with live entertainment, great food, local art and crafts, all provided by residents and businesses of Pass Christian.


Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Fall 2009 & 2011, 2012 & 2015 Event
Awarded American Bus Association (ABA) Top 100 North American Events 2011 


  • Date(s): 12/04/2015 - 12/04/2015
  • Times: 5pm - 9pm
  • Location: Downtown Pass Christian & Harbor, Highway 90
  • Contact: Chamber of Commerce; Pass Christian Main Street
  • Phone: 228-452-3315
  • Admission: Spectators Free

Ocean Springs Holiday Open House

December 4-5

Come out & enjoy a two day event “Holiday Open House, Uptown, Downtown, and All Around Town!”  Local businesses offer refreshments, specials & awesome decorations! 

  • Date(s): 12/04/2015 - 12/05/2015
  • Times: 10am-5pm
  • Location: Downtown Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce
  • Phone: 228-875-4424
  • Admission: Spectators Free

Pascagoula Downtown for the Holidays Christmas Parade

December 4

Ring-in the Holiday Season in Downtown Pascagoula. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas, shop with local merchants and enjoy specialty vendors while riding in horse-drawn carriages through the streets of Downtown and also enjoy the annual Christmas Parade. Take in the children's choirs, carolers and everyone's favorite, Santa. This event is a fun, family experience for all ages.

  • Date(s): 12/04/2015 - 12/04/2015
  • Times: 5pm-9pm
  • Location: Downtown Pascagoula
  • Contact: Rebecca Davis
  • Phone: 228-219-1114
  • Admission: Spectators Free

11th Annual Biloxi Christmas in the City

December 5 

Enjoy great entertainment featuring choirs, bands and dancers, pictures with Santa, and special Biloxi treats Pusharattes. The region's favorite artisans and antique dealers will be offering beautiful merchandise for all your gift-giving needs, in addition to delicious and specialty foods. Sponsored by the Biloxi Main Street Association. 

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  • Date(s): 12/05/2015 - 12/05/2015
  • Times: 10am-4pm
  • Location: Rue Magnolia & Water Street - Downtown Biloxi Arts District
  • Contact: Kay Carter
  • Phone: 228-435-6339
  • Admission: Spectators Free

54th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes

December 6

View beautifully decorated houses for the holidays! Major fundraiser with all proceeds going back into the community to provide services for adults & children with special needs. Refreshments served following the tour @ the Teahouse (Grasslawn - 720 East Beach, Gulfport). Sponsored by The Civic League of Gulfport. Homes to be determined.

  • Date(s): 12/06/2015 - 12/06/2015
  • Times: 2pm-5pm
  • Location: Throughout Gulfport Area
  • Contact: Donna Gewin - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228 896-0415, 228-896-9582, 228-863-3856
  • Admission: $15.00 to tour all homes

WAMA Holiday Open House

December 10

Join us for some Holiday Cheer! Shop from a variety of local artists and the museum gift store, and enjoy complimentary Holiday treats and beverages. All ages welcome,

  • Date(s): 12/10/2015 - 12/10/2015
  • Times: 5pm - 7:30pm
  • Location: Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Avenue, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Corey Christy
  • Phone: 228-872-3164
  • Admission: Free

14th Annual Christmas on the Bayou

December 12 

Lighted boat parade down Bayou Bernard. The Parade begins in Gulfport Lake, down Bayou Bernard to the conclusion at the mouth of the Bayou at Big Lake. Bleacher seating available for public viewing at Gulfport Lake, and at the foot of the Cowan Lorraine Bridge. 

Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Fall Event 2008 & 2010

  • Date(s): 12/12/2015 - 12/12/2015
  • Times: Festivities start 6pm
  • Location: Bayou Bernard, Gulfport
  • Contact: Jennifer & Jack Wittmann - Event Coordinators
  • Phone: 228-896-4869
  • Admission: Spectators Free