VETERANS DAY - To honor our heroic veterans, Coastal Mississippi offers multiple events for the men and women who bravely fought in defense of our freedom, including the Annual Jackson County Veterans Day Program and Veterans Day Weekend at the Mississippi Aquarium! Put on your red, white, and blue then come on out to honor our veterans!

THANKSGIVING - Thanksgiving Day on the Secret Coast is full of families celebrating the holidays and giving thanks for all the year's blessings. While you're celebrating, head on over to the 3rd Annual otter Trotter 5K at the Mississippi Aquarium! Or celebrate Friendsgiving and have fun at The Pub Sports Bar's Thanksgiving Party!

CHRISTMAS - Christmas on the Coast is a magical time that brings joy, good tidings, and lots of fun events! Shop ‘til you drop at the Annual Ron Meyers Christmas City Gift Show at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. Vendors across the Gulf Coast come out to the coliseum to showcase their small businesses with a beautiful setup throughout the week! After you shop at Christmas City head over the bridge to have some fun at the Ocean Springs Holiday Open House or bring your family to the Annual Snowflakes & Sugarplum Festival in Bay St. Louis.

Bay St. Louis Christmas Parade

Christmas in Bay St. Louis

While you’re at it, don your favorite Santa hat, grab a hot chocolate, and bring your family to one of our many festive light shows, parades, and tree-lighting ceremonies:

  • Annual Christmas Lights Festival at the Model Railroad Museum
  • Annual Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival in Jones Park
  • Annual Snowflakes in the Bay
  • Ocean Springs Tree Lighting with Santa
  • Christmas in the Pass

Sip some eggnog and head over to the Downtown for the Holidays in Pascagoula parade and the Discover Christmas Parade in Ocean Springs. Then stroll around town for the Annual Biloxi Christmas in the City.

And you can’t miss out on the Annual Christmas on the Water Boat Parade along the Secret Coast! Watch from the beach or climb aboard and be a part of the parade with Ship Island Excursion’s Annual Christmas on the Water Boat Cruise or Christmas on the Water aboard the Biloxi Schooner. Not a fan of boat tours? No worries- there are options for everyone! You can have a festive good time at the Annual Sea Santa Sail-A-Bration at the Harper McCaughan Town Green in Long Beach.

Christmas on the Water

Christmas on the Water Boat Parade

With endless holiday events happening in Coastal Mississippi, you’re guaranteed to have the time of your life, so come on down and celebrate the season with us on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast!