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Weekend Whereabouts November 30-December 2

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Twas' a month before Christmas and all through the coast
There were toys for the tots and parties to host.
A Christmas parade to sail past an island.
From tree lights to house candles, the town would be lighted.
There were festivals and races all through the day
Preparing for Ole' St. Nick to soon come on his sleigh.

Christmas time is all about the children. A children's walking Christmas parade will strut through Biloxi Friday.

Children's Walking Parade
Biloxi Civic Center
Friday 6pm
(228) 861-6997
FREE

Adding some mystery to the holiday season is a Christmas scavenger hunt. Shops in downtown Biloxi will be participating and giving away gift certificates and cash. It's a sneak preview of the vendor booths coming for "Christmas in the City."

Scavenger Hunt
Margaret Tremmell Peresich Park
Friday 6pm-8pm
(228) 435-6339
FREE

Biloxi Main Street is celebrating "Christmas in the City." This is the 8th year for this holiday spectacular. The festival, in downtown Biloxi, will highlight vendors from all over. There will be great entertainment featuring choirs, bands and dancers. And you're never too old to snap a picture with Santa.

8th annual "Christmas in the City"
Saturday 10am- 4pm
Biloxi Art District
(228) 435-6339 or kmiller@biloxi.ms.us
FREE

What's December without a parade, or two? The lighting of the Saucier Christmas tree will be followed by a parade. Think it might too chilly? Don't worry, there will be FREE hot cocoa and cookies. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for photographs.

Saucier Christmas Parade
Saturday 4pm
Saucier Elementary School
(228) 324-7954
FREE

Later, there will be a parade on the water. Decorated boats will parade the Mississippi Sound. It will go from the Biloxi lighthouse to the Biloxi-Ocean Springs Bridge. Fireworks will follow the parade.

Christmas on the Water Parade
Saturday 6pm
Mississippi Sound
(228) 617-3112

Are you feeling like you have gut almost as big as Santa's? Well, what better way to work off holiday treats than by a running a race? Long Beach will host a Jingle Bells 5k and 1 mile run/walk. Food and drinks will be offered at the finish line. A special prize will be given to the best Christmas-themed outfit.

5k race/walk
Saturday 9am
Harper McCaughan Town Green, Long Beach
Under 18 years old $10
Early entry (adult) $20
Adult $25
(228) 822-2514

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