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Happy Friday. The holiday season in South Mississippi is in full swing. "Magical" is just about the only way to describe the ambience. 

Diamondhead boat parade 

Here in South Mississippi we don't have snow, but we do have plenty of water allowing for Christmas boat parades. There's one this Saturday in Diamondhead. You'll see a variety of boats decorated with holiday decor, an air show, Santa and much more. This event is free and takes place south of I-10 behind Hula's Restaurant starting at 4 p.m. 

Diamondhead Christmas Boat parade
Saturday, 4pm
Diamondhead Marina, Diamondhead 
228-255-6922
Free

2nd Annual town green Christmas parade and tree lighting

Downtown D'Iberville turns into a winter wonderland with the 2nd annual town green Christmas parade and tree lighting. Sure to bring a smile to your family and friends, this event features an old town Christmas village replica, festive Christmas parade, photos with Santa and lighting of the Christmas tree. You'll take part in all this while warming your hearts sipping on hot cocoa and listening to musical performances.

2nd Annual Town Green Christmas parade
Saturday, 6pm
Central Avenue, D'Iberville
228-343-1246
Free

Bethlehem Christmas Village
 
First Baptist Church in Bay St. Louis puts on a Bethlehem Christmas Village reenactment complete with live animals. Attendees will listen to a Christmas cantata performed by the Sanctuary Choir singing "Lead me to Bethlehem" and several other Christmas favorites. 
Since this past July church members have been working to put together the powerful reenactment that's free and lasts about one hour outdoors on the church grounds. Refreshments will be served after the cantata. 

Bethlehem Christmas Village 
Saturday-Sunday and Dec. 15
First Baptist Church, Bay St. Louis 
228-467-4005
Free 

27th Annual Christmas in the pass 

Christmas is the stuff dreams are made of. You don't have to head to the Northpole to get that feeling. Pass Christian becomes a Christmas wonderland. You'll view the lighting of the Christmas tree, a holiday parade, vendors and shops from Pass Christian. Plus old Saint Nick is said to be making a special appearance. The festivities continue with a boat parade and fireworks show. 

27th Annual Christmas in the Pass
Friday, 5pm-9pm 
Downtown Pass Christian 
228-604-0014
Free 

11th Annual Christmas on the bayou 

Gulfport's Bayou Bernard will be celebrating the holiday season with a parade of beautifully decorated boats. They'll be located at the mouth of the bayou at Big Lake.  Seating to view the boats will be available at Gulfport Lake, as well as at the foot of the Cowan Lorrain Bridge.

11th Annual Christmas on the Bayou 
Saturday, 6pm
Gulfport Lake 
228-324-2724
Free

Pascagoula Christmas parade 

Make the Pascagoula Christmas parade a yearly tradition. Starting at Dupont Street, parade entries will be adorned with colorful lights and a variety of holiday decorations. 
The parade begins Saturday starting a 6 p.m. 

Pascagoula Christmas parade
Saturday, 6pm
Downtown Pascagoula 
228-938-6604
Free

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