LIST: Holiday festivals, light shows, events happening across the Coast

Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival
Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival(tcw-wlox)
Published: Nov. 16, 2022 at 10:32 AM CST|Updated: 7 hours ago
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BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - The holiday season is upon us! We’ve compiled a list of events happening across the Coast this month. From Christmas festivals to tree lighting, concerts, light shows, ice skating and more, see the full list below:

Thursday, December 8, 2022

  • BAY ST. LOUIS: Snowflakes in the Bay, throughout the live oaks in Bay St. Louis and Waveland
  • BILOXI: Pictures with Santa, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Edgewater Mall
  • BILOXI: Holiday Food Drive for Back Bay Mission/Loaves & Fishes, 12-6 p.m., Bond Grant House (932 Howard Avenue)
  • DIAMONDHEAD: Christmas Open House, 6-7:30 p.m., East Hancock Public Library (4545 Shepherd Square)
  • GULFPORT: Coast Young Professionals Holiday Soiree (tickets needed), 5:30-7:30 p.m., Florence Gardens Magnolia Hall
  • GULFPORT: Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival, 5:30-10:30 p.m., Jones Park
  • GULFPORT: Magic of Christmas and Trains, 5 p.m., Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum (522 Pass Road)
  • PASCAGOULA: Holly Jolly Santa storytime, 5:30 p.m., Pascagoula Library (3214 Pascagoula Street near downtown)
  • ST. MARTIN: Mason Jar Christmas Craft, 5:30 p.m., St. Martin Public Library (15004 Lemoyne Boulevard)
  • WAVELAND: Snowflakes in the Bay, throughout the live oaks in Bay St. Louis and Waveland
  • WIGGINS: Willie’s Winter Wonderland, 6-10:30 p.m., 404 North First Street

Friday, December 9, 2022

Saturday, December 10, 2022

  • BAY ST. LOUIS: A Soulful Christmas, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 100 Men Hall (303 Union Street)
  • BAY ST. LOUIS: 2nd Saturday in Old Town, 5:30 p.m., lights at Bay St. Louis Municipal Harbor
  • BAY ST. LOUIS: First Baptist Church Live Nativity, 6 p.m., First Baptist Church (141 Main Street)
  • BAY ST. LOUIS: Creepy Christmas Boat Cruise, more info and tickets on website
  • BAY ST. LOUIS: Snowflakes in the Bay, throughout the live oaks in Bay St. Louis and Waveland
  • BILOXI: Christmas Open House, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum (115 1st Street)
  • BILOXI: Pictures with Santa, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Edgewater Mall
  • BILOXI: Gulf Coast Wind Ensemble Christmas Concert, 1 p.m., Nativity BVM Cathedral
  • BILOXI: The Nutcracker, presented by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Ballet Theatre, 7 p.m., Beau Rivage Casino & Resort
  • GULFPORT: Lizana Christmas Craft Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 23455 Highway 53
  • GULFPORT: Frozen Tea Party, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Lynn Meadows Discovery Center (246 Dolan Avenue)
  • GULFPORT: Diving Santa, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 24, 10-11:30 a.m., 1:30-2:30 p.m., Mississippi Aquarium (2100 E. Beach Boulevard)
  • GULFPORT: Holiday Dolphin Photos, Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 1, Mississippi Aquarium (2100 E. Beach Boulevard)
  • GULFPORT: Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival, 5:30-10:30 p.m., Jones Park
  • GULFPORT: Magic of Christmas and Trains, 5 p.m., Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum (522 Pass Road)
  • GULFPORT: Christmas on the Bayou Boat Parade, 6-9 p.m., Bernard Bayou, Big Lake and Gulfport Lake
  • GULFPORT: Terror on the Coast - Winter of Terror, 7-11 p.m., 3420 Giles Road
  • KILN: Winter Sensory Celebration, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fenton Community Center (2369 Delisle Road)
  • LONG BEACH: Christmas on the Avenue Festival, 11 a.m., Harper McCaughan Town Green
  • MCHENRY: McHenry Christmas Parade, 1 p.m., begins at McHenry First Baptist on the corner of West McHenry and McHenry School Avenue
  • MOSS POINT: Outdoor Winter Market, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Jackson County Small Business Incubator (4836 Main Street)
  • MOSS POINT: Escatawpa Christmas Parade, 2 p.m.
  • OCEAN SPRINGS: FREE Photos with Santa @ Downtown Carts, 1-5 p.m., Downtown Cart Rentals (1316 Government Street)
  • OCEAN SPRINGS: Deck the Halls, a Big Band Christmas, 7:30 p.m., Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center
  • PASS CHRISTIAN: Breakfast with Santa, hosted by Pass Christian Isles Gulf Club, 8-11 a.m., 150 Fairway Drive
  • PICAYUNE: Christmas Fun in Crosby Commons, 801 Goodyear Boulevard
  • WAVELAND: Snowflakes in the Bay, throughout the live oaks in Bay St. Louis and Waveland
  • WIGGINS: Christmas on the Farm at 7L Farm (853 Oil Well Road) 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. The event will feature local vendors, pony rides, Christmas performances and carols.
  • WIGGINS: Breakfast with Santa at 7L Farm (853 Oil Well Road) 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. $10 per person includes pancakes, milk or juice, and a photo with Santa.
  • WIGGINS: Christmas Parade, 5 p.m., Downtown Wiggins
  • WIGGINS: Willie’s Winter Wonderland, 6-10:30 p.m., 404 North First Street
  • WOOLMARKET: Christmas Parade, 2 p.m., begins at Shortcut Road, ends at Woolmarket Elementary

Sunday, December 11, 2022

  • BAY ST. LOUIS: Snowflakes in the Bay, throughout the live oaks in Bay St. Louis and Waveland
  • BILOXI: Public Ice Skating, 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 7 p.m., Mississippi Coast Coliseum (2350 Beach Boulevard)
  • BILOXI: City of Biloxi Ward 2 Christmas Parade, 2:30 p.m., Rolls west on Division Street - Begins at O’Reilly Park, ends at John Henry Beck Park
  • BILOXI: Toy Giveaway, presented by the Movers and Shakers Social Club, following parade at 3 p.m., John Henry Beck Park (671 Division Street)
  • BILOXI: Pictures with Santa, 12-6 p.m., Edgewater Mall
  • BILOXI: The Nutcracker, presented by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Ballet Theatre, 7 p.m., Beau Rivage Casino & Resort
  • DIAMONDHEAD: Christmas Parade, 5 p.m., parade rolls from Diamondhead East Rec on Diamondhead Dive to City Hall at 5000 Diamondhead Circle
  • GULFPORT: Cocoa & Cupcakes with Santa and Friends (tickets needed), 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Mississippi Aquarium (2100 E. Beach Boulevard)
  • GULFPORT: Diving Santa, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 24, 10-11:30 a.m., 1:30-2:30 p.m., Mississippi Aquarium (2100 E. Beach Boulevard)
  • GULFPORT: Holiday Dolphin Photos, Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 1, Mississippi Aquarium (2100 E. Beach Boulevard)
  • GULFPORT: Christmas Drag Brunch (tickets needed), 10 a.m.-1 p.m., The Chapel at Centennial Plaza
  • GULFPORT: Holiday Open House, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Gulfport Museum of History
  • GULFPORT: Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival, 5:30-10:30 p.m., Jones Park
  • GULFPORT: Magic of Christmas and Trains, 5 p.m., Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum (522 Pass Road)
  • KILN: Horse Parade, 12 p.m., starts at the end of Bobinger Road, ends at VFW Hall
  • WAVELAND: Snowflakes in the Bay, throughout the live oaks in Bay St. Louis and Waveland
  • WIGGINS: Willie’s Winter Wonderland, 6-10:30 p.m., 404 North First Street

Monday, December 12, 2022

  • BAY ST. LOUIS: Snowflakes in the Bay, throughout the live oaks in Bay St. Louis and Waveland
  • BILOXI: Pictures with Santa, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Edgewater Mall
  • GULFPORT: Holiday Vaccine Clinic for Pets (first 200 pets free), 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Humane Society of South Mississippi (2615 25th Avenue)
  • GULFPORT: Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival, 5:30-10:30 p.m., Jones Park
  • GULFPORT: Magic of Christmas and Trains, 5 p.m., Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum (522 Pass Road)
  • KILN: Elves in the Park, 6-8 p.m., McLeod Park
  • WAVELAND: Christmas Open House, 6-7:30 p.m., Waveland Public Library (345 Coleman Avenue)
  • WAVELAND: Snowflakes in the Bay, throughout the live oaks in Bay St. Louis and Waveland
  • WIGGINS: Willie’s Winter Wonderland, 6-10:30 p.m., 404 North First Street

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

  • BAY ST. LOUIS: Snowflakes in the Bay, throughout the live oaks in Bay St. Louis and Waveland
  • BILOXI: Pictures with Santa, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Edgewater Mall
  • BILOXI: Christmas Soiree, 4:30-7:30 p.m., The Blake at Biloxi (1651 Popps Ferry Road)
  • GULFPORT: Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival, 5:30-10:30 p.m., Jones Park
  • GULFPORT: Magic of Christmas and Trains, 5 p.m., Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum (522 Pass Road)
  • KILN: Christmas Open House, 6-7:30 p.m., Kiln Public Library (17065 MS-603)
  • WAVELAND: Snowflakes in the Bay, throughout the live oaks in Bay St. Louis and Waveland
  • WIGGINS: Willie’s Winter Wonderland, 6-10:30 p.m., 404 North First Street

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

  • BAY ST. LOUIS: Snowflakes in the Bay, throughout the live oaks in Bay St. Louis and Waveland
  • BILOXI: Pictures with Santa, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Edgewater Mall
  • GULFPORT: Christmas for Kids Shrimp Boil Benefit, 10 a.m. until, St. Joseph Hospice (1240 Broad Avenue)
  • GULFPORT: Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival, 5:30-10:30 p.m., Jones Park
  • GULFPORT: Magic of Christmas and Trains, 5 p.m., Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum (522 Pass Road)
  • WAVELAND: Snowflakes in the Bay, throughout the live oaks in Bay St. Louis and Waveland
  • WIGGINS: Willie’s Winter Wonderland, 6-10:30 p.m., 404 North First Street

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Friday, December 16, 2022

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Sunday, December 18, 2022

  • BAY ST. LOUIS: Creepy Christmas Boat Cruise, more info and tickets on website
  • BAY ST. LOUIS: The Matzo Ball, starring Meryl Zimmerman & The Miracles, 6-8 p.m., 100 Men Hall (303 Union Street)
  • BAY ST. LOUIS: Snowflakes in the Bay, throughout the live oaks in Bay St. Louis and Waveland
  • BILOXI: Biloxi Visitors Center Holiday Open House, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Biloxi Visitors Center (1050 Beach Boulevard)
  • BILOXI: Pictures with Santa, 12-6 p.m., Edgewater Mall
  • BILOXI: Nativity BVM Christmas Concert, 3 p.m., Nativity BVM Cathedral
  • BILOXI: Finding Christmas Broadway-style musical, 3 p.m. or 7 p.m., Beau Rivage Casino & Resort
  • GULFPORT: Cocoa & Cupcakes with Santa and Friends (tickets needed), 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Mississippi Aquarium (2100 E. Beach Boulevard)
  • GULFPORT: Diving Santa, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 24, 10-11:30 a.m., 1:30-2:30 p.m., Mississippi Aquarium (2100 E. Beach Boulevard)
  • GULFPORT: Holiday Dolphin Photos, Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 1, Mississippi Aquarium (2100 E. Beach Boulevard)
  • GULFPORT: Long Beach High Madrigal Singers, 12-2 p.m., Mississippi Aquarium (2100 E. Beach Boulevard)
  • GULFPORT: Chanukah Carnival, 4 p.m., Congregation Beth Israel (12277 Three Rivers Road)
  • GULFPORT: Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival, 5:30-10:30 p.m., Jones Park
  • GULFPORT: Magic of Christmas and Trains, 5 p.m., Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum (522 Pass Road)
  • KILN: The Nutcracker Ballet, 3 p.m., Hancock Performing Arts Center (7140 Stennis Airport Road)
  • PASCAGOULA: A Nice Family Christmas play, by Singing River Little Theatre, 2-4:30 p.m., Assembly Hall @ Jackson County Fairgrounds
  • PASCAGOULA: Christmas at the La Pointe-Krebs House & Museum, 4-7 p.m., 4602 Fort Street
  • WAVELAND: Snowflakes in the Bay, throughout the live oaks in Bay St. Louis and Waveland
  • WIGGINS: Willie’s Winter Wonderland, 6-10:30 p.m., 404 North First Street

Monday, December 19, 2022

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Thursday, December 22, 2022

  • BAY ST. LOUIS: (Wise) Men’s Shopping Night, 4-7 p.m., Social Chair (201 Main Street)
  • BAY ST. LOUIS: Creepy Christmas Boat Cruise, more info and tickets on website
  • BAY ST. LOUIS: Snowflakes in the Bay, throughout the live oaks in Bay St. Louis and Waveland
  • BILOXI: Pictures with Santa, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Edgewater Mall
  • BILOXI: Finding Christmas Broadway-style musical, 3 p.m. or 7 p.m., Beau Rivage Casino & Resort
  • BILOXI: Caroling in Cathedral Square, 6 p.m., Nativity BVM Cathedral
  • GULFPORT: Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival, 5:30-10:30 p.m., Jones Park
  • GULFPORT: Magic of Christmas and Trains, 5 p.m., Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum (522 Pass Road)
  • WAVELAND: Snowflakes in the Bay, throughout the live oaks in Bay St. Louis and Waveland
  • WIGGINS: Willie’s Winter Wonderland, 6-10:30 p.m., 404 North First Street

Friday, December 23, 2022

Saturday, December 24, 2022

  • BAY ST. LOUIS: Snowflakes in the Bay, throughout the live oaks in Bay St. Louis and Waveland
  • BILOXI: Pictures with Santa, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Edgewater Mall
  • BILOXI: Finding Christmas Broadway-style musical, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. or 7 p.m., Beau Rivage Casino & Resort
  • GULFPORT: Diving Santa, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 24, 10-11:30 a.m., 1:30-2:30 p.m., Mississippi Aquarium (2100 E. Beach Boulevard)
  • GULFPORT: Holiday Dolphin Photos, Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 1, Mississippi Aquarium (2100 E. Beach Boulevard)
  • GULFPORT: Magic of Christmas and Trains, 5 p.m., Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum (522 Pass Road)
  • LONG BEACH: Christmas Eve Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First United Methodist Church (208 Pine Street)
  • WAVELAND: Snowflakes in the Bay, throughout the live oaks in Bay St. Louis and Waveland
  • WIGGINS: Willie’s Winter Wonderland, 6-10:30 p.m., 404 North First Street

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Monday, December 26, 2022

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Friday, December 30, 2022

Saturday, December 31, 2022

  • BAY ST. LOUIS: 3rd Annual Oyster Drop New Year’s Eve Celebration, 200 N. Beach
  • BAY ST. LOUIS: Snowflakes in the Bay, throughout the live oaks in Bay St. Louis and Waveland
  • GULFPORT: Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival, 5:30-10:30 p.m., Jones Park
  • GULFPORT: Magic of Christmas and Trains, 5 p.m., Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum (522 Pass Road)
  • GULFPORT: Holiday Dolphin Photos, Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 1, Mississippi Aquarium (2100 E. Beach Boulevard)
  • WAVELAND: Snowflakes in the Bay, throughout the live oaks in Bay St. Louis and Waveland
  • WIGGINS: Willie’s Winter Wonderland, 6-10:30 p.m., 404 North First Street

If you would like an event added to this list, please email Flora Dedeaux at producers@wlox.com

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