Mississippi Nights and Holiday Lights

The lights are strung, and the halls are decked. In cities, counties, and small towns from the Delta to the Coast they’re hanging up lights and putting trees, ready to welcome you to come and share these seasonal celebrations. Take time this year to visit these unique Mississippi communities as they invite you to experience a merry and bright holiday season!

50 Nights of Lights | Cleveland

More than 100,000 lights will transform Cleveland into a winter wonderland this holiday season. Join the darling Delta town from November 13th until January 2nd for lights, Santa, music, shopping, dining and more.

Also check out in the Delta: Downtown Main Street, Yazoo City

Photo credit: Visit Cleveland

Harbor Lights | Gulfport

This spectacular light show on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is being presented as a walking tour OR aboard a free heated trolley. Participants will be able to visit with Santa in Santa’s Village every night, take pictures at any of the Elfie Selfie stations located throughout the park and enjoy hot chocolate, marshmallows, and concession items available for purchase.

Photo Credit: Coastal Mississippi

Christmas on the Square | Oxford

Straight out of a Hallmark movie, the Oxford square has decked the halls for the holiday season. Visitors can stroll the sidewalks and enjoy the season, immersed in lights and holiday music, as they pop into gift shops, vintage stores and boutiques for unique items, special sales and samples.

Photo Credit: Visit Oxford

City of Lights | Canton

More than 200,000 twinkling white lights will sparkle and light up Canton’s Historic Courthouse Square during this family favorite holiday tradition. Amongst the breathtaking lights will be an interactive Christmas Village, full of family-friendly activities for children of all ages. Festival hours will be 5-9 p.m. Nov. 26 - Dec. 23.

Also check out in the region: Richardson Light Show, Madison; Mississippi State Capitol at Christmas, Jackson

Photo Credit: Canton Tourism

Christmas in the Park | Tylertown

The largest community event of its kind in the area, Tylertown’s Christmas in the Park is a colorful Christmas display of millions of lights staged at Holmes Water Park.  More than 25,000 visitors travel to this quaint Mississippi town every year to enjoy the festivities.

Also check out in the region: Christmas in Natchez, Natchez

Photo Credit: Town of Tylertown