Mississippi Christmas – how to spend it?

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This is the season to celebrate life and all our blessings! Just ask our expert Mississippi long distance movers! It’s December, which means that for most people, the holiday season has officially begun. Towns all over our already festive state will be getting into the Christmas spirit through community-wide events and activities. And while every town’s celebration is pretty magical, you will see that some of them really go all out! From exciting holiday performances to spectacular holiday displays, here are our top 5 Mississippi Christmas towns worth checking out this holiday season.

Buildings with lights
Mississippi turns into a winter wonderland during the Christmas season!

1. Our top pick just had to be Jackson!

In celebration of Christmas, the state’s capital city has a ton of holiday-themed events planned for the entire month of December. If you’re moving to Mississippi, looking for events specifically for children, visit the Mississippi Museum of Art’s Bethlehem Tree exhibit.  But you want something for the whole family, go to the annual Carols by Candlelight. See? Jackson is a great place to truly enjoy the holiday spirit.

2. Mississippi Christmas in Biloxi

Getting in the Mississippi Christmas spirit in this coastal city is incredibly easy. From the city’s annual Christmas on the Water celebration, which involves land and water parades, fireworks, arts and crafts, and even Santa Claus, to the gorgeous decorations at Beauvoir, it is easy to see that a visit to Biloxi is just what Santa ordered.

3. Canton

Each Mississippi Christmas season, the “City of Lights” transforms into a winter wonderland with attractions and events for people of all ages. The city’s Christmas season celebration includes everything from the Canton Animation Museum – which is an area filled with 135 life-size animated holiday ornaments and statues, to historic trolley tours. The city’s holiday winter fun began at the end of November and will continue until December 23rd.

4. Mississippi Christmas in Natchez

From the middle of November until the beginning of January, the city of Natchez turns into an incredible and magical winter wonderland. All aglow with local Mississippi Christmas lights, the festive city is filled with special events that serve to share this special spirit by incorporating everything from an array of tours to appearances by the big guy in red himself.

Huge light festivities have always been an important part of the Mississippi Christmas!
Huge light festivities have always been an important part of the Mississippi Christmas!

5. Purvis

For over two decades, the Lewis family has been working on helping transform the city of Purvis into an embodiment of the Mississippi Christmas spirit. How do they do it? With their larger than life Christmas display, which has over 200,000 lights and several pieces of original art. Each year, locals look forward to the dancing lights, but they certainly aren’t the only ones who enjoy it. The display has actually attracted visitors from as far away as Canada, Europe, and even as far away as Asia! The light show is located at 280 White Chapel Road, is free to attend ( but donations are encouraged). This event is open seven days a week, if the weather permits, from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm until Christmas. And then 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm until December 31st. Merry Christmas all!