Getting in the Holiday Spirit in Jackson County

Looking to get more into the holiday spirit this week? Here are some events happening around Jackson County!

December 12:

The Ocean Springs Carnival Association Second Annual Christmas Carling: 7 to 10 p.m. in downtown Ocean Springs

Carolers will begin at the Villa Maria at 7 p.m., followed by the Samaritan House, then stopping by the bars in downtown Ocean Springs (last stop at Mosaic Tapas Bar). Find the carolers and let them carol to you!

Fiesta with Mr. & Mrs. Claus: 6 p.m. at Aztecas Gautier

Kids eat free with each adult purchase! Enjoy Christmas music by Double Dee dressed as Mr. and Mrs. Claus! 

Free Holiday Ornament Craft Workshop: 4:30 p.m. in the Pascagoula library

The Singing River Genealogy-Local History Library will host a free Holiday Ornament craft workshop.

Holiday Cookie Swap: 4 p.m., The Ina Thompson Moss Point Library

The library will host a Holiday Cookie Swap in Moss Point. Come enjoy some holiday cheer as we share both cookies and recipes with others at the library.

Vancleave High School Choir Performance: 4p.m., Vancleave Public Library

Celebrate the Holidays at the Vancleave Public Library with the Vancleave High School Ensemble. Everyone is welcome to join in the celebration and listen to the Vancleave High School Choir perform holiday favorites with choir director Mr. Turner.


December 14:

How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Hot Cocoa Bar: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Reserve of Gulf Hills movie theater

The Coast Big Band Holiday Show: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education, Ocean Springs

Join Karen Abernathy, David Delk, Johnathan Brannon and the members of the Coast Big Band as they celebrate the sounds of the Holidays. Price: Reserved Seating $15


December 15:

An Old-Fashioned Musical Celebration of Christmas: 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education, Ocean Springs

The Ocean Springs Chorale and Guests invite you to an old-fashioned musical celebration of Christmas. Thank you to HOSA for their sponsorship. Price: Members and Students: $10.00/ Non Members:$15.00

Christmas Fairy Tales: 8 to 9:30 p.m. at The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education, Ocean Springs

Join us for an evening of Victorian Christmas storytelling with Charles Dickens Scholar, Lawrence Hicks, as we explore many of the lesser known fairytales by the author of the beloved classic, “A Christmas Carol”. Let us treat you to spiced hot cocoa and holiday cookies as you enjoy our costumed performance and ambient sounds of the season. Later in the evening, with our Duckett Gallery and its current exhibit “Magic Lanterns • Ghost Stories and Fairytales” as a backdrop, you’ll be transported back in time for a uniquely Victorian Era form of entertainment as we light our Circa 1880 children’s toy magic lantern and project fantastically colored scenes on transparent plates, and they’ll all be accompanied by original Christmas Fairytales told by a live storyteller.


December 16:

Christmas Market in Ocean Springs: 9 a.m. at the Ocean Springs Fresh Market

Shop local makers and delicious produce at the Ocean Springs Fresh Market, with the addition of a Christmas market. 

Christmas Ornament Mini Workshop: 2 to 5 p.m. at the Wood & Wine Design Company, 1508 Government St., Ocean Springs 

This is a family friendly mini-workshop! The cost is $20 per person, everyone is welcome to make up to (3) custom Christmas ornaments. Shapes & decorations will include traditional Christmas, Coastal, & Collegiate! (A little something for everyone) You & the kiddos will paint & glue them to your personal style. Pre-payment is required to hold your spot. Join anytime after 2pm, the mini workshop will END at 5pm. ALL AGES are welcome. For more information or to reserve your spot, email [email protected]com.

Star Party 2017: 5 to 9 p.m. at the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 6005 Bayou Heron Rd., Moss Point

Come join the Grand Bay NERR for its annual Star Party. We would like to invite you to witness one of the largest meteor showers of the year, the Geminids Meteor Shower, on one of the peak viewing nights. We will also have an amazing night of free family fun planned with a variety of soups and hot chocolate to enjoy. Some of the activities include: hay ride from the Coastal Resources Center to the boat launch, viewing the Geminids meteor shower, crafts for children of all ages, owl walk on our Savannah Trail, cookie decorating (and eating), pictures with Santa Claus, reindeer games and more.

Registration is required. To register please visit, or call 228-523-4190.


Written by kristina

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