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(Ocean Springs, MS) – The annual Tree Lighting ceremony with Santa scheduled for Thursday, December 7 from 6-8 p.m. will now take place at the Ocean Springs Community Center located at 512 Washington Avenue due to the cold weather.
The community is invited to come out and enjoy two hours of holiday cheer with live music by the First Baptist Church Choir, singalongs on the big screen, and a chance to take a picture with Santa.
Have fun at the holiday stations by writing a letter to the North Pole with the U.S. Postal Service, decorate a cookie with the Mary C. Cafe, or make an ornament at the craft station with the City of Ocean Springs Parks & Leisure Department.
Bring a toy for the Ocean Springs Police Department Blue Christmas Toy Drive, a canned good for the Lord is My Help and/or pet food for the Jackson County Animal Shelter. Refreshments provided by Ocean Springs Chamber, First Baptist Church and Froghead Grill. Bring your own camera for pictures.
Get a start on the night by visiting The Roost located at 604 Porter Avenue between 5 and 7 p.m. and get an Oyster Shell ornament from a visiting elf! Take the ornament to the Tree Lighting and place it upon one of our festive Christmas trees inside the Community Center! Eat Drink Love will be opened during the event with holiday drink specials.
For more information on this event and other holiday festivities, contact the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau at 228-875-4424.