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

BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - The holiday season is here! We’ve compiled a list of events happening across the Coast this month. From festivals to tree lighting, concerts, light shows, ice skating, and more, see the full list below.

Continuous events

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Monday, November 27, 2023

  • PICAYUNE: City of Picayune Annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony, starts at 6 p.m., free entry, live music featuring Pearl River Community Band and the Praise Band from First Baptist Church, Crosby Commons (801 Goodyear Boulevard)

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

  • BILOXI: Toys for Tots drop-off and photos with Santa, 1-6 p.m., 124 Rue Magnolia, just behind Mary Mahoney’s

Thursday, November 30, 2023

  • BILOXI: Ceramic Studio Sip’n’Shop presented by Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • BILOXI: Lighting of the Lighthouse (south of the Biloxi Visitors Center), 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 1, 2023

  • BILOXI: Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus Christmas Performance, 7 p.m., St. Michael Catholic Church (177 1st Street)
  • BILOXI: Art Class: Make your Own Ceramic Christmas Trees presented by Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., $45 per person, at Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art (386 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, MS)
  • BILOXI: Christmas Paint Night Biloxi, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., $40 general admission, at Gulf Coast Training & Education Services, LLC (1015 Howard Avenue Biloxi, MS)
  • BILOXI: Christmas on the Water Children’s Parade, 6 p.m., begins at Dr. Frank G. Gruich Center, ends at Biloxi Town Green
  • BILOXI: Lighting of the Town Green, 6:30-8 p.m., following Children’s Parade
  • OCEAN SPRINGS: Holiday Movie Night featuring The Search for Santa Paws, starts at 6 p.m., free admissions, concessions available, chairs/blankets recommended, St. Martin East Elementary School (7508 Rose Farm Road)
  • OCEAN SPRINGS: Silent Light Act 1: Garden Party, presented by Hancock Whitney, starts at 5 p.m. at Walter Anderson Museum of Art, first look at WAMA’s illuminated grounds and this year’s animated projections, featuring live music and light activities for families. Held at the future site of The Traveler - part of the growing campus- in rear of WAMA’s main building. Free admission.
  • PASCAGOULA: Downtown for the Holidays, presented by Main Street Pascagoula, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Main Street Pascagoula (630 Delmas Avenue)
  • PASCAGOULA: The TASTE of St. Peter The Apostle Catholic Church and the Annual Holiday Silent Auction, 6 p.m., Rev. Charles E. McMahon Parish Life Center (1715 Telephone Road)
  • PASS CHRISTIAN: Christmas in the Pass, presented by the Pass Christian Volunteer Fire Department, 4 p.m.-10 p.m., downtown Pass Christian
  • WIGGINS: MGCCC Festival of Lights, held on Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston Campus, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Sunday, December 3, 2023

  • BILOXI: Santa Brunch at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., buffet-style dining at BR Prime, make reservations here
  • BILOXI: The Nutcracker at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, show times at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., get tickets here
  • BILOXI: Children’s Mardi Gras Christmas presented by Gulf Coast Carnival Association, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., $25 per person, $100 for a family of five, Mary Mahoney’s Old French House (138 Rue Magnolia)
  • BILOXI: Children’s Christmas Party - Photos with Santa & GCCA CVS Royalty, 2-4 p.m., Mary Mahoney’s Old French House (110 Rue Magnolia)
  • GULFPORT: Richburg Hall Holiday Fest, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., tickets sold at the door, $12 for adults, $10 for military, $8 for children 12 and under, Sully’s Gulfport (1316 30th Avenue)
  • GULFPORT: Christmas Sip & Shop, 11 a.m.-3. p.m., The Parlour on Lorraine (8910 Lorraine Road, Gulfport, MS)
  • GULFPORT: Annual Christmas Drag Brunch presented by Gulf Coast Equality, starts at 10 a.m., The Chapel at Centennial Plaza (189 E Beach Boulevard), buy tickets here
  • GULFPORT: Sounds of the Holidays, 2 p.m., MGCCC’s iMPAC (409 Debuys Road)
  • PASCAGOULA: Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus Christmas Performance, 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church (2710 Pascagoula Street)

Monday, December 4, 2023

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

  • BAY ST. LOUIS: Christmas Extravaganza, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Bay Saint Louis Community Hall (301 Blaize Avenue, Bay Saint Louis)

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Friday, December 8, 2023

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Monday, December 11, 2023

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

  • GULFPORT: North Gulfport’s 8th annual Community Christmas, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Isiah Fredricks Community Center (3312 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard)

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Friday, December 15, 2023

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Monday, December 18, 2023

  • BILOXI: Holiday Art Camp at Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., ages 6-12, get tickets here

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Friday, December 22, 2023

  • GULFPORT: Breakfast with Santa, starts at 10 a.m., Pour House Gulfport (11444 US-49 North)
  • LATIMER: Kids Christmas Craft Night, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., $20 per child, $15 for adults making their own gingerbread house, Latimer Community Center (10908 Tucker Road)

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Sunday, December 24, 2023

If you would like an event added to this list, please email Cody Heaster at

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Cody Heaster

Cody Heaster

Cody Heaster was born and raised in Biloxi, Mississippi. He graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi with an English degree in 2023.