Christmas Events & Celebrations

Christmas is just a few weeks away – but there are several holiday events on the coast to make you feel as if Christmas has arrived early. Be sure to regularly check the Gulf Coast Weekend Holiday Events Guide to enjoy all of the Christmas cheer!

Click each event link for more information.

Now through December 30

Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival

Jones Park, Gulfport

5:30-9:30pm & the show ends at 10:30pm (weather permitting)

‘This spectacular light show 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.’

Now through December 31

36 Days of Christmas & Trains 

504 Pass Rd. Gulfport

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

‘Relive the Magic of the Christmas Train with the Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum’s Christmas Lights Display. Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day! ‘

Now through December 31 

Bellingrath Gardens’ Magic Christmas in Lights

Bellingrath Gardens, 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd., Theodore, Al.

Daily 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

‘Bellingrath Gardens and Home is celebrating the 23rd year of Magic Christmas in Lights in 2018! In this Gulf Coast holiday tradition, guests stroll through a dazzling light display that features more than 1,100 set pieces, 3 million lights and 15 scenes throughout the 65-acre Garden estate. In addition, the Bellingrath Home is decorated in its holiday finery and enhanced with beautiful poinsettias.’

Now through December 31

Snowflakes in The Bay

Downtown Bay St. Louis & Depot Row, Bay St. Louis


‘Beautiful century old Live Oaks decorated with illuminated snowflakes. Throughout the Bay St Louis and Waveland area. Click here for a complete schedule of events through Bay St Louis, Waveland, Pearlington, Kiln and Diamondhead.’


December 15 – 24

Sounds of the Season Choral Performance

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

‘The sounds of the season performed by local choral groups will echo freely throughout the atrium nightly. Enjoy the performances from these talented groups during the height of the holiday season.’


December 16 through 20

Photos with Santa in The Buffet

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

‘Receive two complimentary photos with each purchase of an adult buffet. Limited to two complimentary prints per party, extra prints available for $5 each. Allow up to one hour from the time the picture is taken for pick up. Photos will not be available for pick up after Thursday, December 20, 2018.’



December 18

Tapas & Toddies Tuesday – Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

Mary C. O’Keefe Center

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

‘Join us for a quick night out where we’ll learn how to ‘mix’ some cocktails and ‘taste’ some fabulous small bites! You will leave FULL (not famished) and FILLED with all the latest party secrets! You make the drinks, I make the snacks! Well, sort of…come see what all the spin is about! #TapasandToddies #TastesandTips #TuesdayisthenewThursday #waitWHAT. ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’ Party: Wear your best (or WORST actually) Christmas ‘gear’…let’s make Clark Griswold proud! The person wearing the ugliest sweater will win 2 free movie tickets to Monty Python on February 2nd along with drinks, cups, and popcorn!’

December 19 through 22

Christmas at Beauvoir


5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Stroll through the lighted garden and enjoy carolers, dancers, Christmas Reenactment of a camp, hot cocoa and cookies. Saturday is Children’s day – Frozen, the move will show at 3pm. There will be carolers, crafts, Airship Aberrant, Southern Stars face painting, Island School of Performing Arts and Julie’s Irish Dancers. $12.50 adults, $10 Military & Seniors, $7.50 children (6-18), under 6 free.’

December 20

Songs and Stories Christmas Show

Mary C. O’Keefe Center

7 p.m.

‘Songs and Stories Radio Show presents 2018 Christmas Show. Enjoy Local talent and surprise guests. Free admission thanks to our sponsor, The R&B Feder Foundation.’

December 21

Kids Street Christmas

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

5:30 p.m to 8 p.m.

‘Join Lynn Meadows Discovery Center for our fourth annual event being held at Kids Street and On the Green! Visit with Santa, make ornaments, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, face painting, performance by WINGS Performing Arts and more! This event is included with museum admission.’

December 21

Cirque Musica Holiday Presents Wonderland

IP Casino Resort Spa

8 p.m.

‘CIRQUE MUSICA HOLIDAY presents Wonderland is an all-new concert experience featuring the cast of Cirque Musica together with your favorite holiday songs performed by a live symphony orchestra. Cirque Musica Holiday will bring audiences on a journey into a world of “Wonderland” with unforgettable visuals and amazing acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer. This is the perfect opportunity for the entire family to experience great holiday music, LIVE, while enjoying spectacular costumes, production, and an edge of your seat circus experience.’

December 21

Coast Big Band Christmas Concert

Mary C. O’Keefe Center

7:30 p.m.

‘The Coast Big Band comes back to the Mary C. for their annual Christmas Concert filled with fun holiday music and some surprises. Enjoy these vocalists with a 20+ 1940’s Big Band sound. Great for all ages! ‘

December 23

Biloxi Visitors Center Holiday Open House

Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi

‘Looking for that perfect holiday gift? With many local artists and craftsmen showing and selling their wares at the Biloxi Visitors Center, shoppers are sure to find what they are seeking. In addition to shopping there will be refreshments, children’s activities, pictures with Santa, free tour train rides and much more. Bring the whole family for this free fun family event.’