Looking to get more into the holiday spirit this week? Here are some events happening around Jackson County!
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.
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
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.
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]
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 grandbaynerr-starparty-201