New at theatres this weekend:
Who’s Playing Where?
Alter Bridge is at The Hard Rock Friday, Dec. 1st at 8pm.
The Island View has Country and Christmas with Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers Friday, Dec. 1st at 8pm.
98 Degrees is playing at the IP Friday, Dec 1st at 8pm.
COMING UP IN BILOXI:
Friday, Dec. 1: First Friday/Christmas in the City PreviewThe monthly downtown event takes place in the Rue Magnolia and Water Street area from 5 to 8 p.m. The evening affair is open to the public and will features area shop specials, refreshments, door prizes and a chance for event goers to win a $100 gift card to a downtown business. For more information, call the Biloxi Main Street office at 228-435-6339.
Friday, Dec. 1: Christmas on the Water Children’s ParadeThe annual parade features kindergarten through fourth grade age children riding in hay wagons in celebration of Christmas.The parade begins at 6 p.m. at the Dr. Frank G. Gruich Sr. Center, 591 Howard Avenue, travels west on Howard Avenue, turns south on Reynoir, east on Jackson, south on Lameuse Street and ends at the Biloxi Town Green, 710 Beach Blvd. To view the flyer and route, click here.
Friday, Dec. 1: Christmas on the Town GreenCelebrate Christmas with holiday festivities on the Biloxi Town Green, 710 Beach Blvd., from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This free event will feature the lighting of the Christmas tree by Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich, Santa Claus giving away goodies and hot chocolate will be available while event goers decorate the Christmas tree. To view the flyer, click here.
Saturday, Dec. 2: 13th annual Christmas in the CityFrom 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Rue Magnolia and Water Street area will be filled with dozens vendors selling their specialty items. The Biloxi Main Street-sponsored event will also feature choirs, bands and dancers, and giveaways. To view the flyer, click here.
Saturday, Dec. 2: Ride aboard a Biloxi Schooner for the Christmas on the Water Boat ParadeThe Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum is inviting the public to bring your own food and drinks and ride aboard one of the Biloxi Schooners from 4:30 to 8 p.m. $40 for Adults, and $25 for children ages 3-12. Space is limited. For more information, call the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum at 228-435-6320.
Saturday, Dec. 2: Christmas on the Water Boat ParadeBoats decorated in Christmas lights parade along the Mississippi Sound beginning at 6 p.m. south of the Biloxi Lighthouse and travel east, ending at Point Cadet. The parade will be followed by a fireworks spectacular that will fill the east Biloxi sky. For more information, call Rusty David at 228-617-3112.
Dec. 7-23: Annual Christmas at BeauvoirThe garden and the historic Oak trees at Beauvoir, The Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library, 2244 Beach Blvd., will light up for the holidays. Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. $12.50 for adults; $10 for military and seniors, $7.50 for children ages 6-18; and free for those under the age of 6. For more information, call the Beauvoir at 228-388-4400.
Saturday, Dec. 9: Come Learn with SantaChildren, up to age five, can take part in a host of holiday activities including making hand-print keepsakes, decorating ornaments, and taking pictures with Santa in this free program from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lopez School, 140 St. John Ave. To view the flyer, click here.
Saturday, Dec. 9: Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum Christmas Open HouseThe Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum will host a Christmas Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Festivities will include cookies and hot chocolate, vendors selling maritime artwork, books and jewelry. Admission is free. For more information, call the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum at 228-435-6320.
Saturday, Dec. 9: Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum Opening of the Heritage Hall of Fame ExhibitThe Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum will host a grand opening form 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. showcasing displays of nearly 400 stories about the men, women and businesses that contributed to the growth of the seafood industry along the Gulf Coast. For more information, call Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum at 228-435-6320.
Saturday, Dec. 9: Woolmarket Christmas ParadeThe inaugural Woolmarket Christmas parade begins at 2:30 p.m. on Shorecrest Road south of the bridge at Eagle Point. The parade will travel north on Shorecrest, east on Lorraine Road, north on John Lee Road, and end at Woolmarket Elementary School, 12513 John Lee Road. Santa Claus Woolmarket Elementary School gym with hot chocolate and the public will be able to decorate the Christmas tree. For more information, call Eva Black at 228-323-3391 or Biloxi Councilmen Nathan Barrett at 228-547-5816.
Wednesday Dec. 13 and Thursday, Dec. 14: North Pole CallingSanta, Mrs. Claus and their Elves will be calling children, preschoolers up to Grade 2, to see if they are ready for the arrival of Christmas in this free program sponsored by the city’s Parks & Recreation Department and co-sponsored by the Biloxi Fire and Police Department and the Biloxi High JROTC. Parents/guardians must complete an application, indicate specific details that only Santa would know and chose a time between 6 and 8 p.m. that your child will be available to receive a phone call. Applications are due before Dec. 11. To view the flyer, click here.
Friday, Dec. 15: Senior LuncheonAdults age 55 and older are invited to enjoy a holiday fest with the Parks & Recreation Department from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center, 2520 Pass Road. Christmas music will fill the gymnasium floor and door prizes will be given away. Bring a dessert. For more information, call the Parks & Recreation Department at 228-388-7170.
Dec. 15-18: Tour the replicas of the Columbus Ships the Nina and PintaTour the incredible replica ships at the Biloxi Schooner Pier, 367 Beach Blvd. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, and $6 for ages 5 to 16. Also take a tour of a Biloxi Schooner for $1 per person. For more information, call the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum at 228-435-6320.
Friday, Dec. 15: Special Needs Christmas DanceAll ages with physical and mental disabilities are invited to celebrate Christmas with friends and family at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center, 2520 Pass Road, from 6-9 p.m. The Biloxi Parks & Recreation event will feature door prizes and food. Security will also be provided. Admission is an unwrapped gift no more than $10. To view the flyer, click here.
Saturday, Dec. 16 & Sunday, Dec. 17: Biloxi Visitors Center Holiday Open HouseLocal artists and craftsmen will be showing and selling their wares at the Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Blvd., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. In addition to shopping, there will be refreshments, children’s activities, free tour train rides to the downtown Christmas in the City festival and much more. Don’t forget to check out the limited edition 2017 Lighthouse Christmas ornament. To view the flyer, click here.
Sunday, Dec. 17: Santa Claus at the Fire Museum“Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” and visiting the West End Hose Co. No. 3 Fire Museum from 1 to 3 p.m. All children are invited to spend the afternoon at the Fire Museum at 1046 Howard Ave., talk with Santa, enjoy snacks and listen to Christmas music. Don’t forget your cameras to snap pictures of your little ones with Santa! For more information, call the Biloxi Fire Department at 228-435-6200.
Tuesday, Dec. 19: Bike Biloxi Christmas rideBiloxi Main Street’s monthly Bike Biloxi takes on a Christmas theme this month when cyclists are asked to wear their favorite ugly Christmas sweater or jersey during the 6.5 mile ride, which begins at 6 p.m. at the Biloxi Visitors Center. Helmet and lights are recommended. For more information, call the Biloxi Main Street office at 228-435-6339.
Sunday, Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Oyster Ball Drop & FireworksThe Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum hosts its annual New Year’s Eve celebration from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. with heavy hors d’oeuvres, a full bar, champagne, photo booth, party favors, Beignets & Coffee to go and live entertainment by the Blackwater Brass Band. $90 per couple and $50 per person. Tickets are limited to 400 attendees. For more information, call the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum at 228-435-6320.
The Pass Christian Public Library is having a free, Affordable Care Act Assistance Workshop Saturday, Dec. 2nd Make sure to bring documentation for some one-on-one help between 9 and noon.
The Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival runs through Dec. 31st at Jones Park. $10- per person for a walking tour or heated trolley.
Snowflakes in the Bay: The Live Oaks are decorated with lighted snowflakes throughout the business areas of Bay St. Louis and Waveland through Dec. 31st.
Enjoy Christmas at Beauvoir each Thursday, Friday and Saturday between Dec. 7 and 23rd. Thursday is family Christmas movie night, $5 for a family of four. Friday and Saturday stoll the grounds, meet Santa, and hear carolers on the front porch.
Downtown for the Holidays is Friday, December 1st in Pascagoula. Free rides in a horse-drawn carriage and Radio Flyer Wagon, snow area for kids, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Christmas Parade at 8pm followed by a performance from the Gulf Coast Symphony Holiday Pops youth orchestra and a fireworks finale. Free!