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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Holiday Happenings in the True South

The True South is buzzing with the holiday spirit. Events, festivals, parties and a unique holiday atmosphere make December one of the best months of the year to visit Mississippi.
Here are some of the festive holiday happenings in Mississippi.
Canton: Victorian Christmas Festival, now through December 23, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. The festivities in Canton all take place around the Historic Courthouse Square, decorated with over 200,000 glittering lights. In addition to the Canton Animation Museums and the glittering decorations of the Square, Canton offers holiday visitors many other attractions. 
Southaven: 13th Annual Southern Lights, now through December 31, 6-10 p.m. Drive through the 116-acre Central Park with 100,000 twinkling lights. Cars can tune to five FM radio stations playing Christmas music as they ride through the park. Don’t miss the Christmas Tree Farm. Closed Christmas Day. 
Natchez: Christmas in Natchez, now through January 1, 5 p.m. In Natchez, the winter holidays begin the Friday after Thanksgiving with the annual Lighting of the Tree and continue through city-wide New Year's celebrations, including tours of beautifully lit and decorated historic homes, holiday concerts, candlelight carriage rides and more.  
Tylertown: Christmas in the Park, now through December 31, 6:00 p.m. Christmas in the Park is a colorful Christmas display of millions of lights staged at Holmes Water Park. More than 32,000 visitors enjoy the display each year. The park is open seven days a week from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., weather permitting.  
Collins: Christmas in the Park, now through December 31, 5-9 p.m. Throughout the Christmas season, travel along a winding path through Collins City Park, marvel at the beautiful light displays and enjoy holiday music at Christmas in the Park. The attraction is open Thursday through Saturday nights only. 
Check out www.VisitMississippi.org for more information.
For more information about top events in Mississippi take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Mississippi.