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Hattiesburg hosts a Winter Wonderland

By Colleen Donovan - bio | email 

HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM)- The Lake Terrace Convention Center has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland for a first of it's kind Christmas celebration on Thursday night.

Children and their parents will be able to speak to Santa Claus about their Christmas wishes and deliver a personal note. Also, there are many other activities for kids in a specially designed Christmas village.

Additionally, the Southern Miss Symphony Orchestra will perform Christmas carols in partnership with guest performers during a concert following the festivities for kids.

Forrest General Hospital and the Symphony Orchestra collaborated to make this event possible. Mike Lopinto is the Marketing Manager for the University's College of Arts and Letters. Lopinto helped design Winter Wonderland.

"And it features just great performers, Guy Hovis, Mary Donnelly Haskell and Gary Grubbs is narrating. Forrest the little deer and his friend Emerald from Forrest General Hospital are going to be introduced tonight and it really is a fabulous time. It's great fun and great music," said Lopinto.

The sold out show starts at six and the concert begins at seven thirty PM. Winter Wonderland will draw thirteen hundred people to the Lake Terrace Convention Center Thursday.

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