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40th Victorian Candlelight Christmas begins this weekend

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood Association is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Victorian Candle lit Christmas Saturday. 

The event begins at 5 p.m. in downtown. 

The Annual event is a two day holiday favorite that draws hundreds of visitors from across the region to explore the spectacle of the 15,000 white bags flicking with candles that line the sidewalks of Downtown Hattiesburg. 

More than 300 homes and businesses decorate for the holidays and participate in the event. 

Other activities include:

  • Saenger Theater- "A Rockin Christmas" benefitting Extra Table, 7:30 p.m.
  • Thirsty Hippo Holiday Arts and Crafts Market 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
  • Odd Fellows Gallery Holiday Arts Market 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • OddFellows Gallery- Holiday Arts Market 11am - 7 pm
  • SMAA Holiday Art Show, Cultural Center, 10 am - 8:30
  • Porter Pub Holiday Shindig, 2 - 6pm
  • Photos with Santa & a Clydesdale, Walthall Park, noon - 3pm
  • Pony Rides, Walthall Park, noon until 7pm
  • Holiday Market, Walthall Park, noon -9pm Movies in the Park- "The Grinch that Stole Christmas" 18,000 luminaries will light the sidewalks throughout the Historic Neighborhood and Downtown.
  • Carriage rides leaving from the Walthall starting at 5 pm- 9 pm,and circling thru the neighborhood. (carriage rides takes about 15-20 minutes Refreshments will be for sale in the Walthall- Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Chili,baked goods, beer & wine.
  • FREE Grove Transit Shuttle between parking lots, Walthall,Open Houses and Downtown.
  • Sacred Heart School Choir, Caroling on the steps of Church?
  • Court Street United Methodist Church, 609 Southern Ave. presents the Victorian Christmas Café on Saturday, December 10th from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.; featuring caroling by the chancel choir and children's choir, nativity scene by our youth and children, and Santa Claus pictures. They will also offer homemade chili and red beans and rice in the Candlelight Café. Tickets are $5.00 for singles and $20.00 for a family of 5. 
  • Photos with Santa & a Clydesdale, 12noon - 3pm

  • Pony Rides, Walthall Park noon until 7pm

  • Holiday Market, Walthall Park, noon -9pm

  • Movies in the Park- "The Grinch that Stole Christmas"

  • 15,000 luminaries will light the sidewalks throughout the historic neighborhood.

  • Carriage rides leaving from the Walthall starting at 5pm- 9pm, and circlingthru the neighborhood. (carriage rides takes about 15-20 minutes)

  • Refreshments will be for sale in the Walthall- Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Chili,baked goods

  • FREE Grove Transit Shuttle between parking lots, Walthall, Open Houses

  • Holiday Tour of Homes will feature four historic homes, including the Mayor's House! The Tour of Homes will run Saturday and Sunday from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm. Tickets available at the Walthall.

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