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(Ocean Springs) – Starting on Thursday, Dec. 7, the City of Ocean Springs will host the annual Tree
Lighting with Santa at the Mary C from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy two hours of holiday cheer
with live music, singalongs, and photos with Santa. Bring your camera. Free
refreshments will be provided by the Ocean Springs Chamber-Main Street-Tourism
Bureau and Coca-Cola.

On Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 9 beginning at 10 a.m. the shops, restaurants,
and galleries come alive with holiday cheer offering specials on clothing, jewelry,
holiday décor, and more for the Holiday Open House. Start your fun by visiting the
Ocean Springs Visitors Center located at 1000 Washington Avenue for hot chocolate
and grab our holiday shopping guide. Spend $200 during the two-day event and show
us your receipts for a chance to win prizes valued at over $500.

Also, during the Holiday Open House on Friday, December 8, the Chamber-Main
Street will MAKE IT SNOW in the L&N Depot Plaza from 1-5 p.m. Bring the whole
family out and enjoy refreshments, adopt a plush reindeer, grab some hot chocolate
and more!

On Saturday, December 9 during the Holiday Open House, visit our tent outside of
Chandeleur Outfitters at the “T” of the town and grab a caramel apple slice as we
partner with Kilwins, listen to carolers around town, visit the Holiday Market at the
Ocean Springs Fresh Market, take pictures with the Grinch at NextHome and more!
Also, get your tickets to hop aboard the YMCA vans and enjoy the Ocean Springs
Dessert Crawl on Saturday, December 9 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in downtown. Tickets are
$20 but only 40 spots are available so get your tickets now before the tasting event
sells out.

Then, join us for a parade on Sunday, Dec. 10 for the Discover Christmas Toy Drive
and Parade starting at 2 p.m. in downtown Ocean Springs. Toy donations are
needed. Drop your toys off at the Ocean Springs Lumber Company, Elks Lodge or
Macedonia Baptist Church starting now. The parade will end at the Lumber Company

For more information on any of these holiday festivities, contact the Ocean Springs
Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau at 228-875-4424 or visit
www.oceanspringschamber.com and follow us on Facebook at