Lights on Land and Water Mark Holiday Festivities

From:  City of Biloxi   12/1/17   GCN

Biloxi's signature holiday event, Christmas on the Water, will once again feature land and water parades, fireworks, arts and crafts, and Santa Claus.

Christmas on the Water actually begins on Friday with a children's parade through downtown at 6 p.m. followed by the lighting of the Biloxi Town Green, 710 Beach Blvd., from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Then on Saturday, the downtown Rue Magnolia Art District will be filled with arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, choir performances, and more with the annual Christmas in the City event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Later Saturday night, the centerpiece of the weekend takes place, the parade of decorated boats cruising along the waterfront, followed by a fireworks show filling the east Biloxi sky.

The boat parade begins at 6 p.m. and travels along the Mississippi Sound from the Biloxi Lighthouse to Point Cadet.

Christmas on the Water, which is organized by a small group of volunteers with support from the City of Biloxi, is one of several community events that helps Biloxi usher in the holidays.

See a listing of holiday happenings
See the original Joe Moran photograph
Photo gallery: Last year's Lighting of the Lighthouse
Photo gallery: Last year's Christmas on the Water Children's Walking Parade/Christmas on Town Green
Photo gallery: Last year's Christmas in the City
City Desk 1 Bill Raymond on the lighting of the Lighthouse
City Desk 2: Kay Miller on Christmas in the City

News and notes: Sirens, holiday safety

Siren reminder: The Biloxi Fire Department conducted a hurricane siren test at noon Thursday to mark the ending of hurricane season. The test involved the city's network of 10 warnings sirens lasted for one minute.

Be safe: Another weekend of holiday events and holiday shopping is quickly approaching. Biloxi Police Chief John Miller asks you once again to make safety a priority for yourself, your family and your property. To hear the advice from the chief himself, click here.

Released by Vincent Creel and Cecilia Dobbs Walton