As the most wonderful time of the year approaches, people all overlook things to do. However, no one wants to travel out of their state. One thing that every state has, no matter where they are, is the Christmas spirit. Christmas in Mississippi is a great time to celebrate and see what Mississippi has to offer. Here are a few activities to do to make your Mississippi Christmas a little brighter.
The Canton Lights
Christmas is known for a lot of things. However, the brightest part of Christmas is always the lights. Every year in Canton there is a light show ceremony. The light show is every day through Dec. 23. It begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. At the Canton Lights, you can find food vendors, Santa and special character shows. Taking your family out to view Christmas lights, food and pictures is a deal you cannot miss.
Northpark Mall Santa
In the heart of the capital itself there is always something to do. In Northpark Mall, every day until Dec. 24 there will be stories and songs with Santa. You can take your loved ones there to ride the trains and take pictures with Santa. Although it’s not the heart of Christmas, getting there early is essential for not standing in a long line for Santa. Getting gifts and taking pictures with Santa is a win-win combo for you and your kids.
Mississippi Museum: “Cajun Christmas”
Christmas is the time of year that kids get most excited about. Taking your kids to the Mississippi Children’s Museum’s “Cajun Christmas”exhibit is a great way to keep their Christmas spirits alive. This event is held on Dec. 8 from 5 to 9 and your kids can visit Santa Clause, a Christmas Gator visit, see Christmas lights and so much more. Christmas is the greatest time of the year, but there is nothing like a Cajun Christmas.
Lazy Acres Farm Fun
Lastly, whether you prefer fake or real, going to a Christmas tree farm should be on your bucket list. More specifically, going to Lazy Acres Farm Fun Christmas tree farm. Although it’s nearly an hour and half trip, you won’t regret it. At the Lazy Acres Farm Fun, they have games for kids to play, Christmas trees to look at and even buy, visits with Santa and lights. Admission into this Christmas wonderland is $15 if you buy your ticket in advance,but $20.95 at the gate. Whether you buy a tree or not, going to a Christmas tree farm and smelling the pines is an experience like no other.
Mississippi is known for a lot of things, but not so much their activities. However, we beef it up during the Christmas season. There are plenty of places to go around Mississippi for Christmas, but these are a few must hits.