Here Are the Top Christmas Events in Jackson, MS

Are you ready to get into the holiday spirit? We know we are! How about celebrating with us in Jackson this year? The city turns into a real winter wonderland and it’s a sight you cannot miss. In this blog, we’ll tell you all you need to know about our favorite Christmas events in Jackson, MS, so you can get inspired! Read on, take notes, and get ready to have a magical time. 

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Have the Time of Your Life at These Christmas Events in Jackson, MS

Watch the Jackson’s Christmas Parade

One of our favorite Christmas events is the Jackson Christmas Parade! For over 60 years, this marvelous parade has enchanted locals and visitors alike. Find the perfect spot along the sidewalk and get ready to marvel at extravagant floats, twinkling lights, banners, light displays, and marching bands. The event has a long tradition of sponsorship from local organizations, so it’s truly a community-based celebration!

Experience Belhaven Living Christmas

Do you love music? Are you a caroller or love to hear sweet Christmas songs? If so, you’re going to enjoy the Belhaven Living Christmas (also called the Singing Tree). This spectacular event is organized by Belhaven University and draws thousands of visitors each year. Find a comfy seat and listen to the talented choir performing classics like “O Holy Night”, “White Christmas,” and even “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Celebrate Christmas at the Governor’s Mansion

For a historical Christmas celebration, head over to the Governor’s Mansion downtown. Each December, this architectural masterpiece turns into a gorgeous Christmas temple with sparkling ornaments, twinkling lights, and more. 

Browse the Mistletoe Marketplace

Who doesn’t love a good Christmas market? The Mistletoe Marketplace is the place to be during the holiday season. This celebration lasts for four days and provides you with plenty of Christmas cheer during your visit to Jackson. The marketplace kicks off with an opening gala, then continues with plenty of shopping, silent auctions, and other surprises. The celebration also includes a children’s party and raffle, so don’t hesitate to bring your entire family!

Note: We highly recommend booking a ticket to the annual Marketplace Jazz Brunch in addition to the Mistletoe Marketplace. It’s a great event if you want to enjoy music and scrumptious cuisine.

Attend the City of Lights in Canton

You don’t have to stay in downtown Jackson to enjoy fun Christmas events. Drive to the nearby town of Canton and attend the City of Lights! It’s a month-long celebration that takes you back to the Victorian era through several enchanting activities. Take a ride on the carousel, hop in an antique car, or go on a horse-drawn carriage ride through the charming town. You’ll be blown away by the 200,000 lights shining throughout the historic Courthouse Square!

Head Over to Christmas in Natchez

Natchez is another wonderful town you should visit while you’re in Jackson. Christmas in Natchez is a magical event that involves a parade and many festive displays. It’s also a great opportunity to check out their various historical houses and tours!

Enhance Your Stay With Our Christmas Specials

After reading about all these marvelous events, you might be thinking: How can this get any better? Let us tell you about our amazing Christmas specials at the Historic Fairview Inn. 

Christmas Vacation

Feel at home away from home with the cozy Christmas Vacation package. Relax in one of our spacious suites, indulge in a lavish five-course dinner at 1908 Provisions, and wake up to a delicious homemade breakfast! We’ll even put some milk and warm cookies in your room on Christmas Eve.

Jingle All the Way

We play Santa for a day with the Jingle All the Way package! Stay between December 1st and 24th for only $169 a night and receive a special Christmas gift in your room upon arrival. 

Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas at the Historic Fairview Inn

View of the Fairview Inn from OutsideBring the holiday cheer from one of these tremendous Christmas events back to the Historic Fairview Inn! Our charming boutique hotel is the ideal place to spend a holiday vacation with your loved ones, especially your significant other. Browse our gorgeous selection of rooms and pick the one you prefer. They all boast beautiful decor and cozy amenities. Don’t forget about our Christmas specials, either. They will make your stay even better. We can’t wait to host you for Christmas! 


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