Santa and his helpers, a fun-loving Grand Marshall, the Bay High Marching Band, the Raw Oyster Marching Club, the Bay Ratz Marching Battery and SNOW! Well, sort of. A machine spouting foamy flakes gave Mississippi Coast children a North Pole illusion. The parade ended at the Depot, where the annual Snowflakes and Sugarplum Festival produced by Hancock Tourism offered more delighted for children.
On November 30, Bay St. Louis residents welcomed the 2019 holiday season by doing what they do best - throwing an awesome party! This first-time event included a "BSL-traditional" golf cart parade complete with marching groups and dancers. Even Santa arrived in a golf cart! This was followed by a tree-lighting ceremony at the Hancock County Courthouse, caroling, and Santa greeting the children. It was a fitting start for the Christmas season!