Hancock Holidays - Lots of cheer for visitors and locals!
Pull out those mittens because snowflakes are back in the Bay. Events started on November 20th with the second annual Waveland Christmas Bazaar and ends with New Years Eve at the 100 Men Hall. (For more details go to www.mswestcoast.org and click on Snowflakes brochure.) Five thousand brochures were distributed throughout the state to promote Hancock County Holiday events.
The Tourism Bureau is delighted to host the 8th Annual Christmas Parade and Snowflakes & Sugarplums Festival December 5th. The Christmas parade begins at 11 a.m. in Old Town Bay St. Louis. Parade stages on Necaise Avenue, heads down Main Street to Beach Boulevard, Court Street, 2nd Avenue, Union Street, and ends at the depot. Rudie the Reindeer will lead the parade in a red convertible, and Santa ends it on his sleigh. Also fire trucks, classic cars, marching bands, and floats. Miss Hospitality Bay St. Louis will be the Grand Marshal. Parade ends at the depot with Snowflakes & Sugarplums Festival, 12-5pm.
Festival-goers will notice the new Alice Moseley Pavilion on the grounds of the depot during the event. Last month Hancock Tourism hosted a reception for honored guests and visitors who attended the dedication. The pavilion is part of an on-going effort by the Friends of Alice Moseley Museum to honor both Miss Alice and the city.