Christmas on Coleman
The city of Waveland is hosting “Christmas on Coleman,” a Christmas event for the whole family, Saturday, December 7, 4:00 - 8:00 pm. There will be caroling, pictures with Santa, games, train rides, letters to Santa, face painting and more.
Santa Claus will roll into Waveland in a parade beginning at 5:00 pm. Golf carts are invited to guide Santa’s way into town and to enter the Best Decorated Golf Cart contest. Deadline to enter the parade is Friday at 5:00 pm.
Happening at the same time as Christmas on Coleman, The Arts, Hancock County will host their annual juried exhibition, awards and holiday party at Waveland’s Ground Zero Museum, 335 Coleman Avenue, and everyone is invited to attend that event as well. This takes place 6:00 – 8:00 pm. See separate article on this event.
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Waveland Food Truck Friday
The last Waveland Food Truck Friday for 2019 will take place on Coleman Avenue on Friday, December 13th from 5:00-8:00 pm. The section of Coleman Avenue in front of Studio Waveland will be closed to vehicular traffic to accommodate the food trucks and allow participants to set-up a canopy tent, table and chairs if they choose.
Waveland Food Truck Friday admission is free and open to the public. Food can be purchased through the food trucks. The Waveland Civic Association will have a table set up selling beer, soft drinks and water. Baked goods will also be available for purchase. Studio Waveland will be open late for a little Christmas shopping while on Coleman Avenue, and there will be musical entertainment, thanks to the generous sponsorship from the Silver Slipper Casino.
Use the hashtag #downtownwaveland on your social media post so everyone can see all the good food and the great time you are having!
Handicapped Beach Access
Waveland is currently soliciting bids to construct a handicapped water access ramp at the beach.
The access ramp would allow wheelchairs to have quick and easier path from the Coleman Avenue beach parking lot to the beach and into the water.
This project was conceived from a suggestion submitted by a resident several years ago. It has taken Waveland a few years to hammer out the logistics and receive the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Tideland funding for this project, but it is hopeful that soon it will become a reality.
In my opinion, having access to the Waveland beach in this way will be life-changing for disabled people. It is an incredibly worthwhile investment which will generate endless returns for our community.
The bids will be opened in January, 2020, and we anticipate that Waveland will be able to award in early spring.