Santa Claus is coming to town

Published 4:11 pm Tuesday, November 23, 2021

After the Jefferson Davis County Chamber of Commerce was forced to cancel last year’s Christmas Parade due to COVID,  the Town of Prentiss replaced it with a new event to take the holiday spirit to the people and town officials have decided to make this an annual event.

Santa Claus will be going on a grand tour of the town spreading joy in Prentiss neighborhoods on Dec. 16, escorted by the Prentiss Police Department, shortly after the sun goes down.

Officials are currently hammering out a schedule and route to put Jolly Old Saint Nick in front of as many children and families as possible.

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“We enjoyed his visit so much last year, that we reached out to the North Pole and contacted Santa directly to see if he would be available to tour our community again,” said Prentiss Mayor Charley Dumas.

“He was more than willing to make a special appearance for the children of Prentiss.”

Sources tell The Prentiss Headlight there is also going to be a special guest with Santa this year.

Prentiss officials are hoping to provide updates on Santa’s route and timing on social media between now and his arrival.

If anyone wants to make sure Santa passes their house, they should contact Prentiss City Hall at 601-792-5196 and give their street address.

“We want to make sure every child, no matter their age, has the opportunity to see Santa before Christmas Day.”

Please monitor social media for any potential changes to date and time due to weather.