Santa ready to visit county for two events

Published 9:47 am Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Santa is headed to Jefferson Davis County soon for two Christmas events in the county. This Saturday, the Town of Bassfield is hosting Christmas in the Park. Food, gifts, jewelry, clothes and other items will be on sale during the day. Over 19 vendors have signed up and will be set up in Faler Park by 10 a.m. There will be fun items for the children including train rides and a World of Sports inflatable.  Other activities during this all-day event will be the Christmas Parade at 2 p.m. followed by pictures with Santa at 3:30 p.m., the Christmas Story at 5 p.m. and the lighting of the Christmas Tree at 5:30 p.m. The theme for this year’s event is A Magical Christmas. “We are so looking forward to having this event,” said Bassfield Mayor Angie Ladner. The last two years have been cancelled due to the poor weather conditions and COVID. “Please bring your family and come get in the Christmas spirit with us on Dec.11. There will be something for everyone to enjoy.” In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to Dec. 18. If you are interested in entering the parade, please call Bassfield City Hall at 601-943-5424.

Santa will get a couple of days rest before going on a grand tour of the Town of Prentiss spreading joy in Prentiss neighborhoods on Dec. 16. Santa will be escorted by the Prentiss Police Department and will start his tour 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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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.

“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.