It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in JDC

Published 11:05 am Wednesday, November 29, 2023

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas throughout Jefferson Davis County. Now that the decorations are up, community members can make plans to participate in many of the fun holiday activities.

A Christmas Party with the Gingerbread Man will be held at both libraries next week.  Join the fun at the Dr. Frank L. Leggett Public Library in Bassfield on Dec. 5 or the Prentiss Public Library on Dec. 7. The Christmas Party is from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Parents and children are welcome to take photos with the Gingerbread Man, enjoy refreshments and pick up a holiday take-and-make craft.

At the conclusion of the week, plan to spend Saturday filled with parades, games and shopping.

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The Prentiss Christmas Parade starts at 10 a.m. at the Jeffersonian Motor Inn and will conclude at Fifth Street on Dec. 9. The them for this year’s parade is A Longleaf Christmas: Ways we celebrate Christmas in the South.”

The parade is sponsored by the Jefferson Davis County Chamber of Commerce.

Prizes will be awarded for the top three entries in the parade. Four-wheelers will not be allowed to participate.

If anyone has a suggestion for a parade grand marshal or would like to participate in the parade, call Prentiss City Hall at 601-792-5196.

After the Prentiss parade, head down for a Country Christmas as Bassfield gears up to celebrate Christmas in the Park transforming Faler Park into a winter wonderland with a delightful Country Christmas theme.

The highlight of the event will be the much-anticipated parade, kicking off at 2 p.m. and winding its way through the heart of Bassfield. Families and friends are invited to line the streets and enjoy the festive procession featuring floats, lively music and of course, Santa Claus. Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place parade entries. Grand Marshal for the parade will be James “Slim” Hinton.

But the fun doesn’t stop with the parade. Christmas in the Park will offer array of activities and attractions for all ages. Participants can enjoy a variety of rides, including the return of the beloved train and just $5, attendees can grab a wristband for unlimited rides throughout the day.

Faler Park will also play host to a range of games and food vendors, providing the perfect opportunity to indulge in tasty treats and test your skills. And for those feeling lucky, don’t miss the chance to enter the $500 raffle. Raffle tickets are available for $5 each or a discounted bundle of 5 for $20. Purchase your tickets at Bassfield City Hall or alongside the wristbands.

The park will be transformed into a festive playground, featuring a slide, an obstacle course, karaoke and line dancing, promising entertainment for everyone in the family. Capture the magic of the day with a special photo opportunity with Santa Claus, included with the wristband purchase.

As the sun sets, don’t miss the Christmas Fireworks Display, a spectacular way to cap off a day filled with joy and celebration.

“We’re thrilled to bring the community together for Bassfield’s Christmas in the Park,” said Bassfield Mayor Angie Ladner. “With a Country Christmas theme, exciting rides, games and the return of the parade, this year’s celebration promises to be unforgettable. Come join us for a day of festive fun and holiday cheer.”

For more information, please contact Bassfield City Hall at 601.943.5424.