Winter Events: How to Holiday in Laurel & Jones County

 If there’s one thing we know how to do in Laurel & Jones County, MS, it’s celebrate the holidays! From pancakes to parades and everything in between, we’re bringing yuletide cheer all season long with these holiday events.

Holiday Events in Laurel MS

Twinkling Lights & Celebratory Delights

It’s simply not the holidays until the tree is trimmed and drummers are drumming! ‘Tis officially the season when the annual tradition of lighting of Laurel & Ellisville’s Christmas trees take place, followed closely by the annual Christmas parades in each city. Find the details for each event below:

City of Laurel Christmas Tree Lighting

Ellisville Christmas Tree Lighting

Ellisville Christmas Parade

Sertoma of Laurel’s Christmas Parade


Annual Christmas at Landrum’s

For more than 36 years, Christmas at Landrum’s has given guests the opportunity to step back in time to experience Christmas past. The Candlelight Tours at Landrum’s Homestead & Village are Hallmark Christmas movie-worthy in their charm and full-on Christmas spirit, but guests will also find walking tours, a candlelight tour, demonstrations, kids’ events (including Santa himself, of course), Confederate soldiers reenactments, Southern Strings Dulcimers, and more.

Get details for all of Landrum’s holiday events below:

Christmas at the Homestead

Christmas Day Camp

Christmas Candlelight Tour, December 14th

Christmas Candlelight Tour, December 21st


Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas at Laurel Little Theatre

Good grief! There’s lots of merry fun happening in Jones County each holiday season, but is it even the holidays if Charlie Brown and the peanuts gang aren’t involved? Visit the Laurel Little Theatre on December 6th to ring in the season with music from this much-loved classic!


Laurel Kiwanis Club Pancake Day

Arguably the best day of the year, Pancake Day takes the holiday celebration to a whole new (delicious) level. All-You-Can-Eat pancakes with butter & syrup, sausage, white & chocolate milk, and Coca Cola products are served at two locations in Laurel. Proceeds help fund scholarships for deserving high school seniors at the five high schools in Laurel and Jones County, plus provide multiplication and division flash cards for hundreds of third grades students at local elementary schools.


The Renaissance Holiday Tour of Homes

On Sunday, December 15th, enjoy a tour of homes located in Laurel’s historic district, which features four homes, including two featured in HGTV’s Home Town. Decorated for the holidays in true Southern, magazine-worthy fashion, this tour is sure to mimic the setting of the idyllic Christmases of your dreams. The tour is from 1:00 – 4:00 in the afternoon, and refreshments will be served at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art.

Purchase tickets at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art & Patina’s, $10


Downtown Movie Night: Christmas Edition

Your heart is sure to grow three sizes at Downtown Movie Night: Christmas Edition! Featuring the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck with Santa at 5:00 PM followed by Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch on the big screen at 6:30 PM. It’s free fun for the whole family.


Downtown Countdown: New Year’s Eve

10…9…8… the countdown to 2020 is on! Join us for the inaugural (and free) Downtown Countdown this New Year’s Eve in the heart of Downtown Laurel.

Ring in the new year with beer and champagne service, food trucks, and special events from our Downtown Merchants, as well as live entertainment and special guest appearances. Children’s areas plus VIP options are available. Start 2020 in style in Laurel, MS!


For more information about holiday events or events for any season, check out our events page.