Dec. 8, 2000
Trees of Christmas closes Saturday
The 2000 Cellular South Trees of Christmas tour, presented by the Meridian Restoration Foundation, will continue through Dec. 9 at Merrehope and the F.W. Williams House. Daily tours are available, and a candlelight tour is scheduled for tonight. For information, call 483-8439.
Candlelight Tour of Homes
A Candlelight Tour of Homes in Kosciusko will be held on Dec. 10. Tour historic homes, buildings and the Cultural Center, all decorated for Christmas. Tickets are required. Call (601) 653-3684 for information.
Christmas at the Old Capitol
Held Dec. 5-22 in Jackson, this even has become a tradition enjoyed by thousands each holiday season. It is held in the 155-year-old historic Greek Revival structure that once served as the state capitol building. Beautiful decorations include a Mississippi cedar tree adorned with 1800s-style reproduction ornaments and toys from the museum's collection. Free. Contact (601) 359-6920 for information.
Holiday Home Tour/ Crystal Christmas
Holiday Home Tour/ Crystal Christmas on Dec. 11 in Aberdeen. Tours of homes decorated for the holidays, 3 to 6 p.m., $10 for a three home tour. There will also be an evening driving tour of decorated neighborhoods from 6 to 9 p.m., free. For information call (800) 634-3538.
Balfour Christmas Ball
Balfour Christmas Ball held Dec. 11 in Vicksburg. Beneath the flickering glow of candlelight, elegant ladies and dashing Confederate officers danced one cold December evening in 1862. When told of an impending attack by Union gunboats, the officers bade their ladies a hasty goodbye and left to defend the city. Join in this gala evening of food, music and festive re-enactment. Period costumes are optional. Reservations are required. For information, call (601 638-7113.
Victorian Candelight Christmas
Victorian Candelight Christmas in Hattiesburg on Dec. 11-12. Enjoy a carriage ride through the Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Fifteen thousand luminaries line the streets of homes decorated for the holidays. Entertainment and refreshments are offered. For information all (601) 545-7620.
The Last Christmas Craft Show
The Last Christmas Craft Show of the year will be held Dec. 11-12, inside the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, exhibit hall D, in Biloxi. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $3.50 and ages 15 and under are free. Over 100 booths will be on hand. this show features our most requested artists and craft dealers. Door prizes every 30 minutes and admission allows the same person back both days.
Any questions please call (228) 896-9336.
Bay St. Louis
Tickets to concerts may be purchased through Ticketmaster or through the Casino Magic Box office at (800)-5-MAGIC-5, ext. 4035. All events subject to change. All events are held in the Magical Entertainment Complex. Must be 21 years of age to attend.
Dec. 15, Jose Feliciano, 7 p.m., $20, $25, $30
Tickets available at Cat's Music, Piggly Wiggly, Pop Tunes (Collierville), Sound Shop (Dyersburg), and select SuperValu stores.
To charge by phone, call (901) 525-1515, Memphis. Tickets may also be purchased through Ticketmaster Online at www.ticketmaster.com
All events are held in Memphis, Tenn.:
Dec. 21, Jim Brickman with Donny Osmond, 8 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, $32.50, $42.50
To charge by phone, call (601) 355-5252 in Jackson; or (228) 385-2600 in Biloxi. Tickets may also be purchased through Ticketmaster Online at www.ticketmaster.com
All events are held in Tunica, Miss.:
Dec. 9, Neal McCoy, 9 p.m., Sam's Town Casino, $25, $30
Dec. 8-9, Finis, 8 p.m., Gold Strike Casino Resort, $24.95
Dec. 14-16, Oak Ridge Boys, times vary, Sam's Town Casino, $25, $30
Dec. 14 &16, John Berry's Holiday Show, times vary, Gold Strike Casino Retort, $20, $25
Dec. 15, Sherri Austin &Rascal Flatts, 8 p.m., Grand Casino, $14.95
Jan. 5-6, Juice Newton, 9 p.m., Horseshoe Casino, $15
Jan. 11, Vince Gill, 8 p.m., Horseshoe Casino, $60
Jan 19-20, 5th Dimension, 9 p.m., Horseshoe Casino, $15
Jan. 20, Brad Paisley, 8 p.m., Grand Casino, $14.95
Jan. 25, John Michael Montgomery, 8 p.m., Horseshoe Casino, $25
Jan. 26-27, Three Dog Night, 9 p.m., Horseshoe Casino, $15
Jan. 27, Toby Keith, 8 p.m., Grand Casino, $14.95, $19.95