by / Tuesday, 01 December 2015 / Published in News & Hot Topics




There’s always SOMETHING happening downtown! Check out our list below for more information about all events hosted this week!




December 2

Thirsty Hippo, 7:30pm

USM Big Band Jingle Bell Jazz


December 3


HHDA General Merchants & Membership Meeting

8 a.m., Hattiesburg Cultural Center 


Hattiesburg Saenger, 7pm

The Nutcracker


Hattiesburg Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting, 5:30pm

Parade starts at Veterans Memorial Park and ends at Town Square Park with the lighting of the City Christmas Tree


Skylight Lounge, 8pm

Live music by  Cary Hudson


Thirsty Hippo, 10pm

Live music by Cedric Burnside


December 4

The Dollar BOX Showroom, 6pm

Live music by Flowtribe


Thirsty Hippo, 10pm

Live music by Shaun Martin


December 5

Historic Train Depot, 10am to 3pm

Pine Belt Holiday Expo and Christmas Market


Thirsty Hippo, 11am to 8pm

Christmas Art Market






December 7

Walnut Room at Vicki’s (115 Walnut Street), 5pm to 7pm

Downtown Business University: Don’t Get Taken to the Cleaners

We are hosting a free happy hour seminar on business risk management and business insurance with presentations from the experts. Free and open to the public. Appetizers provided


December 9

Hattiesburg Saenger, 7pm

Nothing But the Hits Tour with Ronnie McDowell and Friends


December 12

Downtown Victorian Candlelit Christmas, 5pm

Stroll through Downtown and the Historic Hattiesburg Neighborhood as their sidewalks are lit with thousands of luminaries.  Wander into shops and art galleries, take in the sounds of the Forgotten Carols, or enjoy roaming carolers.  Get your pictures with Santa or take a horse-drawn carriage ride.

Enjoy special sales and open houses at many of our downtown business.


Hattiesburg Saenger, 7pm

The Forgotten Carols

Forrest General Hospital will partner with Christian Services to once again bring The Forgotten Carols, written by Michael McLean, to the Pine Belt. All of the funds raised from ticket sales will benefit Christian Services, Inc.

For more information or to volunteer your time singing in the choir, contact Vanessa Henson with Christian Services at 601-582-5683 or email


Thirsty Hippo, 8pm

Hub City Comedy Holiday Haha


December 13

Historic Neighborhood

Victorian Candlelit Christmas, 5pm to 9pm

Stroll through the Historic Hattiesburg Neighborhood as their sidewalks are lit with thousands of luminaries. Take take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the neighborhood, wander thru the lights at Walthall Park or take the Holiday Tour of Homes. Click here for more details, ticket info and times.


December 17

The Shop Downtown, 5pm to 9pm

Third Thursday featuring live music and local art.


December 21 – 22

Hattiesburg Saenger

Holiday Movie Series

Visit link above for times and ticket information.




These merchants downtown are all open for lunch, daily!





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