Sundays at the Center — The Columbus Choral Society performs Christmas music at 2 p.m. at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., West Point. Free to the public.
Starkville Christmas Tour of Homes — The Starkville Civic League Tour of Homes features six homes from 1-5 p.m. (Refreshments will be served at a reception at the Starkville Public Library.) Tickets are $25 at the GSDP office, 200 E. Main., at The Book Mart, 120 E. Main, or from league members. Tickets sold at the library Dec. 4 starting at noon. For more information, contact Lynn Infanger at email@example.com.
United Harmony Choir — The United Harmony Gospel Choir at Mississippi University for Women presents “The Greatest Gift of All” Christmas concert at 5 p.m. at Carrier Chapel on campus. Free admission; bring non-perishable food items, laundry/dish detergent and toiletry items to benefit Palmer Home for Children.
Monday, Dec. 5
Columbus Christmas Parade — Don’t miss Columbus’ festive parade that will make its way down Main Street and College Street, beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.
West Point Christmas Parade — The West Point parade begins at 6:30 p.m. downtown. For more information, contact the Growth Alliance, 662-494-5121.
Tuesday, Dec. 6
W Festival of Trees, Jazz — Mississippi University for Women’s Festival of Trees begins at 5 p.m. in The W Room. Santa and his missus stop by for photos. At 7:30 p.m., join Beta Kappa Tau and The W social clubs in Nissan Auditorium for caroling and cookies. The Jazz Ensemble performs in Poindexter Hall at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 8
Library Festival of Trees — The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library hosts an open house from 4-6 p.m., with refreshments, live music, crafts and a “Winter Wonderland” of trees decorated by local businesses and organizations. For more information, contact the library, 662-329-5300.
Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9-11
First Christmas — First Baptist Church again recreates an interactive Bethlehem marketplace 6-8 p.m. on the grounds of The Shops at Brickerton, Military Road, Columbus. Outdoor drama scenes and live animals highlight the experience. For more information, contact FBC, 662-328-3915.
Saturday, Dec. 10
“Snow Day” party — The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library hosts this holiday event from 1:30-3 p.m. at 314 Seventh St. N. Crafts, readings and a movie at 1:30, plus pictures with Santa and Miz Claus. For more information, contact the library, 662-329-5300.
MUW Choral Concert — Mississippi University for Women choirs serenade at 8 p.m. with a selection of holiday songs at Poindexter Hall on campus. Dr. Phillip Stockton directs. The Columbus Girlchoir performs a selection with The W choirs. Free.
Jingle Bell Ball — The Starkville Area Arts Council presents this fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. at the Hunter Henry Center on MSU’s campus. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, silent auction, plus music by Lady L and the River City Band. Tickets $75 from board members, at starkvillearts.net or call 662-324-3080.
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10-11
“A Motown Christmas” — The Boys & Girls Club of the Golden Triangle present this stage play with music at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 11 at McComas Hall on the MSU campus. Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for youth. For more information, call 662-418-7285 or email bgcgoldentri.org.
Sunday, Dec. 11
Girlchoir Christmas concert — The Columbus Girlchoir presents a Christmas concert at 3 p.m. at Poindexter Hall on the Mississippi University for Women campus. Free to the public.
Tuesday, Dec. 13
Columbus Sings “Messiah” — This annual Christmas tradition takes place at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church, Columbus. Tickets are free, but needed to ensure seating. They will be available at First United Methodist Church, Party and Paper, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, Tennessee Williams Welcome Center and the Golden Triangle Link.
Thursday, Dec. 15
Tim and Myles Thompson in concert — The Columbus Arts Council presents 2008 International Guitar Fingerstyle Champion Tim Thompson and his son, Myles, on fiddle. High energy country to innovative jazz and classical, plus Christmas music for the season. Show is 7:30 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Tickets $10 advance, $12 at the door. Get them at columbus-arts.org or call 662-328-2787.
Sunday, Dec. 18
Lessons and Carols — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 318 College St., Columbus, presents “A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols” at 5 p.m. (nursery will be available). The public is welcome.
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