Canton Christmas Festival
Canton, Mississippi


Friday November 23, 2018 - Sunday December 23, 2018
Canton, Mississippi


This year more than 200,000 twinkling white lights will once again make Canton’s Historic Courthouse Square glow with small-town charm, nostalgia for holidays past and a dash of the season’s magic.

This year a new attraction is an interactive Christmas Village. Children will be able to make reindeer food for Santa’s reindeer to eat on Christmas eve, Frosty will be near his igloo handing out marshmallow’s to roast by his fire, and Santa’s elves will teach the children how to create their own picture frame and become a certified elf!

Festival hours are from 5-9 p.m. Nov. 23-25 and from Nov. 30 - Dec. 23.

Merchants Open House Weekend is November 23-25 Merchants around the square will have extended holiday hours and will offer a respite from the hectic, big-box-store experience. Shoppers can stroll the sidewalks and enjoy the season, immersed in lights and holiday music, as they pop into gift shops, vintage stores and boutiques for unique items, special sales and samples.

Light and Character Parades, at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturday nights throughout the festival’s run. Additional festival highlights include: Sip ’n’ Cider 5-9 p.m. Dec. 14: Mrs. Claus’ Story Time, 6-9 p.m., Horse and Buggy Rides around the square, an old fashion carousel, and Trolley rides around the square. As well as photos with Santa nightly throughout the festival.

Canton Christmas Festival - Canton, Mississippi

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