Downtown Corinth will be transformed into a fairytale during the Corinth-Alcorn County Christmas Parade.
The Saturday, Dec. 3 parade, “A Fairytale Christmas,” starts at 5 p.m. in the First Baptist Church parking lot, with lineup beginning around 3 p.m. The parade will follow its usual route along Fillmore Street through downtown and end at the courthouse on Waldron Street.
Corinth is the first of many Christmas parades in the Crossroads area.
“We encourage every church and organization in Alcorn County to participate in the parade,” said Corinth Main Street Director Angela Avent.
The Festival of Lights will begin on the Courthouse lawn after the parade.
“Santa is going to be here again to light the tree this year, but this time, he is staying,” said Avent.
There will be a Christmas village on the courthouse lawn, food trucks and a hot chocolate tent hosted by East Corinth Baptist Church. Trailhead Park will be transformed into Peppermint Park and have Christmas inflatables through the season.
The Kossuth Christmas parade begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10.
Participants can pre-register by calling Sandy Mitchell at 662-284-5569.
“We would like to have some kind of idea of who all will be in there,” she said. “But if they have to wait til the last minute, that’s OK, too. We aren’t hard to get along with.”
Line up will be at the intersection of Highway 2 and County Road 604, near the L.C. Follin (blue) Building.
There will be a Jingle Bell Bazaar in the blue building starting at 8 a.m. Hot chocolate, soup and chili will be available for sale at 11 a.m.
The Rienzi parade begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11. Lineup is at three different locations: most entries will start at the wood mill on South Front Street. Cars and other vehicles will enter at the old Wurlitzer building and horses will join the parade at the old Hopewell Church.
The Rienzi Fire Department and the town council will be on hand to help with lineup.
“It doesn’t cost anything to enter,” said Mayor Walter Williams. “Just show up and we will have someone to put them where they need to be.”
The Farmington Christmas parade will line up near the main Heritage Park entrance at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. The parade will start at 6 p.m. and go north on Kimberly Clark Parkway.
“People can register by coming up to city hall and talking to one of the ladies up there,” said Farmington Mayor Reece Wallin. “We would like to have as many people there as we can. We had a good crowd last year.”
The Iuka parade is 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2. It starts on Maria Lane, moves down Battleground Drive, then Quitman Street and ends at Mineral Springs Park.
Registration forms can be picked up at Iuka City Hall, Tishomingo County Tourism or at the Tishomingo County News office. There is no fee to participate. Line up is at 6 p.m.
“Normally, I usually get from 70 to 100 entries,” said parade coordinator Johnny Southward, who is now in his 15th year at the position. “It just depends on the year and whether or not they can get their floats or whatever. That’s how many normally participate with us. That is with church, civic, business, antique cars, everything.”
The Booneville Christmas parade, which is at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, kicks off two weeks of Christmas fun featuring ice skating, Christmas music and much more at the historic Booneville Depot. Lineup begins at 5 p.m. on Cunningham Boulevard at Northeast Mississippi Community College.
Participants can register at the Booneville Main Street Association office in the Depot or online at www. visitbooneville.com. Commercial entries are $20 each and non-profits are $10. All applications must be received by Dec. 1.
This year’s theme is the Polar Express with entries asked to feature characters from the beloved book and movie or other train-related themes.
Grand Marshals for the 2022 Christmas Parade are Prentiss County’s veterans.
All veterans are invited to participate in the parade by driving their vehicles. Those who want to participate should contact VFW Commander Terry Tolar at 662-416-2472.
The parade will celebrate the start of a busy Christmas season in downtown Booneville. Following the parade Christmas and Cookies with Santa will be hosted in the historic Booneville Hardware building. The event will offer cookies and hot chocolate along with photos with Santa, a fun photo booth and more and is sponsored by Hill Family Eye Center, Booneville Community Pharmacy and Print Villains. Free carriage rides will also be available after the parade.
The Depot will officially open for at 8 p.m. following the parade featuring ice skating, Christmas music, an ice skating rink, Christmas lights and decorations, artificial snow and more. Wristbands for unlimited skating will be $10 per person. All other activities will be free. Local musicians and church groups will be providing Christmas music each evening and refreshments will be provided by local civic clubs.
Activities will be available from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. following the Christmas parade on Dec. 5 and then from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday through Dec. 17. Carriage rides will be available on Dec. 8-10 and 15-17. Train rides will be available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 8-9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 10, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 15 and noon to 5 p.m. on Dec. 17.
Commemorative Christmas ornaments featuring the historic Booneville Depot are also available for $20 each at the Main Street office.
For more information on Christmas activities in the city visit www.visitboone ville.com, or call 662-416-9278.