Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Museum Store Day and Santa Visits MCM
The Mississippi Children's Museum (2145 Museum Blvd.) will celebrate national Museum Store Day on Sunday, Dec. 1, with a holiday sale at the museum's Trading Post from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Shopping at The Trading Post does not require daily admission to MCM. The event will also include a visit from Santa Claus from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit mschildrensmuseum.org or call 601-981-5469.
The Children's Museum is also offering photos with Santa for children beginning on Nov. 25 and running through Dec. 22. Dates and times for photo sessions vary. For more information and a list of times, you can visit mschildrensmuseum.org.
A Christmas Carol at New Stage
New Stage Theatre (1100 Carlisle St.) will host Michael Wilson's adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 3., and running through Sunday, Dec. 22. Tickets are $30, and dates and show times vary. For information and show times, visit newstagetheatre.com or call 601-948-3533.
Ballet Mississippi's "The Nutcracker"
Ballet Mississippi will host its production of "The Nutcracker" from Friday, Dec. 6, through Sunday, Dec. 8, at Thalia Mara Hall (255 E. Pascagoula St.).
The Friday performance is also “Ballet, Blue Jeans, and Bubbly” night, in which Ballet Mississippi invites patrons to dress in casual attire to attend the show. The event will include complementary hors d'oeuvres, jazz music and a cash bar. Pre-performance festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. on the mezzanine level of Thalia Mara Hall, and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.
The Ballet Mississippi Guild will also host the Sugar Plum Fairy's Tea Parties at the Westin Jackson Hotel (407 S. Congress St.) before the Saturday and Sunday matinee performances of "The Nutcracker." The parties begin at 1:30 p.m. and include a traditional seated tea and visits with "The Nutcracker" characters. Tickets for the tea parties are $35 per person and are available online.
Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!
The Mississippi Puppetry Guild will host its holiday puppet show "Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!" at the Belhaven University Center for the Arts (835 Riverside Drive) on Friday, Dec. 6, and on Wednesday, Dec. 11, through Friday, Dec. 13. All shows take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Individual tickets are $10 per person, and teachers get in free. Group tickets for one adult and 10 children are $8 each. For information, email [email protected] or call 601-977-9840.
STEM with Snowflakes
The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (2148 Riverside Drive) will host "STEM with Snowflakes" on Friday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon. The science, technology, engineering and mathematics-themed event will include experiments with instant snow and dry ice, crafting paper snowflakes to learn about snowflake symmetry and the story of "Snowflake Bentley," the naturalist and photographer who first captured snowflakes on film. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children over age 3. Museum members and children under 3 get in free. For information, visit mdwfp.com/museum or call 601-576-6000.
'Twas a Night at the Museum
The Mississippi Children's Museum (2145 Museum Blvd.) will host its late-night holiday pajama party, "'Twas a Night at the Museum," on Friday, Dec. 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Visitors can dress in holiday pajamas, participate in holiday activities and attend readings of classic holiday stories performed by holiday-themed characters. Admission is included with general admission or museum membership. Children must be 36" or taller to ride the Snowflake Slide. For information, visit mschildrensmuseum.org.
Winter Fun Day Camp
The Mississippi Children's Museum (2145 Museum Blvd.) will host an educational day camp for children ages 5 to 10 on Monday, Dec. 23, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children will read "Snowmen at Night," paint landscapes, learn about winter-planted vegetables, decorate gingerbread houses and participate in STEM-related activities. For information, visit mschildrensmuseum.org or call 601-981-5469.
CrossFit Charity Ball
CrossFit gym in Jackson will host its annual charity Christmas ball to raise money for Methodist Children's Home of Mississippi on Friday, Dec. 20, at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum (1150 Lakeland Drive) from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The goal of the event is to deliver 200 presents to children and raise $2,000 to donate to the charity. Attendees must wear formal dress, and the theme is black and gold. The event will include a three-course meal, a live band, a silent auction and a cash bar.
Tickets are $60 per person, which includes the meal and a Champagne reception. Guests can reserve a table for 10 for $700, which comes with two bottles of Champagne. Visit msagmuseum.org or find the event on Facebook.
Canton Christmas Festival
The City of Canton will host its annual Christmas festival from Nov. 29 through Dec. 23. The festival will include horse and buggy rides, story time with Mrs. Claus, sales at Canton shops, a carousel, photos with Santa, trolley rides, a miniature train, holiday character parades and more. Festival hours will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit cantontourism.com/events.
Send event info to [email protected].