Downtown Countdown to 2022

Come spend New Year’s Eve in Downtown Laurel for the Downtown Countdown to 2022 & let’s party like it’s 2022! 

Laurel Main Street and BancorpSouth Bank are proud to announce the return of Downtown Countdown after last year’s cancellation in caution of COVID-19. Witness the inaugural lighting of the 7 foot Rhinestone Pinecone suspended from the historic 1st National Bank at the corner of North Magnolia & Central Avenue, which is the Rock104 stage. This event is free to attend and family-friendly!

Countdown Kids: 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Sponsored by Shug’s Cookie Dough & Candy Bar, Countdown Kids will begin at 5 PM on North Magnolia Street. There will be jumps, games, music by DJ Peeches on the Rock104 stage, and face painting. Also, the first pinecone drop and fireworks show will be at 8 PM on the Rock104 stage!

Adults Celebrate: 8:00 PM – Midnight

We welcome all to come to Oak Street, North Magnolia Street, & Central Ave to celebrate, enjoy live music, food trucks, beer & celebratory toasting service, fireworks & midnight countdown lighting of the Loblolly Pinecone on the Rock104 Stage!

What else to expect this New Year’s Eve?

You can look forward to food trucks, beer and champagne services, live entertainment on the Rock104 Stage, and extended merchant and restaurant hours at the Downtown Countdown to 2022!

The live entertainment will be by DJ Peeches at 5:00-8:00 PM, Emerald Empire at 8:00 PM-Midnight, Sistaz with Soul at Midnight. Also, at 7:00-8:00 PM, Elegant Evenings will be hosting a fashion show in front of their shop!

Check out this map to help you navigate Downtown on New Year’s Eve!

 

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Along with a huge shoutout to all of our sponsors, we would like to give a special thanks to BancorpSouth for being a platinum sponsor of this event! We are grateful to these sponsors for making this event possible and better than ever this year, and hope to see you at Downtown Countdown to 2022!!

3…2…1…Happy New Year!!

PRESS RELEASE: The Comeback of Laurel Main Street’s Downtown Countdown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Susan Ladd
Laurel Main Street
(601) 433-3255
info@laurelmainstreet.com

RING IN THE NEW YEAR IN DOWNTOWN LAUREL

Laurel, MS––December 1, 2021–– Laurel Main Street and BancorpSouth Bank are proud to announce the return of Downtown Countdown after last year’s cancellation in caution of COVID-19.

On New Year’s Eve, starting at 5:00 PM, event-goers can expect food trucks, beer and champagne service, live entertainment, and Countdown Kids, a fun-filled kids area sponsored by Shug’s Cookie Dough & Candy Bar.

The stage at the intersection of N Magnolia Street and Central Avenue, will feature live entertainment from 5:00 PM to midnight, with two Rhinestone Pinecone drops and Firework shows. The kids drop is at 8:00 PM, and the main drop will be at midnight with a performance from Sistaz with Soul.

During the festivities, many shops and eateries will be open for extended hours. Be sure to not miss the fashion show by Elegant Evenings in front of their shop on Oak Street from 7-8PM.

This event is free to attend and family-friendly. Laurel Main Street encourages event-goers to leave their furry friends at home and maintain CDC guidelines to protect the community from COVID-19.

Founded in 2007, Laurel Main Street is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to revitalizing historic downtown Laurel, Miss., through preservation and economic growth. To learn more about Laurel Main Street and find more information on Downtown Countdown, please visit www.laurelmainstreet.com.

Magic of Christmas Downtown

Come experience the Magic of Christmas in downtown Laurel for family fun, Christmas cheer, and late-night shopping!

Experience Christmas Magic

Magic of Downtown for 2021 will take place on Friday, December 17th from 5 – 9 PM in Downtown Laurel! This is a merchant-led event, so take advantage of late-night shopping and special sales!  Hopefully, you can wrap up those last-minute gifts thanks to a downtown shop and you can experience Christmas cheer while you shop! The stores and restaurants throughout downtown will be doing specials and holiday activities during this time!

Check Out What’s Happening:

Allies on Magnolia– Enter their giveaway for a $50 gift card at checkout and enjoy refreshments!

Be Amazing Paper Company– Get up to two gifts wrapped for FREE in exchange for a donation to The Remnant/ Dwell. Donations up to $500 will be matched! Also, enjoy their free hot chocolate bar while you donate.

HAND+made– They have huge specials happening for everyone tonight. From 5-9 PM, all DIY kits (in-store only) will be 50% off and they will be serving $1 hot apple cider!

Laurel Jones County Library– So many things are happening at the library at this event! Meet Elsa, Anna, and Olaf, storytimes, crafts, a Downtown Laurel merchant basket raffle, and sales!

LollyBells Children’s Boutique and Gifts – Buy $100 in gift cards and get $20 free! They will also hold a gift card drawing and 15% off the store!

Office Products Center & Gifts– Go visit from 5-8 PM for 20% off all Christmas decor (excludes Old World Ornaments)!

Shug’s Cookie Dough & Candy Bar– Snag $5 gingerbread cookie decorating kits that are perfect for the kiddos (and Santa)!

Southern Antiques– Stop by and get a free Southern Antiques jingle bell necklace, while supplies last!

Sullivan & Sons Co.– Feel festive with a hot chocolate ice cream float or mulling cider! Also, they will have a $10 tea towel sale. Don’t forget to register to win a $50 gift card with purchase.

The Bookstore in the Window– BOGO on all used books & all Christmas items will be 50% off!

The Laurel Leaf– Come view the live nativity scene!

The Plaid Pecan Consignment Boutique– Score great deals with 50% off all Christmas inventory!

The Rusty Chandelier– Singalong with caroling after you get your picture made with Mrs. Claus!

The Social Club– Get your picture made with Santa Claus and tell him everything you are wishing for under the tree this year!

Two A Tee & Co.– Enjoy some refreshments & check out their special Christmas sales of the night!

 

Experience the Magic of Downtown Laurel on December 17th & be filled with Christmas joy and cheer!

 

Holidays Downtown in Laurel

Holidays Downtown in Laurel have already begun, but the events get bigger and better as the month progresses.

By now, everyone has started Christmas shopping, and we hope you are shopping local! Cherish the special moments that come with the holidays, and spend the holidays downtown in Laurel and Christmas season to savor these precious moments.

Bancorp Tree Lighting

On Friday, December 3rd @6 PM, the Mayor of Laurel will be lighting the city Christmas tree in Pinehurst Park sponsored by BancorpSouth!  Enjoy music by First United Methodist Church, and indulge in a cup of hot cocoa from local businesses to stay warm!

Sertoma Christmas Parade

Following the Downtown Tree Lighting @7 PM on Friday, December 3rd is the 39th annual Laurel Sertoma Christmas parade!  Delight in ‘The Blessing of Christmas’ downtown. The parade will begin east on Mason Street and end on Sawmill Road. The Grand Marshal will be the Honey Island Clydesdales. Also, the Coca-Cola Christmas truck will also be featured in the parade.

Kiwanis Pancake Day

The Kiwanis Club of Laurel will be hosting the annual Kiwanis Pancake Day on Saturday, December 4th from 7:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the YWCO located at 428 West Oak Street and First Baptist Church of Laurel located at 607 West 5th Street. Dine-in or to-go plates will be available. Tickets can be purchased at the door or from a Kiwanis Club member. This event is a fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club of Laurel with the proceeds going to scholarships at local schools. Come enjoy the tradition of all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage!

Laurel Mercantile 5th Anniversary

Head downtown to the Laurel Mercantile Co., owned by Ben and Erin Napier as seen on HGTV’s Hometown, on Saturday, December 4th to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the store! There will be vendors on the lawn, carolers, and more to help celebrate Laurel Mercantile Co.!

Magic of Downtown

Come experience the ‘Magic of Christmas’ in Downtown Laurel on December 17th from 5:00 until 9:00 PM!  There will be more details to come soon, but the evening will be filled with shopping, Christmas cheer, and holiday activities!

Downtown Countdown

Stay tuned for a blog post full of details for Laurel’s New Year’s Eve celebration! Here is a little sneak peek…we WILL be dropping the pine cone at midnight!

 

Christmas Gift Guide for Shopping Small

Downtown on a dime! A shopping small Christmas gift guide for Downtown Laurel during Black Friday and Small Business Saturday is just what you need to help you get started!

This is the perfect gift guide for all price ranges and every person on your Christmas list this year!  Remember to stay local and shop at small businesses during the holiday season.

 

Gifts Under $25:

For the Guys:

Your Everyday Hot Sauce from Sullivan & Sons Co.

This is the perfect gift for the guy who likes to cook or grill!

Scotsman Mississippi Key Fob from the Laurel Mercantile

Do you love Hometown?  Snag this Scotsman key fob as a gift for the guy in your life!

Duke Cannon Duke Cannon Soap Leaf and Leather from Guild and Gentry

Check out Guild and Gentry for the best stocking stuffers like this Duke Cannon soap!

Southern Socks from the Laurel Mercantile

USA-made socks with a variety of designs make for the perfect Christmas gift!

 

For the Ladies:

Bling Circle Studs from It’s What A Girl Wants

Every girl needs a little bit of sparkle for Christmas!

Fashion Fall Gloves from Two A Tee & Co.

Stay warm and cozy this winter with these fashionable gloves!

Tickled Pink 8oz Candle from The Cotton Boll

Help a friend fill their home with wonderful smells from The Cotton Boll!

Capetown Puzzle – 1000 Piece from Be Amazing Paper Co.

Be Amazing Paper Co. has the perfect puzzle to relax with after the busy holiday season!

 

For the Kids:

Kids Collection – Be Silly Be Honest Sign from HAND + made

Add a bit of joy and decoration for the kiddos during the holidays!

The Lantern House by Erin Napier from the Laurel Mercantile

Step into a new world with the story of this home with the kids from the Laurel Mercantile!

Patchwork Owl from LollyBells Children’s Boutique and Gifts

Find a friend for the kids in this stuffed animal!

“Your Words Have Power” Short Sleeve Shirt from The Social Club

Spread kindness to everyone with The Social Club as a gift for the kids!

 

Gifts $25 and Up:

For the Guys:

Tech Tools Kit from The Cotton Boll

The perfect “do it all” gift for the handyman in your life!

Properly Tied Summit Duffle from Guild and Gentry

An essential travel bag for guys of all ages with genuine leather

 

For the Ladies:

Hampton Court Blanket from Allie’s on Magnolia

Cozy up next to a fire with the softest blanket to help keep you warm during the winter!

OnRunning Shoes from Bella Bella

Ladies, stay up to date with the hottest trends with OnRunning!

 

For the Kids:

Kid Thank You Notes Writing Kit from the Laurel Mercantile

Allow your kids to send thank you notes to friends and family during the holidays!

Ornament from Sullivan & Sons Co.

Happy holidays & small business shopping from Laurel Main Street!