The Lighting of the Christmas Tree

If you take a drive around the historic district in the coming weeks, there’s one truth you won’t be able to miss – we love Christmas in Downtown Laurel!

From the incredible display at Mason Park to shining Christmas trees decorating each home on 6th Ave and wreaths lining the streets of downtown and on to our favorite display of all, the official city Christmas tree in Pinehurst Park, we celebrate our favorite season like no one else!

But nothing says Christmas in Laurel more than the official lighting of that cherished tree, and we’d love to have you celebrate this special occasion with us.

The Lighting of the 2015 Downtown Laurel Christmas Tree

Thursday, December 3rd | 5:30 PM Till

Sponsored by BancorpSouth, the City of Laurel and Laurel Main Street

Join us Thursday at 5:30 PM as we begin the festivities.

The official welcome will be delivered by Mallorie Rasberry, president of Laurel Main Street, and Mayor Johnny Magee will give a greeting. Soon after 6:00 the park will spring to life as Ray Palmer, President of BancorpSouth, lights our beloved Downtown Christmas Tree.

At various points in the evening, you’ll enjoy performances by the Highland Baptist Church Choir and the Oak Park Elementary School Choir.

Special refreshments will be on hand provided by BancorpSouth.

What to do after the lighting

After the tree is lit and the performances are completed, don’t miss the festivities at the Laurel-Jones County Library Open House from 6 to 7:30pm. Bring the kids to meet Santa and to get some great holiday treats and hot cocoa, and get a FREE balloon from Mr. Silly Socks.

Southern Antiques, Patina’s, The Knight Butcher, All Jazzed Up, and Closet Candy will be extending their hours for the event so be sure to visit them to pick up some unique holiday gifts!

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Join us Thursday at 5:30 at Pinehurst Park in Downtown Laurel to kick off the 2015 holiday season!