GALLERY: Hundreds join in fun at Christmas tree lighting

Published 12:41 pm Monday, November 27, 2023

Vicksburg officially kicked off the Christmas season Friday with its fifth annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Washington Street Park.

“We had about 250-300 attend,” said Main Street Vicksburg Executive Director Kim Hopkins. “We had a lot of people show up as the tree was being lit, and the children enjoyed riding the Sports Force train.

“It was a very good night and everybody enjoyed themselves.”

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Visitors to the city’s downtown park were serenaded by popular music and Christmas carols by the Elite 6 band and children got to visit and have pictures taken with Santa Claus and with the Grinch, who made an appearance and drew a few admirers as he traveled through the park.

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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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