Vicksburg outshines other cities as the top holiday spot in Mississippi

Published 8:56 am Tuesday, November 28, 2023

There is a lot of action going on this time of year at the North Pole in Santa’s workshop. But Vicksburg has a lot going on, too.

In fact, there is so much to do in the River City during the holiday season, Vicksburg was named the top Christmas town in Mississippi by onlyinyourstate.com.

“We are so excited to be recognized for our holiday spirit in Vicksburg,” said Vicksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau executive director Laura Beth Strickland. “We have so many wonderful holiday events, and the city decks out with beautiful decorations to celebrate the Christmas season. It’s no surprise that we have been noticed as a top Christmas town in Mississippi.”

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This year, the holiday season kicked off with the Reindeer Roundup, a precursor to the Reindeer Run 5k – a fundraiser for Paws Rescue. The event was followed by the City of Vicksburg Tree Lighting along with Small Business Saturday and Downtown’s Old Fashion Christmas Open House. Many more events are scheduled throughout the month with more than eight just this weekend.

The online post acknowledged several of those events, saying “From the Christmas parade to the Reindeer Run 5K, there’s always something fun to look forward to during Christmastime in Vicksburg. From late November until the end of December, Christmas in the Park takes over the downtown scene with plenty of shimmering lights, trolley rides, and Santa sightings.”

Other cities making the list include, in order, Jackson; Biloxi; Natchez; Southaven; Oxford; and Laurel.

See the Vicksburg Post’s complete community calendar here and learn more about visiting Vicksburg year-round here.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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