There’s Something for Everyone This Holiday Season at MGCCC

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College campuses and centers will host a variety of different holiday events in December. The events are all open to the public.

Jackson County Campus

Christmas in Jackson County – On Thursday, December 7, at 7 p.m., the JC Voices and Concert Choir will perform in the Jackson County Campus Fine Arts Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. A bake sale and silent auction will be included. For more information, contact choir director Kate Sawyer at 228.497.7707 or

Jefferson Davis Campus

A Christmas Carol — The Jefferson Davis Players will present “A Christmas Carol” based on the classic story by Charles Dickens November 20-December 3 in the Jefferson Davis Campus Fine Arts Auditorium. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. each night, November 30-December 2, and at 2 p.m. on December 3. Tickets are $8 for regular admission and $5 for students. The season pass is $25. For tickets, contact Ryan Pierini, Fine Arts chair, at 228.897.3931 or at

Christmas Concert — The Jefferson Davis Singers and Coastal Vibrations will perform their annual Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 7, at 7 p.m. in in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Alumni who are interested will be asked to join the choirs on stage for “Silent Night” at the close of the program. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact choir director Dr. Debra Atkinson at 228.897.3737 or

Perkinston Campus

Festival of Lights — The annual Festival of Lights at the Perkinston Campus is set for Friday, December 8, 4:45 p.m.-9 p.m., and it promises fun for the entire family.  The event will feature a silent auction, art shows, pictures with Santa, musical entertainment, games and rides. For more information contact Debbie Rogers at 601.928.6200 or

Tri-Art-a-Thon — Perkinston Campus Fine Arts faculty and the Stone County Arts Council will host the third annual Tri-Art-a-Thon (three art shows in one night) on Tuesday, December 5 beginning at 5:45 p.m. The event will include a Woodwind Ensemble Recital at 5:45 in the Visual Arts Center and an MGCCC employee art show and gallery talk at 6:15 p.m., featuring Perkinston Campus media specialist Nick Fint with the “Beautiful Skull.” At 6:45, the event moves to the Malone Hall Fine Arts Gallery and Auditorium for a student art show and performances by the Perkinston Campus Choir and Perkettes in “A Holiday Extravaganza.” At 7:45p.m., participants will ride a bus to the Community Arts Center for a short gallery talk, “Coast Meets Country,” with community artist Kelly Spacht. The event will be followed by music and light refreshments. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sandra Cassibry, Fine Arts chair, at 601.928.6298 or

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