Get in the holiday spirit at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The college’s campuses will host a variety of holiday events in December that are open to the public, with most offering complimentary admission. 

Jackson County Campus

  • “Scrutiny: Portraits Through Eyes” Art Exhibit,November 8 – December 13, Fine Art Gallery.  The exhibit highlights the paintings of Mississippi painter Traci Stover. For Gallery hours or more information, contact Marc Poole at 497.7684 or
  • Christmas at Jackson County,Friday, December 7, 7 p.m., Fine Arts Auditorium.

The event features the Jackson County Campus Concert Choir and the vocal ensemble JC Voices.  The event is complimentary. A $5 donation for presale tickets will support Jackson County choral activities and includes prime seating, along with wassail and a holiday cookie in the lobby before the performance. For more information or for advance tickets, contact Kate Sawyer, director of Choral Activities, at 228.497.7707 or

Jefferson Davis Campus 

  • JD Players present “Arsenic and Old Lace,”November 29 – December 1 at 7 p.m. and December 2 at 2 p.m., Fine Arts Auditorium. Regular admission is $10, student/children (ages 4-17) admission is $5, or purchase 2018-2019 season passes for $22 regular admission and $12 student.  To purchase tickets, please visit edu/jd-players.  For more information about plays offered this season, contact Ryan Pierini at
  • Christmas Choral Concert,Thursday, December 6, 7 p.m., Fine Arts Auditorium.  The JD Singers and Coastal Vibrations will present this annual holiday concert. The event is complimentary. For more information, contact Debra Atkinson at

Perkinston Campus

  • Festival of Lights,Friday, December 7, 4:45 – 9 p.m., Perkinston Campus. Fun for the entire family, this annual event features a parade, silent auction, art show and sale, pictures with Santa, train rides, musical entertainment, games, food, and Ferris wheel rides. Rides and entertainment are complimentary.


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