logoMississippi Gulf Coast Community College will hold its 2022 Festival of Lights celebration on December 2 at the Perkinston Campus.  Activities begin at 4:30 p.m. and continue until 8:30 p.m, ending with a spectacular fireworks display.

This event promises fun for the entire family featuring a parade and pictures with Santa, an  art show, a petting zoo, inflatable activities, musical and dance entertainment, games, crafts, and train and Ferris wheel rides.

Rides and games are complimentary, and the event is open to the public. A wide variety of food booths and food trucks will also be available.

Festival of Lights Schedule:

4:30 p.m.

Silent Auction Begins • On the lawn below the Bell Tower

Bookstore Opens

Food Trucks Open • In the parking lot next to Weathers/Wentzell Center

Food Booths Open • On the lawn below the Bell Tower

5:00 p.m.

Santa’s Parade • President’s Circle

Children’s Village • Weathers/Wentzell Center

Calling all Angels Art Show & Sale • Malone Hall

Paint a Mug or Plate ($10) • Malone Hall

Paint a Holiday Ornament with the Perkettes ($5) • Malone Hall

Hot Chocolate with the Perkettes ($1) • Malone Hall

Pictures with Santa • Under the Oaks

Pictures with Characters • Under the Oaks

Candyland Pictures with the Perkettes • Malone Hall

*(For pictures, please bring your own camera.)

Caricature Artist • Jackson Hall

Petting Zoo • On the lawn across from the Bell Tower

Train Rides • In front of the Willis H. Lott Learning Resources Center

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Musical Performances • Gregory War Memorial Chapel

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Pine Hill Dulcimers & Friends, Brass Ensemble,

Woodwind Ensemble & Jazz Band • Malone Hall

Caroling with Mississippi Sound • President’s Circle

8:00 p.m.

Silent Auction Ends

Pictures with Santa Ends

8:15 p.m.

Perkettes Performance • President’s Circle

Reading of “The Night Before Christmas” • Bell Tower

8:30 p.m.

Festival Ends with a Fireworks Spectacular

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