The Ocean Springs ELKS B.P.O.E 2501, Krewe Unique, and the Ocean Springs Carnival Association have joined forces to organize the Discover Christmas Parade.
The parade will take place Sunday, December 8 at 2:00 p.m. in Ocean Springs.
The three organizations formed a relationship because of the Ocean Springs Mardi Gras parades.
With the blessing of city leaders, Discover Christmas aims to create a family-oriented parade; however, this is not a parade like any other. This is a give and receive parade. This parade also acts as a toy drive.
In addition to the toy drive, this parade is also an interactive parade. If you attended last year’s parade, you probably remember the pillow fighting elves and the Grinch. This year, those characters will appear again … and they are bringing friends!
If you want to participate in the toy drive, make sure to bring a new unwrapped gift.