Christmas in the Pass expands to two days this year

Over in the Pass, they’re not letting the Grinch steal Christmas.  In fact, one of the city’s major holiday celebrations is expanding this year.

Christmas in the Pass has been increased to two days, starting Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. with a holiday parade which will roll at 6 p.m. and wrap with Santa’s arrival and tree lighting at a new spot this year.

Instead of the park, Santa will light a tree at a city pavilion after the parade.

Pass Christian Mayor Chipper McDermott credits the quick work of debris clean up crews for helping to make it all possible. “Of course, we have Christmas in the Pass Friday, which is an event that’s been going on for 35 years. We have the areas cleaned up for that, on Davis Avenue from Scenic to Second Street. Even though Hurricane Zeta put a wrench in it, we’re still doing things we’ve done all the time.”

On Saturday, activities begin at 9 a.m. in Memorial Park with the first annual Christmas Market in the Park until 2 p.m.

There will be a pet pawrade at 1 p.m. in Memorial Park. After that, caroling by local students from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 5 to 10 p.m. local merchants at Hayden Square will host a holiday open house.

There will also be live music at the Whiskey Bar.

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