Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival Back This Week

Everything you need to know before Harbor Lights returns to Jones Park this holiday season.

The wait is almost over. There’s just four more days until Jones Park in Gulfport is transformed into a winter wonderland every night until the New Year for the 7th Annual Harbor Lights Winter Festival.

The #1 Christmas Display in the State, according to Only In Your State, is back for the first time in two years after damage from Hurricane Zeta last year caused the city to cancel the light show.

Starting Friday, November 26th, Jones Park will be closed to the public every day starting at 4pm to make room for the thousands of people who flood the Coast to see Gulfport’s iconic 50-foot dancing trees.

The entire festival features over 2 million lights, including giant lit up ornaments and static light displays.

This year the city added a third train in Santa’s Village in addition to other surprises that will be revealed opening night.

City of Gulfport’s Communications Manager Jase Payne said, “It’s an annual tradition now and so we have people from all over the region that make sure they stop at Harbor Lights and stop in Gulfport each holiday season. So between the dancing trees, Santa is here nightly from 6 to 10pm. Just bring your camera. It’s a free picture with entry. And so between that and the rides that we have here, it’s a tradition like no other for a lot of people. So we’re proud to have here in Jones Park and glad to have it back.”

Skip the line by purchasing tickets online at

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $5 for ages 12-5, and free for children 4 and under.

Check the website also for special discount dates for Senior Citizens, military, first responders, medical professionals, and Gulfport locals.

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