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Santa Returns to Hancock County
By Echo Staff
Dec 13, 2013, 20:31

Santa returns to Hancock County this weekend for several holiday events, including the Diamondhead Christmas Boat Parade on Sunday.

There are a still number of holiday activities on tap in Hancock County from now through New Year's Eve, including:
• Today, enjoy Second Saturday in Old Town from 4-7 p.m.; the Holiday Tour of Homes in BSL from 1-5 p.m.; and the Bethlehem Marketplace & Live Nativity at First Baptist Church at 6 p.m.
• Also today, enjoy the annual Kiln Volunteer Fire Department Christmas Parade. The parade begins at Bobinger Road at noon and will travel down Kiln-DeLisle Rd.
• Santa will participate in a fund-raiser for Hope Haven Children’s Services today, posing for photos with the kids at Bubba Wood’s Truck & Import Center, 9050 Hwy. 603 in Waveland, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $7.
• This Sunday, Dec. 15, enjoy the annual Kiln Christmas Horse Parade with decorated horses, buggies and wagons. The parade begins at Bobinger Road at noon and ends at the Kiln VFW on Kiln-DeLisle Road at approximately 2 p.m., where Santa will visit with the kids.
• St. Paul Carnival Association invites everyone to come to “Breakfast with Santa” today Dec. 14 from 8:30-11 a.m. in the cafeteria of the St. Vincent De Paul Catholic School (located at 4321 Espy Avenue in Long Beach. Breakfast is only $5 per person. There will also be Christmas crafts and professional photos with Santa. For more information or to reserve tickets, please call Mimi Brown at 228-806-9096
• From 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, celebrate A Folk Art Christmas at the Alice Moseley Folk Art Museum at the Depot, and decorate a tree to feed the birds.
• On Sunday, Dec. 15, there will be a decorated boats parade for the holiday season. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by boat and meet the children. The festivities will begin at 4 p.m. at Diamondhead Marina, Exit 16 South I-10 - Behind Hula's Restaurant. No charge. For more, call 228-255-6922.
• On Sunday, Dec. 15, there will be a decorated boat parade for the holiday season. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by boat and meet the children. The festivities will begin at 4 p.m. at Diamondhead Marina, Exit 16 South I-10 - Behind Hula's Restaurant. No charge. For more, call 228-255-6922.
• The Bay St. Louis Little Theatre will present a Live Nativity at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20 and 21 on the Depot grounds at 7 p.m.
• Beginning at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, Friends of the Pass Christian Public Library will host “Jingle Bell Jazz” with Heather and the Monkey King and a prelude by the Pass Christian Community Orchestra at 4:30 p.m.
• On Monday, the Pass Christian Community Orchestra will present “A Christmas Celebration” beginning at 7 p.m. at the Bible Fellowship hall, 7030 Menge Ave. Everyone is invited.
• Santa will arrive by fire truck on Tuesday, December 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Kiln Public Library. He will hear children's Christmas wishes, refreshments will be served and there will be crafts for the children.
• On Thursday, December 19 at 5 p.m., Santa will be available at the Pearlington Public Library to hear children's wishes and refreshments will be served.
• On Dec. 21, the Bayside Fire Department will host its annual parade starting at 7 p.m. with trucks, floats and more. Call Tony Johnston, assistant fire chief, at 504-914-9669 for more.















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