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Christmas in Starkville

The Holiday Season in Starkville features our unique blend of old-fashioned Christmas traditions and New South shopping experiences, all centered around a yearly theme. With annual events like Christmas Open House, Holiday Bazaar, the Starkville Christmas Parade and Holiday Tour of Homes, there is plenty of Ho Ho Ho for everyone young and old! Merry Christmas from Starkville!

Our shops and restaurants Downtown & Around Town will be alive with the Christmas spirit beginning in early November, featuring delicious tastes of the season, eclectic offerings for under the tree and a wonderland of holiday sights and sounds centered around this year’s theme… A Caroling Christmas. Plus, you will not want to miss our unique shopping events that offer the best in holiday gifting options from hand-crafted specialties and homemade goodies to the latest in trend-setting styles for the wardrobe and the home. Mark your calendars for these great events!

November 12
11am – 3pm
with many shops open even more extended hours!
& Cookies with Santa
10am – 2pm
Cookies Tickets: $10 per photo
(purchase advance tickets here)

In addition to an afternoon in our exquisite boutiques for Starkville’s annual holiday shopping kick-off, the kids can have a personal audience with the man in red during Cookies with Santa. Stop by the GSDP Welcome Center at 200 East Main for photos on Santa’s lap! Tickets are $10 per photograph and include a professional photo session with Santa, professional high-resolution jpg for use in Christmas cards and Facebook, and cookie treats to-go!

Monday, November 27 — 6pm
The Famous Maroon Band, MSU cheerleaders and a host of floats from community businesses and organizations create an old-fashioned Main Street Christmas experience centered around our 2017 theme. Click here to apply for this year’s parade.

November 29 – 30
The Mill — 10am – 7pm each day
Jumpstart your holiday shopping with hand-crafted items from over 75 vendor booths. Formerly the popular MSU Crafts Fair, the Holiday Bazaar has been delighting shoppers young and old for over 40 years now.  Don’t miss this opportunity to fine unique items for Christmas gifting and decorating from your favorite vendors! Click here to download this year’s application.

December 3
Various locations
1:00 – 5:00pm
Get a glimpse of beautiful holiday decorations and entertaining vignettes at some of Starkville’s loveliest homes. This self-guided tour is sure to get you in the holiday spirit!

December 10
Main Street
Produced as a partnership between eight local churches, this community-wide Christmas celebration on Main Street in front of City Hall will feature carols from various local choirs, a live nativity scene, hot chocolate, cookies and more.