Christmas Lights on the Gulf Coast


Christmas lights family guide gulf coast momIt’s time to pile everyone in the minivan and drive around to look at all the beautiful light displays the Gulf Coast has to offer! Make this a new family tradition!


Hattula Family Light Show

The Hattula Family Light Show takes place at 6917 Southwind Drive in Biloxi and features over 61,000 Christmas lights synced to holiday music on 101.7 FM.

The Kings Christmas Display

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The King’s Christmas Display/Facebook

The King’s Christmas Display will be open until December 30 from 6 – 10 p.m. each night.

Santa will be visiting on December 11, 12, 17 and 18. He will also be stopping by on other nights when he’s not busy making toys at the North Pole. Open to the public and free.


Gulfport Harbor lightsHarbor Lights

The beloved magical light show is back this year and better than ever!

  • Pre-purchase your tickets: and click the “Buy Tickets Now” button! Skip the line and buy online! 🎟📲
  • Santa available nightly from 6 – 10 p.m.! Pictures are FREE! Bring your camera! 📸
    • General Admission: $15
    • Ages 5-12: $5
    • Ages 0-4: Free
    • Holiday Savings Pass: $120 – 12 tickets for the prices of 8 tickets
    • November 26th – December 31st
    • Gates Open: 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. The Festival ends nightly at 10:30 p.m.
    • Closed 12/24 | Open 12/25
    • Free parking at the Coast Transit Authority parking garage at 2015 15th St. Gulfport, MS. The CTA shuttle will transport guests to and from the show every 15 to 30 minutes.
    • Free parking is also available at the west entrance of Jones Park at the corner of Hwy 90 and 49.
    • Both parking locations provide handicap-accessible parking spaces and assistance.

Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum

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Celebrate the holidays with the Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum at their Annual Christmas Lights Festival Fun from December 1-31 every night from 5-9 p.m. except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Enjoy more than 2 million holiday lights. Take part in nightly kid-friendly activities from S.T.E.M. nights and game nights to arts and crafts as well as performances and special guests. Have a visit with Santa, and get a picture taken while you’re there. Admission is $5 per adult, $2 per child ages 3 – 12, and free for children age 2 and under.


Estates of Penny Lane Light Show

Estates of Penny lane Light Show gulf coast momWhile driving down the magical street of Copper Court in Long Beach, you can turn your radio to 89.3 FM and enjoy a light show synchronized to Christmas music.


Snowflakes in the Bay

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Snowflakes in the Bay/Facebook

Snowflakes in the Bay is a must-see! The beautiful century old live oaks are decorated with illuminated snowflakes throughout the Bay St Louis and Waveland area.

Want to take a road trip?

Check out the other lights in MississippiOr head over to see the lights in New Orleans!

TELL US where you go with your family to see the lights!
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Christy is Co-Founder and Owner of Gulf Coast Moms Blog. She was born in Costa Rica and moved to the United States when she was 6 years old. She vividly remembers flying into New Orleans and knew, in the moments to come, her life would change forever. She grew up in Moss Point and moved to Hattiesburg to attend college at Southern Miss, where she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She met her love, Matthew, and they have enjoyed married life for 13 years. They live in Long Beach with their precious children, John Salem and Ann-Michael. Prior to co-founding Gulf Coast Moms Blog, she had a successful 10+ year career in higher education administration, where she developed and spear-headed campus-wide student initiatives and events. Christy is now spending her days as a stay-at-home mom and serves her community through several non-profit organizations. She enjoys making Costa Rican tamales, a fresh margarita from El Aguila, annual sister spa day, collecting random owl things (Hootie Hoo to my Chi Omega sisters), words of wisdom from Irish priests and pool days. She is passionate about connecting women and creating a supportive, nurturing community to empower moms.