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HBURG Weekend Lineup


VisitHBURG is pleased to partner with area businesses to present a Stay and Play package for New Year's Eve. The packages include a one-night stay for two at a participating hotel 🎟 TWO tickets to the Hub City NYE Celebration at The Bottling Company (+ dinner & live music) 🥐 Breakfast for two on New Year's Day, 💥 Fireworks Show, and more!


VisitHBURG is also partnering with Hotel Indigo to GIVE AWAY a special Stay and Play Package valued at over $500! You can enter to win here.





Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
12.12 - 12.13 7PM & 12.14 2PM | Tatum Theatre | $5 | Facebook Event
Hop on board the hype to see the well-loved tale of a china rabbit, brought to life onstage by the folks of William Carey Theatre.


The Nutcracker
12.13 - 12.15 | Times Vary | Mannoni PAC, USM | $15-35 | Tickets
Join Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they battle the Rat Queen and travel through the Land of Sweets in this classic, family-friendly Christmas ballet. Four performances by South Mississippi Ballet Theatre will be offered over three days.


Book Signing with Hezekiah Watkins of Pushing Forward
12.14 | 2 - 4PM | T-Bones | Facebook Event
Meet Hezekiah Watkins, a Freedom Rider who spent 5 days in Parchman in 1961, and hear his tales of the Civil Rights Movement. The now-author will be signing copies of his book, Pushing Forward, at T-Bones.


Ghosts of Christmas Past Walking Tours
12.14 | 6 - 9PM | Cultural Center | $8-18 | Facebook Event
Cheery ghosts of Christmas stroll the streets of Hattiesburg, presented by Hattiesburg Civic Lights Opera. Meet Hattie Hardy, Mr. Scrooge, and others- just leave the "humbugs" at home!






Polar Express Night
12.13 | 5:30 - 7:30PM | OG Library | Facebook Event
All aboard! The Polar Express will be leaving the station of the Oak Grove Library at 5:30. Cuddle up in your best PJs and be ready to sip on hot chocolate while the movie plays.


Lights of the Wild
Select Dates 12.13 - 12.29 | 6 - 8:30PM | Zoo | $13-15 | Facebook Event
Fantastic creatures come to life and to light at the Hattiesburg Zoo with a new holiday event: Lights of the Wild. This after-hours event will run until after Christmas.


Photos with Santa and Cookie Decorating
12.14 | 1:30 - 2:30PM | Hburg Library | Facebook Event
What to my wondering eyes should appear but photos with Santa and cookies bringing cheer! The Hattiesburg Library will be getting festive this Friday afternoon.


Bombshell Comics Drink & Draw
12.14 | 7 - 9PM | Colludium | Facebook Event
Get your creative juices flowing and the taps pouring at Colludium Brewing, as they partner with Bombshell Comics for another Drink and Draw event.


Christmas Open House
12.14 | 12PM - 2PM | AAMHM | Facebook Event
Get historical this holiday with the African American Military History Museum's Christmas Open House. Santa and carolers will be on the scene, along with opportunities to wrap gifts and see this Hattiesburg gem.


Victorian Candlelit Christmas
12.14 - 12.15 | 5 - 9PM | Hburg's Historic Neighborhood | Facebook Event
Luminaries shine down the streets of Hattiesburg's Historic Neighborhood, carolers sing some of your favorite songs, and old tyme-y fun can be found on every street corner during the 43rd Annual Victorian Candlelit Christmas.



Plan all of your holiday shopping in Hattiesburg!
Local merchants and unique shops are a part of the Hburg experience. To learn more about our retailers, check out VisitHBURG's round-up of shopping partners here.


This week, check out these special shopping opportunities: 

Extra Shopping
12.14 | 9AM - 5PM | Simply Vintage | Details


December Hub City Maker's Market
12. 14 | 10AM - 4PM | Town Square Park | Details




Graduation Party
12.13 | 10AM - 10PM | Fuzzy's | Facebook Event
Brighten up your big day. $2 margaritas at Fuzzy's Taco Shop are the perfect way to cheers to a winter graduation.


SoPro Holiday Party
12.13 | 5 - 10PM | SoPro | Facebook Event
Special can releases, Dirty Santa, and new merchandise are just a few of the seasonal treats awaiting you at this year's Southern Prohibition Holiday Party.


KB's Nightmare Before Christmas
12.13 | 6:30 - 10PM | Keg & Barrel | Facebook Event
Tell Sandy Claws that you'd like to pop into Keg & Barrel for their Nightmare Before Christmas event. Themed drinks and decor, as well as "flights and bites," will have you delightedly exclaiming, "What's this?!" as you approach The Keg.


Beer & Candy Pairing
12.15 | 12PM - 8PM | SoPro | Facebook Event
Sugar! Oh, honey honey! Holiday sweets will be partnered with specially chosen beers at Southern Prohibition.



4th Annual Beard & Mustache Competition
12.14 | 4:30 - 7:30PM | Hub City Beers | Facebook Event
Shave yourself a spot at Hub City Beers for the 4th Annual Beard and Mustache Competition, then compete for a chance to have your beard recognized on the Wall of Destiny.



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