The holiday season is officially here in Hattiesburg, and there are great shopping options and festivities galore to keep you busy and rockin’ around the tree all month long!
Buying gifts and stuffing stockings is merry fun! The Hub City is home to an eclectic local shops, including boutiques, vintage stores, and nationally recognized brands. Head to The Lucky Rabbit and to Simply Vintage for unique finds. Looking for a picture-perfect holiday outfit for your tiny tot? Visit Little Lane or Giggles Children’s Boutique in West Hattiesburg just to name a few.
Hattiesburg has local stops where you can find a holiday happy for everyone on your list, including the comic-lovers, music fans, beer enthusiasts, or the person who has everything. Wanting to give experiences and not things? PRO TIP: consider an annual pass to the Hattiesburg Zoo, a cooking demo at The Kitchen Table, a gift card to College Town Escape Rooms, UpDown Trampoline Park, or Hub Bowling Lanes!
After checking your list twice for everyone naughty and nice, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and enjoy the local festivities and events around town! Experience HBURG like a local by participating in our favorite traditions, like the Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting in Town Square Park or the 43rd Annual Victorian Candlelit Christmas in the Historic Downtown Neighborhood. The holiday cheer doesn’t end there! Visit Lewis Lights to celebrate 30years of lights and laughter or stop by the Zoo for Lights of the Wild every Friday – Sunday in December (with special dates Christmas week).
Of course, it is hard to shop and have fun on an empty stomach! With more than 200 locally-owned restaurants, HBURG has everything you need to fill up on more than just milk and cookies. Enjoy perfect comfort food at popular restaurants like GrateFull Soul and Cotton Blues or put down those turkey and dressing leftovers for delicious burgers, seafood, Thai, pasta and more. If you are running around like one of Santa’s elves, stop by T-bones Records and Café, Equinox Coffee or the Depot Kitchen & Market for a caffeinated pick-me-up. Whether you are dining solo away from the holiday bustle, or you and your relatives are planning a family holiday reunion, Hattiesburg’s eateries are ready to serve up a good time with great food!
What’s your 20? 2020 that is! It’s time to start planning how you will ring in the new roaring 20’s decade in HBURG. Plan a staycation or a mini-getaway to enjoy 21+ only stay and play packages at area hotels, complete with two tickets to the Hub City New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Bottling Company, a booming fireworks display, and New Year’s Day Breakfast. Looking to make New Year’s Eve traditions with the little ones? Midnight on Front Street is for you! Street vendors, blinky swag, dual fireworks shows, live music, and the Hub Sign “ball” drop at midnight will fill the night with memories in the making! Whether you’re visiting friends and family, looking to shake it up, or Hattiesburg is where you call home, you don’t want to miss ringing in 2020 in HBURG. For more information on stay and play packages or Midnight on Front Street, visit hburgnye.com.
We’ll see you soon in Hattiesburg – your destination for good tidings and holiday cheer!
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