Weekend ticket: Bazaar headlines holiday kickoff

Published 12:04am Thursday, November 29, 2012

NATCHEZ — With sunny skies and mild temperatures in the forecast, it’s going to be a weekend full of Christmas cheer.

Trinity Holiday Bazaar

The annual Trinity Holiday Bazaar and Merry Market is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Natchez Convention Center.

Event chairwoman Angel Price said 40 vendors will be set up and merchandise including jewelry, clothing and holiday decorations will be available for purchase.

“It has grown every year,” Price said. “This event is a wonderful experience to discover fantastic and unique gifts that you can’t find just anywhere.”

Price said there will be vendors from not only the Miss-Lou, but also McComb, Brookhaven and Vicksburg.

Admission is $5. E-mail holidaybazaar2012@yahoo.com for more information.

Christmas parades

The Ferriday Christmas parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, with parade line up at 9 a.m. at Ferriday High School.

Parade coordinator Rena Pitts said this year’s grand marshals are the firemen from the Ferriday Fire Department and Concordia Fire District No. 1.

The Natchez Christmas parade begins at 6 p.m. Saturday in downtown Natchez followed by a fireworks show on the river. Call 601-442-4895 for more information. Line up is at 5 p.m. on Broadway Street.

The Vidalia Christmas parade begins at 3 p.m. Sunday at the city Christmas tree on Carter Street and ends at Vidalia High School

Eola Hotel concert

The Eola Hotel is hosting the St. Cecilia Chorale for a free concert beginning at 6 tonight in the hotel lobby.

The concert will include a Christmas skit, contemporary and classical music. The Natchez Festival of Music Guild sponsors it.

William Johnson House Christmas

The Natchez National Historical Park will host Christmas at the William Johnson House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the William Johnson House.

The event will include crafts for kids, music and caroling.

For more information, please call Natchez National Historical Park at 601-445-5790.

Ballet Magnificat! Omega

Ballet Magnificat! Omega will perform “Before His Throne Boldly” at 7 p.m. Friday at the Margaret Martin Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are $15 each, with all proceeds going to benefit the Guardian Shelter.

Contact Parkway Baptist Church at 601-445-9185 or the Guardian Shelter at 601-442-0142 for tickets.

Breakfast with Santa

From 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Grace United Methodist Church is hosting breakfast with Santa.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Call 601-445-5145 for more information or to make reservations.

Treasures on the Trace

Brandon Hall is hosting its annual Treasures on the Trace event from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Carriage rides and tours will be available. Admission is $15.

Call 601-304-1040 for more information or go to www.brandonhallplantation.com.

Christmas Tour of Homes

The Friends of the Library Christmas tour of homes is from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The tour includes the Burns House, Byrd House, Dale House and Murray House.

Tickets are $15 or $25 for two tickets, which includes tours to all the houses and refreshments at Trinity Episcopal Church. Tickets can be purchased at George W. Armstrong Library and at the Natchez Visitor Reception Center or at the door of any of the homes on the day of the event. All proceeds go the friends of the library.

Call 601-445-2153 or 601-807-4218 for more information.

Irish Christmas carol

Danny O’Flaherty and Noel Nash are giving an Irish Christmas concert at 1 p.m. Saturday at Natchez Coffee Company.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Natchez Coffee Company.

Raffle tickets will be available for door prizes. Proceeds will go to benefit Holy Family Early Learning Center.

Alcorn choir concert

The Alcorn State University will perform a free Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary Basilica.

The Natchez Festival of Music sponsors the concert.

Friday forum

Local businesses will be showcasing holiday gifts at this week’s Friday forum.

The weekly forum begins at 8 a.m. at the Natchez Coffee Company and is sponsored by Alcorn State University and the Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce.