Though you’re no doubt still recovering from your Thanksgiving feast, it’s time to start looking ahead to the holiday season proper. This time of year, Vicksburg comes alive in celebration of the season, and you have plenty of opportunities to take part. Here are just a few of our favorite ways to celebrate Christmas in Vicksburg.
In the evenings, it’s ideal to take a drive past all of the area’s gorgeous plantation homes to soak up their splendid holiday décor. Across the South, you won’t find yuletide beauty as you will right here in Vicksburg. If you’re looking at taking a special holiday staycation, many of these lovely plantation homes also serve as bed and breakfasts, giving you the perfect setting for an intimate and memorable weekend break.
No Christmas in Vicksburg would be complete without an afternoon with Santa himself. This year on Dec. 9, you can bundle up the kiddos and head over to the Vicksburg Convention Center for the 16th Annual Breakfast with Santa and Magical Adventure in Candyland.
From Dec. 14-16, The Warren Central High School Madrigal Dinner & Singe Feaste provides a full four-course dinner, music, and a play. You’ll want to purchase your tickets in advance, so mark your calendars now.
If you need an exciting new ride for all of your holiday adventures in Vicksburg, look no further than Blackburn Nissan!
Once the turkey and the pies have been eaten, many families turn their attention to Black Friday shopping. The exciting, early-bird race for excellent deals is just as much of a tradition for many as the Thanksgiving meal itself. Use these tips from Blackburn Nissan to make the most of your Black Friday shopping this year.
Plan Your Route
Before you head out, make a list of what you want to buy and where you’ll want to buy it. Order your items by priority, and then decide in what order you’ll hit each store. The more efficient and organized you are, the more likely you are to get everything you’re after
Even with the most organized shopping plan, it’s still impossible to cover all of the ground you may want. However, there is a way to be two places at once, and that’s by splitting up your shopping team. Don’t be afraid to go your own way in honor of the cause.
Sign Up for Emails
Want to know all of the secret deals from all of your favorite stores? Then joining mailing lists will be a productive move. This way, you’ll be clued into the when and where of the best sales.
Celebrating Memorial Day in Vicksburg is a big deal, due to the area’s history as a key location in the Civil War. It also has the second-largest military cemetery in the US, and features a National Military Park. Here are just a few events that will be happening this coming Memorial Day.
One of the simplest ways to honor local soldiers and war veterans is by turning out for the Memorial Day Parade on Washington Street, with several local veteran groups participating, including American Legion and VFW.
Service at Vicksburg Auditorium
Join the community as we remember those lost in the wars of our past at Vicksburg Auditorium during a special service, including a military band.
National Military Cemetery
Following the service at the auditorium, there will be a motorcade to the military cemetery, where there will be speeches and other programs in honor of fallen soldiers who dedicated their lives to defending our country.
Battle of Vicksburg Re-Enactments
If you’re interested in seeing history up close and personal, take a self-guided tour of a re-enactment of the Battle of Vicksburg, which will give you a more accurate view of what actually happened.
Join us at Blackburn Nissan in appreciating all the veterans and soldiers in our community have done for us by celebrating Memorial Day in Vicksburg.