City of Clinton

Christmas Events and Information

Christmas Events and Information

Christmas Tree Lighting presented by Hetrick Real Estate

City Hall and the streets of Olde Towne will be the venue for Clinton to kick-off the holiday season. The city's official Christmas tree lighting presented by Hetrick Real Estate will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 29, in front of City Hall. 

The Lovett Elementary Show Choir will perform some of your favorite Christmas tunes. Santa will be on hand to greet children and hear their Christmas wishes. 

The performance and lighting will be followed by hot cocoa and cookies with Santa himself, but don't ruin the surprise for the little ones!

The event is free and is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit with a celebration appropriate for the entire family.

Clinton Christmas Parade

The 2018 Clinton Chamber Christmas Parade will be December 1st at 10:00 a.m.

We are excited for the parade, and this year's theme is "It's a Wonderful Life... in Clinton!" 

For all of the parade details, including the route and how you can join in the fun, call the Clinton Chamber at (601) 924-5912 or visit the parade page here:  

2018 Clinton Chamber Christmas Parade Information

Christmas Parade floats on display at the Depot following the parade. Saturday, December 1.

Yule Run Clinton set for Dec. 1

The morning of December 1 will usher in a new annual fundraiser for the Clinton Chamber of Commerce, as they will host the first-ever Yule Rule Clinton, a rousing, holly-jolly-fun race through the heart of Clinton’s decorated downtown.

Yule Run Clinton, a new annual fundraiser for the Clinton Chamber of Commerce, is a combined 5K walk/run and 10K run race through Clinton's historic Olde Towne and the Clinton Boulevard route of the annual Christmas parade for the city.  Organizers say the race is sure to get participants festively dashing through Clinton.  The run will conclude by 10 a.m. to allow everyone to relax and view the annual Christmas parade, which immediately follows the event.

All participants will receive a finisher medal and participant packet (swag bag). Those who sign up before November 15 are guaranteed a Yule Run Clinton official race t-shirt, also.  Special awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each category (5K Walk, 5K Run, 10K Run).

Early bird registration is $25, with regular registration set at $30.

Visit the Yule Run Clinton website at for more information and to register, or call the Clinton Chamber at 601-924-5912.

Santa Claus Crawl

Join us on Thursday, December 6th, for a scavenger hunt that takes guests throughout Olde Towne! During this ticketed event, participants will be given a keepsake mug before the event for hot cider and lite refreshments that will be provided along the way.

As you crawl, enjoy carriage rides through Olde Towne and take a picture with your friends in the photo booth. As the evening draws to a close, participants will be served heavy hors d'oeuvres. Santa Claus will make an appearance and assist the business owners in giving away door prizes. Call the Main Street office at 601.924.5472 for more information or to purchase tickets.


Small Business Saturday

Shop the annual Small Business Saturday set for November 24 and support our local businesses and artisans. For more information or to participate, call 601-990-9511.

Christmas at Milepost 89

The Clinton Visitor Center will host a holiday open house on Sunday, December 2, from 2:00-4:00pm.  The gift shop showcases the work of local artisans with products ranging from art prints, jewelry, woodwork, ornaments, books, ceramics, civil war collectables, Natchez Trace memorabilia, and delicious Mississippi  specialty food products. Enjoy  beautiful Christmas music  by The Pearl River Guitar Society, a classical guitar ensemble. The Clinton Visitor Center is located at 1300 Pinehaven Road, at MILEPOST 89 on the Natchez Trace Parkway. For more details call 601.924.2221.

Christmas Tree Farm

Visit the Christmas Tree Farm at the Olde Towne Depot! Farm grown trees will be on sale at the Depot beginning Saturday, December 1. Stop by with your family to pick out the perfect tree to take home and decorate! For more information, contact the Olde Towne Depot at 601.924.0113 or Visit for more details.

Polar Express Pajama Party

Do you believe? Come dressed in your pajamas for a fun themed party and screening of The Polar Express! This Olde Towne Depot event will take place on Friday, December 7, and Saturday, December 8. This event is free, but space is limited. Contact the Olde Towne Depot at 601.924.0113 or to reserve your ticket. Visit for more details.

Train Rides and Christmas Crafts

Stop by the Olde Towne Depot on Friday, December 14, and Saturday, December 15, for Train Rides and Christmas Crafts in Olde Towne. Catch the train for a fun ride around Ode Towne and Christmas crafts! For more information, contact the Olde Towne Depot at 601.924.0113 or  Visit for more details.

Brick Street Jingle

Late night shopping on Dec. 13 in Olde Towne and the Boulevard District. Call Main Street at 601-924-5472 for more informaiton.