Natchez will kick off the holiday season with its Annual Lighting of the Tree. The festivities bring a crowd of several hundred people, where the streets are blocked off and the heart of downtown becomes a street party that ends with the lighting of the tree. Festivities include: the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus and their friends who welcome children for pictures inside the Home Bank, a North Pole Playground with rides and fun activities for the kids and food vendors lining the streets. We end the night with the official countdown to the tree lighting, which takes place with pyrotechnics synchronized to Christmas carols. It's truly a magical event. Unlimited ride bracelets for North Pole Playground can be purchased the night of the event.
North Pole Playground is open from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Tree Lighting is at 6:30 pm.