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Christmas in Columbia

Nov. 20-Jan. 1. Columbia. Outdoor ice-skating rink opens Nov. 20. Tickets $15. Christmas lights will shine Nov. 27 after dark. Rides and booths open from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Light shows and music will continue daily through the season at the top of each evening hour. Parade of Lights on Dec. 4 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Will feature dozens of decorated floats. Uplifting live music for the Light Your World event on Dec. 12 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Dec. 31, there will be live music and fireworks for New Year’s Eve. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. and go until midnight. Downtown Columbia. Details:

Trees of Christmas at Merrehope

Nov. 21-Dec. 30. Meridian. Two historic homes elaborately decorated including more than 40 trees and festive exhibits. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on four Sundays — Nov. 21, 28 and Dec. 5 and 12. 905 MLK Drive. Details: 601-483-8439.

Christmas Lights at Landrum’s Homestead

Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, and 18. Laurel. Take a Christmas walking tour of the past with thousands of Christmas lights. There will be Christmas music, Photos with Santa and a tour of the working homestead with more than 85 buildings. Hot chocolate, a marshmallow roast, funnel cakes, and the open Smokehouse will be available. Tickets are $10. Children 3 and under are free. 1356 Highway 15 South. Details: 601-649-2546.

The Life of Christ

Dec. 3. Monticello. Drive through presentation features volunteers from local churches depicting scenes from the life of Christ from birth to resurrection. A CD with music and scripture accompanies each scene. Atwood Water Park. 1362 E. Broad St. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Details: Email Kelsey Wells at

Lakeside Treasures

Dec. 4. Columbus. Arts and crafts bazaar presented by The Friends of Lake Lowndes. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lake Lowndes State Park. 3319 Lake Lowndes Road. Details: 205-399-1248 or 662-549-0190.

Carl Jackson’s 23rd Annual Home for Christmas

Dec. 18. Louisville. Benefit for the restoration of the historic Strand Theater. Featuring Larry Cordle, Jerry Salley, Val Storey, Bradley Walker, Johnny Rawls, and Issac Moore. 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. shows. First Methodist Church Christian Life Center, 300 West Main Street. Details: 662-773-3921.

The Inspirations in concert

Jan. 22. Petal. First Baptist Church of Runnelstown will host the group at 7 p.m. A love offering will be received. 9211 Highway 42. Details: 601-583-3733.

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