Christmas by Candlelight Tour

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Begin the holiday season with a festive flare on a tour of MDAH sites in Downtown Jackson, including the Mississippi State Capitol, Mississippi Governor’s Mansion, Old Capitol Museum, Museum of Mississippi History, and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum! This year’s event is celebrated in partnership with the City With Soul and Downtown Jackson Partners’ Capital City Lights. The Christmas by Candlelight Tour takes place from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, December 1. Free shuttle buses will run between tour sites until 8 p.m. The Mississippi Museum Store at the Two Mississippi Museums will be open during Christmas by Candlelight, and a 15% discount will be available on all merchandise. This event is free to the public. For more information about Christmas by Candlelight, call 601-576-6850 or email

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Celebrate the third annual Capital City Lights on December 1 at 4 PM in Downtown Jackson! Presented by Visit Jackson and Downtown Jackson Partners, this holiday event features family-friendly activities, shopping, and tours on Capitol Street. Multiple organizations and businesses contribute to the festivities, including the MDAH’s Christmas by Candlelight Tour of Downtown museums. Enjoy a holiday-themed marketplace with Magnolia Sunset Markets, the AIA Jackson Holiday Storefront Competition, “The Nutcracker” by Ballet Mississippi, and more throughout downtown Jackson that night. Join the City of Jackson’s annual tree lighting event at Jackson City Hall, starting with programming at 5 PM, featuring local youth groups, a tree lighting ceremony between 5:45–6 PM, and a festive march led by a JPS high school marching band to Capitol Street. For additional event details, please visit