Small Town Christmas Party, Carols, and Nighttime Tour of Lights

 Looking for an old-timey Christmas party? Come join the Gulfport Historical Society on Friday, December 13 to get into the true spirit of this Christmas season. The Society will open its doors for a down-home Christmas party.

  Take your pick of two celebrations: Christmas carols on the Gulfport trolley or tree-trimming at the museum. The Gulfport Trolley will take a nighttime tour of the city’s holiday decorations while riders sing holiday carols led by singer Laura Henderson. Back at the Gulfport History Museum (5301 28th Street South), merry-makers can help trim the Society’s new Christmas tree while singing along with a one-man holiday band. Tree-trimmers will make wishes, write them on paper chain links, and build an old-fashioned Christmas chain. 

  For a voluntary donation, you can honor a loved one with luminaries along the museum walkway.

  The trolley loads up at 6:30 p.m. and at 7 p.m. the tree-trimming begins. The trolley can only hold 24 people, so line up early to secure your spot.

  If you’re so inclined, please bring a dessert to share. The Society will have coffee, hot chocolate, and mulling spices. As always, these family-friendly events are free and open to the public, although the Society does accept donations and will collect non-perishable food for the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center Food Pantry. BYOB welcome. Please call Miki at 32-5705 or e-mail Cathy at for more information. We look forward to seeing you all there!