Christmas in the Park now open for the holiday season
Tylertown’s Christmas in the Park has grown from its simple beginnings in 1998 to a well-known holiday event throughout the state, featuring nightly driving tours.
The light display at Holmes Water Park is located just to the east of downtown Tylertown on Highway 198 at the Magee’s Creek bridge.
The event is held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. nightly through New Year’s Eve. A drive through the park takes 20-30 minutes.
Use the Highway 198 entrance at the Magee’s Creek Bridge. Admission is $5 per passenger vehicle, $10 for commercial vans, and $20 for buses.
The 40 plus acre park is flooded with displays of every description, ranging from Noah’s Ark featuring a pair each of numerous animals from elephants to mice, the 12 Days of Christmas, a manger scene, ice skaters, carolers, the Iwo Jima memorial, Christmas trains, a gingerbread house, Santa’s elves, and a space set aside as Toyland.
The park’s displays are updated and reworked annually to keep Christmas in the Park fresh to visitors.
The Christmas in the Park committee of volunteers, an arm of the Walthall Chamber of Commerce, oversees the annual event, which begins with preliminary work and setup in late September.