NOVEMBER 9TH - DECEMBER 31ST

CLEVELAND, MISSISSIPPI

Over 100,000 lights will transform Cleveland, Mississippi into a winter wonderland this holiday season. Join us from November 9th until December 31st for lights, Santa, music, shopping, dining, and more. 
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MANY YEARS AGO...

Many years ago, a group of ladies including Mrs. Jane Dunlap, Mrs. Clemmie Collins, and Mrs. Jo Beth Janoush started a Holiday tradition downtown and encouraged business owners to put white lights in their windows and had white light trees installed on the green strip and started “Light Up Your Holidays”. The downtown lighting later expanded to include rooftop lighting on the buildings in the downtown area.

 

Last year the Janoush Family added the beautiful tree downtown, along with many other awesome lighted and animated decorations.

There was a tree lighting ceremony for the new tree, which was a great success and brought many people downtown.  After seeing the excitement over our new decorations, a committee was formed to expand on what had been started with the goal of making downtown Cleveland a destination place for people to come look at our downtown lights and decorations.

 

The committee developed a plan to add white lights to the crepe myrtles downtown and to have a Musical theme on Sharpe Street in the sections from Highway 8 to North Street as a tribute to The Grammy Museum, a Candy Land theme on the block of Sharpe Street from North Street to Court Street, and a train theme for The Depot and Train Museum block of Sharpe Street.  The space at the south end of Sharpe Street will be reserved for larger decorations with a lot of lights.

 

Local businesses, individuals and civic clubs were asked to purchase displays as a donation to the City.  The response was overwhelming and over $200,000 worth of new holiday displays and decorations were donated.  We plan to expand on the lights and displays each year.  We hope that you will visit Cleveland this holiday season during our “50 Nights of Lights”.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

November 9, 2019

Holiday Open House

Stores Open 5 - 8 pm

Selfies with Santa & Characters 5 - 8 pm

Food Trucks 4 - 8 pm

Live Music by The CUZ Band 5 - 8 pm

Tree Lighting Ceremony 6:30 pm

November 10, 2019

Holiday Open House 1-4 pm

Train Rides 1-4 pm

Martin & Sue King Railroad  Heritage Museum

November 14 2019

Joyous Jingles  6 pm

Local School Choirs Perform

Downtown Gingerbread House (Gazebo)

November 16 2019

Presents and Prayers for Pets 1-4 pm

Martin & Sue King  Railroad Heritage Museum

November 21, 2019

Screen on the Green Holiday Movie 6 pm

ELF

Chamber Lawn

November 23 2019

Camels & Critters on Cotton Row 11 am - 3 pm

Westerfield, Janoush & Bell parking lot on Cotton Row

Selfies with Santa in the Caboose & Train Rides 1 - 4 pm

Martin & Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum

November 29, 2019

SHOP SMALL FRIDAY

November 30, 2019

Fire Truck Delivers Santa Downtown 12:30 pm

Selfies with Santa & Characters 1 - 4 pm

Downtown Gingerbread House (Gazebo)

Train Rides 1 - 4 pm

Martin & Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum

December 2, 2019

Have Yourself a Delta Little Christmas 7 pm

(Featuring Buddy Greene and Jeff Taylor, along with Tricia Walker and Steve Azar)

GRAMMY Museum MS

December 3, 2019

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage 7 pm

Bologna Performing Arts Center

December 5, 2019

Cleveland Christmas Parade 6 pm

Downtown Cleveland

Train Museum Open Late 1-6 pm

December 7, 2019

Selfies with Santa in the Caboose

 & Train Rides 1-4 pm

Martin & Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum

Holiday Hustle  4:30 pm

Bayou Academy 5K  Downtown Trail 

Blackwater Trio Christmas Concert 7-10 pm

Downtown Cleveland

December 8 2019

Selfies with Santa & Characters 1 - 3 pm

Downtown Gingerbread House (Gazebo)

December 12, 2019

Screen on the Green Holiday Movie 6 pm

THE GRINCH

Chamber Lawn

December 14, 2019

Selfies with Santa in the Caboose & Train Rides 1-4 pm

Martin & Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum

Pickers on the Porch 5-7 pm

Chamber Porch

Caroling Pub Crawl 6 pm

Downtown Cleveland

December 15 2019

Selfies with Santa & Characters 1-3 pm

Downtown Gingerbread House (Gazebo)

December 17, 2019

Screen on the Green Holiday Movie 6 pm

RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER

Chamber Lawn

December 19, 2019

Ugly Sweater Fun Run 4:30 pm

Downtown Walking Trail

Rotary Sing-A-Long 6 pm

Downtown Gingerbread House (Gazebo)

December 21, 2019

Selfies with Santa in the Caboose

& Train Rides 1-4 pm

Martin & Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum 

A Taste of Christmas 1 - closing

Downtown Stores

December 22 2019

Selfies with Santa & Characters 1- 3 pm

Downtown Gingerbread House (Gazebo)

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CONTACT US

Cleveland-Bolivar County

Chamber of Commerce

101 South Bayou

Cleveland, MS 38732

(662) 843-2712

 
 

DONORS

We would like to thank our donors for 50 Nights of Lights:

Airport Grocery

Baxter Healthcare Corporation

Bolivar Medical Center

Castrol Premium Express Lube

Cleveland Country Club

Cleveland Heritage Commission

Cleveland State Bank

Roy Collins Construction Company

Entergy

Exchange Club

Eley-Barkley Engineering & Architecture

Friends of the Library

Gainspoletti & Associates

Guaranty Bank & Trust Company

Havens Family

Lucy and Paul Janoush

Junior Auxiliary

Mid South Water, LLC

Needle Specialty Products Corporation

Partnership Properties

Patrick Davis State Farm Insurance

Planters Bank

Povall & Jeffreys PA

Quality Steel Corporation

Renasant Bank

Rotary Club

State Bank & Trust Company

Supporters
Brown Brothers Scrap Metal, Bubba Murphy's Welding & Fabrication, Delta Meat Market, Delta Music Institute, Domino's Pizza, Entergy, Huerta Construction Company, J.W. Cleaning & Maintenance Co., Inc., Sherwin Williams, Sonic, The Bolivar Commercial and Walmart