WDSW 88.1 The Trail will be broadcasting live from the Tree Lighting Ceremony and opening of 50 Nights of Lights on 88.1 FM and online beginning at 6:15 on Saturday, November 13. To listen online, click here
Over 1,000,000 lights will transform Cleveland, Mississippi into a winter wonderland this holiday season. Join us from November 13th until January 2nd for an incredible  display of lights that can be viewed every night by walking down the trail, or by driving through! Admission is free.


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.


In 2016, 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 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”.

Thank you to our donors!

  • Advanced Physical Therapy

  • Aguzzi Farms

  • Airport Grocery

  • Dave & Mary Anne Alford

  • Barbati Family

  • Libby Carlson

  • Baxter Healthcare Corporation

  • The Bolivar Commercial

  • Bolivar Medical Center

  • Boss Lady Pam Chatman

  • Katie & Brett Boykin

  • Maureen & Bucky Brooks

  • Jan & John Brown

  • Karen & Ike Brunetti

  • Byas Funeral Home

  • Cannon Motors of MS

  • Desira, Rena & Jenifer Coleman

  • Cordelia & Charlie Capps

  • Cleveland Ace Hardware

  • Cleveland Board of Realtors

  • Cleveland Country Club

  • Cleveland Exchange Club

  • Cleveland Funeral Home

  • Cleveland Heritage Commission

  • Cleveland Junior Auxiliary

  • Cleveland Lumber & Supply

  • Cleveland Rotary Club

  • Cleveland State Bank

  • Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department

  • Chris Collins

  • Linda Collins

  • Margie Collins

  • Roy Collins Construction Company

  • Cotillion Club

  • C.P. House Gas Company

  • DEH Trucking

  • Denton Dairy

  • Earth Data Incorporated

  • Economy Auto & Parts

  • Eley-Barkley, Engineering and Architecture

  • Family Medical Clinic

  • Factory Direct Furniture

  • Beverly & Gary Fioranelli

  • Debbie & Wayne Fioranelli

  • Fleming Lumber Company

  • Friends of the Library

  • Gainspoletti & Associates

  • Gilbow’s

  • Guaranty Bank & Trust Company

  • Hampton Inn of Cleveland

  • Nancy Havens

  • Havens Family

  • Heidi’s

  • Heslep Family

  • H-Squared

  • Jacks-Griffith-Luciano Attorneys

  • Jackson, Braswell, Mullins, & Bailey CPAs

  • Beverely Janoush

  • Janoush Family

  • Lucy Janoush

  • Paul Janoush

  • Mary Love & Pete Jones

  • Shawn & Brett Marchant

  • Mid-South Water, LLC

  • Elizabeth & Frank Melton

  • Cynthia & Alan Morgan

  • Mosco Land & Realty

  • Needle Specialty Products Corp.

  • Neysa’s

  • Becky Nowell

  • Partnership Properties

  • Patrick Davis State Farm Insurance

  • Mary K & Billy Perry

  • Planters Bank

  • Povall & Jeffreys PA

  • Debbie & Bill Powell

  • Punkin Patch

  • Quality Steel Corporation

  • Dr. Bob Ragan

  • Ray Funeral Home

  • Regions Bank

  • Renasant Bank

  • Rimmer-Child & Koonce Insurance

  • Robinson Electric Company, Inc.​​

  • Rogers Entomological Services

  • Mike Sanders Family

  • Serv-U-Petroleum

  • Homer Sledge, Jr. Family

  • Stag Club

  • State Bank & Trust Company

  • Sonya Swafford

  • Myrtis Tabb Family

  • Taylor’s Air Conditioning & Heating

  • Ten Twenty-Four

  • Judy & Joe Tranum

  • Bonnie & Doyle Tubbs

  • Jed Turner Family

  • Wade, Inc.

  • The Warehouse

  • Dr. Paul & Pat Warrington

  • Matt Wiggins

  • Dr. Tom & Susan Wiggins

  • Wilma & Bob Wilbanks

  • The Wishing Well

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, and Walmart