Today, the Country Christmas Celebration and Gingerbread Market is from 4-8 p.m. at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum (1150 Lakeland Drive); continues Dec. 1 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The event is free; $3 market admission; call 601-432-4500. The preview party for the Chimneyville Crafts Festival kicks off at 7 p.m. at the Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.). The festival is Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Dec. 2 from noon-5 p.m. $50 preview, $10 festival; call 601-856-7546. The City of Jackson Tree Lighting Ceremony is at 6 p.m. at Jackson City Hall (219 S. President St.). The event is free; call 601-960-1084. The Belhaven Singing Christmas Tree performs at 7:30 p.m. at Belhaven University (1500 Peachtree St.). Encore Dec. 1. The show is free; call 601-968-5930. The Millsaps Singers Christmas Concert is at 7:30 p.m. at Millsaps College, Ford Academic Complex (1701 N. State St.). Free; call 601-974-1422. Need more options? See our Best Bets.
On Saturday, the Old-fashioned Flea Market is from 7 a.m.-noon at Cade Chapel M.B. Church (1000 W. Ridgeway St.). Free admission; $25 for vendors; call 601-366-5463 or 601-850-6781. The Jump Start Jackson Fall Farmers Market is from 8 a.m.-noon at Battlefield Park (953 Porter St.). Free; call 601-898-0000, ext. 118. The City of Jackson Holiday Parade is at noon in downtown Jackson. Free; call 601-960-1084. The Mississippi Boychoir and the Milham Jazz Trio perform at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Mississippi Children's Museum (2145 Highland Drive). Free 2 p.m. show with paid admission; 6:30 p.m. show: $8, $5 for children 12 and under; call 601-665-7374 or 601-366-0579. TobyMac performs at 7 p.m. at the Mississippi Coliseum. Tickets are $19-$40; call 800-745-3000. Ballet Mississippi's "The Nutcracker" is at 7:30 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall. There is an encore on Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. Tea party Dec. 2 at noon at the Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). $10-$28.50, $30 tea party; call 601-960-1560. JFP's Southern Fried Karaoke: Holiday Edition is at 9 p.m. at Hal & Mal's. Free; call 601-362-6121, ext. 16. Nameless Open-mic is at 9 p.m. at Suite 106. Admission is $5, $3 to perform. The House Rockers are at F. Jones Corner. The free show is for ages 21 and up. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.
On Sunday, the Belhaven Concert Choir and Chorale perform at 2:30 p.m. at Belhaven University Center for the Arts. The event is free; call 601-974-6494. Tougaloo College's (500 W. County Line Road, Tougaloo) Concert Choir performs at 3:30 p.m. in Woodworth Chapel. Free; call 601-977-7870. Also, be sure to take some time to support a local restaurant such as Bon Ami, Two Sisters Kitchen, Julep, Cool Al's, or Cerami's. If you want more dining options, see JFP Restaurant Listings and the Menu Guide.
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