Photos: Christmas lights and Santa Claus at Jones Park, Gulfport MS


The sixth annual Harbor Lights Winter Festival at Jones Park in Gulfport is back for the holiday season.

The festival, which began in 2015, features the popular “Dancing Trees” light show, as well as a train, rides, food vendors and a tour with Santa Claus.

The festival takes place every day until December 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The festival is closed on Christmas Eve.

The Sun Herald has scoured the festival in downtown Gulfport to give you an inside look.

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The Barksdale Pavilion, where visitors can visit Santa Claus, is illuminated with a giant ornament of Christmas lights during the Harbor Lights Winter Festival at Jones Park in Gulfport on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Hannah Ruhoff [email protected]

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at Jones Park in Gulfport on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Hannah Ruhoff [email protected]

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at Jones Park in Gulfport on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Hannah Ruhoff [email protected]

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The merry-go-round and Ferris wheel during the Harbor Lights Winter Festival at Jones Park in Gulfport on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Hannah Ruhoff [email protected]

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Left to right, Christopher Bunch, Christopher Bunch Jr., 4, Jaquon Bunch, 5, Aidyn Wyatt, 11, and Heather Wyatt, all of Saucier, make s’mores at the Barksdale Pavilion in Jones Park during the Harbor Lights Winter Festival in Gulfport on Thursday December 2, 2021. Hannah Ruhoff [email protected]

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The “dancing Christmas trees” during the Harbor Lights Winter Festival at Jones Park in Gulfport on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Hannah Ruhoff [email protected]

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at Jones Park in Gulfport on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Hannah Ruhoff [email protected]

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at Jones Park in Gulfport on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Hannah Ruhoff [email protected]

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A couple stroll through Jones Park during the Harbor Lights Winter Festival in Gulfport on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Hannah Ruhoff [email protected]

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A castle lit up with Christmas lights during the Harbor Lights Winter Festival at Jones Park in Gulfport on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Hannah Ruhoff [email protected]

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The merry-go-round and Ferris wheel during the Harbor Lights Winter Festival at Jones Park in Gulfport on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Hannah Ruhoff [email protected]

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The oak trees are lit up with Christmas lights during the Harbor Lights Winter Festival at Jones Park in Gulfport on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Hannah Ruhoff [email protected]

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at Jones Park in Gulfport on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Hannah Ruhoff [email protected]

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A giant ornament is lit up during the Harbor Lights Winter Festival at Jones Park in Gulfport on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Hannah Ruhoff [email protected]