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Still time to get involved with holiday events

 

For many families, a favorite holiday tradition is driving around local neighborhoods and looking at Christmas decorations.

 

This year, the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce and Visit Oxford have come together to make finding the most festive homes easier.

The Night of Lights will kick off Dec. 9 and run through Dec. 27. With the guidance of a map, members of the community are taken on a self-guided tour featuring homes across Oxford and Lafayette County decorated with magical lights and festive decorations.

“We believe this is something that people will be excited about, not only locally, but will also bring people in from out of town,” said Pam Swain, senior vice president of the Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber’s committee members encourage local homeowners and businesses to call the Chamber and add their display to the list of featured displays.  The Chamber will then include all that register on a map of holiday lights to view in the area.

For more information or to be a part of the tour, call the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce at 662-234-4651 or email deckthehalls@oxfordms.com.

Before the Night of Lights, the annual Oxford Lions Club Annual Christmas Parade will help usher in Christmas at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 5.

Applications to be a part of the parade are being accepted up until noon on Dec. 5. While there is no free to be a part of the parade, registration is required to be considered for awards.

Line-up will start at 5:30 p.m., leaving Mid-Town Shopping Center on North Lamar Boulevard. The parade will travel south on North Lamar to the Square, half way around and continue south on South Lamar Boulevard, and then west on University Avenue and end at the Gertrude Ford Performing Arts Center.

Floats will be judged as the parade leaves Mid-Town Shopping Center and prized will be awarded to first, second and third place as well as Best Unique Vehicle and Best Live Performance Group.

Winners will be announced in the Oxford EAGLE the following day and trophies can be picked up at the Chamber.

Visit www.oxfordms.com to complete the application or call 662-816-3739 for more information.