The Ocean Springs ELKS B.P.O.E 2501, Krewe Unique, and the Ocean Springs Carnival Association have joined forces to organize the Discover Christmas Parade in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. The three organizations formed a relationship because of the Ocean Springs Mardi Gras parades. Our entities organize these parades because of our deep love for community. With the blessing of city leaders, Discover Christmas aims to create a family-oriented parade; however, this is not a parade like any other. This is a give and receive parade. As mentioned on our #ToyDrive page, this parade also acts as a toy drive.
In addition to the toy drive, this parade is also an interactive parade. If you attended last year's parade, you probably remember the pillow fighting elves and the Grinch. This year, those characters will appear again ... and they are bringing friends!
We hope to see you there! Oh, and if you want to participate in the toy drive, make sure to bring a new unwrapped gift.
*Photos by Jeff Moore
The Discover Christmas Parade will line up on Front Beach
(all floats should enter the beach from Jackson Avenue)
travel East on Porter
travel North on Washington
travel East on Government
end at OS Lumber & Supply / Mary C O'Keefe