December 12, 2022

The Ag Museum transforms at night during Homestead for the Holidays

Darkhorse Press

By Elijah Mangum
On Assignment

The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum held their annual Christmas event, Homestead for the Holidays on Thursday and Friday.

“The great thing about Homestead for the Holidays is that it is your chance to explore our grounds at night time,” said Justin Nipper, Ag Museum Marketing Specialist. “We have all the lights throughout the small town on and decorations all around the grounds. This is just an opportunity to come, enjoy your time with your family, take a stroll through a beautiful space and see all the Christmas decorations that we have,”

Upon entry, guests were served breakfast for supper.

At the Heritage Center, kids could enjoy Storytime with Mrs. Claus during the select times. They could also meet Santa Claus and Rudoloph.

Small Town Mississippi was transformed with lights and decorations. Guests could purchase holiday treats at the bake shop or Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers at the General Store.

Trains, wagons, and carousel rides operated throughout the night.

For Brittany Watson of Madison and her family, this is an annual tradition during the Holiday season.

“We’re enjoying tonight. We’re having a lot of fun. This is something we do every year with our family,” said Watson. “We always get on the train, hayride and one thing my daughter enjoyed the most was meeting Mrs. Claus and taking a picture with Rudolph and Santa. So far, we’re enjoying tonight and hopefully we could do this every year from now on.”

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