Biloxi’s House is open for the holidays

Dozens of artists and craftsmen will be showing and selling their creations on Saturday for the Biloxi Visitors Center Holiday Open House.

The 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. event, which is free and open to the public, offers Christmas shoppers a last-minute opportunity to find locally created arts and crafts. Vendors will be set up throughout the 24,000-square-foot visitors center and on the center’s front lawn, which is in the shadow of the Biloxi Lighthouse on Beach Boulevard.

“This Open House event has grown in popularity over the years and this year we have about 50 vendors,” said Visitors Center Manager Erica Pustay. “We have this event to highlight local artists and businesses in our area. It’s also a wonderful way to invite everyone in to tour our beautiful Visitors Center.”

Vendors include food trucks, handmade jewelry, woodworking, paintings, home decor, pottery, soaps, homemade jams and jelly, and more!

Santa will also be on-site for photos from noon to 4 p.m. There will also be plenty of refreshments throughout the day.
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News & notes: Feed the Needy deadline, Special Needs Dance

Feed the Needy for Christmas: Those in need of a meal for Christmas have until Friday at 10 a.m. to put in a request with the Biloxi Police Department. Meals will be delivered on Christmas Day. For more information and to see the flyer, click here.

Special Need Christmas Dance: The Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department will host its annual Special Needs Christmas Dance on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Donal M. Snyder Community Center on Pass Road. The dance is open to all ages with physical and mental disabilities and will include food, door prizes, and a visit from the Christmas Coco-Cola Truck from 5 to 6 p.m. An unwrapped gift worth no more than $10 is requested but not required. To see the flyer, click here.