Trio of holiday events; council to meet; other news and notes

The holiday spirit will be evident on land and sea this weekend, with a trio of events taking place in Biloxi.

The Children’s Christmas Walking Parade rolls through downtown Biloxi Saturday beginning at 9 a.m., and about 200 craftspeople will line the walkways of the Vieux Marche throughout the day for Biloxi’s Christmas in the City street fair. Then at 6 p.m., the Christmas on the Water boat parade will begin, with about two dozen vessels expected to make their way from the Biloxi Lighthouse channel to Point Cadet.

This weekend’s holiday festivities actually kick off tonight with the annual Sounds of the Holidays having an encore presentation.

For more information on the children’s walking parade and Christmas in the City, click here.

New subdivision, condotel, Treasure Bay on City Council agenda

The Biloxi City Council on Tuesday will consider approvals for a 13.4-acre, 40-home subdivision being proposed on Brodie Road, a two-phase condotel project west of Edgewater Mall and an amended master plan for Treasure Bay Casino Resort.

To see the agenda for the 1:30 p.m. meeting, which features 28 measures in all, click here.

To see the latest statistics on proposed condominiums or condotels and building permits in general, click here.

News and notes

Variance meeting: The Biloxi Planning Commission has set Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. for the date and time of a public hearing to seek input on a proposal to allow blanket variances for homeowners seeking to rebuild non-conforming, hurricane-destroyed homes. The hearing, which is open to all Biloxians, will be in the Dr. Gilbert R. Mason auditorium of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Municipal Building on MLK Boulevard.

Hear a preview of this weekend’s holiday events in this week’s City Desk webcast. To listen, click here.