Word spreading about Christmas at Beauvoir

Andi Oustalet, the organizer of the upcoming Christmas at Beauvoir celebration, likes to say that the event will become a signature event for the Mississippi Gulf Coast, with popularity rivaling Mardi Gras, Cruisin’ the Coast, or the Peter Anderson Arts and Crafts Festival.

And now comes an endorsement from tourism authority Linda Hornsby, the longtime head of the Biloxi-based Mississippi Hotel & Lodging Association.

“I think Christmas at Beauvoir has every bit of potential that an event could ever have or ask for,” Hornsby says of the inaugural affair, which launches Nov. 8 with a Festival of Trees.

“I can see that once more and more of our local hotels learn more about this event, they’ll be marketing it to their regular guests, and they’ll be building packages around it.

“I can see hotels adopting it and running with it.”

Word about Christmas at Beauvoir will be spreading to audiences of media outlets in 12 states, including major cities throughout the Southeast, thanks to information being passed along by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The word: To see the release being distributed to media outlets, click here.

Photos: To see a behind-the-scenes photo gallery, click here.

Webcasting: This week’s City Desk webcast mentions Christmas at Beauvoir and other city news, and you’ll hear a detailed take on the event in last week’s program, which featured Andi Oustalet and Beauvoir director Bertam Hayes-Davis. To listen to the two programs, click here.