Merry Meridian Market, Parade Set for Saturday

Meridian, Miss.

Meridian officials say Saturday's Christmas parade will go on as scheduled. They say they hope rain won't be a major factor.

The parade begins at 5 p.m. in downtown.

The parade will cap off a full day of events downtown.

The Merry Meridian Market is 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., inside and outside the MSU Riley Center. Santa will visit from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The United Way Jingle Bell Run starts at 9 a.m.

Peppermint Pops will be presented at the MSU Riley Center Saturday night starting at 7:00.

Tickets for premium seating is $25 per person; general seating, $20; students and military, $10.

Appearing with the Meridian Symphony Orchestra will be the Meridian Symphony Chorus & the Cambiata Singers,
with guest soprano Sewell Griffith.