MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Downtown Meridian was full of Christmas cheer for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.
The 2018 Miss Merry Meridian winners, Anna Ivy and Ava Brook Boyd were recognized at the ceremony, followed by performances from Miss Mississippi Hospitality Anna McDaniel, the MCC Ballerinas, the Parent's Circle Support Group, the Meridian High Lamplighters, and the Royal sensations dance group. The ceremony ended with the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree.
"It's always fun to celebrate Christmas and celebrate the holiday season. For everybody to be able to come out and share some time together, have cookies and hot chocolate is a great way to welcome in the season,” says Laura Carmichael, Meridian Community Development Director.
The Meridian Christmas parade will be this Saturday starting at 5:30 p.m.