The Hometown Hosts’ Guide: Holidays in Ridgeland

Mississippi hospitality shines brightly during the holiday season as family and friends from near and far gather to celebrate. Whether you’re hosting a crowd, home for the holidays, or visiting for the first time, check out our guide to gathering in Ridgeland.


Specialty Shops

Hand soap for the guest bath? Check. Punny cocktail napkins? Check. Kitchen towels, candles, serve ware? Find them all at gift stores like The Commissary, Finch Gifts & Interiors, The Pine Cone, Signature Gifts, BellaChes, Gifts by KPEP, and more!

Seasonal Décor

Welcome guests before they even walk through the door with a front porch display or fresh landscaping. Consult the experts at Martinson’s Garden Works, Freshway Produce, or Boxwood Garden Shoppe for wreaths, topiaries, and garlands galore. Mostly Martha’s and Green Oak Florist will bring the beauty indoors with centerpieces for tables of every size and occasion.


Cater to Every Crowd

Let local favorites do the cooking so you can enjoy more time around the table! Primos Cafe, Olivia’s Food Emporium and Trace Grill are offering special holiday catering packages featuring all of your favorite southern flavors.


Looking to get out of the house? Check out these events and more on our Events Calendar!

  • Turkey Day 8K & ¼ Mile Turkey Trot
    Novmber 23rd @ Fleet Feet
  • Chimneyville Arts Festival
    December 1st-3rd @ the Bill Waller Craft Center
  • Ridgeland Christmas Tree Lighting
    November 30th @ Old Town Crossing
  • Christmas on the Ridgeland Green
    December 1st @ Ridgeland City Hall
  • Ridgeland Christmas Parade
    December 2nd @ Old Town Ridgeland


Locally Loved

Pick up a gift at J. Olive or Magnolia Soap and Bath Company or bring something sweet for everyone to enjoy from Whimsy Cookie Company, or Buenos Aires Bakery.

Toasts For Every Taste

If you’re looking for wine, spirits, or bubbly, stop by Calistoga Wine & Spirits, Vintage Wine Market, Olde Town Fine Wines & Spirits, or Old Trace Wine Market.


Outdoor Adventures

Mild Mississippi winters allow for outdoor adventures year-round. Jog, hike or bike the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail, play a game of disc golf at Old Trace Park, or head to Ridgeland Tennis Center for tennis or pickleball. Friendship Park has something for everyone, including a playground, lighted walking trail, and picnic tables.

Indoor Entertainment

For the indoorsy crowd, catch a movie at Malco Renaissance Cinema Grill or B&B Theatres, try your luck at Enter/Locked Escape Rooms, or hang out at The Hangout Indoor Rock-Climbing Gym.

Family Fun

Family members of all ages will enjoy a visit to Sky Zone trampoline park or a round of board games at Dogmud Tavern. Head just south of Ridgeland to neighboring capital city of Jackson to check out state museums like the Mississippi Children’s Museum, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, or the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum.