49.8 F

Leland, Miss. Celebrates 50th Christmas on the Creek

Leland, a small Mississippi Delta town of about 4,000 people, celebrates Christmas by launching floats donated by people and organizations from the community to be displayed along Deer Creek, a creek that runs through the town.
This year marks 50 years “Christmas on the Creek” has been displayed, floating by for onlookers to enjoy. Deer Creek is a man-made creek that winds through the Mississippi Delta in Washington, Sharkey, Issaquenna and Warren counties. Leland, in Washington County, lights up a two mile portion of the creek the first Friday in December. Crowds gather as Santa Claus rides down the creek in his boat and the floats are launched.
The floats include scenes of the Nativity, a guitar representing the Mississippi Blues Trail, a fire truck, angels, a snowman, a church and Kermit the frog to name a few. Kermit the frog is a very popular float that is located closest to Highway 82 where Deer Creek runs behind the Jim Henson Museum, birthplace of Kermit the Frog.
If you are traveling through the Mississippi Delta for the holidays, be sure to check out “Christmas on the Creek.”
CC20 copy
CC19 copy
CC17 copy
CC15 copy
CC30 copy
CC14 copy
CC4 copy
Emily Newton is a staff reporter for HottyToddy.com and can be reached at emily.newton@hottytoddy.com.

Most Popular

Recent Comments

scamasdscamith on News Watch Ole Miss
Frances Phillips on A Bigger, Better Student Union
Grace Hudditon on A Bigger, Better Student Union
Millie Johnston on A Bigger, Better Student Union
Binary options + Bitcoin = $ 1643 per week: https://8000-usd-per-day.blogspot.com.tr?b=46 on Beta Upsilon Chi: A Christian Brotherhood
Jay Mitchell on Reflections: The Square
Terry Wilcox SFCV USA RET on Oxford's Five Guys Announces Opening Date
Stephanie on Throwback Summer
organized religion is mans downfall on VP of Palmer Home Devotes Life to Finding Homes for Children
Paige Williams on Boyer: Best 10 Books of 2018
Keith mansel on Cleveland On Medgar Evans
David Barker on SA