Expedia recognizes Hattiesburg as "Buzz Worthy" holiday shopping location


HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Popular travel website, Expedia, recognizes Hattiesburg as one of the best American towns for holiday shopping.

Expedia monitored over three million social media posts and honed in on conversations relating to local shops and holiday markets. The company found Hattiesburg as a 2017 trending topic.

“The holidays are always filled with nostalgia and wanting to go home and just that feeling of closeness and community. Hattiesburg does all of those things so well," said Executive Director of Visit Hattiesburg, Marlo Dorsey. "We have an enormous amount of local shopping options. While you can do a lot of shopping for the holidays online Hattiesburg really offers great options for people to walk into a store front see the sights, smell the smells and really feel a part of that community.”

Here is a list of holiday shopping events throughout Downtown, Midtown and West Hattiesburg areas:

  • Artwalk and Holiday Open House, Saturday November 11

  • Black Friday, November 24

  • Small Business Saturday, November 25 #shopsmall

  • Holiday Expo and Christmas Market at Train Depot, December 2

  • Downtown Makers Market, December 2

  • Lucky Rabbit - First Weekend of December

  • Downtown Victorian Candlelit Christmas, December 9 and 10

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