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Hattiesburg makes plans to ring in 2020

The City of Hattiesburg, VisitHATTIESBURG, and the Hattiesburg Downtown Association are preparing for their second annual New Year’s Eve celebration on Front Street in the downtown area.

“Hattiesburg’s New Year’s Eve celebrations are a time for us to honor the past while casting a bold vision for the future,” Mayor Toby Barker said in a statement. “When we lower a replica of the 1912 Hub Sign at Midnight, we look forward with great expectation to the incredible changes that will await our city in the 2020s. We invite all to come out as we elevate Hattiesburg into Mississippi’s New Year’s Eve destination.”

The replica of the 1912 sign will be outfitted with hundreds of LED lights and suspended approximately 100-feet in the air by a Hattiesburg Fire Department ladder truck. The sign will gradually drop as 2019 ends and 2020 begins. At the stroke of midnight, there will be a fireworks display. Visit for more details on how the Hub City plans to say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020.



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