5 Things to Know This Weekend: Hoopla, Boat Parade, Collecto-Rama

What are you doing this weekend? Better check out our list before heading out the door!

Holiday Hoopla: The annual Holiday Hoopla is today from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. in downtown Gulfport. It's free admission, free parking and there will be free entertainment by the Gulfport Casino and Art Village Courtyard. Support small business by shopping local! The Gulfport Merchants association presents the annual Holiday Hoopla! A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Operation Santa and Gulfport families in need.

Christmas Collecto-Rama: Come out to the first ever "Christmas Collecto-Rama...A Santa-Comes-to-the-South Holiday Antique Show" in Gulfport at the Catherine Hickman Theater from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $5. Exhibitors will fill the lobby of the theater, selling everything from vintage Christmas ornaments, décor and ephemera to old aluminum trees and candy containers, even electric light-up Yule logs, as well as vintage games and toys from Christmases of long ago! Look for vintage Santas, angels, elves and ornaments galore!  

Boat Parade: The Boca Ciega Yacht Club Holiday Boat Parade is tonight at 6 p.m. Boats will start lining up by the Gulfport Municipal Marina at 5:30 p.m. The parade will begin by entering the Gulfport Municipal Marina at approximately 6:00 p.m. It will then travel past the William's Pier in Gulfport and into the canals of Town Shores Condominiums and Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Estates. Isla Del Sol Yacht and Country Club will be included on the route as well. The parade will cross the bay and pass by the club docks before returning to BCYC.

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Weekend Forecast: It's going to be mostly sunny with a high near 78. Tonight, partly cloudy with a low around 66. Sunday it's going to be mostly sunny with a high near 80. Sunday night, it'll be partly cloudy with a low around 67.


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