Hot cocoa. Carols. Warm cookies. Twinkling lights. These sights, sounds, and smells can stir up feelings of warmth in us and bring families together. West Jackson Baptist Church is looking forward to providing an unforgettable experience this Christmas.
For four days this December, you can walk through a wonderland of lights, find exclusive Christmas shopping from local vendors, enjoy live entertainment, and even ice-skate!
Admission to the Christmas Village is $5 per person (All Ages 2+). This includes access to all attractions, with the exception of ice skating. Ice Skating is an additional $10 (includes skate rental) for an hour of skate time.
You can reserve your tickets in advance online to be picked up at the gate, or purchase them onsite at the gate. If you are purchasing online, please ensure you have selected the correct date.
Ticket sales at the gate will close at 8pm each evening.
There will also be food trucks and Christmas shopping available with additional charges.
Giant Christmas Tree and Kids Train
The center of the Christmas Village features our 18 foot tall Christmas Tree. Parents and children are invited to ride our Kids Train that circles the tree!
Nativity Hayride and Petting Zoo
All guests are invited to ride our hayride, which explores different scenes from the story of the birth of Jesus. The end of the ride features a live petting zoo.
In addition to live Christmas Caroling, we will also have a short Christmas Play showing every 45 minutes!
Hot Cocoa and Christmas Cookies
Feeling tired of the cold winter weather? Come inside for a complimentary (included in $5 admission) cup of Hot Cocoa and a Christmas Cookie. You can even sip your cocoa while you watch the Christmas Play!
One section of the village will be filled with kid-friendly activities, including crafts, a Christmas Playhouse, carnival games, and a snowball fight arena.
The Christmas Village features several vendors and food trucks, where you can grab a bite to eat or do some last minute holiday shopping.
West Jackson Baptist Church receives no profit from purchases made at Christmas Village Vendors.
The Christmas Village features a 2,000 square foot synthetic ice skating rink! You can rent skates and purchase an hour of skate time for just $10 per person (cost includes rental skates).
Q: How much are tickets?
A: Tickets are $5 per person.
Q: How old do I have to be to get in?
A: Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Q: Do I need to purchase a ticket for my child who is under the age of 2?
A: Children under the age of 2 will be admitted into the village at no charge and do not require a ticket/reservation.
Q: Do I purchase tickets online or at the door?
A: Tickets can be reserved online in advance or purchased at the door. Ticket sales at the gate will close at 8pm each evening.
Q: Do you accept credit/debit cards?
A: Yes, you can use a credit or debit card online or at the door. We will also accept cash at the door.
Q: Do I need my ticket to get into the Christmas Village?
A: When you purchase your ticket at the gate, you will receive a wristband that will be your admission into the village. If you reserved your ticket online, you will need to bring a printed or digital copy of your confirmation email to the designated online pickup stations at the event to receive your wristband. Note: Wristbands are assigned by specific days, so you will need a wristband with the correct date to get into the village.
Q: If I reserved my ticket online, when do I pick it up?
A: You will pick up your wristband at the ticket station on the day of the event. Please bring your confirmation email, either printed or digitally.
Q: What does my ticket include?
A: Your ticket includes all Christmas Village activities (including a cup of hot cocoa and a cookie) except for ice skating, which can be purchased onsite for an additional charge.
Q: Can I use my pre-purchased ticket on a different date than as listed on the ticket?
A: All reservations are tied to a specific date, so please make sure you are purchasing a ticket for the correct date. You can contact our main office at 731.660.4535 if you have any questions about ticket reservations.
Q: Will parking be free?
A: Yes, parking is free! You can park in the North or South lot at West Jackson Baptist Church and easily walk to the village.
Q: Where do I enter the parking lot?
A: Our three main entrances (2 on Oil Well Rd. and 1 on Union University Dr.) will all be open to the public.
Q: Is there an extra charge for Ice Skating?
A: Ice Skating is $10 per person for an hour of skating.
Q: Can I ice skate without buying a ticket to the village?
A: No, you must purchase a $5 ticket to the Christmas Village in order to ice skate. Visitors are encouraged to experience all that the village has to offer!
Q: Does the Ice Skating fee include rental skates?
A: Yes, rental skates are included!
Q: Can I make Ice Skating reservations before the event?
A: Ice Skating tickets can only be purchased in-person, at the event. Ice skating times are first come, first served. We accept cash and card.
Q: Does the rink close when it rains?
A: The ice rink will be closed only in the event that the entire Village is closed. See the “Inclement Weather” Section below for more details.
Q: How old do I have to be to skate?
A: Anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The accompanying adult is welcome to purchase a $10 ticket to skate with their child or watch them skate from outside the rink at no charge.
Q: Can I enter the ice rink with my child without paying?
A: In order to ensure your safety, we cannot allow anyone to enter the ice without skates.
Q: Can I bring my own skates?
A: You are welcome to bring your own skates if you prefer! The cost is $10 per hour, whether you are using our skates or your own skates.
Q: Will there be public restrooms available?
A: Yes, the restrooms inside the building will be open to the public.
Q: Will the event be canceled if it rains or snows?
A: Check West Jackson Baptist Church’s Social Media accounts for updates about inclement weather.
Q: What if I purchased my ticket in advance?
A: If the event cannot go on as scheduled, we will allow pre-purchased tickets to be used on a subsequent day.
Q: Is the Christmas Village Handicap accessible?
A: Every part of the village is handicap accessible, apart from Ice Skating and the Nativity Hayride.