Month: December 2013

Dec. 2013 – Letter to the Editor

120113Snuggle up with a cup of Christmas Cheer and find a cozy spot by the tree while you enjoy our special holiday issue. We don’t want you to miss one minute of the excitement and fun going on through the month of December up and down the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Go To Places Monthly has the full list of things to see and do with your loved ones this holiday season beginning with Christmas in the City in Biloxi! Celebrate the grace and charm of one of the oldest cities in America and shop to your heart’s content on Saturday, December 7th. All of downtown will be transformed into an outdoor Christmas village where you will find the most unique gifts and surprises!
Meet Matt McDonnell, Assistant Executive Director of the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center. He takes us behind the scenes of his fascinating career.
The Stinson Group continues to grow and make it’s mark in South Mississippi. The latest venture in culinary excellence is Catering Creations, exclusive to the historic and beloved beachfront property of Grasslawn in Gulfport. Chef Rob Stinson and his very gifted staff will create a magical event that exceeds all your expectations.

We wish everyone a warm and wonderful holiday season

Nancy Marchbanks
Executive Editor


Matt-McD-5.23While attending college at the University of Alabama, Matt McDonnell, was introduced to the entertainment business and from that moment on there was no turning back. He got involved with campus programming in 1978 and in 1979 he put together his first concert. The star of the show was Willie Nelson and the concert date fell on his birthday of April 30th. The venue was filled with over 10,000 people and the experience was a life changer for Matt. “I fell in love with the entertainment industry and I was hooked from the first song. I knew it was going to be my career choice,” he said. In 1985, after serving in the United States Army, he returned to entertainment at the Mobile Civic Center in Alabama. In 1986, he arrived in Biloxi. McDonnell has been the Assistant Director of the Coast Coliseum under Bill Holmes for the past 27 years. (more…)

Christmas on the ‘Bouffa Lighted boat parade and Christmas Party

biloxi0What coastal Christmas would be complete without fresh seafood, boats decorated with lights and good friends sharing good times? Bring a smile to the faces of local veterans this Christmas by being a part of one of the coasts most anticipated parties of the year.

Your Mama’z House has teamed with Crusaders for Veterans, a 501c3 organization, to bring you the 3rd Annual Christmas on the ‘Bouffa (short for the Tchoutacabouffa River) lighted boat Parade and Christmas Party @ 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 21st. (more…)

Christmas in the City

BMSD-citc-fpg-Go2placesFIN_Dec-2013The city of Biloxi always shines and is a welcoming, warm destination for visitors and locals alike. Throughout the year Biloxi hosts all kinds of wonderful, family friendly events but Christmas in the City is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season and should not be missed. The city will be brimming with holiday cheer and fun throughout the month of December, and all decked out in it’s Christmas finery. Biloxi is one of America’s oldest cities and is the epitome of charm and grace. Christmas in the City is nestled in historic downtown and showcases one-of-a-kind gifts and unique treasures that you won’t find anywhere else! So get your loved ones together and head to beautiful Biloxi on Saturday, December 7th, for a holiday experience you won’t soon forget. (more…)

Catering Creations

998430_417993474980309_1855609254_nThe Stinson group has done it again! Their latest venture in culinary excellence brings southern sophistication and high powered charm to the world of catering on the Mississippi gulf coast. Catering Creations, LLC. is the EXCLUSIVE caterer for the beloved, historic Grasslawn overlooking the beach in Gulfport.