Holidays

Kringles in the Park, owned by Greg and Shawn Mabry, is the only year-round Christmas store in Arkansas. The store, located at 118 B Central Avenue in downtown Hot Springs, opened last fall and is a draw for both visitors and locals. When people come into the store, they are met with a festive scene …
For me, the holiday season means many things. But the thing I hold dearest in my heart…the thing I’ve been doing since I was a wee lass (yes, my grandfather’s family was Irish!)…is gazing adoringly at holiday lights! It’s a tradition my parents started with me before I could probably walk…and it’s still one of …
For more than a month this winter, the Arkansas State Fairgrounds will be transformed into an illuminated wonderland. But unlike the holiday lights seen elsewhere around town and across the state, these colorful emanations have nothing to do with Christmas. Instead, they represent a traditional Chinese festival, dating back more than 2,000 years, celebrating the …
The holidays are upon us! Below are some festive events taking place across the region to keep on the radar to help celebrate the season. The Arlington Hotel’s annual Gingerbread House Celebration takes place December 1 in the lobby of the hotel from 4:30-5:30 p.m in Hot Springs. The house, which will be on display …
The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights returns for its 22nd year with a statewide celebration of the holiday season featuring parades, lighting ceremonies, open houses, Santa visits, concerts and performances, live nativities, illuminated displays and more. The Trail of Holiday Lights brochure is your passport to seasonal magic, highlighting events and activities throughout December in …
Love holiday parades? If so, below is a list of a few taking place across Southwest Arkansas this year. Enjoy! In Magnolia, their annual Christmas Parade takes place November 30. The route travels down Jackson Street to Southern Arkansas University and afterwards, the university will be the scene of their annual Celebration of Lights. The …
This December, the East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center in Forrest City invites you to bring the entire family and celebrate the holiday season with two special events. On Dec. 2, join the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra for a concert filled with music of the holiday season. No matter the weather, this holiday performance will …
Taking in the beauty of Holiday Lights is a tradition for many in the state. During this annual event, around 4.5 million bulbs transform Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs into a whimsical holiday display.  The event takes place November 18- December 31 this year. “Holiday Lights is an outdoor light experience like no other,” said Becca Ohman, Garden …
The holiday season is upon us! It’s a great time to get out and have some fun with the entire family. On Nov. 18, head to Parkin Archeological State Park in Parkin for Casqui Foods Day. Sample foods that would have been enjoyed by the ancient inhabitants of Casqui. While the ancient inhabitants of Parkin …