Kicking off the Holiday Season

Kimberly J. Williams
Wow! It’s really the first day of December! Which means it’s time to start celebrating the holidays! These two events, both being held tomorrow night, are guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit!
Enjoy the sounds of the holiday season when the Memphis Symphony Orchestra performs “Home for the Holidays” Pops concert on Dec. 2 at the Fine Arts Center auditorium on the East Arkansas Community Campus in Forrest City. The event showcases religious, secular and cultural selections, featuring guest soloist Ashley Brown, who performed on Broadway in the roles of Mary Poppins and Belle from “Beauty and the Beast.” To learn more or to purchase tickets, log on to or call 870-633-4480.

Marion’s Christmas on the Square is Dec. 2 in the city’s downtown. This year’s theme is “Babes in Toyland” and the event features photos with Santa, holiday music, an enchanted forest, rides on the Polar Express, and an assortment of vendors. The rain date for the festivities is Dec. 6. You can log on to or phone 870-739-6041 for details.

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