Upcoming Holiday Events

Jill M. Rohrbach
If you’re not an Ebenezer Scrooge, you’ll want to attend one (or several) of these upcoming events that celebrate the holiday spirit.

Booneville will host a Christmas Festival on Nov. 19-20 at the Family Life Center Methodist Church across from courthouse. Vendors will include local small businesses, home-based businesses, and a variety of crafters. The event is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Call 675-6226 for additional information.

The Lights of the Ozarks Parade in Fayetteville is set for Nov. 20. The parade winds through the downtown square area, and Santa is always the special guest. For more information, call 479-521-5776 or visit www.experiencefayetteville.com.

In Flippin, you’ll find the 10th annual Holi-Dazzle Christmas Parade on Nov. 20. Eighty-plus floats will travel Main Street. There will also be music and a Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The Flippin Pride Team supplies hot chocolate and cookies with free photos with Santa. Call 870-453-5364 or visit http://www.flippinprideteam.org/for more information.

Get ready for the holiday season with a special evening concert featuring local folks performing holiday hits for you at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. Admission to the Nov. 25 concert is $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-12.

The Folk Center will also host an Ozark Holiday Craft Show on Nov. 25-26. You can shop for handmade gifts from the park crafters and from others at this juried show. Admission is free.

Call 870-269-3851 or visit http://www.ozarkfolkcenter.com/for more information.

Visit with Santa Claus beginning at 5 p.m. on Nov. 26 in Eureka Springs. The Santa in the Park event takes place in Basin Spring Park located on Spring Street in the historic downtown. Admission is free. Call 866-947-4387 or visit http://www.eurekaspringschamber.com/ for more information.

The 14th annual Christmas Parade of the Ozarks in Springdale will be Nov. 27. Thousands will line Emma Avenue as the parade passes through downtown Springdale. It begins at 6 p.m. and there is no admission charge. Call877-927-6336 or visit http://parsonsstadium.com/ for more information.

The 14th annual Trail of Holiday Lights Ceremony & Parade in Paris will be Nov. 27. Paris Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the spectacular courthouse and town square lighting featuring over 100,000 lights. Pre-lighting entertainment begins on the square at 5 p.m., followed by the formal lighting and holiday parade at 6 p.m. Merchants offer extended shopping hours and Santa takes wish requests at the Santa Shack on the north side of the historic courthouse. Call 479-963-2244 or visit http://www.parisaronline.com/for more information.

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