With the Holiday Season quickly approaching Fort Smith and the surrounding area have an extensive list of events to get you and your family in the Holiday spirit!
If we missed something that your organization is doing, feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to add it to the list!
Lights at Creekmore Park and Creekmore Holiday Express
December 4 – 23
3301 S. M St.
Selfies with Santa
December 2, 9, 16
12:00 – 5:00pm
Pendergraft Park 200 Garrison Avenue
December 15-January 8
Fort Smith National Cemetery
Fort Smith Christmas Parade
Santa at BrickCity
December 2, 9, 16
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Brick City Emporium 3215 S. 74th St.
Christmas in the City Shopping Extravaganza
December 1 -2
11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m
Ben Geren Events Center 7200 Zero St.
Gingerbread Man Cookie Craft
Dallas Branch Library, 8100 Dallas St.
The Polar Express Movie Night
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Booneville House 318 N 7th St.
“An Old Time Radio Christmas,”
Fort Smith Little Theatre, 401 N. Sixth St.
Tickets are $5 at the door.
Fort Smith Symphony’s Epic Christmas
ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center, 55 S. Seventh St.
Call (479) 452-7575 or visit fortsmithsymphony.org.
Junior League of Fort Smith Toast and Tour Brunch
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
8500 Royal Ridge Drive
Cost is $40 per person. Visit www.jlfs.org.
Junior League of Fort Smith Holiday Home Tour
1:00pm – 5:00 pm
Cost is $25. Visit www.jlfs.org.
December 16 – 17
2:30 pm, 7:30 pm
ArcBest Performing Arts Center
Fort Smith’s 200th Birthday Celebration
Fort Smith National Historic Site
Christmas Open House and Downtown Merchants’ Living Windows Displays
December 1 – 3
5:00 – 8:00 p.m
Downtown Van Buren.
“Trains! Trains! Trains! The Van Buren Great Train Experience,”
November 30, December 1, December 7, December 8
5:00 -7:00 p.m.
December 2 and December 9
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5:00 -7:00 p.m.
The various displays are from the collection of Bob Bretch of Crawford County. The locations include the Van Buren Public Library, the Train Depot, Willy Nilly, Firefly Boutique and Gifts, Chapters on Main, Boom-A-Rang Diner, the Van Buren Senior Center and the Women’s Literary Book Club. The Van Buren Trolley stops at each location.
Visitors can get a free passport book and tokens after seeing each exhibit. Completed passport books can be used to register for a chance to win a free train set.
Crawford County Courthouse, 300 Main St. in Van Buren
Van Buren Pajama Train,
9:00am 5:00pm 7:00 pm
9:00am 11:00am 5:00pm 7:00pm
Old Frisco Depot 813 Main Street
Come visit Santa and Friends on the one hour round trip Holiday Express Train
For Reservations call 479-725-4017 or purchase tickets online at www.amrailroad.com
Lights on the Island
November 17 – December 25
6:00 – 9:00
Lake Wister State Park, 25567 U.S. 270
Santa will be visiting December 16th and 23rd
Alma Christmas Parade
Starting at the high school parking lot north up Fayetteville Avenue. Visit www.almachamber.com for more information
Christmas Shopping at the Library
10 a.m. to 2 p.m
Mulberry Public Library, 220 N. Main St. in Mulberry. Call (479) 997-1226.
Mulberry Christmas Parade
Mountainburg Christmas Parade
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dyer Christmas Parade
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Tour of Holiday Homes benefit for the Logan County Museum
1:00 – 4:00 p.m
Cost is $4 per person. Call (479) 963-3936.
“It’s Christmas” concert
Hamilton Auditorium, Carl Albert State College Campus
Vian Christmas Parade
Old Main Street
“The Perfect Gift: Library Books for Christmas” fundraiser, donate money to have books added to the Fort Smith Public Library collection in honor of or in memory of someone special now through Dec. 31. Visit fortsmithlibrary.org or call 783-0229.
Sebastian County Public Library can food drive, accepting donations through Monday at the library, 18 S. Adair St. in Greenwood, and at the Greenwood Head Start Center, 444 E. Gary St. in Greenwood..
Fort Smith Public Library community outreach, accepting donations of nonperishable food items at all Fort Smith library locations through Dec. 31. Visit www.fortsmithlibrary.org.