Searcy’s “Thankfulness” Beats & Eats Community Table will be held Saturday, November 17th beginning at 6pm. This event will be located on Arch Street near Art Alley and will feature live music, artists, a magic show, fire pits, food trucks and Searcy’s longest community table. Everyone is invited to attend.
The Searcy Elks Lodge #2247 will present their 8th Annual Veterans Dinner Saturday, November 17th at 4pm at the lodge, located at 3708 Evans Drive in Searcy. All veterans and their spouses are invited to come out and have dinner. There will also be door prizes. For more information, call 501-593-9196.
The Searcy Holiday of Lights Lighting Ceremony will be held Tuesday, November 20th at 6pm in downtown Searcy. Kids can also meet Santa Claus at the Santa Hut. There will also be Christmas caroling as well as free s’mores, hot chocolate and coffee. Everyone is invited to attend.
The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Holiday Block Party Tuesday, November 20th beginning at 5pm at the corner of Central and Main in Batesville. There will be food, games and rock painting. At 7pm, the movie “Free Bird” will be shown for free at the Melba Theater.
Searcy Holiday of Lights and Main Street Searcy will host Santa on the Square Friday and Saturday, November 23rd and 24th from 1pm – 3pm at the Courthouse Square in downtown Searcy. Times and subject to change due to weather or Santa’s busy workshop schedule. For the complete holiday schedule go to Main Street Searcy on Facebook.
The Wonderland 3K and Fun Run will be held Thursday, November 29th at 6:30pm in Batesville. This event is for runners, joggers and walkers of all ages. The 1.8 mile course will wind through White River Wonderland, along the banks of the White River. Awards will be given to the top three males, females and children 12 and under. An After Party will be held after the event, complete with Christmas carols, concessions and Santa Claus. All proceeds will benefit the Batesville Montessori School. For more information, call 870-612-2945.
The First Assembly of God 101 South Benton in Searcy will host their annual Living Nativity each evening beginning on Friday, November 30th thru December 2nd and again December 7th thru 9th. There will be nearly 300 church members, exotic animals, handmade costumes and replicas of Herod’s palace, the inn, the manger and more. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call 501-268-3289.
The 2018 Heber Springs Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, December 1st at 6pm. This year’s theme will be “Country Christmas.” Lineup for the parade will begin at 5pm. All floats will need to have Christmas lights. For more information, call 501-362-8137.
The City of Sherwood will host their Annual Christmas Parade Saturday, December 1st at 2pm. The theme for this year’s parade will be “Inside Santa’s Workshop.” The parade will begin at the intersection of Kiehl Avenue and Lantrip Road and will end at the intersection of Kiehl Avenue and Oakbrooke Drive. For more information, call 501-835-9599.
Pioneer Village will hold their Old Fashioned Christmas Saturday, December 1st from 10am – 3pm. The Village is located at 1200 Higginson Street in Searcy. There will be carolers, hot cider and sugar cookies. The village will be decorated for Christmas from the late 1800’s. Santa Claus will be there to take pictures with the kids. Admission is free and donations are welcome. For more information, call 501-580-6633.
The 4th Annual “It’s a Wonderful K-Life” 5K/1 Mile Fun Run will be held Saturday, December 8th at 9:30am in downtown Searcy in front of the Courthouse Square. The fun run is for people of all ages and activity levels. There will be trophies and medals for multiple age groups. For more information, call 501-593-3666.
The Cabot Center will host the 1st Annual Santa Run 5K to benefit Meals on Wheels Saturday, December 8th at 8am. The race will begin at the Event Center, located next to the Cabot Senior Center. There will be three Santa Stops during the race that will include cookies, chocolate, candy canes and water. The first 100 participants to sign up will receive a Santa suit to run in. There will also be a “Best Sleigh” contest for decorated strollers, wagons and wheelchairs. The cost to register is $25 before the day of the race and $30 the day of the race. All proceeds will go to Meals on Wheels.
Jacksonville Parks and Recreation will host The City of Jacksonville’s 61st Annual Christmas Parade Saturday, December 8th at 6:30pm. This night parade will feature illuminated floats, marching bands, dance groups, the fire department and Santa Claus. The entry fee to be in the parade is $25. Awards will be handed out in several categories. For more information, call 501-982-4171.
Cabot’s Annual Christmas Parade will be held Sunday, December 9th at 3pm. The theme for this year’s parade will be “A Country Christmas.” The parade will travel South Pine Street/Highway 89, beginning at Panther Trail. The awards presentation ceremony will be held at the end of the parade. For more information, call 501-920-2122.