The Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce kicks off the holiday season with the “North Pole Christmas” themed, Parade of Lights. Registration deadline is Dec. 5th and the parade is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7th. Pete Chambers, 2018 Volunteer of the Year, will lead the parade as the esteemed Grand Marshall.
Santa Claus is also coming to town and will make an appearance in the parade. Events will cap off with the Christmas Festival and Concert complete with a fireworks show and lighting of Janssen Park.
Santa will stay in his home here in the beautiful Ouachita Mountains and invites you to stop by for a visit. There is no admission fee to visit the Santa House and Ol’ St. Nick is happy to pose for a picture. The Santa House will additionally serve as a drop off location for the Marine Corp. League Toys for Tots Program. Your support will help less fortunate children share in the magic of the holidays.
The Santa House will also be open on Dec. 14th and 21st from 9am-3:00 pm.