Submitted by the Advertising and Promotion Commission
Mena Advertising & Promotion Commission is canceling the Mena Christmas Festival.
These are unprecedented times that we are living in and we are all doing our best to get through what has proven to be a very challenging year. Regrettably, the Mena Advertising & Promotion Commission had to make the difficult decision of canceling the Mena Christmas Festival, held in Janssen Park. This decision was influenced by the increased number of cases, an abundance of caution, and adhering to strict ADH guidelines.
“Hosting a large-scale event that has the ability to contribute to the community spread of COVID-19 would be irresponsible,” Mayor Seth Smith stated. He added, “This was not an easy decision to make and we are extremely disappointed that we are unable to host the event. But protecting our community is the most important thing to us.”
The time-honored lights in the park will still be on display and will be even better this year! A date has not yet been released when the lights will be turned on so be sure to keep checking. If we stand together and support each other, we will come out stronger on the other side. The City of Mena and the Mena Advertising & Promotion Commission wish you and your family and safe and happy holiday season.