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Weekend To Dos!


The holiday season is just beginning and there’s plenty to do in the region. Check out our weekly list of family-friendly weekend events.

Big Jingle Jubilee and Parade: You don’t want to miss the annual Christmas Parade! The Parade will begin at 3:00 p.m. at 2nd and Broadway, follow Broadway to Capitol Avenue, then proceed down Capitol Avenue to the State Capitol. This event will include Santa and Mrs. Claus will be joined by various entries such as marching bands, floats, cars, animals and much more! Following the parade at dark (approximately 6pm), enjoy the Lighting of the State Capitol Ceremony (Sponsored by the Arkansas Secretary of State Office) with entertainment and fireworks.

Breakfast with Santa at Bravo Cucina Italiana : 9:00- 10:30 a.m. Bring your cameras and enjoy a delicious breakfast with Santa! Bring an unwrapped package for charity and enter to win prizes. RSVP needed. For more information call 501-821-2485

Sherwood’s Enchanted Forest Trail of Holiday Lights. Beginning this weekend view over 92 lighted displays in this drive-thru trail over a mile long. Donations are welcome. Everyone receives a candy cane. For more information contact Amy Jackson at 501-833-3790 or send an email to Click here for address and driving directions.

Toys Designed by Artists Exhibit at the Arkansas Arts Center  This event has been going since 1973 when the Arkansas Arts Center initiated an exhibition of toys designed by artists. Inspired by Alexander Calder’s circus figures of the late 1920s and early 1930s, this exhibit is geared toward stimulating the imagination of both children and adults, engaging them, as the Arts Center explains,”with toys of whimsy, delight and good craftsmanship.” According to the Arts Center, “the wildly inventive toys selected often hearken back to the days before plastic and mass production, when all toys were handmade and, whether simple or elaborate, engaged the imagination of both maker and users.” Admission is FREE. For more information call 501-372-4000 or click here. 
Holidays on Ice: Get ready for the season at the annual ice skating rink in the River Market’s open air pavilion! This weekend is the perfect time to enjoy the ice. For a full schedule and more information check out 9.00 per hour. Children age 4 and under free with paid adult admission.


Meredith is the online editor of the Savvy Blog. She lives in Little Rock with her twin sons, dogs, cats, and husband.
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