December 2020


36th Annual Main Street Texarkana Christmas Parade in Downtown! What the heck would Christmas even be without the annual downtown Texarkana Christmas parade?!?! I’ve been going to these since I was in my mother’s womb. It’s only tradition that you make plans to go. Hey, I don’t make the rules. “This year’s Christmas parade will be a bit different from years past.” Ina McDowell shares, “As Christmas floats line up on to the parade route, there will be an open lane for spectators to drive through and view the parade.” A reverse parade, if you will. Cool! This year’s parade will take place on December 7, starting at 7 pm in downtown. For more information, you can call 903-792- 7191 or visit the Main Street Texarkana Facebook page.. Christmas at The Perot Concert! Another fun Texarkana tradition is the annual Christmas at the Perot concert! Join Santa and the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra for an evening everyone in the family will enjoy from this multi-faceted event showcasing a variety of talents and a plethora of amazing music! Sunday, December 13, 2020, is sure to be a treat! For tickets contact the Perot Theatre Box Office 903-792-4992. The show begins at 4 pm, downtown at the Perot Theatre. Ring in the holidays with some of your favorite Christmas classics! Perot Holiday Traditions at... You Guessed It… The Perot Theatre! This one will be a hit with the kids! All day December 19, on the “biggest screen in town,” as described by their Facebook page, the Perot Theatre will show the kid’s classics Frozen , Frozen II , and Olaf’s Frozen Adventure , starting at 10 am, and then on to one of the greatest films of all time, in my very humble opinion, It’s a Wonderful Life, that night at 7 pm. Perot Holiday Traditions requires tickets which will be $6 to view all three daytime films, and another $6 for the evening film. Food trucks, vendors, crafts, and even Santa Claus himself will be there, so what’s your excuse for not showing up? Plus, according to their Facebook page, there’s a “100% chance of snow on Main

COLUMN BY BAILEY GRAVITT W e’re headed towards winter, which officially begins December 21, and we’re inching closer and closer to the handful of holidays we get to (or HAVE to, and we’re dreading it) spend with our family. I know that I’m kind of looking forward to spending some extra quality time with the people I’ve been told to socially distance from all year! That doesn’t mean that all the family squabbling at the dinner table will subside, but this year we might actually enjoy the chance to disagree, as long as we’re together. Time with my grandparents has become even more special to me than it already was since I’m finally getting to be around them again and celebrate the joys and pitfalls the year has brought us. As Christmas Eve and Christmas Day slowly drag their feet getting here, let’s enjoy what these days of December have in store for us here in Texarkana! Here are a few events that might interest you...

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