Downtown Conway Prepares for Holiday Festivities

Nov 7th, 2013 | By admin | Category: Entertainment

CONWAY, Ark. (Nov. 1, 2013) – After next week, it’ll begin to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Conway.

The Conway Downtown Partnership will kick off the holiday season with a window-unveiling ceremony Saturday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. Window shoppers can take a stroll downtown to see how area merchants have adorned their storefronts in preparation for Christmas Open House the following day.

Christmas Open House will take place from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10. Kim Williams, executive director of the Conway Downtown Partnership, said the event is a downtown holiday tradition. “Each year, downtown merchants open their doors on Sunday afternoon to give loyal customers a jump-start on the holiday shopping season. The merchants will pull out all the stops, so you won’t want to miss it.”

On Saturday, Nov. 23, the City of Conway will light its new Christmas tree at Rogers Plaza. Standing at 54 feet tall, it will be the largest Christmas tree in Arkansas. Festivities will begin at 4 p.m. and will include songs by adult and children’s choirs and photo opportunities with Santa. The day’s festivities will conclude with the dedication and lighting of the Christmas tree.

The Christmas Parade will take place Saturday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. in downtown Conway and is sponsored by the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Faulkner County. Entry forms are available for pickup at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 900 Oak Street. A $10 entry fee serves as a donation to Relay For Life of Faulkner County. For more information about the parade, contact Deidra Porter at 501-908-6617.

Kim Williams said residents and visitors alike are sure to get into the holiday spirit when they come downtown. “Seeing the new Rogers Plaza decorated with the largest Christmas tree in the state will make this one of the most exciting Christmas seasons downtown Conway has experienced.”