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story.lead_photo.caption Lonoke County Treasurer Patti Weathers waves to the crowd and passes out candy during the Cabot Christmas Parade in 2017. This year, A Storybook Christmas-themed parade will take place Dec. 7 on West Main Street.

Christmas is a-comin’ to communities throughout the Three Rivers Edition readership area. Parades are among the many planned activities.

Beebe’s annual parade is set for 5 p.m. Dec. 14, and organizers are seeking items for the Beebe Angel Tree program instead of entrance fees for participants.

“We’ve partnered with the Angel Tree program in various ways in the past, but this year, we decided that in lieu of the $10 entry fee, we would ask for donations to the Angel Tree Program,” said Camille Stout, chamber president. “Last year, we had 100-plus floats and are hoping to exceed that this year.

“Plus, we have a new parade route this year. We are focusing more on the business sector of town. The parade will leave Beebe High School, travel down Dewitt Henry Drive and end near the Arkansas State University-Beebe campus.”

The theme for the parade is A Hollywood-Movies Christmas. Christmas in the Park will follow the parade at 7 p.m. in Daniel Park.

For more information, contact the Beebe Chamber of Commerce at (501) 882-8135.

Following is a look at some of the other Christmas parades planned in the Three Rivers Edition coverage area.

CLEBURNE COUNTY

HEBER SPRINGS

The Christmas at the Movies Parade will begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 in downtown Heber Springs. Call (501) 362-8137 for more information.

FULTON COUNTY

MAMMOTH SPRING

The Favorite Christmas Movie Scene Christmas Parade will begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 on Main Street and will be preceded by a chili cook-off. For more information, contact Brandon L. Mathews at brandon@blmstrategy.com or (479) 226-0169.

INDEPENDENCE COUNTY

BATESVILLE

A Cinematic Christmas Parade, presented by the Batesville Kiwanis Club and hosted by Main Street Batesville, will take place at 6 p.m. Dec. 2 on Main Street in Batesville. For more information, contact Main Street Batesville at (870) 698-1555.

IZARD COUNTY

CALICO ROCK

The Calico Rock Lighted Christmas Parade will start at 6:45 p.m. Dec. 12 and be preceded by a living-windows display in the storefront windows along Main Street at 5:30 p.m., sponsored by the Calico Rock Museum and Visitors Center. For more information, call (870) 297-6100.

HORSESHOE BEND

The Horseshoe Bend Christmas Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Diamond B Mall. Call (870) 670-5433 for more information.

JACKSON COUNTY

NEWPORT

The Newport Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce and the city of Newport, will start at 6 p.m. Dec. 12, traveling down Arkansas 69 from Riceland Foods to Malcolm Avenue and to the Village Mall parking lot. Call (870) 523-3618 for more information.

LONOKE COUNTY

CABOT

A Storybook Christmas Parade will take place at 5 p.m. Dec. 7 on West Main Street/Arkansas 89, beginning at Dakota Drive and turning right onto South First Street at the Cabot Mini-Mall area. For more information, call (501) 920-2122 or email cabotbeautiful@yahoo.com.

LONOKE

The Jingle Bell Christmas Parade will begin at 5 p.m. Dec. 8 in downtown Lonoke, preceded by the Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting at 4:30, sponsored by the Wade Knox Children’s Advocacy Center and the Lonoke Chamber of Commerce. Call (501) 676-2552 for more information.

SHARP COUNTY

ASH FLAT

The Ash Flat Christmas Parade and Celebration will take place at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 on Main Street. Call (870) 994-7325 or (870) 856-3210 for more information.

HARDY

The Hardy Christmas Parade will start at 11 a.m. Dec. 14 in downtown Hardy. For more information, call (870) 856-3811.

STONE COUNTY

MOUNTAIN VIEW

The Courthouse and Christmas Tree Lighting, with a parade, will begin at 4 p.m. Dec. 7 on Main Street. Contact the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce at (870) 269-8068 for more information.

WHITE COUNTY

BALD KNOB

The Lighted Christmas Parade, presented by the Bald Knob Chamber of Commerce, will take place at 6 p.m. Nov. 30, followed by a lighting ceremony at the Foothills Lane of Lights. The parade will begin at the berry sheds next to the Market Cafe and end at the open lot across from Who-Dats. For more information, call the chamber at (501) 724-3140.

SEARCY

The Searcy Holiday of Lights Christmas Parade will start at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at Spring Park and circle the Courthouse Square onto Race Avenue, ending at Berryhill Park. Call (501) 279-1032 for more information.

PULASKI COUNTY

JACKSONVILLE

The Jacksonville Christmas Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 on Main Street. The parade will be preceded by a tree-lighting ceremony at 5:15. For more information, call (501) 982-4171 or visit www.cityofjacksonville.net.

Editor’s note: If your Christmas parade is not listed in this schedule, send the information to trnews@arkansasonline.com, and we will try to list it in the calendar of events.

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