Calico Rock will be a magical place to spend the holiday season. We’re beginning the Christmas season with a full complement of activities. Our community will deck Main Street in garland and Christmas lights on Wednesday, November 8. Anyone willing to help with the decorating can meet at 10:00 a.m. Everyone’s help would be appreciated.

The highly successful Mistletoe and Holly craft fair will be held in The Nook (in Peppersauce Alley behind Main Street) on Friday and Saturday, November 10-11. This is a great opportunity to buy locally made items for Christmas gifts.

We encourage everyone to shop local on Small Business Saturday on November 25. Looking for unique gift ideas? Our local businesses have them. For a complete listing of all our local businesses (most of whom offer gift certificates) visit

Our annual Living Windows and Lighted Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 9. There is still opportunities for your group, business, or church to participate. For more information or to sign up, call the Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center at 870-297-6100.

To get into the Christmas spirit and support our local students in the arts, mark your calendars to attend the Calico Rock Music & Band Concert on Monday, December 18. It will be held in the Elementary Campus Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. This year, the music department will feature songs from Christmas movies!

As you’re shopping for Christmas presents, don’t forget to shop Main Street! These are all local, small businesses who put money back into our community. While you’re downtown or while family are visiting, be sure to take them for a visit to the Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center. If you’ve never been, it’s worth a visit. You will be impressed.

For more information or to help plan your Christmas in Calico, call us at 870-297-6100.