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December 2020 Events

Tuesday, December 1
Yoga with a Twist, hosted by the Downtown Jonesboro Alliance, will take place at Brickhouse Grill in Downtown Jonesboro at 6 p.m. Guests will enjoy beverages as they participate in a 45-minute yoga session led by local instructor Bethany Davis. Info: (870) 919-6176.

December 1-31
Christmas at the Park, a half-mile drive-thru featuring more than 400,000 festive lights at Joe Mack Campbell Park, is open Sunday through Thursday from 5:30-9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 5:30-10 p.m. For a detailed list of events and other information or to purchase advance tickets, visit christmasattheparknea.com/admission.

Thursday, December 3
The 73rd annual Jonesboro Jaycees Christmas Parade will take place at Christmas at the Park, located at Joe Mack Campbell Park, and will begin at 5:30 p.m. Info: christmasattheparknea.com.

Beau Jones of Beautox Art will host a Holiday Art Show presented by Bearded Bouquet at 3410 East Johnson Ave. Suites B and C from 6-9 p.m. Jones will showcase all of his latest works while guests enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a live performance from Dalanie Taylor. Info: Beautox Art on Facebook.

December 4-5
The Arkansas State University Pottery Guild will host its Annual Holiday Pottery Sale on Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 pm., and Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring work by Bryan Blankenship, Robert McCarroll and Bill Rowe, in addition to student work, at 623 County Road 403. Info: ASU Pottery on Facebook.

December 4-6
Mistletoe Madness, a vendor show benefitting Community Health Education Foundation (CHEF), will be held on Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the former Tucker’s Appliance Store, 1312 Red Wolf Blvd. Masks and social distancing will be enforced during the event. Info and tickets: chefjonesboro.org.

Saturday, December 5
JoyFest, Downtown Jonesboro Alliance’s annual holiday event, will kick off in front of the United Way of Northeast Arkansas building, 407 Union St., beginning at 5 p.m. with live performances, a Christmas tree lighting and more. Month-long attractions, such as a downtown Ferris wheel, ice skating rink and a Christmas carousel, will also kick off that same evening.
Info: Downtown Jonesboro Alliance on Facebook.

Game Day: The Arkansas State Red Wolves Take on University of Louisiana Monroe at Centennial Bank Stadium. Visit astateredwolves.com for kickoff time.

Friday, December 11
The Foundation of Arts will present its annual holiday classic, “The Nutcracker Ballet,” at The Forum Theatre in Downtown Jonesboro on Dec. 11 and 18 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 12 and 19 at 6 p.m., and Dec. 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online or at The Forum Box Office. Info: (870) 935-2726 or foajonesboro.org.

Saturday, December 12
Game Day: The Arkansas State Red Wolves Take on University of the Incarnate Word at Centennial Bank Stadium. Visit astateredwolves.com for kickoff time.