December is here and there are so many fun, festive events to look forward to in Texarkana! There are plenty of Christmas and holiday events taking place throughout December, so it’s sure to be the happiest time of the year. From the 35th annual Christmas Parade to New Year’s Eve parties, December will be a wonderful month in Texarkana. Let us know what YOU’RE looking forward to most this month!
Edwardian Dinner & Entertainment - Thursday, December 5th
You can enjoy an evening of Edwardian dining and entertainment complete with a delicious three-course meal and wine by Verona Restaurant and Wine Bar, singing, dancing, and live chamber music. This second annual Christmas event will take place at Texarkana’s Old Town at 202 E. Broad Street.
Santa in the Park - Saturday, December 7th
Santa and his elves will be at Bobby Ferguson park on December 7 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Stop by, meet Santa and enjoy free coffee, hot chocolate and cookies!
The Annual Gathering of Authors – Saturday, December 7th
This annual charity event and book signing benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Join book lovers and authors alike at this year’s Gathering of Authors in Texarkana from 11am – 4pm.
Agent Barry Live United Bowl 2019 - Saturday, December 7th
You can watch the Henderson State Reddies face off against the Missouri Western Griffons at the 2019 Live United Bowl at Texarkana Arkansas High Razorback Stadium.
35th Annual Christmas Parade - Monday, December 9th
Texarkana’s largest Christmas parade will take place in downtown Texarkana on Monday, December 9 at 7 p.m. The theme for this year’s parade is A Twice as Nice Christmas.
Roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve Party at Arrow Bar - Tuesday, December 31st
With 2020 quickly approaching, it’s time to make New Year’s Eve plans! Ring in the new year with your friends at The Arrow Bar’s Roaring 20’s party.
Ongoing, monthly events…
1894 Market Trade Days - December 14
Experience Texarkana’s unique shopping experience at the 1894 Market Trade Days. From 9am-3pm, you can enjoy shopping, art, entertainment, food vendors, and more! Plus, this month you can meet Santa!
Live Music at Fat Jack’s Oyster and Sports Bar - Multiple Dates/Times
If you love live music, you’ll want to check out Fat Jack’s Oyster and Sports Bar, where you can enjoy a variety of live music performances every month. In December, you can see Dusty Rose Band, Clay Logan, Dave Almond, and more. Check out a full list of their events.
Know-it-All Trivia - Multiple Dates/Times/Locations
If you love trivia and think you have what it takes, check out these local Texarkana, Arkansas, restaurants and bars where you can play trivia throughout the month. Grab a team and get down to Know-it-All Trivia!
- Sunday - Fat Jack’s, 8:30 p.m.
- Wednesday - Pop’s Place, 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday - Arrow Bar, 8:30 p.m.
Did we miss a December event? Let us know! Start playing your holiday music and get in a festive mood for Texarkana’s Christmas parade! December in Texarkana is bound to be a jolly month with lots to do.