Christmas in the Park

Arab's Christmas in the Park will open with a lighting ceremony Friday evening at 6 p.m. 

The largest holiday light display in Marshall County will officially kick off the holiday season Friday night at 6 p.m. with the opening of Arab's Christmas in the Park.

More than 2 million Christmas lights will illuminate the park every night through New Year’s Eve.

There is no charge to walk through the park to view and enjoy the lights.

The Arab High School jazz band is scheduled to play during the event.

Also on Friday night, there will be fun activities at the Arab Historical Village, located adjacent to Arab City Park.

All schedules are subject to change.

The historical village will be open each Friday and Saturday night and will include Santa in the Park. Admission to the Arab Historic Village is $6 per person. Children 2 and under get in free.

All buildings at the village will be decorated for Christmas, and each Friday and Saturday night will feature various activities, including Santa’s Toy Shop, for children in the Hunt School and the Ruth Homemakers Club building.

Santa will be in the Hunt School each Friday and Saturday night, and moms and dads are encouraged to bring their cameras to capture their little ones sitting on Santa’s knee.

There’ll also be snacks and hot chocolate in the country store each weekend. You can also stop by the gristmill and pick up “reindeer food,” watch as the blacksmith makes reindeer shoes at his shop, visit with Santa Claus, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and more.

Hours for Santa in the Park are 6 to 9 p.m. (weather-permitting) beginning Nov. 26, and continuing until Dec. 18.

During Christmas in the Park, the holiday lights are on from dusk until 9:30 p.m., weather-permitting.

For more information: Arab Parks and Recreation Department, 256-586-6793.

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