Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston welcomes you to enjoy the tradition of the Arkansas State Capitol Christmas Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m.

Rex Nelson, senior editor for the Arkansas Democrat Gazette and author of three books, will emcee the 84th anniversary of this event. There will be a performance by Miss Metros Outstanding Teen Bella Crowe, the Catholic High Jr. ROTC, Santa Claus, and more.

Following the ceremony and fireworks show, the public is invited inside the Capitol to view the Christmas decorations, visit Santa in his workshop, and shop in the Capitol Gift Shop. The 2022 Capitol Christmas Ornament will be available for purchase.

The Arkansas State Capitol Christmas Lighting Ceremony is a family-friendly event that is open to the public.

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