holiday traditions

Arkansas State Capitol with Christmas lights and fireworks
Arkansas Secretary of State Instagram account


A rainy forecast has prompted state officials to cancel the holiday fireworks display planned for Saturday at the state Capitol.

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin's office says the annual Capitol lighting ceremony has been moved indoors to the second-floor rotunda. Forecasters are predicting a steady drizzle of rain and high temperatures in the 40s on Saturday. 

Little Rock's annual holiday parade, which was set for Saturday, was postponed until Dec. 10. 

Little Rock Fire Truck
City of Little Rock

The Fire Prevention office of the Little Rock Rock Fire Department is initiating the "Keep the Wreath Green" campaign to raise awareness of the danger of house fires during the holidays.

The campaign centers around five wreaths with green light bulbs scattered at various locations around the city.

"We want to give our community the visual of how well they’re doing with fire prevention during the holiday season," says Bo Hagar, Little Rock firefighter and Fire Prevention educator.

Gov. Radio Column: A Season Of Giving To Others

Dec 26, 2015
Governor Hutchinson Christmas
Office of the Governor

The following is a transcript of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's radio column for the holidays:

The holiday season is a magical time of year. Christmas brings back fond memories and helps us create new ones we treasure with family and friends.


Dec 23, 2014

This is the long version of our discussion on Kwanzaa