Here are a few of the things going on in the area in the coming days.
1 Live nativity: Starting Point Church in Magazine will hold its 3rd annual live drive through nativity at the church Saturday, Sunday and Monday entering the church property from Elkins Road. Starting times are 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 6 p.m. on Sunday and Monday. There will be free hot chocolate and treats for everyone.
2 Winter vista walk: Now that most leaves have fallen, Mount Magazine’s rugged beauty is revealed. Take a guided walk to the edges of high cliffs overlooking a vast landscape from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Meet at the Brown Springs Picnic Area. This trail is not on park brochures. Admission is free. For more information contact 963-8502, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 Radio Christmas: Fort Smith Little Theater’s 2017 Christmas Production An Old Time Radio Christmas will be wrapping up the FSLT’s 70th Season, and will be onstage for three nights from Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. This variety entertainer directed by Jill Moody-Ledbetter, is set in the 1950s, and will bring up many classic elements of the holiday season that we have grown to adore. Tickets are only $5 each at the door. No reservations taken and the open seating is first-come-first-served.
4 Train ride: A new “Holiday Express” train is up and running at Creekmore Park in Fort Smith for children to ride this holiday season. The new No. 200 train is an electric replica of the No. 999 steam engine that stopped working more than a year ago. The steam engine had been in operation since 1949. The 18th annual holiday express will continue to run through Dec. 23. It will be available for rides from 5:30p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The event is free, although attendees may donate.