Things to Do in Paragould - Holiday Edition 2021

Top 10 things to do in paragould

The holiday season is the perfect time to make new traditions and keep old ones alive. Here we’ve compiled a list of things to do in Paragould this holiday season. 

1.    Attend the annual Christmas Parade

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The Annual Paragould Christmas Parade is a perfect way to get in the holiday spirit. This year’s parade will be on Tuesday, December 7th starting at 7:00pm in Downtown Paragould. The theme is Winter Wonderland. If you would like more information, call Main Street Paragould at 870-240-0544 or visit their website.

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2.    Take a nature walk with an awesome twist

Do you enjoy nature and Christmas? If you do, Tinsel in the Trees might be for you! Tinsel in the Trees is a new event that allows you to take a nighttime nature walk with lights, sculptures and displays. The dates and times are listed below: 

  • December 9 – 4:30 to 8:30pm
  • December 10 – 4:30 to 9:00pm
  • December 11 – 4:30 to 9:00pm
  • December 12 – 4:30 to 8:30pm  

Tinsel in the Trees is located at 832 Greene 632 Road. For more information, visit their Facebook page

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3.    Look at Christmas lights while supporting a good cause

While you’re out looking at Christmas lights this year, swing by the Greene County Fairgrounds for Lights of Paragould. This event will run December 8th - 30th with a mix of community and commercial light displays. Some of the proceeds from the event will go toward various organizations such as churches, civic organizations, non-profits, etc. who are helping with the event. 

If you are interested in creating a display, contact Lights of Paragould on Facebook or call 870-215-7801 for more information. 

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The Greene County Fairgrounds is located at 1108 Highway 49B.

4.    Take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage

Downtown Paragould has two events that will be fun for the whole family. On December 4th from 10:00am to 3:00pm, there will be carriage rides and visits with Santa. Carriage rides will be $10.00 per family. Santa will be at Something Sweet. They will also have a Holiday Market where you can shop for home-made goodies, home-crafted items, and unique gift ideas. 

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On December 9th from 4:00 to 8:00pm you can have an Enchanting Night with horse drawn carriage rides beginning at 4:00pm. The rides will be $10.00 per family. Santa will be at the Wayzgoose Event Venue. Some downtown stores will be open extended hours. 


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For more information, call 870-240-0544 or visit their Facebook page.
Something Sweet is located at 221 South Pruett Street.
Wayzgoose Event Venue is located at 120 North 2nd Street.

5.    Help others stay warm during the cold months

As the temperatures drop, many people bundle up in winter coats and hats to stay warm. However, some people don’t have that privilege. That’s where Project Paragould comes in! This year they will be accepting gently used or new heavy coats, beanies, scarves, gloves, mittens, blankets, and throws. If you have any of these items, bring them by Station Park on December 9th from 5:00 to 7:00pm

In addition, they will be distributing these items to members of the community on December 18th. If you would like to volunteer to help distribute, email projectparagould@gmail.com

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Station Park is located at 120 North Pruett Street. 


6.    Have a relaxing Christmas vacation

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Christmas vacation can be a busy and stressful time, but it doesn’t have to be! Try a relaxing day or weekend at Crowley’s Ridge State Park. They have several events throughout the break to keep your little ones and you entertained. You can find their schedule here. If you don’t want to stick to a schedule, go for a hike, or bring your fishing pole for fishing fun! 

Crowley’s Ridge State Park is located at 2092 Highway 168 North. 

7.    Attend a Christmas concert or two

If you love Christmas music, get your tickets for Christmas with Guy Penrod at Browns Chapel Baptist Church in Paragould. He will be performing on Friday, December 3rd at 7:00pm. You can purchase tickets at PostNet, Browns Chapel or online. Visit here to get a ticket.

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First United Methodist Church will be hosting a Christmas Musical Celebration on December 12th at 6pm in the church sanctuary featuring the chancel choir. 

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In addition on December 19th, they will be having a Children's Christmas Pageant followed by a program by Brian and Terry Kinder. It will begin at 5pm in the church Worship Center. They will also be having Christmas Eve services featuring communion and candlelight on December 24 at noon, 5pm, 7pm and 11pm in the church sanctuary. For more information about these events, call 870-239-8541 or visit their website. 

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Browns Chapel Baptist Church is located at 3800 South Rockingchair Road.
First United Methodist Church is located at 404 West Main Street.

8.    Dance the night away

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So maybe you’re not the one dancing, but you can watch as a Christmas tradition in entertainment, The Nutcracker ballet, unfolds before your eyes. Elite Performing Arts will be presenting The Nutcracker at the Collins Theatre on December 18th at 6:30pm and December 19th at 2:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at Elite Performing Arts, Shear Elegance, PostNet or by contacting Tresia Webb at 870-240-3425. Reserved seating is $19.00 and general admission is $15.00.  


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The Collins Theatre is located at 120 West Emerson Street.

9.    Keep teens occupied during Christmas break

After you’ve looked at Christmas lights or spent your day at Crowley’s Ridge State Park, venture indoors where it’s warm and watch a movie at Paragould Cinema 8. If you go on Tuesday, they provide you with a free container of fresh popcorn! Check their website for showtimes. 

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Genesis VR Arcade offers virtual reality games and retro arcade games that are fun for the whole family. If you want to host a party, they have several options that are sure to meet your needs. You can also get a monthly membership. To learn more, visit their website

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If video games aren’t your teen’s favorite, head to the Greene County Public Library. They have a variety of books and resources to enjoy a quiet Christmas break. 

Greene County Library

Escape Paragould is another great option to keep your teen’s brain engaged and thinking. They have new rooms that have opened recently. Will you be able to escape your neighbor’s basement or destroy a firewall? Try it out at Escape Paragould. To book a time, visit their website

Escape Paragould

Paragould Cinema 8 is located at 2707 West Kingshighway.
Genesis VR Arcade is located at 2200 Grecian Lane Suite #2.
Greene County Public Library is located at 120 North 12th Street.
Escape Paragould is located at 1801 West Kingshighway #7.

10.    Cut your own Christmas tree

If you’re still looking for the perfect Christmas tree, why not try The Crow’s Nest Farms? They have several options to get the look you’re wanting. You can cut your own tree, pick one up, or have it delivered. For more information, you can visit their Facebook page

Crows Nest FarmsIn addition, your favorite photographer can take Christmas photos for you at the Farm to create the perfect Christmas card! Visit their website to book a time.

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Crow’s Nest Farms is located at 3607 Greene 628 Road.

Conclusion:

No matter what you decide to do this holiday season, enjoy the time with family and friends making memories to cherish forever!