The City of Gravette will host its annual Christmas parade on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. The theme for this year's parade will be: Winter Wonderland. Those interested in joining the parade as a participant can find the entry form below, at City Hall, or by emailing info@GravetteAR.com.
Only the OFFICIAL PARADE SANTA CLAUS will be allowed in the parade. No other live Santa Claus will be allowed to participate in the parade.
Trophies will be awarded for the most festive entry, best use of Christmas lights, and best use of the theme. Winners will be announced during the museum open house.
Prior to the Christmas parade, the Gravette Public Library will host an Open House beginning at 4:00 p.m. Hot cider, along with cookies baked by the Jolly Good Times Extension Homemakers Club, will be served by the Friends of the Gravette Public Library. Children will receive a snowflake ornament in keeping with the parade theme and an art kit from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, while supplies last.
Following the Christmas parade, the Gravette Historical Museum will host its annual holiday open house on the museum grounds. The historic Kindley home will be open for guests to tour and the museum will be serving hot chocolate and cookies. Listen to sounds of the season performed by the Gravette High School band & choir.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for free pictures in the Gravette Community Building directly across from the museum. The fire department and police department will battle it out in the police versus fire chili cook-off held on the museum grounds.
Guests can vote for their favorite chili with a monetary donation. The department with the most money raised wins and all donations will be donated to the department's charity of choice.