25 Things to Do in Rogers #12: Parades, Lights & Holiday Fun

Spread holiday cheer by attending these holiday events in Rogers!

Garland, lights, presents, and the hope for snow, the holiday season is special here in Rogers.  Join us to celebrate the holiday season with these fun events in Rogers!

Start the holiday season in Rogers with the Downtown Rogers, Inc. Christmas Parade.  Typically held on a Friday evening, you will want to get to downtown early to eat of one of the many delicious restaurants prior to the parade.  Stop in at Alexander Baking Co. for a cup of hot chocolate or a cute holiday themed cookie.  The parade will kick-off with the lighting of the tree in the heart of downtown.  More than 70 floats will dazzle you as the parade makes it way through the brick-lined streets of downtown.  Keep an eye out for the Grinch, super heros, and of course Santa!

Pinnacle Hills Promenade mall is full of holiday spirit.  Stroll through the mall as you take in the holiday decor and lights eluminating the streets.  Santa visits the mall every December for many opportunities to turn in your Christmas list, grab a picture, and just to say hi!  Grab the whole familty for a holiday pajama night with Santa and take an unforgettable photo with Santa. Whether it’s silly or sweet, it will be the perfect picture to share with all your family and friends.  Create a ‘fur-rever’ memory with your 4-legged family members when you take your dog or cat to get their photo with Santa!  Imagine the fun reactions you’ll get sharing this adorable photo with your family and friends.  Make reservations to make sure you get a spot!  Break out your ugliest holiday sweater (you know the one!) and take a fun photo with Santa.  Whether its adorned with pom pom snowmen or glitter gingerbread man, the sillier the sweater the better! 

Holiday on the Bricks has become a favorite for locals and visitor to Rogers.  Presented each year by Go Downtown Rogers, Holiday on the Bricks is a downtown-wide holiday open house mixed in with other fun holiday activities and events.  Grab your friends and head to downtown this season for great shopping, delicious food, and a whole lot of cheer!

Typically, events for Holiday on the Bricks include:

Wish List - Stop into your favorite downtown businesses to pick up your wish list to make holiday shopping much easier this year.  Fill out your wish list at participating merchants and then return to redeem the special promotions and discounts for your wish list items. Don't leave your holiday shopping to the last minute!

Sips on the Bricks - Businesses in downtown will be crafting some creative holiday cocktails and mocktails for you to taste test and judge!  Sip some pretty fantastic concoctions created for your enjoyment.  Must be 21 to participate.

Cocoa in the Park - Enjoy free hot cocoa and candy canes in Centennial Park!  Stroll down 1st Street and stop to enjoy the beautifully decorated Centennial Park. There will be several photo opportunities to capture some great family memories while you sip on some cocoa.

Holiday Carolers - Holiday songs will be sung throughout downtown by several local area school choirs and downtown church choirs.  Come support the local choirs and hear some really talented singers as they bring downtown to life with classic holiday songs.  The best way to spread holiday cheer, is singing loud for all to hear!

Be sure to check our events page for more holidat events in December!