The Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce has announced this year’s dates for Christmas in Crossett.

In addition to the parade, this year’s event will include a fireworks show for the first time.

Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mandy White said that Christmas in Crossett would be on Saturday, Dec. 5, this year.

The day’s schedule was still being worked out on Tuesday morning, but White said that the parade time and firework show had already been set.

Century Next Bank will close out the day’s events with a firework show in downtown Crossett at 7 p.m. on Dec. 5. 

The fireworks show that the bank sponsors is typically set for Independence Day in July each year, but it was postponed at that time because of Covid-19 restrictions. The bank announced at that time that the show was not canceled entirely, but only postponed until a later time.

White said that there will be a Christmas in Crossett shopping event  as well. 

The specific times that the vendors will set up and the day’s schedule was still being worked out, but White said that the event would be at the Crossett Farmer’s market this year. 

White also said that there will be no charge for vendors or parade entries.

The parade will start at 5 p.m. with the line up at 4 p.m. 

White said this year’s theme is “A Treasured Christmas.” 

The Chamber will be giving away $500 in prize money in this year’s float contest. The first place cash prize is $250 and deadline to enter is Dec. 2.

Those who wish to enter in the float contest can contact White at the Chamber office at 870-364-6591or through the Chamber’s Facebook page at facebook.com/crossettchamber/.

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