The sixth annual “Christmas for the City” will be held Friday, Dec. 20th, from 3 – 9 p.m. at the Benton Convention Center. The citywide Christmas party is free and open to the public.
The event brings together local churches, businesses, nonprofits and the city’s vibrant arts community for a massive holiday celebration that features live music and art demonstrations, food, activities for kids and a cameo by Santa Claus. The activities will take place in multiple rooms throughout the Convention Center.
“Christmas for the City” attendees are also encouraged to learn about the various nonprofit agencies that will be on hand. In the past, nonprofits have gained legions of volunteers through the event.
According to the event’s web site, more than 40 churches and nonprofits will help to make this year’s program memorable.
In addition to Friday’s event, Love Out Loud, the parent organization behind Christmas for the City, will be leading a focused serving campaign through Dec. 31 by partnering with more than 100 nonprofits and ministries and seeking ways to help them in significant and sustainable ways year-round.