Conway’s Christmas Tradition is back again! Check out all the details and festivities coming this year!

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Conway Tree Lighting

Due to forecasted rain on Saturday, Nov. 26, the lighting of the Conway Christmas Tree has been moved to Sunday, Nov. 27! We will have an evening full of activities from 3-7:30 p.m.! Check out the details below!

Pictures with Santa | 3-5 p.m.

Family Friendly Activities & Live Music | 3-6 p.m.

Including Ferris Wheel ($5 per person), Mini Ferris Wheel ($3 per person), and Conway Train ($4 per person)

Meet & Greet with Miss University of Central Arkansas Jada Simpson | 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Jada Simpson, Miss UCA 2023, will be available for photographs and autographs

Conway Christmas Tree Lighting | 6 p.m.

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advent calendar

We invite you to hang the custom ornament on your own Christmas tree and count down the days to Christmas by opening a window on each day. Behind each flap, you’ll find creative ways to connect with your community throughout the month, along with prompts for activities you can do with your own family.

Pick up your calendars at one of our sponsor locations, or at the Conway Christmas Tree Lighting on Nov. 26.

letters to santa, sponsored by garcia wealth management-northwestern mutual

Download this Letter to Santa and have your kids fill it out to make sure their stockings are filled with all they want this year! There will be a Santa mailbox outside the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce in Rogers Plaza where kids can drop their letters off. All letters that have a return address will receive a return letter from Santa. 

The deadline to get a letter back is Sunday, December 18. During the week of Dec. 12, there will be a second mailbox at Garcia Wealth Management at 800 Exchange Ave., Suite 102B.

Light Up Conway, powered by Conway Corp

Enter your home’s Christmas decorations in Light Up Conway for a chance to win $500!

Whether you are looking to show off your Christmas decorations or want to know where the best decorations are, the Light Up Conway decorating contest is for you. Participants have until Thursday, Dec. 8 to register their house in the contest. You can register here. Ten finalists will be chosen, and then the final winner will be chosen by the public. Vote here starting Dec. 13 for the best decorations. All houses that registered for the contest can be found on this map for anyone wanting to see great lighting decorations during the Holiday season. 

FULL CONTEST RULES: All registrations must be entered by Thursday, December 8 at 5:00 pm.  All participants must be a customer of Conway Corporation. By registering, you agree to have your home address displayed on a community decoration list that will be shared online and through social media (names will not be displayed, just addresses).  By registering you agree to allow for photo or video footage of your home and decorations to be used by the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and Conway Corporation on any platform. Registrations are limited to one per household, per location. All participants must use some form or combination of Christmas lights.  All displays should be family appropriate and focus on the holiday season. The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to exclude any displays that do not meet guidelines and/or are controversial in nature.  Displays must be fully decorated by Friday, December 9 at 5:00 pm and able to stay up until Thursday, December 23.  Businesses wanting to participate in the Light Up Conway contest may do so, however, are not eligible for the $500 cash prize.   

#sissysfamilychristmas photo contest, sponsored by sissy’s log cabin

Share your photos at the Conway Christmas Tree on Facebook with the hashtag #SissysFamilyChristmas for a chance to win a $250 gift certificate from Sissy’s Log Cabin!

FULL CONTEST RULES:  No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win. You must be 18 years or older and a resident of the state of Arkansas to be eligible to win. Photos posted to Facebook according to the guidelines stated above between 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, and noon on Monday,   Dec. 19, are eligible to win. Only one entry per household and only one winner per household is allowed. Entering this contest grants Sissy’s Log Cabin and the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce permission to use your submitted images on Facebook and other social media platforms. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook. 

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Rogers plaza

Rogers Plaza in downtown Conway will be a hub for the festivities throughout the holiday season! Check out the calendar of events below! The final day of operations will be Dec. 23.

Conway Train

Thursday-Saturday | 5-9 p.m.

Rides are $4 per person; begins Dec. 3

Ferris Wheel & Mini Ferris Wheel

Monday-Thursday | 5-9 p.m.

Friday & Saturday | 5-10 p.m.

Ferris Wheel rides are $5 per person, and Mini Ferris Wheel rides are $3 per person

Letters to Santa, sponsored by Garcia Wealth Management-Northwestern Mutual

Mailbox available in Rogers Plaza through Sunday, Dec. 18. Download your Letter to Santa here. During the week of Dec. 12, there will be a second mailbox located at Garcia Wealth Management at 800 Exchange Ave., Suite 102B.

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Our Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Presenting Sponsors

letters to santa


smile with santa


underwriting sponsors

Supporting Sponsors