Merry Grinchmas from ArkaWHOville


Kolby Reck

Arkadelphia fire department riding through town with jolly dancers aboard.

After taking a year off due to Covid-19, the streets of downtown Arkadelphia were filled for the annual Christmas parade on December 2, 2021. The event was held on Main street from 5 pm to 6 pm. Joy was in the air as the community gathered to celebrate the festivities that the month of December brings.

This year’s parade brought out the Arkadelphia high school marching band, the high school cheerleaders, and Christmas floats full of jolly children. Anyone was allowed to sign up to ride in the parade whether it was on a float or vehicles decked out with Christmas spirit. Joining the fun were also locals riding on ATVs and side-by-sides. Police officers and the fire department joined in on the fun as well, along with local churches and the high school JROTC program. To top the festivities off, local pageant winners showed off their crowns as they cruised through the parade.

2021 marked yet another successful Christmas parade for the city of Arkadelphia. If you missed out on this year’s event, make sure to catch Santa Clause at the meet and greet with Santa on December 6 from 4:30 to 7:30 in the evening at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Arkadelphia.