Meet at the Mistletoe

Christmas shopping event begins Thursday


graphic by Victoria Van

Story by Raelyn Albert, staff writer

The Junior League of Texarkana’s annual Mistletoe Fair will begin Friday and run through Sunday, with the preview party on Thursday.

During the shopping event there will be booths set up for vendors, and in the back of the building, there will be entertainment, including pictures with Santa.

“The entertainment this year [is] dance studios, singers and drill teams,” said Patti Thomas, dance instructor for Patti Smith’s Dancing Unlimited.

Other events include storytime with Mrs. Claus on Friday at 5:30 p.m. for $20 per child and Santa arriving by horse-drawn wagon at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

Festivities on Saturday include a breakfast with Santa at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. for  $25 per child and $10 for adults, a storytime with Santa at 2 p.m. for $20 per child and Santa’s workshop at 3:15 p.m. and 5 p.m. for $25 per child.

On the last day of the three-day event, there will be Santa’s workshop at 1 p.m. for $25 per child and storytime with Santa at 2:30 p.m. for $20 per child.

General admission to the fair is $5 and $10 for a weekend pass. Tickets may be purchased at