Good Evening TXK

photo by Matt Cornelius
photo by Matt Cornelius

Good Evening TXK

Whoever said Christmas was the “most wonderful time of the year” has clearly never driven The Shuffle with their friends on a warm summer night with the speakers turned up and the windows down, because while a Christmas tree may be beautiful, a pool and the calming sound of a waterfall is a very close second in my opinion.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m the biggest party boy there is, and there’s no celebration like Jesus’ birthday, but I just wonder… why does it have to be so dang cold?! Why does the sun have to go down so early?! It makes me tired! Why does Christmas revolve around so much materialism and “getting stuff”?! And last, wouldn’t Jesus enjoy a pool day too?! I certainly think so! 

I am sure most of you would choose Christmas and cozy sweaters and hot chocolate and seemingly endless amounts of family time any day over sweaty ole summer, so I’ll let you get to your festivities, but AT LEAST come enjoy these fun Texarkana events this month while you do so.

Eli Young Band—Crossties
Friday, December 3 

Calling all country music fans! This one is going to be a blast! If you love Eli Young Band like me, you won’t want to miss this concert at the always wonderful Crossties event venue!

Doors open at 7 pm, and the opening band will start up at 8 pm! For tickets, all you have to do is visit the event’s official Facebook page and click the tickets link! Hope to see everyone there! 

Nutcracker Ballet—Perot Theatre
Friday, December 3 through Sunday, December 5

The Nutcracker! SUCH a Christmas classic! This beloved ballet has been around since 1892, but it still wows us every time. The Texarkana production will be performed on Friday, December 3 at 7 pm, Saturday, December 4 at 2 pm and 7 pm, and Sunday, December 5 at 2 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Perot Theatre Box Office at 903-792-4992 and at

Holiday Arts Market—The Regional Arts Center
Friday, December 3, and Saturday, December 4

The Holiday Arts Market is back again this year at the lovely Regional Arts Center on 4th and Texas Boulevard, and I am so excited about it! 

This event prides itself on featuring local and regional artists offering original works for sale, and the available pieces are always beautiful! It all starts on Friday, December 3 from 10 am-5 pm, and will continue Saturday, December 4 from 10 am-4 pm. If your curiosity has been piqued, call TRAHC at 903-792-8681 for more information.

Farmers Bank & Trust Live United Bowl—Razorback Stadium
Saturday, December 4

Hey football lovers! The Live United Bowl is one of only three NCAA Division II sanctioned bowl games played right here in Texarkana! According to their official Facebook page, “The Farmers Bank & Trust Live United Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played between two of the top teams at the NCAA Division II level.”

Tailgating starts at 8 am, gates open at 10 am, and kick-off is at 12 pm. Because of a new Eventbrite policy, only one type of ticket can be purchased online. Student tickets can be purchased at the game or at the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce, the United Way Office, the participating universities and at any MilWay Credit Union branch for $4. Don’t miss it!

2021 Texarkana Christmas Parade—Downtown Texarkana
Monday, December 6

This year will mark the 37th year of our Annual Main Street Texarkana downtown Christmas Parade, and it just gets better and better every year. This year’s theme will be “The 12 Days of Christmas,” and all the beautiful lights on each float will have the kids (or the kid at heart… Ahem… Me… ) feeling all kinds of Christmas magic.

Bundle up the whole family and bring them out to make this yearly event part of your holiday tradition. The parade will start at 7 pm. It’s the perfect way to kick off the Christmas season. Don’t miss it!

Miller County Christmas Festival
Saturday, December 11

This one’s right up every Christmas lover’s alley, so y’all better show up and show out on Saturday, December 11 at 10 am for the Miller County Christmas Festival!

This fun event will take place at 370 East Redcut Road in Fouke, Arkansas, and will feature shopping vendors, live entertainment, and my personal favorite, FOOD TRUCKS! Yes! Don’t miss this! It is a great way to be a part of the community and show your Christmas spirit!  

Christmas at the Perot—Perot Theatre
Sunday, December 12

Who’s ready for some GORGEOUS Christmas classics performed by none other than the brilliant Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, the Texarkana Jazz Orchestra and the TSO Chamber Singers?! This is a Texarkana tradition and will be an awesome family-friendly event! 

Starting at 4 pm, you can enjoy the beautiful sounds of Christmas anthems you most definitely know and love! Tickets can be purchased at the Perot Theatre Box Office at 903-792-4992, and at


December 4
7 pm—Nicci McCarty
LaFogata Bar and Grill

December 4
8 pm—Stone Blue
67 Landing

December 4
7 pm—2Pianos
Redbone Magic Brewing Co.

December 10
7:30 pm—Hailey Wright
67 Landing

December 11
7:30 pm—T-Town 5
67 Landing

December 23
8 pm—Jed Harrelson Live
Redbone Magic Brewing Co.

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