An Old Fashion Christmas No More

Conway’s Christmas tree will be unceremoniously lit for the first time tonight as this year’s tree lighting ceremony will not be taking place. The Conway Daily Sun reports the lack of an official tree lighting is largely due to changes being made to the Eastern Slope Inn Resort’s personnel as well as a lack of sponsorship and volunteers to coordinate the past annual event. While the annual, ‘Old Fashion Christmas’ event may not be happening tonight, the town will still be lighting the Christmas tree for the season starting tonight. Other Christmas activities will include the Festival of Trees at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort throughout this weekend; a Grinchmas on Ice show at the Ham Arena on December 7th; seasonal music concerts at the Little White Church on December 6th, 7th, and 8th; and a Christmas at the Castle event at Castle in the Clouds this weekend.