ARKANSAS, USA — This has not been an easy year, but even in 2020, the holiday season brings hope and opportunities to feel joy and good cheer.
Christmas 2020 festivities, charities, shopping events, local stories and national headlines will all be combined here and updated throughout the season.
Lists to follow:
- NWA, River Valley 2020 holiday season charities and fundraisers
- Local 2020 festivities, parades, Santa stops, kids' events and more
- 2020 Christmas shopping in NWA and River Valley
- ICYMI: 5NEWS coverage of the 2020 holiday season in NWA and River Valley
- ICYMI: 2020 holiday season national headlines
- Christmas-themed family photo sessions happening in NWA and River Valley
Christmas 2020 Festivities
People of all ages feel excitement and anticipation for Christmas as they think about their most cherished holiday traditions. For many, "Christmas" is a month-long festival of indulging in all things jolly, merry and bright.
If Dec. 25 is the destination, then driving to look at Christmas lights with loved ones, waving to Santa in a parade and visiting a live nativity scene are stops along the journey.
Holiday Charities, Volunteer Opportunities and Fundraisers
The holiday season is a time of giving, charity and love, and each year, people come together to raise money for worthy local causes.
With most holiday fundraising events being canceled throughout the year due to coronavirus, the need has never been bigger for community support.
To learn about charitable events happening in our area this holiday season, click on the link below.
Holiday Shopping Events
'Tis the season of giving! If you still have Christmas gifts to buy, consider wrapping up your holiday shopping while supporting local businesses. This list of NWA and River Valley shopping events will be updated throughout the season. Click on the link below to learn more.
Suggested Local Holiday Stories
It's the most wonderful time of the year and the busiest too. 5NEWS articles and video clips covering the 2020 holiday season in NWA and the River Valley are posted here and will be updated throughout the season. To catch up, click on the link below.
National 'Holidays 2020' Headlines
The 2020 holiday season is in full swing across the country, and there is a lot to keep up with. Charlie Brown holiday specials will air on TV after all, Dr. Fauci says Santa has immunity from COVID-19 and Black Friday deals are underway.
National stories covering the 2020 holiday season are posted here and will be updated throughout the season. Click on the link below to see what you might have missed.
Christmas-Themed Photo Sessions
Small photography businesses were hit hard during the coronavirus epidemic. You can support a local photographer and get a wonderful Christmas 2020 keepsake.