1 The annual Christmas tree lighting and Parade of Lights kicks off  Tuesday in Central Park. The annual event brings thousands of merrymakers to downtown Ardmore for an always-impressive display of floats and holiday spirit.
The parade route will proceed from Central Park to Caddo Street — where the Mercy Train is now located — then back up Broadway Street.

2 Santa makes a pit stop in Ardmore Friday to open the annual Santa’s Workshop at Regional Park. After the Festival of Lights, stop by to get a picture with Santa, make a couple of gifts for loved ones, and enjoy some homemade goodies. Santa will be available from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. this one weekend before returning on Christmas morning. Goodies and pictures will be available for purchase for a small fee.

3 Get a jump start on your Christmas wish lists Tuesday. A special mailbox will appear at Central Park that has a direct line of communication with Santa. Children can mail their letters straight to Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole. Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your letter to Santa and he will personally answer each letter. The last day for Santa’s Mailbox is Dec. 15.

4 The Restoring Lives’ Be BLUE (Beautiful, Loving, Unique, Exceptional) girls group has spent most of November assisting the homeless in the community by giving out care packages.
The girls now need your help with this project and are asking the community to assist this Tuesday in reaching their goal of 500 packages. Each package contains toiletries, snacks and various other items. The group also accepts monetary donations that will be used to purchase additional care package items. For questions call (580) 798-3650.

5 A Rock and Roll All-Star ensemble  takes the stage at Heritage Hall Saturday as the Kings of Chaos kick off - Toy Drive 2017 show for Toys for Tots. The lineup includes 1 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and 4 Grammy Award winning artists on one stage.