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Winter Wonderland opens in Jonesboro

A scene from the 2014 Winter Wonderland in downtown Jonesboro. A scene from the 2014 Winter Wonderland in downtown Jonesboro.
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Santa Claus is coming to town.

The jolly old elf was among the guests after Jonesboro’s Winter Wonderland, 214 W. Monroe Ave., opened its doors Wednesday as part of a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the new building.

As in previous years, Winter Wonderland will feature an array of holiday decorations and festivities.

Staffed by volunteers and community groups, the annual display has become a holiday tradition, according to Mayor Harold Perrin.

“It is holiday traditions like Winter Wonderland that brings a community together with shared experiences and memories,” Perrin said. “We are proud to be a part of it every year.”

Project coordinator Chrystal Glisson said it was a massive undertaking in getting the building ready from start to finish.

"Lots of love went into this building and lots of volunteering," Glisson said. "Can't thank the Chamber Leadership Group enough for doing this for us. This is the biggest and best year we've seen."

This year will also feature a new ice rink across from the wonderland.

Winter Wonderland will be open Wednesday, Nov. 30, through Saturday, Dec. 19, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 1 until 8 p.m. on Saturdays.

Santa will come back to Winter Wonderland on Thursday, Dec. 10.

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