Downtown Conway is celebrating the holidays with fun and flavor, from the 54-foot Conway Christmas Tree and the 90-foot ferris wheel in Rogers Plaza to festive dishes served at downtown’s restaurants. Walking through garland-lined streets and taking in the window wonderland of festive merchants, Downtown Conway is a magical place to spend the holidays.

Downtown evokes cherished memories, and it’s the place where new holiday traditions are established. Nothing compares with the wonder that gives Dowtnown its authenticity. Enjoying new holiday attractions as they provide a glimpse into timeless traditions and festive surroundings.

Don’t miss the festivities Downtown this holiday season. Here are a few not-to-miss activities for the whole family.

Brothers’ Engine No. 1 Train Rides

Wednesday - Saturday | 5:30p - 8:30p | $3 per ride

Hot Springs Carriage Rides

Nightly Beginning at 4:30p | $5 per person, $10 per ride minimum

Ferris Wheel

Monday - Thursday | 5:00p - 9:00p

Friday & Saturday | 5:00p - 10:00p

Closed Sundays

Mini Ferris Wheel $3 per person | Ferris Wheel $5 per person

Shop

Wunderhaus, 900 Locust Ave. — Open daily 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., www.facebook.com/wunderhausconway

Cross Creek Sandwich Shop — 1003 Oak St., (501) 764-1811 — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, Holiday desserts all season available with 24-hour pick up notice

US Pizza Co. — 710 Front St., (501) 450-9700

Carmen’s Art & Antiques, 1022 Oak St. — 501-327-6978 — Daily specials all season!

Angie Davis Lingerie Store & Boudoir Studio — 1131 Front St. — Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — www.angiedavisboudoir.com

Lefler’s — 1114 Oak St. — Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Open 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays until Christmas

Outfit Alley Originals — 1010 Oak St. — Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.— Womens clothing and accessories

Bell & Sward — 1020 Oak St. — Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.— Mens clothing and accessories

Tickled Pink — 1008 Oak St. — Open daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. — Womens clothing and accessories

Mini Chic Children’s Boutique — 1012 Oak St. — Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.— Children’s clothing and accessories

America Jane Vintage — 809A Court St. — www.facebook.com/AmericaJaneVintage

Faith & Flair Conway — 923 Front St. — Open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.— Womens clothing and accessories

E.Leigh’s — 830 Front St. — Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.— Womens clothing and accessories

Dine

Zeteo Coffee — 911 Oak St. — (501) 358-6285 — Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., includes play space for kiddos

Streetside Creperie — 1321 Oak St. — 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Seasonal specials and outside seating — www.facebook.com/streetsidecreperie

Pasta Grill — 915 Front St. — Italian fare — www.facebook.com/PastagrillConway for hours, offerings and catering

Workout

Glover Fitness — 1127 Front St. — (972) 921-4942 — Glover Fitness is a women’s group fitness gym.

Central Arkansas Baton Twirling — 1089 Front St.— 501-733-1131 — www.arkansasbatontwirling.com

Be Entertained

Red Curtain Theatre — Now Showing: MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET — Tickets are $10 -$20 — For performance dates and to get tickets, www.redcurtaintheatre.com.

Kings Live Music — 1020 Front St. — Open mic nights every Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 p.m. Sign up at www.kingslivemusic.com and get information on upcoming shows and events.

Learn Something

UCA Outreach at UCA Downtown — http://uca.edu/outreach/classes for more information.

The Downtown Rundown is sponsored by the Conway Downtown Partnership and the Log Cabin Democrat. Information included in the bi-monthly column comes from Conway businesses that are members of the Partnership. Submit information to Kim Williams at kim@conwayarkansas.org or call 501-932-5407 for more information.