Haynes Ace Hardware is inviting families out for pictures with Santa and live reindeer this holiday season.

Christmas at Ace will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 9 at 1085 Morningside Dr. in Conway.

Corporate Sales Manager Brian Porterfield said they put together the fun, community event as a way to show their appreciation to the public.

"We’re making a big push this year to show the community how important they are to us," he said.

Porterfield said so far the response has been great and people are excited to come out and bring their family to the rare occasion.

"For us, it’s all about putting on a community event that is kid and community friendly," he said.

As per the reindeer, Porterfield said he is eagerly anticipating the reaction the younger ones.

"I think this is something that a lot of kids have never seen," he said. "I think it’ll be fun seeing all the faces and reactions up close."

To prepare, Porterfield said they are fully-staffing the stores and encouraging everyone who attends to not only take photos with Santa and the animals, but to tour the store as well, getting to know all the workers and the products Ace Hardware has to offer.

He said they’d love to continue the Christmas affair in the future — this is the store’s first to do the event — but that all depends on the response they receive this year.

Christmas at Ace will also be held from 2-6 p.m. Dec. 8 at Haynes Home Center at 4 Davis Dr. in Morrilton.