The public is invited to come and see Petit Jean State Park dressed in its Christmas finery. Saturday, Dec. 1, will bring holiday spirit to the park with the Annual Christmas Open House. Beginning at 2 p.m., the Petit Jean Community Choir will be performing some festive holiday songs. Following the choir performance, a special appearance will be made by Santa Claus. There will be Christmas arts and crafts to make and take home, plus light refreshments. The event will conclude at 4 p.m. All activities will be taking place at the park’s recently remodeled Mather Lodge.

This Christmas Open House is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the park at or by phone at 501-727-5441. For information about lodge and cabin reservations, you may contact Mather Lodge at 501-727-5431, or call 1-800-264-2462.