The public is invited to come and see Petit Jean State Park’s Mather Lodge dressed in its Christmas finery. Saturday, Dec. 7, will be the date of the park’s Annual Christmas Open House. Beginning at 2 p.m. the Petit Jean Community Choir will perform 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, as well as light refreshments.

The event will conclude at 4 p.m. All activities will be taking place at the park’s historic 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, contact Mather Lodge at 501-727-5431, or call 1-800-264-2462.