The North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), the City of North Little Rock and the Argenta Downtown Council will host their annual holiday celebration, Northern Lights, on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 4-8:30 p.m. at Argenta Plaza.

"Northern Lights continues to be a highlight of the year for North Little Rock residents and visitors, and we are thrilled to host it for the third year at Argenta Plaza," says Erica Warden, director of events for the North Little Rock CVB. "This is a free, fun event to bring together families and the community to celebrate the holiday season."

Northern Lights will have food trucks and a holiday market with local vendors, plus families will be able to take photos with Santa and the 38-foot Christmas tree. From 4-7:30 p.m., Santa’s Workshop will have free kids’ holiday activities. A fireworks show will start at 7:30 p.m. followed by live music until the event’s conclusion at 8:30 p.m.

For the second year, Santa will be portrayed by Chris Kennedy, North Little Rock local and owner of Black Santa ARK. Kennedy is a data analyst at First Orion Headquarters in North Little Rock by day, food blogger for Rock City Eats and the man behind @the_bearded_foodie_lr on Instagram by night.

Before, during and after the celebration, attendees can enjoy food not only from food trucks, but from the many dining options within walking distance of Argenta Plaza as well.

For more information about Northern Lights, click here or join the Facebook event. Attendees are encouraged to share their experiences on social media with hashtag #NLRNorthernLights for the chance to be featured on North Little Rock CVB social channels.