With the greens in Arrow Rock officially hung, the Christmas season has officially began in this little village tucked away near the Missouri River. Old traditions are what keeps this community alive, and the same goes for Christmas.

Arrow Rock’s Lyceum Theatre will host two Christmas productions this year. The first, ‘The Texas Tenors -- Deep in the Heart of Christmas,’ will be showing on December 01 and ‘A Christmas Carol,’ will be shown from December 13-23.

As the Lyceum continues to liven the atmosphere with Christmas favorites, the Arrow Rock Federated Church will be bringing Christmas cheer in a good old fashioned singalong.

It’s been 41 years since a distinctive Boonville couple began donating their time to make a Christmas a little more cheerful with music.

Dave Para and Cathy Barton, in conjunction with the Arrow Rock Federated Church, will host a free Christmas concert and sing-a-long that is free to the public.

“The Christmas Folk Sing on Sunday, December 3. The Para’s have performed in Arrow Rock every year since 1976.  The program, called Christmas with Dave Para, Cathy Barton and Friends, features traditional folk Christmas songs, poems and readings about Christmas with lots of audience participation. The doors open at 3:30 p.m. with the concert beginning at 4 p.m.  The program is sponsored by the Arrow Rock Federated Church in conjunction with the Village of Arrow Rock.  It will be held at the Federated Church in Arrow Rock, located one block left of Main Street at the corner of Fifth and High streets,” according to a release from the Federated Church.

Arrow Rock is sure to please those looking for a simpler Christmas.