LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Chances are, you or someone you know looks forward to this event every year. It's the 2012 Holiday House!

The annualHoliday House event is held by the Little Rock Junior League at the Statehouse Convention Center. It starts Thursday Nov. 8 through the weekend. Tickets are $8 at the door and $15 for all weekend.

General Shopping:
Thursday, November 8, Noon - 9 pm
Friday, November 9, 9 am - 9 pm
Saturday, November 10, 9 am - 6 pm
$8 per day/$15 for a 3-day pass

Preview Party:
'Twas the Night Before: Tickets $40
Wednesday, November 7, 6-10 pm
Music by Barrett Baber, shopping, silent auction, heavy appetizers & drinks. Limited number of tickets available.

Private Shopping:
A Very Merry Morning: Tickets $30
Thursday, November 8, 9 am- noon
Featuring Betty Lou Phillips, nationally renowned and award winning interior designer and author. Enjoy brunch & coffee while you shop! Limited number of tickets available.

Ladies Night Out:
Margaritas & Mistletoe: Tickets $25
Thursday, November 8, 6 -9 pm
Get out with the girls! Treat yourself to a Mexican buffet & 2 drinks, silent auction and wine cork pull. Limited number of tickets available.

Gingerbread Competition:
Saturday, November 10, All Day
Don't miss out on watching Little Rock's premier pastry chefs battle out for the grand prize! Vote for your favorite gingerbread house and have a chance to win one of the creations! Sponsored by Vanness, Inc.

Children's Event:
Cookies & Milk: Tickets $5
Saturday, November 10, 9 am- noon
Your kids will love spending time with Santa's better half! Come in your PJs for children's story time with cookies and milk! Sponsored by Bank of the Ozarks.
Radio Disney 99.5 FM's Road Crew will join us at noon for singing, dancing, and lots of laughs!

Children's Event:
All Aboard the Polar Express: Tickets $10
Saturday, December 8, 9 - 11am
Junior League of Little Rock Building
Have pictures made with Santa, enjoy snacks and lots of fun crafts at this annual event!

The following community projects are funded by the proceeds from Holiday House
BE WISE IMMUNIZE - The Junior League, in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Health, provides an annual health fair for all children in the greater Little Rock area. Children who attend the health fair will receive immunizations, as well as vision, hearing, dental and general medical screening services. Families will also have the opportunity to sign up for AR Kids and Medicare, if not already covered. The third event was held in April of 2012. Having the event in the spring helps children to be current on their shots before the start of the next school year. JLLR has served over 175 children since the event started in 2010.
BUCKLE UP AND BE SAFE! - A hands-on program designed to help prevent deaths and serious injuries from motor vehicle crashes by educating children, parents, and educators about the importance of buckling up for every ride. At the 2011 car seat check up event, the Junior League volunteers and technicians from the UAMS Child Passenger Safety Education Program checked 76 car seat positions to ensure that car seats and booster seats were properly installed. The JLLR also provided 33 replacement seats. Overall, the Buckle Up and Be Safe volunteered over 600 hours in educating the community on car seat safety since 2001.
FACT (Families and Communities Together) - Mentors from JLLR serve as positive role models to the pregnant and parenting female teens of the Young Moms/Healthy Families program at the Centers for Youth and Families' Parent Center. The focus of this partnership is to encourage the participants to stay in school, delay future pregnancies and teach positive parenting skills. Group and one-on-one activities are held monthly at the Parent Center, which doesn't currently have a volunteer program. JLLR has worked with approximately 100 young moms since the program's inception in 2008.
GROW (Girls Realizing Opportunity Within) - This project reaches adolescent girls at a time when their self-esteem and self-image are most vulnerable. Girls from six middle schools participate in monthly activities and overnight retreats to further help each girl develop an inner confidence to make better choices in her life and develop leadership skills. More than 400 young women have participated in GROW since its 2003 inception.
KOTA CAMP - In partnership with Camp Aldersgate, JLLR provides funds and volunteers for two one-week summer camps and mini weekend camps in the fall and spring. This camp is designed for children with and without disabilities. Every year approximately 200 children participate in one of the Kota Camp experiences. JLLR has been involved with Kota since 2001.
NIGHTINGALES - Nightingales provides volunteers who plan and facilitate weekly activity nights and special event dinners for parents and families of Arkansas Children's Hospital patients as well as patients and parents residing at the UAMS Family Home. The Nightingales committee provides much-needed diversionary activities including games, crafts and relaxation programs. The committee also serves holiday meals to more than 200 people and delivers treats to waiting areas in the hospitals. The project began in 1999, and over 5,000 volunteer hours have been spent working with the families.
STUFF THE BUS - Stuff the Bus is a program focused on providing basic school supplies to those children in the Little Rock School District who are most in need. These school supplies not only provide them with the tools to learn, but increase their self-confidence and help them become more successful students. In 2012, Stuff the Bus furnished back-to-school supplies to 2,600 elementary students at Watson, Chicot, Baseline, Geyer Springs, Stephens and Romine Elementary Schools.

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