Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. First observed on November 27, 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively. By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local. In 2010 the holiday was conceived and promoted by American Express via a nationwide radio and television advertising campaign.
Caroling in the Caverns
Blanchard Springs Caverns is the setting for this special Holiday event. Local musicians will perform traditional carols in the cathedral-like atmosphere. One visitor said it best, “I was underground but never felt closer to Heaven!”
An elevator transports you to the seating area where you will enjoy the beauty of the caverns while listening to regional interpretations of classic carols. At one point your may join the singing or just savor the indescribable sound that occurs in this underground cathedral room.
There are performances each Friday, Saturday and Sunday this year. Also being offered with a caroling ticket you can purchase a walking tour of Blanchard Springs Caverns. For those unfamiliar, on the tour you will see magnificent crystalline formations, sparkling flowstone and towering columns. For this tour you must purchase your caroling ticket and discounted cave tour ticket in advance. Your caroling ticket will be for the day of your purchase choice, but you will have until December 31, 2016 to use your cave tour ticket! Just call Blanchard Springs Caverns to make your cave tour reservation in advance at 870-757-2211.
“Caroling in the Caverns” ticket prices are $20.00 or $28.00 if you include the cave tour. Tickets are nonrefundable.
Make plans now to attend this Christmas Concert which is sure to become one of your favorite events of the holiday season! Advanced tickets required. Call the Mountain View Area Chamber of Commerce to order your tickets today! 870-269-8068.
THESE ARE PREVIOUS DATES AND RATES. 2017 HAS NOT BEEN ANNOUNCED
November 25th @ 6:00 p.m.
November 26th @ 6:00 p.m.
November 27th @ 4:30 p.m.
December 2nd @ 6:00 P.M.
December 3rd @ 00:00, 4:30 & 6:30 p.m.
December 4th @ 2:30 & 4:30 p.m.
December 9th @ 6:00 P.M.
December 10th @ 00:00, 4:30 & 6:30 p.m.
December 11th @ 2:30 & 4:30 p.m.
December 16th @ 6:00 P.M.
December 17th @ 2:30, 4:30 & 6:30 p.m.
December 18th @ 2:30 & 4:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20 per person or $28 with a tour.