The Booneville Human Development Center will hold its second annual lighting of the traditional Christmas display on the Nyberg Building on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with Christmas music, Santa, cookies and hot chocolate. The display will be lit at approximately 5:45 p.m.
The Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium operated from 1910-1972 in Booneville. The Christmas decorations on the Nyberg Building at the Sanatorium were always a treasured part of the holidays for the patients, their families, staff and the community who enjoyed the six-story light display.
The site of the Arkansas TB Sanatorium is now on the National Registry of Historic Places and is the largest historic district in the state of Arkansas.
Booneville Human Development Center now operates on the grounds serving adults with intellectual and development disabilities. To preserve the history of the facility the Nyberg Building will be decorated in the traditional display most commonly seen on the Sanatorium postcards.
The facility is two miles south of Booneville on Highway 23 then Highway 116 South to the main gate, the Nyberg Building is 87 Reed Road.
On Monday, the 38th annual Booneville Christmas Parade will be held in downtown.
The parade route will revert to its previous path, rather than occupy Highway 10 exclusively. The parade begins at 6 p.m. with the Booneville High School show choir performing on the main stage trailer beginning at 5:30.
The theme of the parade is A Small Town Christmas and the entry period is open until Nov. 27.