There are less than three weeks to go until Christmas is here. Here are a few holiday events you might want to check out over the next week:

• Lighted holiday-themed displays will be turned on nightly at Creekmore Park, 3301 S. M St. in Fort Smith.

• "The Perfect Gift: Library Books for Christmas" fundraiser, donate money to have books added to the Fort Smith Public Library collection in honor of or in memory of someone special now through Dec. 31. Visit fortsmithlibrary.org or call 783-0229.

• Fort Smith Public Library community outreach, accepting donations of nonperishable food items at all Fort Smith library locations through Dec. 31. Visit www.fortsmithlibrary.org.

• "Trains! Trains! Trains! The Van Buren Great Train Experience," 5-7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Van Buren Public Library, the Train Depot, Willy Nilly, Firefly Boutique and Gifts, Chapters on Main, Boom-A-Rang Diner, the Van Buren Senior Center and the Women's Literary Book Club in downtown Van Buren. Contact Becki Kneeland at (479) 474-6424 or bkneeland@heritage.church for information.

• Project Compassion Hearts of Gold reception, 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Hampton Inn-Van Buren, 1916 N. Sixth St. in Van Buren. Call 783-2273.

• Creekmore Holiday Express, 5:30-8:30 p.m. nightly except Sunday, Creekmore Park, 3301 S. M St.

• Vian Christmas Parade, 6 p.m. today, along Old Main Street in Vian.

• Lights on the Island 2017, 6-9 p.m. nightly through Dec. 25, Lake Wister State Park, 25567 U.S. 270 in Wister. Call Karen at (918) 649-4547.

• "An Old Time Radio Christmas," 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday, Fort Smith Little Theatre, 401 N. Sixth St. Tickets are $5 at the door.

• Poteau Chamber of Commerce Christmas open house, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, 501 S. Broadway in Poteau. Call (918) 64-9178, ext. 101.

• Mercy Fort Smith White Christmas Charity Ball, 6 p.m. Friday, Fort Smith Convention Center, 55 S. Seventh St. Visit www.mercy.net/ftsmithcharityball.

• 2017 Keyboards at Christmas Concerts, 6:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oak Cliff Baptist Church, 3701 Gary St. Call (479) 646-3891.

• St. Scholastica Monastery's Holiday Bake Sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, St. Scholastica retreat center, east wing of Trinity Junior High School, 1205 S. Albert Pike Ave.

• Mountainburg Christmas Parade, 11 a.m. Saturday.

• Gore Christmas Parade with the theme "A Kid's Christmas," 11 a.m. Saturday, along Main Street in Gore.

• Roland Christmas Parade, noon Saturday, along Roland Road in Roland.

• "Polar Express" movie screening, 2 p.m. Saturday, Van Buren Public Library, 1409 Main St. in Van Buren. Call (479) 474-6045.

• Seventh annual Polar Express Event, 3:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Fort Smith Trolley Museum, 100 S. Fourth St. Email info@fstm.org.

• Muldrow Christmas Parade, 4 p.m. Saturday, along Shawntel Smith Boulevard in Muldrow.

• Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 1, Christmas party, 6 p.m. Saturday, 12912 Tuscany St. in Fort Smith. Call (479) 646-0928.

• Sallisaw Christmas Parade, 6 p.m. Saturday, line-up begins at 5:30 p.m., along Cherokee Avenue in Sallisaw.

• Van Buren Christmas Parade, 6 p.m. Saturday, downtown Van Buren, starts at 15th Street and moves toward the Crawford County Courthouse, 300 Main St.

• Dinner on the Square to benefit downtown revitalization, 6 p.m. Saturday, Paris. Call (479) 963-2244 for tickets and information.

• That Thursday Night Thing: A Capote Christmas, 7 p.m. Dec. 14, Miller Branch Library, 8701 S. 28th St. Call (479) 646-3945.

The Times Record will run a listing of upcoming holiday-themed activities and events each Thursday until Christmas. Have a holiday event you'd like us to include? Send the information to Holiday activities, Times Record, P.O. Box 1359, Fort Smith, AR 72902, or email them to speterson@swtimes.com.