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Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend in Arkansas – Dec. 4 – 6


Bundle up and head out to one of these events this weekend in Arkansas, they are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit.  You might be fa-la-la’ing so much you will want to stop and cut down your own tree on the way home (at a Christmas tree farm of course, don’t make the neighbors mad). Grab some apple cider and get out and enjoy the Natural State.

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Living Nativity ~ Searcy

Experience this realistic drive-thru living nativity spectacular. With a cast of over 200 volunteer, hand-crafted scenery and exotic animals this is a tradition worth making the drive to Searcy. Bethlehem is complete with merchant store fronts, Herod’s palace, a shepherd’s pen, the wise men’s tents, live animals, soldiers on horseback and a beautiful manger scene.

Friday, Dec. 04, 2015 – Sunday, Dec. 06, 2015
101 S. Benton, Searcy, AR 72143
Free Admission

Tuba concert


TubaChristmas is a concert of well-known and loved Christmas music performed by tuba and euphonium players. This year’s event features special guests from Washington, D.C., The American Tuba Quartet. The American Tuba Quartet is made up of members from the President’s own United States Marine Band, United States Air Force Band, and Pershing’s United States Army Band.

Saturday, Dec. 05, 2015
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Riverfront Pavilion
Fort Smith, AR 72901


29th Annual Christmas and Candlelight ~ Washington

The traditional holiday glow of pioneer-era luminaries will grace the streets of Arkansas’ only working 19th-century village state park for the 29th year starting this Saturday. Walk or enjoy a ride on a horse-drawn surrey through the candlelit streets, enjoy Christmas music, and view the historic homes adorned with historic period decorations of pine cones, grapevines, magnolia and evergreens.  Daylight tours are from 1-5 p.m. Candlelight tours begin at 5 p.m. when thousands of luminaries will be lit, and will continue until 8 p.m. The park restaurant, Williams’ Tavern, will be offering a Christmas buffet from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 05, 2015
1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Washington, AR
Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-12
Photo courtesy of Arkansas Park & Tourism


Arkansas Craft Guild’s 37th Annual Christmas Showcase ~ Little Rock

A shopping extravaganza of high-quality, hand-crafted fine and functional art featuring more than 100 artists. Door prizes, live music, a great way to kick off your holiday shopping.

Friday, Dec. 04, 2015 – Sunday, Dec. 06, 2015
Statehouse Convention Center
Little Rock, AR
Admission: $5 at door

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TobyMac “This Is Not A Test” Tour ~ North Little Rock

Five Time Grammy® winner TobyMac will perform this weekend at the Verizon Arena in Little Rock. Performing songs from his new release, his THIS IS NOT A TEST tour will also feature Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon and introducing the new Gotee Records’ act Hollyn.

Friday, Dec. 04, 2015
7 p.m.
Verizon Arena
North Little Rock, AR


The 50th Annual Candlelight Service ~ Conway

The Hendrix College Choir presents a Service of Lessons and Carols modeled after the one offered annually at King’s College in Cambridge, England.

Friday, Dec. 04, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Greene Chapel
Conway, AR


The Snowman: A Family Concert ~ Fayetteville

A collection of favorite sacred and secular music celebrating the magic and beauty of Christmas. Featuring The SoNA Singers, regional high school choirs, and special guest soloists.
Sunday, Dec. 06, 2015
2 p.m.
Baum Walker Hall
Fayetteville, AR
Walton Arts Center Ticket Office


2nd Annual NWA United Bikers Toy Run

At 11 a.m. riders will be led by Santa to the Frank Wentzel Community Center for toy distribution, lunch and a commemorative ride pin. This is northwest Arkansas’s largest motorcycle toy run and is for motorcyclists or anyone from all areas who want to unite in the community to help disadvantaged children. All moneys are distributed to local children’s charities. 100% nonprofit event.

Sunday, Dec. 06, 2015
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
4520 College Ave.
Fayetteville, AR

Jiongle Bell run

24th Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis ~ Little Rock

A fun and festive way to kick off the holidays by helping support the Arthritis Foundation! Hundreds of runners and walkers hit the pavement of downtown Little Rock to fight arthritis – the nation’s most common cause of disability. Participants may wear a holiday themed costume and tie jingle bells to their shoelaces. Canines are always welcome – they get arthritis, too!

Saturday, Dec. 05, 2015
Clinton Presidential Center
Little Rock, AR
Admission: $30 5K chip timed run/walk, $25 1-mile walk


$5 5/10/25K ~ Cane Creek State Park

Early December is the perfect time of year for a trail run in Southeast Arkansas. On top of that, the entry fee is practically nothing! Head out for a nice run and enjoy the cool winter air, remember to bundle up. Please contact the park for more information and race course maps.
Saturday, Dec. 05, 2015
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cane Creek State Park
Star City, AR
Admission: $5
Cane Creek State Park

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