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Fa La La La La in Arkansas this Weekend


It is Christmas weekend in Arkansas! We hope that you all will have a warm holiday season celebrating with friends or family. If you need something to do this weekend, take a drive and look at the beautiful Christmas light displays. CLICK HERE for a list of the 10 best displays. Otherwise, check out storytime, movies, breakfast with Santa and live performances. Cheers to the weekend!

White River Wonderland (Batesville)

Experience a magical holiday season on the White River! Visitors will enjoy ice skating, carriage rides, and a fantastic light show! If you haven’t already made Batesville a holiday destination, you should this year! It is worth the drive!

Venue: Batesville (1850 Chaney Drive)
Dates: November 24th- December 31st
Admission: Free
Contact: 870-698-2427
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 Finding Neverland- (Fayetteville)

The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME Magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan.

Venue: Walton Arts Center
Dates: December 19th- December 23rd
Ticket Prices: Varies
Contact: (479) 443.5600
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Stories Of The Season: Four Timeless Christmas Tales At
The P. J. Ahern Home (Texarkana)

Enjoy four timeless Christmas stories at the P.J. Ahern Home. “The Gift of the Magi,” “A Christmas Memory,” and “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” along with a special performance of the WWI story, “The Christmas Truce.” Refreshments served. Miniature stockings filled with surprises for children under 12.

Venue: P.J. Ahern Home Museum
Date: December 23rd
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Admission: $5/person or $20 for families of 5 or more
Contact: (903) 793-4831
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Storytime at the Museum: Llama Llama Red Pajama Party (Bentonville)

Bring your PJs and blanket to a special holiday storytime. Mrs. Mel reads some fantastic stories like “Llama Llama Red Pajama,” by Anna Dewdney. Storytime is geared to kids ages 4 and up; kids of all ages and their adults are welcome.

Venue: The Museum of Native American History
Date: Dec. 23
Time: 10:30 a.m.- 11 a.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: 479-273-2456
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 Breakfast with Santa (Jonesboro)

Have a magical morning with a breakfast with Santa! Your magical experience includes admission into the amazing North Pole woods, our very own animated walk-through Christmas scene display, and access to our newly renovated Santa Room where you’ll enjoy delicious food and drinks while you have a ball singing Christmas carols, listening to stories, and playing games with the big guy himself, the one and only Santa Claus! You may even have a surprise visit from Rudolph! You’ll remember this magical experience for years to come. Prices include: display admission for each paid individual, food/beverages, one 5×7 photo with Santa per paid child, take home souvenir for each child (ages 12 and under), and an experience you’ll never forget!

Venue: Santa’s North Pole (4502 Access Rd. Set A)
Date: December 23rd
Time: 9:00 am- 10:30 am
Ticket Prices: Varies Click Here for Tickets
Contact: Click Here


Elf Movie- Rogers

Spend a fun afternoon with your family watching “Elf” at the Arkansas Public Theatre. Children and their families will have so much fun watching the movie while enjoying donuts & hot cocoa. Wear your pajamas, take home treats and start a new family tradition. Seating is limited. Tickets are $5 per person.

Venue: Arkansas Public Theatre
Date: Dec. 23
Time: 1 p.m.
Tickets: $5/person

Christmas at the Mill (Prairie Grove)

Fun for the whole family: live nativity & “The Story of the Manger” drama, free camel rides for kids, live music, build your own toys, family photo booth, prize drawings, refreshments.

Venue: Washington County Milling Company Event Center (501 S Mock Street)
Date: Dec. 23
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
More Information: Click Here


Christmas In The Park  (Walnut Ridge)

Drive through the park to view the Christmas lights display on a 1.25-mile paved loop through the 70-acre park, which is lit on both sides with hundreds of lighted displays and designs, all colored with brilliant LED lights. Many displays are animated and some are 3-Dimensional!

Venue: Stewart Park (Walnut Ridge)
Dates: Dec. 3- Dec. 31
Admission: Free
More Information: Click Here

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There's a lot to celebrate in Arkansas. It's unique. Southern. Delightfully eccentric. Which is why we love every nook, cranny, cave and corner. In fact, some of our favorite things can't be found anywhere else. They're only in Arkansas. So we love them even more. The attractions we visit, the food we crave, the festivals we attend, the mountains we hike, the rivers we float, the stories we tell and the company we keep – it all adds up to one incredible state. And that familiar, meandering silhouette? Looks like home to us.

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