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Merry Christmas Weekend – Dec. 20-22


It is the last weekend before Christmas in Arkansas. We are sure everyone is scrambling, trying to pick up their last-minute gifts and checking things off the to-do list. But, if you can spare some time, we recommend checking out some of these great events and enjoy celebrating the Christmas season this weekend in Arkansas. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Community Caroling (Jonesboro)

If you live near Jonesboro, then you can go caroling as a community this Christmas season! There will be choirs from churches, schools, and community groups who will lead everyone in singing well known Christmas Carols. You can be a caroler or a spectator!  Caroling begins at 6:30 p.m., and the parking is free, you only need an admission pass to enter the park. A song list with lyrics will be provided.

Venue: Joe Mack Campbell Park
Date: December 22
Time: 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Admission to the Park is required
Contact: Click Here

Brookhill Christmas (Hot Springs Village)

At the Brookhill Christmas event, you can drive through and enjoy the lights, or stop and join in for even more Christmas fun.  Each evening will be filled with all of your favorite Christmas festivities from hot chocolate, lights, s’mores, a petting zoo, horseback rides and more at the Brookhill Christmas Event!

Venue: 431 Brooks Loop, Hot Springs Village
Date: December 19-22
Time: 6 p.m.- 10 p.m.
Admission: $20/car
Contact: Click Here

Home for the Holidays (Eureka Springs)

The Ozarks hills will come alive with the sound of holiday music on Friday, December 20th, when the annual Home for the Holidays Concert takes place in The Auditorium. Local Eureka Springs singers and groups will perform songs of the season. Doors open at 6:30 and showtime is 7 p.m. There is no charge to attend the concert, but donations to the Flint Street Food Bank are accepted at the door.

Venue: The Auditorium  (36 S. Main)
Date: December 20
Time: Doors open at 6:30 and showtime is 7 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

A  Very Sona Christmas (Fayetteville)

The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) continues its 65th Anniversary with an evening performance and a special matinee of A Very SoNA Christmas this Saturday. This concert features a mix of holiday favorites with the SoNA Singers, area high school choirs, and special guest artists.

Venue: Walton Arts Center
Date: December 21
Time: 2 p.m. performance and 7:30 performance
Admission: Tickets Required
Contact: Click Here

Caroling in the Forest (Roland)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Bundle up and join Pinnacle Mountain park interpreters for a candlelight stroll along the Kingfisher Trail. Music and caroling will be followed by warm beverages and a blazing fire at the Pinnacle Pavilion.

Venue: Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Date: December 21
Time: 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Caroling in the Caverns (Mountain View)

If you have never experienced Caroling in the Caverns, then you need to make it a priority! At Caroling in the Caverns, you can marvel at the beauty of astonishing formations at Blanchard Springs Caverns coupled with the sounds of caroling resounding through the caverns as musicians perform your favorite old-time Christmas songs. This is the last weekend of the season to experience this! Each show seats 100 people and they fill up quick. You can purchase your tickets are online.

Venue: Blanchard Springs Caverns
Date: December 20-22
Time: Choose from Multiple Showtimes
Admission: Tickets Required – Click Here
Contact: Click Here

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod: Pay What You Can (Little Rock)

Children’s Theatre on Tour’s production of Wynken, Blynken, and Nod: A Play for the Very Young is stopping by the Arkansas Arts Center’s Riverdale location for a Pay What You Can performance! Toddlers and preschoolers will delight in the enchanting and whimsical journey of Wynken, Blynken, and Nod as they sail away one magical night and meet the mystical Moon! Inspired by Eugene Field’s poem, this interactive musical for early-childhood audiences explores the fantasy world of dreams. When the Moon asks, “where are you going, and what do you wish?” the night sky becomes the sea, and stars become fish as audience members see, touch and participate throughout the play. Join Wynken, Blynken, Nod, and the Moon on this 45-minute multi-sensory adventure for the very young.

Venue: Arkansas Arts Center
Date: December 21
Time: 10:15 a.m.
Admission: Pay What You Can
Contact: Click Here

Arkansas Health Center Lights On The Boulevard (Haskell)

Arkansas Health Center is pleased to host Lights On The Boulevards. The holiday light display is a drive-through event on the campus of Arkansas Health Center in Haskell, Arkansas. There will be lighted figurines, several 20′ tall lighted Christmas trees, and more are a part of this 40,000 light display.

Venue: Arkansas Health Center
Date: December 21-22
Time: 5:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Winter Break Wonders (Bentonville)

You can make memories at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art over your school break and create with artists, make buttons in the gallery, and listen to fun music together as a family! There will be special activities each afternoon, including art-making, creative play, puppets, dance, and more. This program is free and no registration is required.

Venue: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Date: December 21-January 3
Time: 1:00 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: 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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