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Top 14 Things to Do this Weekend – December 11 – 13, 2015



The Best Christmas Pageant Ever ~ Springdale

Can Mrs. Bradley pull off the Christmas Pageant with the Herdmans in all the major roles? You bet! But not without lots of gossip, laughter, tears and fire in the process! In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

Friday, December 11, 2015 – Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015
Arts Center of the Ozarks
Admission: $20 adults, $10 students


The Pocket Theatre Presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” ~ Hot Springs

The Pocket Theatre
Friday, December 11 & Saturday, 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 13, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
Ticket Price: General Admission: $10, Through grade 12: $5


#AChristmasCarol ~ Rogers

When mega-star Eben Sadler agrees to participate in a television reality show for the holidays, he gets more than he bargained for as social media, the hype of empty celebrities, and reality TV combine with hilarious and perhaps touching results. Loaded with pop culture, this is A Christmas Carol for the entire modern family.

Friday, December 11, 2015 – Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015
Arkansas Public Theatre


The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China ~ Fayetteville

This distinguished troupe has been dedicated to innovation and excellence in the circus arts since 1958, performing in more than 50 countries and regions around the world and winning multiple awards for their unique and inventive acts, such as Great Teeterboard, Grand Flying Trapeze, Group Contortion and other astonishing acts of agility.

Friday, December 11, 2015 – Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Baum Walker Hall


Live Arts Comedy Sketch Performance: The 1491s ~ Bentonville

The 1491s are a sketch comedy group based in the wooded ghettos of Minnesota and buffalo grass of Oklahoma. This comedy collective is full of cynicism and splashed with a good dose of indigenous satire, appearing on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and in numerous videos of their own making. Be ready for a night of slapstick performances and witty short videos from this comedic group. This performance is recommended for teens and up. Sponsored by Demara Titzer and the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.
Friday, December 11, 2015
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Admission: $10
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Holiday Open House at Heifer Ranch ~ Perryville

Experience the Ranch during this celebration of living gifts with a festival of lights, sounds, and tastes of the holiday season. Visit our show barn to meet our animals, warm yourself with a hot drink by the bonfire, and decorate delicious cookies in our cozy European house. There will be free activities for all ages including a photo booth where guests can have their picture taken with a Heifer animal. Best of all, this is a great chance to support the mission of Heifer by purchasing an animal for a family in need and completing your holiday shopping at Shop@Heifer.

Saturday, December 12, 2015
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Heifer Ranch

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Arkansas Chamber Singers Holiday Concert: The Peace of Christmas ~ Little Rock

Annual holiday concert featuring traditional music of the season as well as choral music centered on Christmas peace. This concert is free and open to the public.

Saturday, December 12, 2015
7 p.m.
Old State House and Museum

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11th Ever Nog-Off ~ Little Rock

Start the season with the original friendly competition for the best eggnog in town. Historic Arkansas Museum invites you to a culinary celebration of a favorite holiday drink. From a 185-year-old recipe handed down seven generations to concoctions with a modern twist, sample them all and vote for your favorite.

Friday, December 11, 2015
5-8 p.m.
Historic Arkansas Museum


Ring & Sing Cantata ~ Searcy

The Ring and Sing Cantata will take place at the First United Methodist Church (304 N. Main St.) in Searcy. Make sure to enjoy the Searcy Holiday Lights on your way.

December 11, 2015
7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church


Tuna Christmas ~ Conway

Last year’s hilarious comedy was such a hit, we are returning to Tuna, Texas. Radio station news personalities Thurston and Arles report on various Yuletide activities, including the annual lawn display contest and Joe Bob’s production of “A Christmas Carol” which is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. Many colorful Tuna denizens join in the holiday fun. This is laughter for the whole family!
Friday, December 11, 2015
6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Conway Dinner Theater
Admission: $27.50 adults, $11 children


Annual 5K Yule Run ~ Greenwood

This run draws runners and walkers from around the area. Race is chip-timed. A prize is given for best Christmas themed outfit.
Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015
Greenwood Police Station
Admission: $20 pre-register, $30 day of event

CASA Half Marathon/ 5K ~ Pine Bluff

Last year’s race was able to raise $20,000 for the CASA Shelter of Pine Bluff. This year, it’s a Championship Race for the 2015 Arkansas Grand Prix Series.

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
Pine Bluff

Lake Alma Trail Run ~ Alma

Runners can choose from the 3.8 mile (1 lap) or 7.6 mile (2 laps) races.  Race will start on the East side of the lake at the parking lot located on Mountain Grove Road.

Saturday, December 12, 2015
9:00 a.m.
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2015 Jingle Bell Run/Walk ~ Northwest Arkansas

One of the largest holiday 5K races aimed to fight arthritis!
Saturday, December 12
Lake Fayetteville Park
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