Arkansas' Christmas and Holiday Event Guide!

From December 4 2023 to December 24 is full of festive holiday events. Enjoy a train ride with family friendly activities, gaze at the lights in a historic downtown, take part in a musical or catch a classic play, join a 5k or car show, and cap it off with a lantern festival and a holiday classic.

Holiday Express and Pajama Train, Springdale,AR

December 6, 2023 at 9:00am
Take a magical and festive ride on the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad this December. Enjoy a 45 minute excursion filled with hot cocoa and cookies. Be sure to arrive early to get the best seat!

Lights Of The Ozarks, Fayetteville,AR

December 6, 2023 at 5:00pm
Gather your family and friends for an unforgettable winter experience at Lights of the Ozarks in Fayetteville's Historic Downtown Square! This amazing winter wonderland of lights will light up the night starting at 5:00pm on December 6th. Enjoy the free lights display under the night sky until 1:00am through the end of December. Don't miss the magic of Lights of the Ozarks!

Elf The Musical, Hot Springs,AR

December 7, 2023
Witness the joyous story of Buddy the Elf come to life on the Pocket Community Theatre stage! This vibrant musical adaptation of the beloved holiday film follows Buddy as he searches for his true identity. Enjoy this fish-out-of-water comedy at the Pocket Community Theatre in Hot Springs, AR.

Christmas at the Old State House, Little Rock,AR

December 8, 2023 at 7:00pm
Spend an evening at the Old State House Museum enjoying Christmas music from Medieval times to the present. Hear segments from Handel's Messiah, carols from different lands, spirituals and traditional and novel Christmas songs. Enjoy the festive finale of Betelehemu as guest conductor,Dr. Cliff Ganus, leads the performance. Doors open a half hour before the 7:00pm start, with FREE and OPEN SEATING, so plan to arrive early.

Ugly Sweater 5K, Wynne,AR

December 9, 2023 at 7:30am
On Saturday, December 9th, come out to 1790 North Falls Blvd in Wynne, AR, for the Ugly Sweater 5K! This event benefits the Cross County Chamber of Commerce Toy Drive and welcomes all individuals, groups, businesses, families, and children. Come dressed in your ugliest holiday apparel and start a new tradition!

The Gift of the Magi, Mena,AR

December 9, 2023 at 7:00pm
Witness the spectacular performance of the Lyric Players Group in their show, "The Gift of the Magi," at 821 Mena St. on December 9th. This elaborate production includes costumes, set pieces, and seven actors and is sure to be unforgettable. Enjoy the restaurant's ambiance and order food and drink before the show begins.

Hot Cocoa Social, Fayetteville,AR

December 9, 2023 at 10:00am
Come join TheatreSquared in Fayetteville for their Hot Cocoa Social! Enjoy festive holiday crafts, Storytime with Mrs. Claus, and get a chance to meet Santa in person! All ages welcome to this fun and family-friendly event. RSVP now to secure your spot!

GloWILD-A Larger Than Light Lantern Festival, Little Rock,AR

December 15, 2023 at 5:00pm
This December, experience the Little Rock Zoo in a whole new light with the GloWILD Lantern Festival! Feast your eyes on the dozens of handcrafted, silk-covered lanterns that will transform this special venue into a vibrant atmosphere. Plus, check out the unique new lanterns that will amaze and delight guests of all ages! Come to the Little Rock Zoo for the GloWILD Lantern Festival and be ready to be captivated and awed.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told, Little Rock,AR

December 16, 2023 at 2:30pm
Witness the madness and hilarity as three talented actors bring to life every Christmas story ever told at Weekend Theater. From Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol to seasonal icons from ancient times, this performance is sure to entertain. Celebrate the holiday season with a riotous rendition of Christmas traditions from around the globe!

A Christmas Carol, Fayetteville,AR

December 24, 2023 at 1:00pm
Witness the classic tale of redemption come to life at TheatreSquared's production of A Christmas Carol on December 24th. Robert Ford and Amy Herzberg's adaptation of Charles Dickens' beloved novel will put the audience under a festive spell with inventive magic and a story full of emotion. This family production is sure to become a Northwest Arkansas tradition.

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