Dec 2, 2023 - Things to Do

Holiday lights and more can't-miss events to celebrate the season

A couple stops for a selfie at the Bentonville Square. Photo: Worth Sparkman/Axios

Here's how to maximize your holiday cheer in Northwest Arkansas this year.

ğŸŽ„ Marvel at holiday lights

  • Downtown Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville — Wander the streets while they're lit up for the season.

ğŸŽ­ See "A Christmas Carol"

  • TheatreSquared's production of this classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghosts of Christmas past, present and future is on stage through Christmas Eve. Get tickets.

❄️ Indulge in a Winter Night

  • Walton Arts Center is hosting a holiday bar each Thursday, Friday and Saturday night through Dec. 22 with snow globes that seat up to eight people and live music.

🍻 Check out Christmas at Pinpoint

  • The downtown Fayetteville bar with old school pinball machines is decked out in Instagramable Christmas decor.

🍸 Have a festive cocktail at Miracle on 2nd Street

  • Undercroft, the bar under Preacher's Son in downtown Bentonville, is temporarily transformed into Miracle on 2nd Street, complete with a special menu.

ğŸŽ» Hear some classics at "A Very SoNA Christmas"

  • The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas plays two shows on Dec. 9 at Walton Arts Center. Get tickets.

⛸ Go ice skating

  • It's a downright dreamy winter wonderland in downtown Bentonville at The Rink at Lawrence Plaza. See the calendar.

ğŸŽ… Take the kids to the Whoville Holiday Extravaganza

They can write letters to Santa, meet the Grinch and decorate cookies Dec. 10 at the Rogers Convention Center. Get tickets.


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