As you come together with friends and family this Christmas weekend, you may enjoy these holiday events from across the state. Get merry with Craig O’Neill’s reading of The Grinch, a hip hop version of The Nutcracker, and Christmas Karaoke. All is bright with light displays and a special holiday drive in movie. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Only in Arkansas!
Grinchfest! – Little Rock
Craig O’Neill performs the classic holiday story of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. Performances at 9:30 AND 11:00 a.m.
-Dress in your Whoville attire and enter the competition for Best Costume.
-Green Ice Cream provided by the Purple Cow.
-Holiday Photo Booth and Crafts!
December 22, 2016, 9:30am – 12:00pm
CALS Children’s Library and Learning Center
4800 W 10th Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
The Hip Hop Nutcracker – Fayetteville
Heat up your Christmas tradition with an unforgettable contemporary mash-up of a timeless holiday story. A supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers combines with hip hop beats mixed by a live DJ and an on-stage electric violinist, turning Tchaikovsky on his head in the coolest possible way. A spell cast by the mysterious Drosselmeyer takes Maria-Clara and her prince back in time to the moment when her parents first met. Digital scenery transforms a palace of sugarplums into a modern, romantic setting in 1980s Brooklyn. If your family is more into break-dancing than ballet, this Nutcracker is the perfect gift!
December 22, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Walton Arts Center
505 W. Spring St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Admission: $22 and up
Contact: Walton Arts Center
31st annual Candy Cane Lane – Pocahontas
Maple Street is transformed into a holiday wonderland with candy canes and Christmas lights lining the streets. Santa and his elves will be on hand, offering treats to visitors each evening through December 24.
December 22, 2016 – December 24, 2016
Pocahontas, AR 72455
Reels and Wheels, A Drive in Movie: The Polar Express – Hot Springs
Visit Hot Springs and Resort TV Cable with community partners Render Creative and Low Key Arts pay homage to the golden days of the Drive-in Movie and celebrate the holidays all in one night! Load up the car and head down to Hot Springs Memorial Field Airport for a free screening of The Polar Express starring Tom Hanks. It’s a great chance to celebrate the holidays in the cozy confines of your own car, watch a movie on the big screen, and listen on your car stereo.
December 23, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Hot Springs Memorial Airport
525 Airport Rd.
Hot Springs, AR 71913
3rd Annual Christmas Eve Karaoke! – Little Rock
Join us for our annual tradition: Christmas Eve Karaoke! Belt out your best rendition of all your holiday favorites among friends; Stone’s Throw is a singing safe-space.
December 24, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Stone’s Throw Brewing
402 E 9th Street
Little Roc, AR 72202
* Header Image “Christmas Tree at The Capitol Hotel” Courtesy of Arkansas Parks & Tourism