Oh, what fun it is this Arkansas weekend! You can shop locally and enjoy cider. See the Heifer Village all a glow for the season. Remember Pearl Harbor. Or enjoy a concert, ballet, or play.
Arkansas Remembers Pearl Harbor: 75th Anniversary – North Little Rock
The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum hosts “Arkansas Remembers Pearl Harbor: 75th Anniversary” with a week of commemorative events planned throughout central Arkansas. The public is invited to attend the museum for the formal Arkansas Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony 11:55 a.m., Dec. 7, the local time of the attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago. The tugboat Hoga, which fought fires for 72 continuous hours on Battleship Row and is the last floating Navy vessel that was present in Pearl Harbor during the attack, is available for public viewing from the outside. The submarine Razorback will be open for free self-guided tours. During the week of Dec. 5, various museums and organizations in central Arkansas host events in relation to the Pearl Harbor attack and World War II history.
December 5, 2016 – December 11, 2016
Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
120 Riverfront Park Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Admission: Events are mostly free or have a military discount.
Sip and Stroll Ciderfest – Siloam Springs
Stroll around downtown Siloam Springs, shop for local gifts, and sip on various cider recipes as you vote on the best cider.
December 8, 2016, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Ballet Arkansas presents: The Nutcracker – Little Rock
Nothing brings the magic of the holiday season to life better than the world’s favorite ballet, The Nutcracker!
December 9, 2016 – December 11, 2016
426 W. Markham St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up – Fayetteville
Although it has been over 40 years since “Bridge Over Troubled Water” was recorded, Art Garfunkel’s image and signature vocals remain among the most instantly recognizable in popular music. He has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and as half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. After the best-selling duo parted ways in 1970, Garfunkel landed several major film roles, published a collection of poetry and began a trek across America on foot. But those experiences couldn’t keep him away from his true love: singing live in front of an audience. Performing for the first time on the Walton Arts Center stage, Garfunkel’s golden voice will send shivers down your spine.
December 9, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Walton Arts Center
505 W. Spring St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Wampus Wonderland – Fayetteville
Come join the Cool Kids at the CattyWampus Co-Op’s inaugural #WAMPUSWONDERLAND indoor holiday show! We have 100+ makers & vendors, 10 food trucks, a hangout lounge with craft cocktails by Pink House Alchemy, a live greenery & Christmas tree farm by Garden Living, photo booths, music and gobs of holiday fun. Best of all, this event is FREE and open to the public!
Saturday, December 10, 10 AM – 6 PM
Washington County Fairgrounds
2536 N McConnell Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72704
Holiday Open House At The 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 activities for all ages including a photo booth where guests can have their picture taken with a Heifer animal.
December 10, 2016, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
55 Heifer Road
Perryville, AR 72126
The Elves and the Shoemaker – Little Rock
This holiday remake of the Grimm’s folktale tells the story of a poor cobbler with a good heart and a grateful spirit. Jack Shoemaker and his family have fallen on hard times. Jack’s debts are coming due with the new year, and his family’s chances of a happy Christmas are looking bleak. But just when he seems to be losing all hope, he receives a strange visit in the night. Elves grant a magical gift that reminds him what is truly important in life: family. And when that family gratefully returns the kind gesture, they are doubly blessed with the happiest, most love-filled Christmas ever. This traditional family favorite is ideal for the holiday season of giving.
Sundays, Saturdays, December 2, 2016 – December 18, 2016, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre
501 E. 9th St.
Little Rock, AR 72202
Admission: $10 members, $12.50 non-members