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story.lead_photo.caption File Photo /ANDY SHUPE Olivia Scott of Springdale gets a high five from Santa Claus during last year's Children's Christmas Train at the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad depot in Springdale. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Children's Safety Center and features activities at the depot as well as a 30-minute train ride with Santa Claus and his elves to Johnson and back.

Santa at NWA Mall

What -- Santa is on hand to visit and take photos with boys and girls

When -- 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sundays

Where -- Center Court at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville

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Santa at Pinnacle Hills Promenade

What -- Santa is on hand to visit and take photos with boys and girls

When -- Noon-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 24

Where -- Next to Yum Yos Frozen Yogurt at Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers

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Lights of the Ozarks

What -- It takes city works more than 3,300 hours to put up almost half a million lights on the square for "Lights of the Ozarks," now in its 24th year. There will once again be carriage rides and camel rides on the square beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving.

When -- Through Jan. 1

Where -- Downtown Fayetteville square

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Nov. 29

Season's Greetings Concert

What -- Student musicians from the university's UAFS Chorale, Women's Chorus, Jazz Catz, Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop, Jazz Band, Brass Ensemble and Symphonic Band perform a lineup of holiday classics.

When -- 7 p.m. Nov. 29

Where -- Arcbest Performing Arts Center, 55 S. Seventh St., Fort Smith

Cos t-- Free, but tickets are required

Information-- 788-7300,

Dec. 1

A Hollywood Christmas

What -- Rogers Christmas Parade with Santa at the end of the parade.

When -- 7 p.m. Dec. 1

Where -- 201 S. First St., downtown Rogers

Information -- 936-5487,

Christmas Parade of Lights

What -- The parade rolls through the beautifully decorated downtown streets with floats, walkers, bands and thousands of lights.

When -- 6-7 p.m. Dec. 1

Where -- Downtown Eureka Springs

Information -- (800) 6EUREKA,

Gaslight Gala

What -- Santa will be on hand for pictures, Christmas music will flow through the beautifully decorated home, and there will be light refreshments and a craft for the children.

When -- 6:30-10 p.m. Dec. 1

Where -- Clayton House, 514 N. Sixth St., Fort Smith

Cost: -- $50 per person

Information -- 783-3000 or

Dec. 2

Children's Christmas Train Ride

What -- The 1940s era train train will make the 40 minute ride to Johnson and back and will include Christmas carols, stories and a visit from Santa. Proceeds benefit The Children's Safety Center.

When -- Beginning at 8 a.m. Dec. 2

Where -- Arkansas Missouri Railroad, 306 E. Emma Ave., Springdale

Cost -- Tickets start at $10

Information -- 872-6183,

Breakfast with Santa

What -- A morning of food, fun and photos with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves.

When -- 8:30, 9:15 and 10 a.m. Dec. 2

Where -- Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St., Springdale

Cost -- $15 per child and $10 for adults

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Jingle Bell Jog 5K

& Reindeer Fun Run

What -- A morning of holiday cheer, ugly Christmas sweaters, Santa hats, elf ears -- anything that sparkles and jingles is highly encouraged. Come run, walk and be merry and support the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks.

When -- 9 a.m. Dec. 2

Where -- Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, 4703 N. Crossover Road, Fayetteville

Cost -- $30 for Jingle Bell Jog 5K, $15 for the Reindeer Fun Run

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Wampus Wonderland

What -- This is the second annual craft and art extravaganza from the Cattywampus Co-Op.

When -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 2

Where -- Fayetteville Town Center on the square

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A Rogers Christmas

What -- The 18th annual holiday open house features guided tours of the 1895 Hawkins House. There will be activities such as making a Victorian scrap paper ornament, making a pompom ornament and refreshments with Santa and Mrs. Claus stopping by to read "'Twas the Night Before Christmas."

When -- 12:30-4 p.m. Dec. 2

Where -- Rogers Historical Museum, 322 S. Second St., Rogers

Information: 621-1154 or

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

What -- The TV classic soars off the screen and onto the stage with all your favorite characters including Santa, Mrs. Clause, Hermey the Elf and Rudolph, of course.

When -- 10 a.m., 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. Dec. 2

Where -- Baum Walker Hall at Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville

Cost -- Tickets start at $28

Information -- 443-5600,

Frosty Flix & Skate-A-Long: "The Grinch"

What -- Enjoy a festive holiday movie after skating to the soundtrack and grab a picture with your favorite star.

When -- Skate from 5-6:15 p.m. Dec. 2; movie starts at 6:30 p.m.

Where -- The Rink at Lawrence Plaza, 1101 S.W. Citizens Circle, Bentonville

Cost -- $10 presale, $15 day of

Information -- 464-7275,

Red White & Who Christmas Parade

What -- Hosted by the Heritage League of Siloam Springs, this will be the 37th annual Siloam Springs Christmas Parade.

When -- 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 2

Where -- Downtown Siloam Springs


"The Nutcracker"

What -- Presented by The Conservatory of Classical Ballet, this is the fifth annual full-length production of this traditional ballet, featuring guest artists from NWA Ballet Theatre, Oklahoma City Ballet, Oklahoma Festival Ballet and Kansas City Ballet.

When -- 7 p.m. Dec. 2 & 2 p.m. Dec. 3

Where -- Arend Arts Center, 1901 S.E. J St., Bentonville

Cost -- $20

Information -- (855) 222-2849,

Dec. 3

Winter Dreams Tour of Homes

What -- The Junior League of Northwest Arkansas presents 10 beautifully decorated homes throughout Benton and Washington counties to admire. This event, now in its 19th year, has become a tradition to kick off the holiday season.

When -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 3

Where -- Benton and Washington counties

Cost -- $25 advanced, $30 day of

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Dec. 5 & 12

Pet Pictures with Santa

What -- Bring your fur babies to pose with St. Nick.

When -- 6-8 p.m. Dec. 5 & 12

Where -- Center Court, Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville

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Dec. 7

Silver Tea

What -- The Crystal Dining Room is turned into a winter wonderland with tables covered with silver trays full of tea cookies and sandwiches for the 51st annual tea to benefit The Purple Flower.

When -- 1:30-3:30 p.m. Dec. 7

Where -- Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs

Information -- 253-8610

Dec. 8

Christmas to the Cross

What -- Live, walk-through nativity

When -- 6-9 p.m. Dec. 8

Where -- Ozark Adventist Academy, 20997 Dawn Hill East Road, Gentry

Cost -- Free

Information-- 736-2221,

Dec. 9

Winter Wonderland Christmas Parade

What -- Parade followed by music on the square.

When -- 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 9

Where -- The parade will start at the fire station in downtown Bentonville, make its way up Main Street and end at the square

Information -- 254-0254,

Santa's Big Trip

What -- Ozark Figure Skating Club's annual Christmas show, skating with Santa and the cast; skate rentals are free with admission to the show.

When -- 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 9

Where -- The Jones Center, 922 E. Emma Ave., Springdale

Cost -- Tickets start at $5

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Cookies with Santa

What -- Santa's workshop, photo booth, Mrs. Claus story time, Rudolph's arts & crafts, Frosty's face painting and Little Elf's letter to Santa

When -- 2:30-5 p.m. Dec. 9

Where -- Grace Point Church, 1201 McCollum Drive, Bentonville

Cost -- $15 per child, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to NWA Women's Shelter

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Night of 1,000 Santas

What -- Join hundreds of Santas and his helpers during this scavenger hunt to find spots with games, clues and trivia throughout the night. The person with the most points wins. This event is 21 and older only, bring a Santa hat or full Santa gear to participate.

When -- 5-11 p.m. Dec. 9

Where -- Downtown Eureka Springs

Cost -- $10

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Dec. 10

Classic Christmas Concert

What -- Multi-Dove and Grammy Award-winning recording artist David Phelps will be featured with his seven-piece musical entourage.

When -- 7 p.m. Dec. 10

Where -- Bentonville First Baptist Church, 220 S. Main St., Bentonville

Cos t-- $15

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Dec. 13

Little Sprouts Holiday Hoopla

What -- Story and activity time for preschoolers and their parents.

When -- 9:30 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. Dec. 13

Where -- Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, 4703 N. Crossover Road, Fayetteville

Cost -- Tickets start at $4

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Dec. 15

Caroling on the Creek

What -- Music, art, Santa Claus and more than 20 choirs will perform. Santa will arrive via fire truck.

When -- 5 p.m. Dec. 15

Where -- Walter Turnbow Park and on the Shiloh Square, 110 W. Emma Ave., downtown Springdale

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Dec. 16

Peel Mansion Open House

What -- Come visit the Peel Mansion all dressed up for Christmas. This year's theme is the Twelve Days of Christmas, so expect a different day's theme in each of the rooms as you tour the house.

When -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 16

Where -- The Peel Mansion, 400 S. Walton Blvd., Bentonville

Cost -- Free

Information -- 254-3870 or

The Little Craft Show

What -- Arkansas' most talked about indie craft show, celebrated for the refreshing atmosphere, enthusiastic vendors and high quality handmade goods.

When -- Noon-6 p.m. Dec. 16

Where -- The Record, 104 S.W. A St., Bentonville

Cost -- $10 presale, $15 day of

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A Very SoNA Christmas

What -- A collection of favorite sacred and secular music celebrating the magic and beauty of Christmas, featuring the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas Singers, regional high school choirs and special guest soloists.

When -- 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16

Where -- Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville

Cost -- Tickets start at $10

Information-- 443-5600,

Winter Wonderland Princess Ball

What -- Ten princesses and characters host this ball with fun activities such as crafts, face painting and sweet treats. There will be dancing, performances and sing-alongs.

When -- 4-6 p.m. Dec. 16

Where -- John Q. Hammons Center, 3303 Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Rogers

Cost-- $50

Information -- 799-6133,

Frosty Flix & Skate-A-Long-- "The Santa Clause"

What -- Enjoy a festive holiday movie after skating to the soundtrack and grab a picture with your favorite star.

When -- Skate from 5-6:15 p.m. Dec. 16; movie starts at 6:30 p.m.

Where -- The Rink at Lawrence Plaza, 1101 S.W. Citizens Circle, Bentonville

Cost -- $10 presale, $15 day of

Information -- 464-7275,

Dec. 17

The Snowman: A Family Concert

What -- Presented by Walton Arts Center and the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, experience a special screening of the award-winning film "The Snowman" as SoNA musicians bring to life the extraordinary score.

When -- 2 p.m. Dec. 17

Where -- Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville

Cost -- $9

Information -- 443-5600,

Dec. 21

First Ornaments of Christmas

What -- A live multimedia project from Bryce Napier and surrounding group of artists; a Christmas-Indie classical multimedia rock opera. The 11-piece band performs with narrative breaks.

When -- 7 p.m. Dec. 21

Where -- Arkansas Public Theatre, Rogers

Cost -- $5

Information -- 631-8988

Dec. 22 & 23

Holiday Movies at the Victory Theatre

What -- Classic holiday movies, hosted by Main Street Rogers

When --"It's a Wonderful Life," 7 p.m. Dec. 22; "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," 10 a.m. Dec. 23; and "Elf," 1 p.m. Dec. 23

Where -- Victory Theatre in downtown Rogers

Cost -- $10 on Dec. 22; $5 on Dec. 23

Information -- 936-5487

-- Deb Harvell

Courtesy Photo Musicians from the Jazz Catz will be among University of Arkansas at Fort Smith students participating in a Season's Greetings Concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at the ArcBest Performing Arts Center, 55 S. Seventh St. in Fort Smith. Admission is free, but tickets are required by calling 788-7300 or visiting
File Photo/FLIP PUTTHOFF Cecilia Hernandez of Rogers and her daughter, Emma, visit with Santa during a holiday breakfast event at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale.

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