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Christmas Is Coming!

Lights, theater, art and fun counted down by Jocelyn Murphy | December 20, 2020 at 1:00 a.m.
Artwork including Judy and Jeff Goodwin’s Daaman Jewelry is being showcased through Dec. 23 in the Walton Arts Center lobby in conjunction with the Holidaze pop-up lounge. Hours for the art show are 5 to 9 p.m. daily and during any daytime WAC events. Among other featured artists are Bee Creek Creations, Alice Brewer, Shelly Mauber and Shawns Elliot. Information: Email [email protected] (Courtesy Photo/Daaman Jewelry)

Just five more sleeps until Christmas -- and we've got the last-minute holiday experiences that will brighten your week listed here!


Christmas Lights

WHEN -- Through Dec. 31

WHERE -- Downtown Bentonville square

COST -- Free


Miracle Pop-Up Bar

At the Undercroft and The Preacher's Son's patio. Miracle on 2nd Street is a 21-and-up only pop-up, and reservations are required.

WHEN -- 4 p.m.-midnight through Dec. 31

WHERE -- 201 N.W. A St.

COST -- Drinks for purchase

INFO -- 445-6065,

Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink

Skaters limited to 40 at a time to accommodate social distancing.

WHEN -- Through Jan. 3

WHERE -- 214 N.E. A St.

COST -- $2 skate rental, $3 skate session

INFO -- 271-3390,

North Forest Lights

An artistic light and sound experience in the middle of the North Forest, back at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art through April 4.

WHEN -- Nightly Wednesday-Monday through April 4

WHERE -- 600 Museum Way

COST -- $7-$22

INFO -- 657-2335,


Holiday Farmers Market

WHEN -- 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Dec. 24

WHERE -- 44 Kingshighway

COST -- Free


Drive-Through Light Display

WHEN -- Through Jan. 4

WHERE -- Great Passion Play Grounds, 935 Passion Play Road, Eureka Springs

COST -- Free



Holidays at Home:

A Virtual Variety Show

Join Broadway stars, Chad Burris ("Mean Girls," "Frozen") and Katie Ladner ("Wicked," "Heathers") for an unforgettable evening of holiday sing-alongs with the Pilot Arts orchestra and so much more.

WHEN -- Ends Dec. 20


COST -- $12-$20


Holiday Gift Market

Community Creative Center is partnering with the Walton Arts Center for the fifth annual market. Hand-crafted gifts created by Northwest Arkansas artists include pottery, jewelry, original paintings, cards and prints, home and decorative items, wearable art and other gift ideas.

WHEN -- Through Dec. 23

WHERE -- WAC main lobby, 495 W. Dickson St.

COST -- Free; gifts available for purchase


'A Christmas Carol'

The TheatreSquared original by Amy Herzberg and Bob Ford returns to stream at home through Dec. 27.

WHEN -- Through Dec. 27, times vary

WHERE -- TheatreSquared, 477 W. Spring St.

COST -- $20-$50

INFO -- 777-7477,

Holidaze Pop-Up Bar

At the Walton Arts Center. All proceeds, as well as fees from reservations, support Walton Arts Center's Ghost Light Recovery Fund, as well as four local nonprofits.

Both alcoholic and nonalcoholic holiday drinks are available. To-go drinks are available until 9:30 p.m.

WHEN -- 5-11 p.m. through Dec. 31; closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

WHERE -- Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St.

COST -- Drinks for walk-up purchase; reserved 2-hour seating $15


Lights of the Ozarks

WHEN -- Nightly 5 p.m.-1 a.m. through Jan. 1

WHERE -- Downtown Fayetteville square

COST -- Free


Stewart Family

Christmas Light Display

The display is made up of more than 2 million lights, hundreds of inflatables, a ride-on train, camel ride, pony ride and refreshments.

WHEN -- 5-10 p.m. daily

WHERE -- 4279 E. Wyman Road

COST -- $5 per person; ages 2 and younger free



Virtual Art on the Bricks

"The Art of Giving" is the theme for the Downtown Rogers holiday Art on the Bricks virtual art walk.

WHEN -- Through Dec. 24


COST -- Free; art for sale


'A Victorian Culinary Christmas'

Slip away into the past and experience a re-creation of some of the Christmas culinary traditions of yesterday. Guided tours of limited group size offered through Jan. 2.

WHEN -- Through Jan. 2; Hawkins House hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday

WHERE --322 S. Second St.

COST -- Free



Parade of Trees

Inaugural tree-decorating event.

WHEN -- On display through Dec. 28

WHERE -- Downtown Springdale

COST -- Free to view


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