Northwest Arkansas Christmas Parades, Holiday Lights & Celebrations 2018

Northwest Arkansas Christmas Parades, Holiday Lights & Celebrations 2018

Looking for Northwest Arkansas Christmas parades, holiday lights & celebrations? 

Yes, it is the magical time of year that is celebrated in countless ways throughout all the cities of NWA,  Historical Square lightings, parades, parties, live music and kid’s events, art and home tours, musicals, Christmas movies, benefits, you name it, you’ll most likely see it before the Christmas season is over.

Make it a point to take the family to see and participate in some of these exciting things to do.

This page will be updated throughout the Holiday Season, be sure to check back frequently.

BENTONVILLE

Event: Lighting of the Square
Date: Saturday, Nov 17th
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30
Location: Bentonville Square
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Event: Holiday Open House
Date:
Sunday, Nov 18th
Time:
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 
Handworks NWA, 106 Southeast A Street, Unit 4
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Bentonville Square at Christmas
EVENT: The Little Craft Show – Downtown Bentonville
Date: Saturday, Nov 17th
Time: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Record, 104 SW A St
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EVENT: Opening Day at The Rink
Date: Saturday, Nov 17th
Time: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Bentonville Square
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EVENT: Lighting of the Tree at Lawrence Plaza & AFSA Ice Skating Exhibition
Date: Saturday, Nov 17th
Time: Approximately 6:30 ish PM
Location: Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink
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EVENT: Frosty Flix and a Skate-A-Long: The Polar Express
Date: Saturday Nov 24th

Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink
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Event: A Modern Christmas Carol at The Peel Mansion
Date:  Friday, November 30th
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens, 400 S Walton Blvd
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Event: Christmas Open House 2018
Date: Saturday, Dec 1st
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 400 S Walton Blvd, The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens
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EVENT: The 2018 Nutcracker Presented by NWA Conservatory of Classical Ballet 
Date: Saturday, Dec 1st and Dec 2nd
Time: Saturday, Dec 1st at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, Dec 2nd at 2:00 p.m.
Location: Arend Arts Center
More Information: NWA Conservatory of Classical Ballet

EVENT: Frosty Flix and a Skate-A-Long: Arthur Christmas
Date: Saturday, December 1st
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink
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EVENT: Freedom Frosty 5K Run
Date: Saturday, Dec 1st
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink
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Event: Santa Claus at The Walmart Museum
Date: Thursday, Dec 6th
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: The Walmart Museum, 105 N Main St
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Event:A Morning with Santa
Date: Saturday, Dec 8th
Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Bentonville Community Center, 1101 SW Citizens Circle,
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Event: 2018 North Pole Express!
Date: Saturday, Dec 8th
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Nightmares Haunted House, 13080 North Hwy 71
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EVENT: Christmas Lights Display (Tune your car radio to 102.7)
Date:Every Night until January 5th
Time: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM weekdays (10:30 PM Fri -Sat)
Location: Bentonville Heart Lites, 3505 NW Edgewood Ave
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EventBentonville Christmas Parade
Date: Saturday, Dec 15th
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Downtown Bentonville Square
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EVENT:Frosty Flix and a Skate-A-Long: Christmas Story
Date: Saturday, Dec 15th
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink
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CENTERTON

Event: Claus for a Cause – Pictures with Santa
Date:  Saturday, Dec 1st
Time:
 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: 72 West, 11507 Highway 72 W
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EUREKA  SPRINGS

EVENT: Drive-Through Light Display at the Great Passion Play
Date:
Thursday,November 22nd
Time:
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location:
Great Passion Play

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EVENT: Christmas Tree Lighting
Date: November 24th
Time:
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Location:
Basin Park

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EVENT: Christmas Parade of Lights
Date: Friday, November 30th
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Christmas Parade of Lights
Location: Downtown Eureka Springs
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EVENT: The Nine Lessons
Date:
Friday, November 30th
Time:
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: 
St. Elizabeth’s Parish Center

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EVENT: John Two Hawks Holiday Concert 
Date: Saturday, Dec 1st
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: The Auditorium, 36 So. Main
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EVENT: 36TH Annual Christmas Tour of Homes
Date: Saturday, Dec 1st
Time: 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Eureka Springs
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EVENT: Christmas with the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra
Date:  Saturday, Dec 15th and Sunday, Dec 16th
Time: 7:00 PM  and 3:00 PM on Sunday
Location: Arend Arts Center
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EVENT:  Christmas Tree Forest Lighting Ceremony
Date: Saturday, Dec 1st – January 1st 2019
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Crescent Hotel
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Crescent Hotel Christmas Forest

Crescent Hotel Christmas Forest – Photo Courtesy Arkansas Dept of Parks and Tourism

EVENT: 19TH ANNUAL SANTA’S BRUNCH
Date:
Sunday, Dec 2nd
Time:
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 
Crystal Ballroom – Crescent Hotel
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EVENT: 52nd Annual Silver Tea
Date: Thursday, Dec 6th
Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Crescent Hotel
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EVENT:Holiday Radio Show
Date: Friday, Dec 7th
Time: 6:00 PM- 8:30 PM
Location:1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, 75 Prospect Ave
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EVENT: A Night of Merry Making
Date:
Saturday, Dec 8th
Time:
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location:
Eureka Springs

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EVENT: Main Street Merry Eats
Date:
Saturday, Dec 8th
Time:
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location:
Eureka Springs

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EVENT: Night of 1000 Santas
Date: Saturday, Dec 8th
Time: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Location: Basin Spring Park
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EVENT: Ozarks Chorale Christmas Concert 
Date: Saturday, Dec 8th
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: The Auditorium, 32 S. Main Street
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EVENT: Home for the Holidays Concert
Date: Saturday, Dec 22
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: The Auditorium, 36 S Main St
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FAYETTEVILLE

EVENT: Lights of the Ozarks
Date: Friday, Nov 16th – Saturday Dec 31st
Time: 6:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Location: Downtown Historic Square
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Fayetteville Square – Ligths of the Ozarks – Photo Courtesy Arkansas Dept of Parks and Tourism

EVENT: Stewart Family Christmas Light Display
Date: Saturday, Nov 17th
Time: 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: 4423 Wyman rd Fayetteville,AR
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EVENT: The Nutcracker
Date: Nov 23rd, 24th, 25th
Time: Check For Specific Times
Location: Walton Arts Center, 495 W Dickson St
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EVENT: The Little Craft Show – Downtown Fayetteville
Date: Friday, Nov 30th – Dec 1st
Time: 10 AM – Dec 1 at 4 PM
Location: Fayetteville Town Center, 15 W Mountain St,
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EVENT: Jingle Bell Jog 5K & Reindeer Fun Run
Date: Saturday, Dec 1st
Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, 4703 N Crossover Rd
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EVENTMewvie Night! Nat’l Lampoon’s Christmas
Date: Saturday, Dec 1st
Time:
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location:
Purr Cat Cafe NWA, 1641 W 15th St #15
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EVENT: Santa’s Workshop To Benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Date: Saturday, Dec 8th
Time: 1:00 PM
Location:1882 N Starr Dr
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EVENT: Central’s Christmas Block Party
Date: Friday, Dec 14th
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Central United Methodist Church, 6 W Dickson St
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EVENT: The Snowman: A Family Concert
Date: Sunday, Dec 16th
Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Walton Arts Center, 495 W Dickson St
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EVENT: SONA Presents  A Very SONA Christmas
Date: Saturday, Dec 15th
Time: 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Location: Walton Arts Center
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EVENT: The Polar Express
Date:  Saturday, Dec 21st
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Walton Arts Center
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ROGERS

EVENT: Holiday’s on the Bricks
Date: Friday, Saturday and Sunday,  Nov 30th, Dec 1st and Dec 2nd
Time: Check here for times
Location: Downtown Rogers
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EVENT:Santa’s Workshop Comes to the Rogers Experimental House!
Date: Saturday, Dec 1st
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Experimental House, 121 West Walnut Street
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EVENT: It’s a Wonderful Life
Date: Saturday, Dec 1st
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Arkansas Public Theatre, 116 S 2nd St
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EVENT: O Night Divine Charity Ball
Date: Saturday, Dec 1st
Time: 6:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Location: John Q. Hammons Convention Center, 3303 Pinnacle Hills Pkwy
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EVENT: Christmas Craft Fair
Time:
Dec 7th at 10:00 AM – Dec 9th at 4:00 PM
Location:
Frisco Station Mall Arts & Crafts Festival (100 N Dixieland Rd)
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EVENT: Rogers Christmas Parade
Date: Friday, Dec 7th
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Downtown Rogers
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EVENT: ELF
Date:
December 8th 
Time:
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: 
Arkansas Public Theatre, 116 S 2nd St,

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EVENT: Holiday Make and Take Downtown Rogers Farmer’s Market
Date: Saturday, Dec 15th
Time: Check For Time
Location: 101 East Cherry
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EVENT: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Date: Friday – Saturday, Dec 14th, 15th, 16th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd
Time: Check here for times
Location:Arkansas Public Theatre, 116 S 2nd St
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PEA RIDGE

EVENT: Annual Christmas Parade
Date:  Saturday, Dec 1st
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Curtis Avenue
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SILOAM SPRINGS

EVENT: The Handcrafted Christmas Market
Date:  Saturday, Dec 1st
Time:
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 123 N Broadway St
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EVENT: “Light Up Siloam Springs” Christmas Parade
Date: Saturday, Dec 1st
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Historic Downtown Siloam Springs
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SPRINGDALE

EVENT Charlie Brown Christmas
Date: Nov 29th, 30th and Dec 1st & 2nd
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location:Arts Center of the Ozarks
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EVENT: Christmas Parade of the Ozarks
Date: Saturday, Nov 24th
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 
Location: Parsons Stadium, 1423 E Emma
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EVENT: Christmas Cookie Class!
Date: Saturday, Nov 24th
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Hello Local, 101 East Emma,
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EVENT: 2018 Christmas on the Creek
Date:
Saturday, Nov 24th

Time: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Downtown Springdale
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EVENT: Breakfast with Santa
Date: Saturday, Dec 1st
Time: 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Arts Center of the Ozarks
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EVENT: Children’s Christmas Train
Date: Saturday, Dec 1st
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Arkansas Missouri Railroad, 306 E Emma Ave
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EVENT: 4th Annual Christmas Open House
Date: Saturday, Dec 1st
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Springdale Fire Department, 417 Holcomb St
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EVENT: Christmas for Kids Vendor Event
Date:
Saturday, Dec 1st
Time:
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location:
Jones Center, 922 E Emma Ave

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EVENT: A Merry and Bright Christmas Show
Date:Saturday, Dec 8th
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Jones Center
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EVENT: It’s A Wonderful Life
Date:
Thursday, Dec 13th, 14th, and 15th
Time:
7:30 PM
Location: 
Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S Main St

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EVENT: Free  Movie Night: Polar Express
Date: Friday, Dec 14th
Time:
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location:
Jones Center, 922 E Emma Ave

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Image at top of the page Bentonville Square Christmas Photo Courtesy of Bruce Shepard