Giveaway: Tickets to “The Snowman” Family Concert event

The_Snowman_posterThis week we’re giving four tickets to a fun holiday show that combines a classic children’s book with live symphony music in a one-of-a-kind concert created specifically for families. The event is called “The Snowman,” and it happens at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 6, 2015 on the Walton Arts Center stage.

ABOUT THE SHOW: During this event, you’ll see a special screening of the 1982 Academy Award-nominated film called The Snowman, based on the classic children’s book of the same name. The story of the movie is about a snowman who comes to life, and kids have loved this story for more than 30 years. The film itself is silent but it’ll be paired with the music of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, under the direction of Music Director Paul Haas.

The event is perfect for kids, especially those who love animated movies and music. We’re pairing the four show tickets with a gift card to our favorite pizza place on Dickson Street, U.S. Pizza.

USpizzaABOUT THE FOOD: We love U.S. Pizza. They are a tradition in Fayetteville, and we love that they’re right on Dickson Street, so you can walk straight there from Walton Arts Center. The award-winning pizza, salads, sandwiches and more have a unique flavor that’s not duplicated anywhere in NWA.

HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win these tickets and dinner gift card, throw your name in the online hat! Just click on the words “leave a comment” at the bottom of this post and tell us about one of your favorite pieces of Christmas or Holiday music. Do you love “What Child is This?” Or are you a sucker for a fast-paced “Jingle Bells”? Tell us your favorites in the comments below.

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If you’d rather not leave your show tickets to chance, you can go ahead and reserve them for only $8 each. Just call the Box Office at 479.443.5600 or by visit

Good luck! We’ll choose a winner at the end of the week and email the lucky mom.


  1. The music from The Snowman is beautiful. I share this book and the video with my students every year. I would love to see it in person and live!

  2. My all time favorite one is “The Little drummer Boy” sung by Bing Crosby and David Bowie in 1977 i think fantastic

  3. Carol of the Bells has always been my favorite Christmas Carol. I loved playing it in high school with the Orchestra and love hearing it on Christmas movies. It’s in The Santa Clause, Home Alone, and several others. 🙂

  4. I love Have a Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives. It just puts me in the mood for tree decorating and cookie baking. I follow you on Pinterest and Twitter, commented on FB, and I get the newsletter.

  5. Carol of the Bells is my most favorite classic Christmas song. I love all the choir parts and absolutely loved singing it each year that I was in choir! My favorite modern song is Mariah Carey’s, All I want for Christmas song. It’s not Christmas season unless I hear that song at least 5 times!

  6. I love all Christmas music, but if I had to pick a favorite it would be “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”

  7. I LOVE the song – Mary, did you know? Such a sweet song and the lyrics get me every time!
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  8. Jingle bells…its so fun to all sing along to in the car or at the store when it comes on. Family favorite 🙂

  9. I just love the Carol of the Bells! It just makes my heart happy!! I play the piano and it is probably one of my favorite pieces to play as well!

  10. Oh Holy Night and The First Noel are my all time favorite Christmas songs. I don’t care how they are played the give me chills every time I hear them. They are powerful and touching.

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