Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events: December 2022

December 2022: NWA Calendar of Events

Happy December, mamas! We’ve curated some of the most fun and family-friendly events in Northwest Arkansas. It’s the big month of holiday fun!

Click on the name of any event below to find more info:

Winter Nights at Walton Arts Center

Gather with friends, family or coworkers for Winter Nights at Walton Arts Center to enjoy twinkling lights, beautiful silvery decorations, a cozy cup of cheer and photo op perfect for your holiday card. Open 5-11 pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Dec. 1-23. Snow globes and fire pits are available.

Dates: Dec. 1-23

Time: Open 5-11 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Location: Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville

TheatreSquared’s A Christmas Carol

An inventive, magic-filled T2 original. Three spirits come to visit the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and take him on a fantastic journey through past, present, and future. But will it be enough to save him? For all ages.

Dates: Dec. 1-24

Times: Vary

Location: TheatreSquared, Fayetteville

The Little Craft Show

100+ makers, artists, and creatives for a unique holiday shopping event.

Date: Dec. 2

Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Fayetteville Town Center

Caroling on the Creek 2022

Hosted by the Springdale Public Schools Choral Music Department. Hear holiday classics from every elementary, middle school, junior high, and high school music program in Springdale.

Date: Dec. 2

Time: 5:15 p.m.

Location: Shiloh Square and Turnbow Park in Downtown Springdale

Rogers Christmas Parade 

Santa Claus makes his appearance at the end of the parade.

Date: Dec. 2

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Location: Downtown Rogers

Bentonville Winter Market

Date: Dec. 3

Time: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Downtown Bentonville.

Wampus Wonderland

A holiday craft show featuring a dozen makers in Northwest Arkansas including illustrators, jewelers, ceramic artists, holiday decor makers and more. You can plan to spend the day at Mount Sequoyah Center, as there will be multiple holiday themed markets and events happening. The Wampus Wonderland show will coincide with an arts market hosted by Fenix Arts in the Millar Lodge building. Fenix will host music, refreshments, and more artists. There will also be a Festival of Trees event with refreshments happening in the Parker building hosted by Mount Sequoyah Center’s board and staff. 

Date: Dec. 3-4

Time: The two-day event will be Saturday, December 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, December 4 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Mount Sequoyah Center, Fayetteville. 

Downtown Rogers Art on the Bricks

Art on the Bricks Art Walk features gallery and pop-up locations throughout Downtown Rogers.

Date: Dec. 8

Time: 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: Downtown Rogers

Northwest Arkansas Nativity and Noel

Live Nativity presentation, community Christmas concerts, & over 250 nativities from around the world.

Date: Dec. 9-10-11

Location: 1101 McCollum Dr., Bentonville

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever 

Picture the most inventively awful kids in history. That’s the Herdmans. Now imagine having to put on a Christmas pageant with those kids ‘volunteering’ for the best parts. What happens when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on? Is it truly the best Christmas pageant ever? Or just Serious! Funny! Mayhem! See this enduring seasonal favorite, loved by Trike Theatre audiences for years.

Dates: Dec. 9-10, 16-17

Times: Vary

Location: Trike Theatre, Bentonville

Second Annual Whoville Holiday Extravaganza

Children and families can look forward to meeting the Grinch (and many other Whoville citizens), breakfast with Santa, enjoy interactive storytelling and dance parties, decorate ornaments and cookies, and more. Tickets: $12.50 or $30 per family. Children under the age of 1 are free when accompanied with a ticketed guest.

Date: Dec. 10

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Springdale Civic Center

Films at APT: The Polar Express

APT at the Victory Theatre in Rogers is hosting a series of film screenings over the holidays.

Date: Dec. 10

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: APT at the Victory Theatre in Rogers

Bentonville Christmas Parade

Date: Dec. 10

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Downtown Bentonville

Santa Drop

Santa and his Elves will be Parachuting into Drake Field at the Arkansas Air and Military Museum. Throw your Christmas wishes at Santa Claus via paper airplane. Free event.

Date: Dec. 10; Rain date Dec. 17

Time: 11 a.m. (doors open at 10)

Location: Arkansas Air and Military Museum, Fayetteville

Rogers Historical Museum 22nd Annual Holiday Open House

This year’s theme is ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. This free event features guided tours of the 1895 Hawkins House featuring Clement Moore’s 1822 poem and a look at how families in early Rogers celebrated the season at home. They will also have holiday crafts, refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus.

Date: Dec. 10

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Snowman: A Family Concert

This show combines a classic, animated holiday story plus music from the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA).

Date: Dec. 11

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Walton Arts Center

Films at APT: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

APT at the Victory Theatre in Rogers is hosting a series of film screenings over the holidays.

Date: Dec. 17

Time: 2 pm.

Location: APT at the Victory Theatre in Rogers

Noon Year’s Eve

Ring in the New Year—without staying up past bedtime. This family-friendly New Year’s celebration is packed with fun for the young and the young-at-heart alike. Guests will be rocking around the clock and bringing the best parts of yesteryear into 2022 with nostalgia-inducing games, live music, dancing, artmaking, performances in the galleries, a Coca-Cola toast, and more.

Dec. 31

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville

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