Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events: November 2014

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Holiday Open House (Siloam Springs)

Main Street Siloam Springs’ annual Holiday Open House. Merchants will be open and offering refreshments, door prizes, and the first look at their holiday merchandise.

Date: Sunday, Nov. 2

Time: 1-5 p.m.

Location: Downtown Siloam

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Crystal Bridges events

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s groundbreaking exhibition, State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, has gained national attention, bringing together the artwork of 102 artists from all over the country. State of the Art will be on view through January 19, highlighting the artists’ voices with engagement opportunities including workshops, art talks, and panel discussions. For a full list of State of the Art programs, click here.

More info: See the full calendar of Crystal Bridges events here: website.

NWA Boutique Show

Mamas, we want to see you there! We’ll have a Motherlode booth with an awesome giveaway — plus a cardboard cut-out of Olaf for you and the kids to pose with. This is an amazing shoppertunity to mark off everyone on your Christmas list!

nwa boutique show adDate: Nov. 7-8

Time: Varies

Location: Holiday Inn Convention Center

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Veteran’s Day Parade

Annual Veteran’s Day Parade at 2:30pm around the Fayetteville Square.  The parade will feature military and emergency vehicles, soldiers of all ages, motorcycles, bands, and much more.  At 1:30 there will be special activities for children and a meet and greet with our WWII and Korean Veterans. In case of rain, all special activities will be indoors at the square with the Veterans.  Grand marshalls this year are WWII and Korean Veterans.

Date: Sunday, Nov. 9

Time: 1:30, activities for children and a meet and greet with WWII and Korean Veterans; parade 2:30 p.m.

Location: Fayetteville Square

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Central Rogers MOPS Craft Fair

Lots of vendors to shop, door prizes and a cookie walk with dozens of different cookies at $6 a pound. At Central United Methodist in Rogers.

mops craft fairDate: Nov. 15

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Central United Methodist Church, Rogers

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Pennyroyals, Persimmons and Pawpaws

Date: Nov. 19

Time: Noon

Location: Shiloh Museum, Springdale

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The Rink at Lawrence Plaza (New this  year: “Theme” nights!)

The Rink will have Wild Wardrobe Wednesdays, including Nov. 26th superheroes and Dec. 10th Disney’s Frozen. Click here to see all the themes.

Date: Nov. 22-Jan. 19

Time: Varies

Location: Bentonville, at the corner of Northeast A

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21st Annual Lights of the Ozarks

Enjoy the amazing winter wonderland of lights on the Downtown Square beginning Friday, November 21st at 6 p.m. with the Lighting Night parade. Nightly carriages and pony rides, fresh hot chocolate and festive holiday music make the Lights of the Ozarks an event that cannot be missed. The romantic and breathtaking display of a half-million twinkling lights is cherished by the locals and visitors alike that stroll or drive through the Lights of the Ozarks each year. Each year Fayetteville Parks and Recreation workers spend over 2,000 hours decorating the Downtown Square with 450,000 lights.

Date: Nov. 21-Dec. 31

Time: 6 p.m. parade starts.

Location: Fayetteville Square

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Lighting of the Bentonville Square

Holiday market at 2 p.m. Live holiday music, 4 p.m. Lighting ceremony, 6 p.m. Christmas tree lighting at the rink, 6:30 p.m.

Date: Nov. 22

Time: Events start at 2 p.m.

Location: Bentonville Square

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Elf the Musical

“Endearingly goofy!” says USA Today of this delightful Broadway musical for all ages. Elf the Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole where he is welcomed into Santa’s household. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s size and poor toy-making skills cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to find his birth father and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf the Musical “is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!” says Variety magazine. Don’t miss this modern-day Christmas classic that’s sure to help you embrace your inner elf!

Elf_TNEWDate: Nov. 25-26

Time: Varies

Location: Walton Arts Center

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Green Friday

In an effort to help you reconnect with the things important in your life, Hobbs will be hosting a day of hikes, nature crafts, and family fun programming. Contact the park for a list of programming. Free.

Date: Nov. 28

Time: All day

Location: Hobbs State Park Visitor’s Center, Rogers

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2nd Annual Experience the Light at The Great Passion Play (Live Nativity)

Christmas Festival with Live Nativity. Drive-through light display and Christmas Carols with hot chocolate and cookies in the Great Hall. The last weekend of November through first 3 weeks of December on Fridays and Saturdays.

great passion playDate: Nov. 28-Dec. 20 (Fridays and Saturdays)

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Location: Eureka Springs

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Christmas Parade of the Ozarks

Date: Nov. 29

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Parsons Stadium, Springdale. Starts at the rodeo grounds and goes through downtown Springdale (Emma Avenue).

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Holiday Hoopla Kickoff, Rogers

A community event to kick off the holiday season in downtown Rogers. Featuring the lighting of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree and downtown decorations, great food, and live music.

holiday hooplaDate: Nov. 29

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Downtown

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Holiday Drop and Shop Event!

Parents can go shop while Abrakadoodle of NWA helps your kids get into the Holiday Spirit! Abrakadoodle artists will work on specially designed Holiday art projects with the kids, who should dress for mess. Parents should send a snack(s), but lunch will be provided. Cost: $25 Children ages 4 to 12 (Limited class size)

Date: Saturday, November 29, 2014

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

Location: Rogers Activity Center, 315 West Olive Street Rogers, AR 72756

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Gardenland Express

Gardenland Express will open on November 30 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and then continue on Saturdays, December 6 and 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Sundays, December 7 and 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This year, visitors will be able to enjoy an evening of holiday lights and fun on Friday, December 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Each Gardenland session will include a winter wonderland display of model trains in the Event Hall, refreshments and visits with Santa. Northwest Arkansas Model Train Club is providing the trains for this special event.

Date: Nov. 30, Dec. 6,7,13 & 14

Time: See above for specific times

Location: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

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Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks Christmas Train Exhibition