Local Christmas Events

November 27

WHAT: Glisten in Greenbrier
 Matthews Park in Greenbrier
TIME:  Various
DETAILS: Join us in Greenbrier for a magical winter experience featuring an ice skating rink sponsored by FAB&T, light display sponsored by Graham Brother’s Electric, concessions, and more! GRAND OPENING: Join us for a special day to kick off Glisten in Greenbrier! Santa will help us with the official FAB&T ice skating ribbon cutting at 3 PM followed by a tree lighting ceremony sponsored by First Service Bank at 5:30.

November 26, November 27, December 3, December 4, December 10, December 11, December 17, December 18

WHAT: Dino Lites
WHERE: Mid-America Science Museum, 500 Mid America Blvd., Hot Springs
TIME: Various

DETAILS: Dino Lites is the Museum’s annual holiday lighting display on the Dino Trek. Community organizations and businesses “adopt” dinosaurs on the trail and decorate them with up to 300 watts of LED holiday lights. Please join us for the Grand Lighting Ceremony Friday, November 26, at 5 p.m. The People’s Choice Award Winner will be announced on the evening of December 18. Price is included with general admission. To purchase tickets, visit midamericamuseum.org/shop/tickets/general-admission or call (501) 767-3461.

December 2

WHAT: Russellville Christmas Parade
WHERE: Downtown Russellville
TIME: 6:30 PM 
DETAILS: The parade route will begin at Sears on South Arkansas; travel north on South Arkansas to Main Street; turn west on Main Street; parade ends at S. Glenwood and W. 2nd Street. For more information, contact the Parks Department at 479-968-1272.

December 4 

WHAT: Big Jingle Jubilee
WHERE: Capitol Avenue between Victory Street and Cross Street in Downtown Little Rock
TIME: Noon – 5 PM
DETAILS: Holiday and food vendors will be set up in the State Chamber of Commerce office parking lot. Santa Claus will be making his appearance in the vendor area to meet and greet all kids — including those that are kids at heart.

December 4

WHAT: Breakfast with Santa
WHERE: Jess Odom Community Center, 1100 Edgewood Drive, Maumelle
TIME: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Jess Odom Community Center and Maumelle Lions Club are hosting pancakes with SANTA on December 4th from 8-11am. Go the the Maumelle Lions Club page to click “GOING” so Santa can be prepared. Pics with Santa starting at 9:00 am! $5 each. Breakfast comes with pancakes, sausage and drinks.

December 4

The City of Sherwood will host its annual Christmas parade at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. The parade will begin at the intersection of Kiehl Ave. and Lantrip Road- It will end at the intersection of Kiehl Ave. and Oakbrooke Drive

December 4 and December 5

WHAT: A Ferncliff Christmas 2021
WHERE: 1720 Ferncliff Rd, Little Rock
TIME: 4:30 PM – 7:30
DETAILS: Experience the Nativity story in a whole new way! Interactive Nativity Experience, Alternative Gift Market, Festive Food and Drink, & more! Walk the Nativity Trail – a 45 minute (3/4 mile) walking trail where you will move through the biblical story of Jesus’ birth though sight, sound, music, and reflection. Hear the Angels announce the upcoming birth, get stopped by a Census Taker, feed Mary’s tired donkey, and more! Warm up inside! Feast on some festive food and drink at the Ferncliff Christmas Café – items for sale include delicious Hot Cocoa, Christmas Cookies, Reindeer Food, and more! Check out our Alternative Gift Market – do some holiday shopping and give a gift that keeps on giving! Learn about Ferncliff’s various ministries and the ways that your Christmas presents can make a big difference.

Reserve your time slot with a ticket! Admission is FREE. Parking is $5 per vehicle (pre-paid online or cash on-site).

December 9-12

WHAT: The Nutcracker Spectacular and The Nutty Nutcracker
WHERE: Robinson Center 
TIME: Various Times

December 9 & 15 & 20

WHAT: Glisten in Greenbrier
WHERE: Matthews Park in Greenbrier
TIME: See details below
DETAILS: Join us after the “Rise Up in Lights” Christmas Parade sponsored by the Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce, which begins at 6:30. Then, visit with Santa and enjoy a bedtime story at 7:15 while we celebrate literacy with all of the elementary schools in Greenbrier!

December 16

WHAT: Little Rock Winds Presents “Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas”
WHERE: Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Dr, Little Rock
TIME: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
DETAILS: Begin your holiday celebrations with the LR Winds’ musical offerings of yuletide favorites performed with the fabulous Arkansas Chamber Singers and stunning soprano, JoAna Rusche. And you better watch out – we may have a surprise visitor! Israel Getzov, conductor; Brent Walker, concert moderator AND, the Stocking Stuffer Silent Auction opens at 6:30 p.m. offering lots of items to fill those Christmas stockings. Sponsored by Tim and Joan Blann, Dr. Rich and Dottie Brown.

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