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Bundle up and get the family out to enjoy all of the festive events this season!

 

Rhythmic Roots Tap Dance Show Nov. 17

Untapped, Arkansas's only nonprofit tap dance company, will premiere their new original show, Rhythmic Roots, at CHARTS Theatre at UA-PTC. It's a percussive symphony of tap dance combined with the playing of unconventional instruments such as buckets, crates and more. untappedlittlerock.org/events/2018/11/17/untapped-show

 

Paws with Santa Claus Nov. 17-18, Dec. 1-2

Pamper your pets and help give homeless animals a second chance by getting your dog’s or cat’s “pawtrait” taken with Santa at Cammack Village City Hall. CARE is one of Little Rock’s oldest rescue operations so, naughty or nice, get your pet to the Heights! careforanimals.org

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Turkey Trot 5K Nov. 22

Support the United Way of Central Arkansas’s many charitable works and have a great time doing it at the Turkey Trot 5K at Centennial Valley Country Club. Choose a standard 5K or an adventure run that includes additional workouts along the route. There’s also a Gobble Wobble for kids 10 and under. uwcark.org/turkey-trot

 

Small Business Saturday Nov. 24

Get some holiday shopping done and support local businesses!

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"Jack Frost in Santa Land" Nov. 30-Dec. 16 

Follow the antics of this mischievous elf who’s stirring up trouble at the North Pole! The Arkansas Arts Center’s Children’s Theatre performs this fun, family-friendly holiday show full of magic, adventure and holiday cheer! arkarts.com

 

Christmas Tree Lighting on the Promenade Nov. 30

Join Santa as he works his magic in the charming and historic Hillcrest neighborhood. Witness the lighting of the Hillcrest Christmas tree among the holiday festivities. hillcrestmerchants.net 

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Christmas Open House Dec. 1

Experience the Petit Jean State Park’s historic Mather Lodge dressed in Christmas finery. Enjoy family arts and crafts activities, seasonal entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus, too! Admission is free. arkansasstateparks.com/events

 
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Jingle Bell Run  Dec. 1

Don your favorite holiday costume and support the Arthritis Foundation’s original Jingle Bell Run, raising funds and awareness to cure America’s number one cause of disability. Grab your friends to walk or run—just be at the Clinton Presidential Library with bells on! arthritis.org

 

Reindeer On the River Dec. 2

See live reindeer at the River Market to celebrate the start of the holiday season! Enjoy other holiday activities and games at this unique, free event, open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. holidaysinlittlerock.com/lr-holiday-events

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"A Christmas Carol" Dec. 5-15

The whole family will love the timeless classic, “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, adapted for the Argenta Community Theater. argentacommunitytheater.org.

 

The Nutcracker Spectacular Dec. 7-9

A holiday tradition, Ballet Arkansas brings the beloved number to life with the help of more than 200 community cast members. Live music provided by Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Don’t miss this family favorite at Robinson Performance Hall, now in its 40th year! balletarkansas.org/nutcracker-spectacular

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The Little Craft Show Dec. 8

Shop handmade wares from more than 60 local and regional artists at this holiday craft show at Lost Forty Brewing from noon to 6 p.m. Look for exciting giveaways, workshops and hourly vendor giveaways! thelittlecraftshow.com