Holidays

Congratulations to the Capital Hotel  in downtown Little Rock!  They have the Christmas spirit big-time and it definitely shows.  The hotel’s sparkling Christmas tree was chosen by Forbes Travel Guide as one of the “10 most dazzling trees” in the country. The 28-foot-white fir was decorated to the max by Little Rock florist Tipton & …
This year, Holiday Lights at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs is showcasing the greatest number of lights the exhibit has seen to date: over 4 million. Last year, around 2 million lights were featured. The event, which is open through Dec. 31, was created by the Gardens staff in 2001 and is noted as …
Get ready to do some major Christmas celebrating in Central Arkansas.  Many of the events, which were postponed from last weekend due to the icy weather, have been rescheduled. The annual Big Jingle Jubilee Parade  kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 14. The parade features floats, marching bands, animals, and two very special grand marshals — …
The Grand Prairie Center, located on the campus of Phillips Community College/University of Arkansas in Stuttgart, celebrates the holiday season with a trio of special events. On Sunday, Dec. 1, it’s A Christmas Spectacular beginning at 3 p.m. The presentation features performers from Ballet Arkansas and dance students from the Grand Prairie showcasing pieces from …
The 2013 Helena Holiday Festival in historic Helena offers events and activities for the entire family, ranging from ice skating to lighting events to Christmas sing-a-longs. On Sunday, Dec. 1, the acrylic ice-skating rink opens at 5 p.m. at Court Square Park on Cherry Street. At 6 p.m., the official lighting ceremony of Court Square …
 I like tradition, especially in the holiday season. So, like many folks, I am drawn to the numerous events that provide time-honored holiday classic entertainment, such as the upcoming Western Arkansas Ballet 28th annual production of “The Nutcracker” at the Arkansas Best Corporation Performing Arts Center in Fort Smith. Described as lavish, exciting and wonderful, …
If you associate the beginning of winter with the first snowfall then winter officially arrives Saturday in North Little Rock.  That’s when Wild River Country turns into Wild Winter Country complete with real snow. Rain put a damper on the original opening on Friday, so weather permitting, it will take place Saturday. You’ll be able to …