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Jingle bells - gingerbread - twinkling lights - Santa Claus - gifts - giving - caroling: these are all signs of the holiday season in Arkansas. Kids and the holidays are a natural match and there’s a huge variety of activities for them and their families in December.

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All Aboard for Gardenland Express!

Jill Rohrbach

December is a lively and festive month and the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville joins in the fun with its Gardenland Express. This family event features garden-scale trains in a winter wonderland setting. The trains, owned and operated by the Sugar Creek Train Club and the Northwest Ar...
St. Nick Plans “Visits” to Kids of All Ages in the Arkansas Delta

Kim Williams

Clement Clarke Moore wrote his poem depicting a visit from St. Nicholas in 1822. Today, young and old from across the world know the poem word for word. In December, Moore’s poem is brought to life with live theater performances in Forrest City and Stuttgart. December 1 is the date for “Twas the Nig...
First Weekend in December a Busy One in Little Rock

Kerry Kraus

Get into the Yuletide spirit by plunging headlong into holiday activities Dec. 1-2 in Little Rock. A wealth of activities is scheduled, guaranteed to put everyone in the mood for mistletoe, eggnog, jingle bells and all other symbols of the season. Heifer International’s Celebration of Living Gifts, ...
Eagle Watch Lake Tours at Lake Ouachita State Park

Zoie Clift

Eagles, which are unique to North America, begin to arrive in Arkansas as early as mid-October and stay all winter long, departing around February and as late as mid-March. Over 1,700 eagles may winter here depending on weather conditions. Wintering eagles favor the Ouachitas and Ozarks due to their...
Zack Towers Benefit Run
Star City
Pioneer Toys Workshop
Des Arc
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Civil War Comes To Life at Prairie Grove Sat.-Sun. Civil War Comes To Life at Prairie Grove Sat.-Sun.

Cannon fire and the cries of fallen soldiers will fill the air on Dec. 1 and 2 when Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Prairie Grove with a reenactment. Prairie Grove is recognized nationally as one of America's most intact Civil War battlefields.

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