Haul out the holly, y'all. December is here!
Thursday, November 30
4:30 Thursday at Rebel Kettle Brewing Co.: The mission of this brewery’s weekly meetup is to make your week even more awesome. Come meet your new favorite brew as Alphaholic Double IPA makes its return and Plum Dog Millionaire — a "dark sour ale aged for six months in second-use Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrels, then refermented on almost 200 lbs. of plums and cherries" — makes its debut. Stop in at, duh, 4:30. For more info, click here.
O'Faolain Trunk Show at Esse Purse Museum: When a designer describes its items as "the bags your arm has been missing out on," you know you're in for a treat. Leather luxury goods creator O'Faolain is hosting a trunk show at the SoMa shop, complete with lots of colors and bold looks. Stop in for refreshments and to meet the artist from 5-7 p.m. For more info, click here.
Friday, December 1
"The Gift of the Magi" Opening Night at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre: It's the story you know, but this is not how you remember it. From O. Henry’s beloved holiday story comes the world premiere of a brand new musical by Jeffrey Hatcher, Maggie-Kate Coleman and Andrew Cooke, and directed by The Rep's own John Miller-Stephany. Come early to enjoy a live performance by the Second Presbyterian Church Chamber Choir in the lobby before the show, then stick around after the play for a champagne toast. Showtime is 7 p.m. For more info, click here.
A Night With Black Crafted: Fashion and Trunk Show at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center: What do you get when you put Korto Momolu, Phoenix-Ism, 1297 Kustoms and Desirene Afrik all on one catwalk? A fierce and fabulous evening. The show also includes holiday festivities, live entertainment, food and more. Doors open at 6 p.m., and it's free to all. For more info, click here.
Grand Reopening at Belle & Blush: Your go-to beauty boutique in The Promenade at Chenal just got a makeover. The shop recently expanded into the space two doors down, which will provide room for a specialty gift bar featuring curated gift boxes and build-your-own gift sets. To celebrate its reopening, Belle & Blush is offering 10 percent off of purchases all day, a free gift and the opportunity to register for even more giveaways. Store hours are 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. For more info, click here.
Saturday, December 2
Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade and Capitol Lighting Ceremony in downtown Little Rock: Get your gloves and your comfy shoes, folks. It’s parade-watching time. You’re going to see floats, marching bands and a whole lot of characters at this annual event. The parade starts at 2nd and Broadway, moves south on Broadway, then turns onto Capitol Avenue. The parade ends with annual State Capitol Lighting Ceremony (plus fireworks!). It all kicks off at 3 p.m. For more info, click here.
Afternoon Tea at The Capital Hotel: Pinkies up, everyone. One Eleven is hosting its final monthly afternoon tea complete with treats, teas and even a glass of champagne. Tea time is 12:30 p.m. and reservations are required. For more info, click here.
Merry & Bright Holiday Celebration at The Promenade at Chenal: Christmas is officially in full swing at The Promenade. Get your shop on while the kiddos hang out with some of their big-screen favorites (oh, hey, Olaf) and stop in for free photos with the Clauses, just make sure to visit the Make-A-Wish gift wrap station. We even hear there's free hot cocoa and cookies. For more info, click here.
Holiday Open House at Good Earth Garden Center: You've been ignoring how ragged your wreath looks for a while now. Ditch that piece of junk and find a new favorite at this sixth annual event. You can shop Christmas trees, decor and poinsettias while enjoying holiday music with cider and eats. Stop in from 1-4 p.m. For more info, click here.
Sunday, December 3
Sertoma Christmas Parade in downtown North Little Rock: Main Street will be hopping with holiday excitement this afternoon. With the theme "Christmas Magic," the parade stretches down Main from Pershing Boulevard to the City Services Building between Broadway and Riverfront. The parade starts at 2 p.m. For more info, click here
Holiday Open House at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center: Have mercy and make way for the annual MTCC Say It Ain’t Say’s sweet potato pie contest. Living up to every bit of deliciousness its title implies, this event features entries that are judged by a panel of extremely lucky judges. Guests can also enjoy live entertainment, activities, family fun and more. It takes place from 2-5 p.m. For more info, click here.
50th Annual Christmas Frolic at the Historic Arkansas Museum: Ever wonder what Christmas was like in the 1800s? Say no more. Come see for yourself with living history, reenactments, live music, carolling and more. Plus, the legendary hot cider and ginger cake alone make the whole thing worthwhile — as if you needed another reason. Stop by from 1-4 p.m. For more info, click here.
Holiday Open House at the Old Statehouse Museum: Keep the historical vibes going and walk over to the OSHM to help ring in the holidays. Visitors will find cookies, drinks, live music and hands-on activities for the whole family. Pass the punch, please. Be there from 1-4:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
Thursday-Sunday, November 30 - December 3
"Les Miserables" at the Robinson Center: Oh, we can hear the people sing, all right. One of the most acclaimed musical productions of all time is coming to downtown Little Rock to tell its now-iconic story of passion, sacrifice and redemption in 19th century France. You have lots of chances to catch the show: at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. For more info, click here.
Friday-Sunday, December 1-3
Holiday Hangout at The White Water Tavern: And now for a break from your regularly scheduled programming. Do your holiday celebrating a bit different this weekend with three days of merry music and lots of artists. If you can't get tickets, never fear. You can catch an acoustic set from a few of the Holiday Hangout musicians at Lost Forty Brewing on Saturday. For more info, click here.
Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3
Paws with Santa Claus at Cammack Village City Hall: Not enough Christmas spirit for you? We’re not done yet. Central Arkansas Rescue Effort for Animals (CARE) is offering its annual pet photos with Santa, and it’s every bit as wonderful as you can imagine. Photographer Marvin Winston will be on hand to take the pooch’s pics, and owners can get a professional 5x7 print with a $20 donation to CARE. Bring Fido down from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday or 12-5 p.m. on Sunday. For more info, click here.