Holiday Weekend Guide: 7 Events for a Wonderful Christmastime

Things are looking downright jolly in the capital city. Let’s get into it.


Thursday, Dec. 21

“It’s a Wonderful Life” at Ron Robinson Theater // You already know George Bailey changes his tune and you already know Clarence gets his wings, but somehow watching this Christmas classic just never gets old. Come watch Bailey find his way on the big screen, the theater’s final showing of the year. Showtime is 7 p.m. Learn more here. 


Friday, Dec. 22

Magical Holiday Experience at The Wonder Place // Let’s make the weekend even more fantastical, shall we? Here your littles can enjoy holiday storytime, sing-alongs, hot cocoa and some quality time with some of your favorite wintry characters. The enchantment starts at 3:30 p.m. Learn more here.

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Thursday & Friday, Dec. 21 & 22

Lights, Bites & Bikes Holiday Tour in Downtown Little Rock // You’ve seen the city’s holiday sights, but you’ve never seen them quite like this. Hosted by Rock Town River Outfitters, this bike tour includes stops at some of downtown’s most iconic displays and tastes of some of the most festive flavors of the season. The bikes ride at 5:30 p.m. both nights. Learn more here.


Saturday, Dec. 23

A Wonka Christmas Brunch at At the Corner // This downtown restaurant is going full sugar plum with a menu of themed dishes and drinks that are a “little nonsense meant to be relished by the wisest men.” Come get your fill 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Learn more here.

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The Jingle Mingle at the Little Rock Marriott // Ladies and gents, The Mingle is back. This 13th annual bash is back in high style with music, dancing, food and drinks in downtown Little Rock. Doors open at 8 p.m. Learn more here. 


Thursday – Saturday, Dec. 21-23

“A Very Merry Motown Christmas” at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre // There’s caroling with friends, and then there’s being serenaded with holiday songs by some of the best voices in the city. This is the latter. Bijoux, Nygel Robinson, Tawanna Campbell and more will take the stage with new arrangements inspired by Motown’s best. Show times are 7 p.m. each night and 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. All performances are currently sold out, but you just might get lucky with the waitlist. Learn more here.


Thursday, Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 21, 23 & 24

Christmas Karaoke in Little Rock // It seems karaoke is the new ugly sweater, and you won’t find any complaints here. There are three holiday karaoke parties going down this weekend in less than a one-mile radius. First up is 7 p.m. Thursday at Sterling Market, then 7 p.m. Saturday at The Rail Yard and finally the annual Stone’s Throw bash on Sunday at 6 p.m. Yes, there will be liquid courage, and yes, you should still wear that killer sweater. 


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