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12 Things To Do This Holiday Season in Fayetteville

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Planning a trip to Fayetteville this month?
We've got twelve days of things you must do this holiday season in Fayetteville.


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1.  VISIT THE LIGHTS OF THE OZARKS


Now in its 20th year, the Lights of the Ozarks expanded in 2013 from the historic downtown square all the way down Block Avenue to Dickson Street. Over 400,000 lights tranform the Downtown Square into a dazzling winter wonderland. The festival, featuring pony rides, camel rides and carriage rides plus caroling, begins nightly at 5 p.m. and will last until New Year’s Eve.

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2.  SHOP LOCAL FOR THE ONES YOU LOVE

Fayetteville features a number of unique shops that are sure to please everyone on your gift list. December 7th is going to be a busy Saturday in Fayetteville! Start your day off at The Little Craft Show (open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.) at the Fayetteville Town Center and shop for handmade gifts from local artists.
After The Little Craft Show, hop over to Block Street for the annual Block Street Bizzarre. Block Street is kicking off the holiday shopping season with fun events and holiday open houses throughout the day.  Visit Pere Noel at French Quarters, roast marshmallows and take festive photos at Dark Star Visuals, let your children write and mail letters to Santa Claus at Shindig Paperie, or take them to story time at Terra Tots at 9 am or 4 pm. Many stores are offereing refreshments and special discounts for holiday shoppers. Shop locally this holiday and have lots of fun!


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3.  MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS AT MOUNT SEQUOYAH


For a spectacular view of Fayetteville and all its beautiful lights, take a drive up the mountain and join Mount Sequoyah for their annual Merry Little Christmas celebration. Lighting of the grounds will take place a 6.pm. followed by a 7 p.m. concert by the Fayetteville Jazz Collective (Tickets are available for $10).

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4.  TOUR THE WINTER DREAMS PARADE OF HOMES


Sponsored by the Northwest Arkansas Junior League, take a peek into some of our area’s most beautiful homes decked out for the holidays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 8. Tour 8 homes in Washington and Benton Counties overflowing with holiday décor, and takes home some ideas for your Christmas decorating. Tickets are available at all Arvest bank locations and Signed, Sealed, Delivered in the Northwest Arkansas mall. Visit www.juniorleaguenwa.org for more information.

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5.  ‘TIS THE SEASON TO GIVE BACK


Area food banks are always looking for donations of food and gifts for our area’s neediest residents. Fayetteville Animal Services will have Shelter Angel Trees located around town with needed supplies and pets available for donation. That’s the great thing about Fayetteville – its giving spirit!

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6.  PAMPER YOURSELF AND RELAX A LITTLE

With last minute shopping, preparing a big feast, enjoying family and visitors, don’t forget about yourself. Fayetteville has some terrific spas that will treat you to all the pampering you need to get ready for the holiday! Check out I.M. Spa, The Crown Beauty Bar, and Luxe Beauty to book a relaxing massage, facial or pedicure.

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7.  SHOP AND SEE SANTA AT THE NORTHWEST ARKANSAS MALL

With a number of local and national retailers, shoppers can find a variety of items and gift ideas. And don’t forget Santa, who will be in the Center Court for visits and photos. Each child will receive a special gift from Santa, too. Visit www.northwestarkansasmall.com/ for more events. 

Santa Hours:

Monday-Saturday:  11am-8 pm (break from 3-4 pm)

Sunday:  12 noon - 6 pm (break from 3:00-3:30 pm)



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8.  HAVE SOME FUN! ENJOY A LITTLE ENTERTAINMENT IN YOUR LIFE

Take in a show at the Walton Arts Center, which will host the Moscow Classical Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” Dec. 20-22. For box office information, call 479-443-5600. If ballet’s not your thing, check out TheatreSquared’s new live stage adaptation of Charles Dickens's holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Performances are scheduled for December 5-29, 2013, in Studio Theatre at Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville. Tickets range from $22-36 ($10/under 30) and may be purchased by calling the Walton Arts Center Box Office at (479) 443-5600 or visiting theatre2.org.

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9.  CHEER ON THE RAZORBACK BASKETBALL TEAMS

Support the University of Arkansas Razorback Basketball Teams and take in a game at Bud Walton Arena. With most of the student population leaving for Christmas break, it’s a good time to show some hometown support for our beloved Razorbacks. Visit www.arkansasrazorbacks.com for more information or to purchase tickets.

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10.  WINTER AT THE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF THE OZARKS

A trip to the Gardenland Express is sure to please the entire family. Model Trains of Sugar Creek and the Northwest Arkansas Garden Railway Society take over the event hall amidst a winter wonderland. Enjoy the bright lights, hot chocolate and of course, Santa Clause, the first three weekends of December. And the Holiday Farmers’ Market will be held Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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11.  ALE BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

The Fayetteville Ale Trail is a great way to explore the emerging craft beer industry in Northwest Arkansas. Stop by the Fayetteville Visitors Bureau at (21 S. Block on the Fayetteville Square) or any of the participating breweries and pick up your passport. Then, collect your passport stamps with any purchase at each brewery location. Once you visit them all, bring your passport back to the bureau and receive a free decal!

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12.  RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH LAST NIGHT FAYETTEVILLE

Say goodbye to 2013 and welcome the new year with Last Night Fayetteville on the Fayetteville Square. Last Night features a giant puppet parade, the Sheet Ford Theater with local performing artists, beer garden, fireworks and the midnight Hog-Drop.

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