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12 days of Fayetteville Christmas 2015

12 days of Fayetteville Christmas 2015
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 22nd year, the Lights of the Ozarks features 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. Look for carolling on Friday, Dec. 11 from 5:30-6:30; Dec. 12 from 5-7:30; and Dec. 15 from 4:30-7:40.
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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 5th is going to be a busy Saturday in Fayetteville! Start your day off at The Little Craft Show at the Fayetteville Town Center and shop for handmade gifts from local artists.

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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 6. Tour 8 homes in Washington and Benton Counties overflowing with holiday décor, and takes home some ideas for your Christmas decorating. Tickets are $25.  They’ll also hold a VIP Event on Friday, Dec. 4 on 7-9 p.m. at Pigmint/Garden Living, located at 100 E. Joyce Blvd., Suite 113. Tickets are $50 for this.  Visit www.juniorleaguenwa.org to purchase tickets for both events.

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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.  Also, Youth Bridge will even give you a way to stay warm this winter with their “South of St. Somewhere” Jimmy Buffet themed fundraiser on Dec. 4. (https://www.facebook.com/events/874181722631629/)  That’s the great thing about Fayetteville – it’s 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:  noon - 6 pm (break from 3:00-3:30 pm)
Christmas Eve:  11am-6pm
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8. HAVE SOME FUN! ENJOY A LITTLE ENTERTAINMENT IN YOUR LIFE

Take in a show at the Walton Arts Center.  Their “Home for the Holidays” series brings a variety of programming for the entire family from solo pianist Jim Brickman’s Comfort & Joy on Dec. 13 to “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer: The Musical” on Dec. 21-23.  Also, their “Holiday Film Series” features classics like “Home Alone,” “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Polar Express.”  Prices for the events vary so you’re sure to find one that fits your budget.
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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, on Nov. 28 & 29, Dec. 5 & 6, and Dec. 12 & 13 from 1-4 pm each day. Also they’ll have a wreath making class on Dec. 2 at 6 pm and a Jingle Bell Jog 5K and Reindeer Fun Run on Dec. 5 at 9 am.

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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 2015 and welcome the new year with Last Night Fayetteville on the Fayetteville Square. Last Night features a giant puppet parade, the Sheet Fort Theater with local performing artists, beer garden, fireworks and the midnight Hog-Drop.


Fayetteville Visitors Bureau

21 South Block Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701

479-521-5776 local
800-766-4626 toll free
479-521-4731 fax

info@experiencefayetteville.com

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