Christmas Events at the Arkansas Public Theatre

Head to downtown Rogers for some Christmas fun at the APT!

Arkansas Public Theatre is gearing up for the holidays. The downtown Rogers staple, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary December 5th, will make you laugh, cry, and everything else in between with several shows lined up in a variety of genres this winter. The theatre is located at 116 S. 2nd Street. Visit APT's website often for the most up-to-date information or to purchase tickets.

A Christmas Story (December 8th – 17th)
This holiday classic follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Based on the 1983 Christmas comedy film, based on Jean Shepherd's semi-fictional anecdotes in his 1966 book In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash. A Christmas classic not to be missed. APT only shows “A Christmas Story” once every three years, so don’t wait until 2020!

First Ornaments of Christmas 2017 (December 21st  at 7pm)
The First Ornaments of Christmas is a live multimedia project from the brain/hand/pen/voice of Bentonville Resident Bryce Napier and a surrounding group of artists. Defying easy categorization, the creators jokingly call it a Christmas-indie-classical-multimedia-rock-opera. In the live setting, the 11-piece band performs with narrative breaks between 11 songs. ‘First Ornaments’ is a Christmas feast for the eyes and ears, helping viewers imagine the Christmas story like never before.

It's A Wonderful Life - Presented by Iron Horse Coffee Company (December 22nd at 7pm)
Dress up and join Iron Horse Coffee Company for cocktails and a viewing of the greatest Christmas movie ever made, "It's A Wonderful Life." This is one event you’ll need to experience. Tickets will sell out fast, so act now!  George Bailey (James Stewart), a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life is in his community.

Dr Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (December 23rd at 10am) 
Spend a relaxing morning with your family watching “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (1966) at the Arkansas Public Theatre sponsored by Noble Insurance Agency – Keith Noble – Nationwide Insurance!  Children and their families will have so much fun watching the movie while enjoying donuts and hot chocolate. Wear your pajamas and visit with Santa before the movie, take home treats and start a new family tradition!

Elf (December 23rd at 1pm)
Holiday classic film “Elf” (2003) tells the story of Buddy (Will Ferrell), a baby in an orphanage, who stowed away in Santa's sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs.