Holiday Entertainment in Rogers and Northwest Arkansas

Looking for something to do for the holidays? Experience a variety of entertainment options to enjoy as you celebrate the season!

Rogers and northwest Arkansas have an abundance of year-round entertainment options, and December is no different. As you gear up for your end-of-year festivities, be sure to check out one of these events to soak in what many consider to be the best time of the year.

Arkansas Public Theatre

December 9 | A Tuna Christmas
In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it’s Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the annual lawn-display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey’s production of A Christmas Carol is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. Many colorful Tuna denizens, some you will recognize from Greater Tuna and some appearing here for the first time, join in the holiday fun. A Tuna Christmas is a total delight for all seasons, whether performed by two quick-changing comedians as it was on Broadway, or by twenty or more. Production requirements are minimal, making the play suitable for school and community producers as well as large venues. Audiences who have and have not seen Greater Tuna will enjoy this laugh-filled evening.

December 10 | The Polar Express
Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump"; "Cast Away") reunite for "Polar Express," an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

December 17National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property. Even worse, Clark's employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs.

Other Rogers Entertainment

December 1-31 | City of Rogers Christmas Pic Passport
This activity is becoming a holiday season tradition for many.  Come enjoy the festive atmosphere of downtown Rogers and complete the Christmas Pic Passport this year! Visit landmarks around downtown Rogers and snap a photo, then tag the city's social media accounts in your photo and receive City of Rogers gear while supplies last. Keep an eye on their website and social media as more details are released.

December 2 | Rogers Christmas Parade
The Rogers Christmas Parade is set to sparkle through downtown as the City of Rogers confirms information about this year’s parade. The parade will follow its traditional route and take place on its traditional date, the first Friday in December. This year’s parade is being coordinated by the Rotary Clubs of Rogers and is sponsored by First National Bank of NWA. 

December 2 | NWA Corgi Walk at Rogers Christmas Parade
Get your corgi Christmas outfits ready! Don't think your corgi can walk very far? Decorate a wagon or a stroller with some Christmas decor and pull them with the group.

December 7 & 14 | Cookie Decorating Classes from Alexander Baking Company
Alexander Baking Co. will host Cookie Decorating Classes December 7 at Ozark Beer Company and December 14 on-site in downtown Rogers. You will learn tips and tricks for baking sugar cookies and using royal icing, and decorate six cookies to take home!

December 8 | Art on the Bricks
The Art on the Bricks Art Walk showcases the art of regional artists while enhancing the artistic and cultural opportunities in Downtown Rogers. Visit pop-up art exhibits from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., and live music from 7 - 9 p.m.

December 10 | Santa at Ozark Beer Company
Santa himself is coming to town to spread holiday cheer. While he's here get your picture taken with him, enjoy some delicious hot chocolate or drip coffee from Java Dudes Coffee Co. ,and make some fun, holiday-themed arts and crafts.

December 10 | 22nd Annual Rogers Historical Museum Holiday Open House
This year’s theme is ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. This free event features guided tours of the 1895 Hawkins House featuring Clement Moore’s 1822 poem and a look at how families in early Rogers celebrated the season at home. They will also have holiday crafts and refreshments, and of course Santa Claus will be at the museum!

December 10 & 17 | Holiday Immersive Art Experiences
Paint Your Power will host two events featuring holiday vibes with DJ810, and an immersive environment to stimulate your creativity. 

Entertainment Around Northwest Arkansas

December 1-23 | Holiday Shows at Walton Arts Center
Nearby Fayetteville and the Walton Arts Center will host a variety of performances including Winter NightsMillion Dollar Quartet ChristmasThe SwinglesJames McMurtry, A Very SoNA (Symphony of Northwest Arkansas) ChristmasSoNA's The Snowman: A Family Concert, Martina McBrideEdward Simon’s Femeninas: The Songs of Latin American Women, and Bluey's Big Play.

December 1-24 | A Christmas Carol at TheatreSquared
TheatreSquared is also located in Fayetteville and will host A Christmas Carol all December. The inventive, magic-filled T2 original is a new Northwest Arkansas family tradition. Three spirits come to visit the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and take him on a fantastic journey through past, present, and future. But will it be enough to save him?

December 3 | Lowell Christmas Parade
Lowell Heritage Park behind City Hall will host the 2022 Christmas Parade and lighting of the tree starting at 5:00 p.m.