Weekend Plans: Go Wild at the Zoo, Kris Allen, Dinosaurs and More


Make it Merry at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub. The Innovation Hub is hosting a holiday-themed party during the 3rd Friday Art Walk in Argenta. Make holiday T-shirts, put together laser-cut ornaments and image transfer ornaments, enjoy creating personalized gift tags and holiday cards. Say “cheese!” in a Christmas photo booth, look through virtual reality tools and more. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids over six. The fee covers your holiday T-shirt, ornament and printmaking goodies. The event is from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 201 E Broadway St. in North Little Rock. Tickets can be purchased here.

Friday and Saturday

Arkansas Chamber Singers are hosting Christmas at the Old State House Friday at 7 p.m. In their annual traditional program, the singers will once more bring you familiar carols and songs of the season as well as compositions in keeping with the theme of the universality of song. Other music will include pairs of compositions linked by identical texts that transcend time and space centuries apart. Notable is an extended set of Ave Maria’s. Composers will include Parsons, Mendelssohn, Karl Jenkins, Bruckner and Susa. The Old State House Museum is located at 300 W. Markham St. in Little Rock.

Friday through Sunday

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents Home for the Holidays this Friday and Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Put on a holiday sweater, grab a candy cane, and head to the Robinson Center for this fun-packed holiday musical extravaganza! Kids ages one to 100 will enjoy this musical celebration of the most wonderful time of the year. Who knows? The big man in red might make an appearance!


The Little Rock Zoo is hosting Holidays in the Wild 2017 at the Little Rock Zoo at 1 Zoo Dr. There are two seatings available: the first is breakfast at 8 a.m. and then lunch at 1 p.m. Join Santa and some of his animal friends in Cafe Africa for a breakfast or lunch buffet. There will be crafts and photo opportunities with Santa and animal ambassadors. Immediately following, join Santa as he gives gifts to animals in the zoo. For adults, tickets are $12.95 for members and $22.95 for non-members. For children ages three to 12, tickets are $9.95 for members and $19.95 for non-members.

Warm up with Cocoa & Carols this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 W. 9th St., Little Rock. Hosted by the Department of Arkansas Heritage and Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, this family event will feature book readings, hot cocoa and gingerbread, holiday crafts, music provided by the Dunbar Magnet Middle School choir and special Museum Store discounts throughout the day.

Arkansas native Kris Allen brings his Somethin’ About Christmas tour to the CALS Ron Robinson Theater this Saturday. The show starts at 6 p.m. and tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite. Prices range from $25 – $75. CALS Ron Robinson Theater is located at 100 River Market Ave. in Little Rock.

Saturday and Sunday

VStar Entertainment is bringing Dinosaur Time Trek: Dragon Edition to the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Trek back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Time trekkers can jump into the world of dinos, with hands-on exhibits sure to delight even the smallest Microraptor in your brood. Cuddle with a baby dino, test your knowledge in our live-action, family game show, have a close-up encounter with a life-like, roving dino skeleton and more. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets range from $16 to $21. When you buy a ticket, you choose an entry time. You may enter anytime within your 30-minute time window. Once you’re inside, stay as long as you’d like! All ages are welcome.


If you’re in need of holiday cheer this weekend head to Sherwood for the Enchanted Forest Trail Of Lights hosted by the City of Sherwood. The display is open daily from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Drive through over a mile of spectacular lights in Sherwood Forest to spot over 90 brightly-lit displays. Admission is free, but cash donations or non-perishable food items are accepted at the end of the trail. Donations benefit a local food pantry. Everyone receives a free candy cane at the end of the trail! Enter from Bear Paw Road at the Sherwood Sports Complex (just past Sylvan Hills High School).

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