What’s Happening in Arkansas

December 5 – December 17

Dec. 6 – Dec. 17,  7:30 p.m. (6:00 on Sundays)  Black Nativity: The Gospel Christmas Musical Experience, Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church, Little Rock

“Black Nativity” is a celebration of the nativity story through gospel music imbued with the Black experience.

Black Nativity

Dec. 8 – Dec. 10, 45th Anniversary of the Nutcracker Spectacular with ASO, Robinson Center, Little Rock

Featuring live music by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and a cast and crew of nearly 400. Featuring the professional dancers of Ballet Arkansas and a community cast of children and adults, the production is an unforgettable celebration of the season.

The Nutcracker

December 8, 5:00 p.m., 19th Ever Nog Off!, Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock

Participants from local restaurants, bars and businesses will present their best take on the festive drink in a friendly competition.

19th Ever Nog Off!

Dec. 8, 7:00 p.m., Skillet & Theory of a Deadman, Simmons Bank Arena, North Little Rock

Join chart-topping outfits Theory of a Deadman and Skillet for their 2023 Rock Resurrection Tour

Skillet & Theory of a Deadman

Dec. 9, 10 a.m.- 8:00 p.m., Downtown Conway “Mistletoe Madness,” Conway

Delight in exclusive promotions, and bask in the heartwarming atmosphere that is uniquely crafted by Downtown Conway.

Mistletoe Madness

Dec. 9, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Corduroy, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Little Rock

Don Freeman’s beloved picture book comes to vibrant life in this fun and highly physical adaptation that’s sure to delight all audiences.



Dec. 9, 8:00 p.m., Kevin Gates: Only the Generals Tour, Simmons Bank Arena, North Little Rock

Rapper Kevin Gates continues his reign with the release of his third full-length LP, KHAZA.

Kevin Gates


Dec. 11, 7:00 p.m., Natural State Brass Band Free Christmas Community Concert, Lakewood United Methodist, North Little Rock

Get into the Christmas spirit with the help of Natural State Brass Band

Free Community Christmas Concert

Dec. 15-17, Arkansas Symphony Orchstra “Home for the Holidays,” Robinson Center, Little Rock

Kids aged one to one hundred should put on a holiday sweater, grab your favorite holiday candy, and settle in to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!

ASO Home for the Holidays

Dec. 16, 5:00 p.m., Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Lipscomb Bisons, Simmons Bank Arena, North Little Rock

Razorback Basketball