Life is so busy anymore and Christmas season is a great time to slow down a little bit and enjoy the season, the family and friends. We’re not just talking Christmas morning when everyone is off work and you have to get up early because kids want to open presents then everyone watches a lot of TV, eats a big Christmas lunch and then every takes a nap because the kids got up early. Christmas should be a time of caring, sharing and enjoying one another’s company.

When we were little our parents use to load us up in the car, go pick up our Grandparents (who didn’t like to drive) and all go out for a couple of hours to look at lights then get hot chocolate or hot apple cider on the way home. This was very inexpensive but yet it created wonderful memories and could start a tradition. Life is to short not to stop and enjoy.

Here’s a few things going on around Fayetteville and NWA that you and your family might enjoy.

Lights of the Ozarks in Fayetteville, Stewart Family Christmas light display in Fayetteville,

Dec 1

Breakfast with Santa, Arts Center of the Ozarks Fayetteville

Pictures with Santa at Shiloh Museum Springdale

Children’s Christmas Train Emma St, Springdale

Cocoa in the Park Rogers

Santa’s Workshop Rogers Experimental House (Goes through Dec 2), Rogers

Dec 2 – Family Movie Night, Highlands Church Bella Vista

Dec 5 – Children’s Concert at Crystal Bridges, Bentonville

Dec 6-9 – Bethlehem Revisited: A Drive through Nativity, Cave Springs

Dec 7

Rogers Christmas Parade

Parent’s Night Out, Trike Theater – Bentonville

Dec 8

A Merry & Bright Christmas Show – Jones Center, Springdale

The Nut Cracker by the NWA Regional Dance Co (Goes through the 9), Rogers

A Morning with Santa, Bentonville

Bentonville Christmas Parade

Dec 15

Skate-A-Long: A Christmas Story at Lawrence Plaza, Bentonville

Winter Wonderland, Benton Co Fairgrounds

Dec 21 – The Polar Express at Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville

Dec 22 – Jan 4 – Winter Break Wonders at Crystal Bridges, Bentonville