Walton Arts Center’s 25th Anniversary Season kicks off with holiday shows that will bring the entire family together to create that holiday tradition. Take in the awe of the Christmas decorations in the Walker Atrium or find unique gifts created by over 20 local artists at the Holiday Gift Market. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.waltonartscenter.org or by calling the Walton Arts Center Box Office at 479.443.5600.

Upcoming Holiday Events

Holiday Gift Market
Presented by Walton Arts Center and Community Creative Center

Located in McBride Studio, just inside Walton Arts Center’s West Ave Entrance, you can find unique gifts created by over 20 local artists: paintings, pottery, jewelry, mosaics, ceramics and more. The Holiday Gift Market is open one hour prior to all show times and 30 minutes following each show until Dec. 23

The Snowman: A Family Concert
Presented by Walton Arts Center and Symphony of Northwest Arkansas
Sunday, Dec. 4 | Tickets start at $8

Walton Arts Center and Symphony of Northwest Arkansas present a very special screening of the 1982 Academy Award-nominated film The Snowman, based on Raymond Briggs’ classic children’s book of the same name. Symphony of Northwest Arkansas musicians, performing under the baton of acclaimed Music Director Paul Haas, will bring to life the extraordinary score along with other holiday favorites in an afternoon that is sure to enchant kids of all ages.

Tim Warfield’s All-Star Jazzy Christmas
Saturday, Dec. 10 | Tickets start at $30

The critically acclaimed saxophonist Tim Warfield, known for his distinctive and soulful tone, has assembled an all-star cast to perform arrangements of holiday songs like you’ve never heard them before. Including familiar and impressive musicians, such as Terell Stafford, Cyrus Chestnut, Stefon Harris and jazz vocalist Joanna Pascale, this bona fide ensemble performs familiar tunes like “Let It Snow,” “Joy to the World” and “Silent Night” with sophisticated improvisation that elevates the iconic melodies under a veil of terrific harmonies.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker
Thursday, Dec. 22 | Tickets start at $22

Heat up your Christmas tradition with an unforgettable contemporary mash-up of a timeless holiday story. A supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers combines with hip hop beats mixed by a live DJ and an on-stage electric violinist, turning Tchaikovsky on his head in the coolest possible way. Digital scenery transforms a palace of sugarplums into a modern, romantic setting in 1980s Brooklyn.

Lightwire Theatre presents A Very Electric Christmas
Friday, Dec. 23 | Tickets start at $10

Friendly caroling worms, dancing candy-canes, nutcracker soldiers, an evil Rat King and other glow-in-the-dark creatures light up before your eyes, incorporating classic holiday stories and non-traditional flourishes set to timeless holiday hits. Join us for a delightful holiday production that will warm hearts big and small.