Holiday Classic Comes to Life at Walton Arts Center

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, November 8, 2017 – The “most famous reindeer of all” from the longest-running and highest-rated television special comes to life on stage when Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical returns to Walton Arts Center for three shows on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.

Tickets start at $28 plus applicable fees and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting 

Show times:

  • Saturday, Dec. 2 at 10 am   

  • Saturday, Dec. 2 at 1 pm   

  • Saturday, Dec. 2 at 4 pm

The beloved TV classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph.

The story tells the tale of a young Rudolph who, because of the appearance of his bright, shining nose, is excluded from the Reindeer Games. He flees Christmastown and meets up with new friends, Hermey the Elf and Yukon Cornelius. After finding The Island of Misfit Toys, Rudolph journeys home, where a snowstorm of epic proportions is threatening Christmas. Can Rudolph rescue his family and friends and help Santa save the holiday?

Rudolph’s adventures show us all that what makes you different can also be what makes you special.

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has taken the country by snowstorm."

 —Hartford Courant

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to pay on average only 45% of the cost of programs offered. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit