Northwest Arkansas Welcomes A Christmas Story, The Musical

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, Nov. 15, 2019 – A favorite holiday movie comes to life when A Christmas Story, The Musical,arrives at Walton Arts Center Dec. 10-15 for eight performances. Start preparing for the show now with a contest to win the iconic leg lamp, and by trying a daring dessert at the Spark Café.    

Enter to win a “major award” in the weeks leading up to the show. Walton Arts Center’s Traveling Leg Lamp will be featured at the Daisy Museum in Downtown Rogers Nov. 11-20; Experience Fayetteville on the Fayetteville Square Nov. 21-Dec. 2; the Walmart Museum in Downtown Bentonville Dec. 2-9 and Walton Arts Center Dec. 10-15.

Visit the display in one of these locations, take a photo and share the photo in the comments on the Facebook post from Walton Arts Center announcing the contest. You’ll be entered to win the lamp and a gift card from the Daisy Museum of Rogers.

Then, enjoy a sweet treat at the Walmart Museum’s Spark Café. For a limited time only, visitors can order a “Triple Dog Dare” sundae, created in honor of the show, that consists of Yarnell’s Real Vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream, holiday sprinkles, crushed Oreo cookies, Chips Ahoy and Nutter Butters.

A Christmas Story, The Musical was nominated for three 2013 Tony® Awards including Best Musical. The Associated Press calls it “a joyous Christmas miracle,” while The New York Times writes “I was dazzled. You’d have to have a Grinch-sized heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face.”

Tickets for the show start at $40 plus applicable fees and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center box office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting Patrons also can get reserved parking for $7 when they purchase their show tickets.

Enjoy a holiday night out at before the Dec. 14 performance with a themed cocktail class. A mixologist from Cannibal & Craft will help guide participants through making their own drinks, paired with appetizers from Catering Unlimited. Tickets are $35 plus applicable fees. Participants must be 21 or older.

Bring your friends or family and make the show a holiday party. If you have a group of 10 or more, you are eligible for personalized service, ticket and venue rental discounts. Call 479.571.2719 or email at for more information.

Show Times:  

  • Tuesday, Dec. 10 and Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7 pm
  • Thursday, Dec. 12 at 1:30 and 7 pm
  • Friday, Dec. 13 at 8 pm
  • Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 and 8 pm
  • Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 pm

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 215,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 300 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 35,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 250 volunteers donate 28,000 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 enjoy world-class performances at a great price. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit