New Holiday Traditions Start with Winter Nights at Walton Arts Center

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, Nov. 1, 2022 – Winter Nights at Walton Arts Center is a new holiday experience for the whole family to enjoy. Starting Thursday, Dec. 1, the Bradberry Amphitheater & Rose Garden and Joy Pratt Markham Gallery will be decked with silver bells, frosty firs and snowy scenes and open to the public 5-11 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Friday, Dec. 23.

Gather with your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers and enjoy the twinkling lights, beautiful silvery decorations, a cozy cup of cheer and take your seasonal selfies or use our photobooth to capture a holiday card-worthy picture. Winter Nights is the family-friendly holiday drop-in event of the season.

Walk-up outdoor seating on benches and in the amphitheater with heaters, as well as indoor tables and couches are free and open to the public on a first-come first-served basis. A limited number of firepits and popular domes with firepits for groups of eight can be reserved for 1 hour and 45-minute time slot. Domes are $50, and firepits are $25.

Warm up in Joy Pratt Markham Gallery, where there will be games and activities for children and adults, and guests will also have a chance to spread holiday cheer by writing a season greeting to a veteran or retirement home resident. Delightful treats and heartwarming drinks for both kids and adults will be available to purchase. To-go drinks will also be served as part of the Outdoor Refreshment Area.

More details including reservation times and pricing can be found online at or by calling the box office at 479.443.5600 weekdays 10 am-5 pm.

Support for Walton Arts Center is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts. 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