'Tis finally the season, meaning it's time to partake in local holiday traditions. Here are some ideas to get you started.

 Explore the North Forest.

Take an immersive walk through "Listening Forest," Crystal Bridges’ new outdoor, nighttime experience.

Cost: Admission to the cashless event is $27.54 and $15.30 for youth ages 7-18. Kids 6 and under get in for free. Get advance tickets online ($5 off through Dec. 7).

Details: The exhibition, created by artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, is open Wednesday-Sunday through Jan. 1.

If you go: Wear comfy walking shoes, and organizers suggest planning on 1-2 hours to see and enjoy the installations.

Partake in a Christmas parade.

One of the biggest holiday events, the Bentonville Christmas Parade, is happening Dec. 10 down Main Street and around the square.

The parade starts at 6pm, and this year's theme is "colors of the season."

downtown Bentonville lit up
Downtown Bentonville square. Photo: Alex Golden/Axios

Go ice skating.

Glide atop the 7,000-square-foot Rink at Lawrence Plaza in downtown Bentonville.

Details: Session hours vary weekly. Check the season calendar.

Cost: Skating costs $7 per session, including skate rental. Get tickets.


Posted on Dec. 3, 2022, by Sami Sparber, Axios NW Arkansas