Now that the kids are out of school and playgrounds are wet and cold, many houses are a little loud for the holidays. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville has a solution for at least some of that time.
Winter Break Wonders at Crystal Bridges will offer special activities each afternoon, including artmaking, creative play, movement activities, art carts, visits by nature experts, music and more from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 22 to Jan. 2. These events are all free with no tickets or reservations required. More information at crystalbridges.org/calendar/winter-break-wonders-2.
The Rink at Lawrence Plaza -- Open through February, a 7,000-square-foot ice skating rink at 214 N.E. A St. $7 per skating session including skate rental. Ice skating lessons are available through Bentonville Parks and Recreation. See bentonvillear.com/1375/Ice-Skating-Lessons for more information.
Christmas Cookie Decorating -- Decorate cookies and meet The Grinch at noon Dec. 18 at Bentonville Brewing Company, 901 S.W. 14th St. in Bentonville. Event hosted by bakewellcookies. Tickets are $26 at eventbrite.
A Christmas Magic Show -- With Alan Burdick starts at 7 p.m. Dec. 23. Free show with limited seating. Get there early at Bentonville Brewing Company, 901 S.W. 14th St. in Bentonville.