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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Christmas Honors Event – Laying of the Wreaths

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Time: All Day
Location: Fort Smith National Cemetery 522 S 6th St, Fort Smith, AR

Each December, thousands of community volunteers from all over the region come together to transform the Fort Smith National Cemetery by placing one wreath on each of the thousands of headstones in honor of every man and woman’s service to our country.

Family Time 8:00 AM -10:30 AM
Please respect this time to allow the families of our heroes to lay wreaths on their loved one’s headstone(s).

Public Ceremony – 11:00 AM
Following the ceremony, attendees will be asked to lay wreaths on all remaining headstones.

Midnight Shopping Event @ Central Mall Food Court

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Time: 9:00am to 12:00am
Location: Central Mall Food Court 5111 Rogers Ave Fort Smith, AR

It’s Christmas shopping made fun and easy…. with the Central Mall midnight shopping event!!

Grab your gift list and head to Central Mall on December 16th for extended hours… you can shop until midnight!!

Central Mall stores will be giving away prizes all night long with no purchase necessary!!

Sponsored by: 

Annual Open House @ Fort Smith Museum of History

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 320 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR

Welcome the season with the Fort Smith Museum of History.  Enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and free museum admission Saturday, December 16, 2:00-5:00 pm. Learn the history of the city as you enjoy the traditions of Open House. 

Shop the museum’s gift shop for unique gifts, locally made wooden toys, handcrafted pottery by Peter Lippincott and Rod Hannaman, prints by Sonja Ayres, locally made Nantucket baskets by the Wright Weave, signed and numbered Bass Reeves prints by Harold T. Holden and an excellent selection of local and regional history books.

Visit new and updated exhibitions!   

Enjoy the Fort Smith Christmas Parade at 3:00 pm.  The parade passes directly in front of the museum.

Photograph: Animated dolls from Hunt's Department Store on Garrison Avenue.

Fort Smith Fight Night

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Time: 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Location: 55 South 7th Street Fort Smith, AR

Sore As Hell Entertainment brings elite combat sports to the River Valley! Join us at the Fort Smith Convention Center December 16th to watch some of the most electrifying fighters in Arkansas. VIP tables available. Sponsorship opportunities available.

The Nutcracker

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: ArcBest Performing Arts Center, 55 S. Seventh St., Fort Smith

It's that time of the year again! The 32nd annual production of The Nutcracker is almost here! It is a timeless classic with a cast of over 100 children and adults. Taylor Sambola and Arcadian Broad will be our Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavailier. Taylor and Arcadian are from Orlando Ballet, Orlando, FL. We are excited to have these fantastic dancers joining us this year. Tickets will go on sale on November 6 at www.waballet.org. 

Immediately after the performance, there will be a meet and greet with the cast and photo opportunities. Please plan ahead for parking. We hope to see you there!

Tickets are $25 adults and $15 children/students (all children must have a ticket; university students may purchase a child ticket then present a student ID with the ticket at the door)