This month: North Little Rock Sertoma Christmas Parade


Ring in the holiday season in the Argenta Arts District at the annual Christmas Parade, set for Sunday, December 3, at 2 p.m. Themed "Christmas Magic," the parade will start at the intersection of Pershing and Main Streets, head down Main Street and end at the North Little Rock City Services building. The event is free and open to the public.





This month: A Christmas Carol brightens spirits


Join an all-Arkansas cast for an adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic play, A Christmas Carol, at the Argenta Community Theater December 15 through December 23. This beloved classic is lovingly brought to the stage by director Vincent Insalaco. It brings to life the story of Ebenezer Scrooge's transformation from an old miser to a compassionate man after being visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve. Adapted by Arkansas playwright Judy Goss. Buy Tickets




Shop holiday deals at McCain Mall


It's not too late to shop for the holidays; take advantage of sweet deals at McCain Mall this month from stores like Francesca's, Buckle, rue21, American Eagle Outfitters, Zumiez, Claire's, Aeropostle and Sephora.




This month: Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony


On Thursday, December 7, the Arkansas Secretary of State's Office and the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum (AIMM) will hold a Pearl Harbor Day ceremony at 11:30 a.m. at AIMM at 120 Riverfront Park Drive in North Little Rock. The ceremony will honor Pearl Harbor survivors from Arkansas; veterans William Chase and Walter Smith are expected to attend. This year's keynote speaker is Phillip McMath, a trial attorney, an award-winning writer, a Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran and an advocate for Arkansas literature and history. Following the ceremony, the main deck of the tugboat Hoga will be open. Hoga is a National Historic Landmark recognized for her heroic efforts in Pearl Harbor during the 1941 attack. Tours of the submarine USS Razorback will be available and free for all veterans, active/retired military and dependents. Refreshments will be provided.




Arkansas Brews Cruise extends Cyber Monday deal until December 3


Save $10 on all tickets and gift certificates with the code CYBER when you check out online! Arkansas Brews Cruise tours are casual, fun and informative. You visit hand-picked craft breweries in North Little Rock and Little Rock, tasting and touring all the while. It is a full craft beer immersion experience, with lessons about the brewing process, different beer styles and food and beer pairings.




Verizon Arena lineup

This fall was a big month for announcements from Verizon Arena, and really good news for country music fans: Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert and Alan Jackson are coming to North Little Rock. Of course, Chicago and REO Speedwagon with Styx and Don Felder are at the top of our must-see list.


Joe Bonamassa - December 2


Big Church Night Out - December 3 


Christmas Celebrity Karaoke - December 8


Sesame Street Live! Let's Party! - December 14


University of Arkansas Razorbacks Mens Basketball - December 16 


Xscape - December 29


Katy Perry - January 12 


Harlem Globetrotters - January 19 


Alan Jackson - January 20


Avenged Sevenfold - February 2 


Professional Bull Riders - March 2 & March 3


Miranda Lambert - March 10


Winter Jam March 11 


REO Speedwagon and Styx with special guest Don Felder - April 10


Brad Paisley - April 12


Chris Tomlin - May 12


Chicago - May 13


Shania Twain - June 12




Do you RV? Stay at Downtown Riverside RV Park, a short walk away from Verizon Arena. 




Make your bridal photography magical - no matter the season


Wondering where to have your bridal photos done or know of someone looking for a location? We always love seeing brides at The Old Mill, easily the most popular bridal photography location in North Little Rock. Just look at these beautiful photos, posted by Arkansas Bride last month. The park is open every day year-round and is free; just remember that it is a public park, so you might have some admiring bystanders.





Call for historic photos of The Old Mill


Friends of the Old Mill, the nonprofit organization that helps maintain The Old Mill at T.R. Pugh Memorial Park, is looking for any old pictures of The Old Mill. They are primarily interested in photos prior to 1940 that show features of the park (mushrooms, bridges, water features, old buildings, signs, the old crane inside the building, etc.). Photos will help with restoration projects and will help keep the park in an authentic-as-possible condition. Photos can be emailed to Bert Turner or brought by the North Little Rock History Commission at 506 Main Street to be scanned. Thank you for your help!





Beautiful Burns Park. Photo by @lindseysee0613, shared via Instagram.


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Upcoming Events



A Fertle Holiday

Friday, December 1 - Saturday, January 13 The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse



Joe Bonamassa Saturday, December 2 Verizon Arena



North Little Rock Sertoma Christmas Parade

Sunday, December 3

Argenta Arts District



Big Church Night Out

Sunday, December 3 Verizon Arena



Sesame Street Live! Let's Party!

Thursday, December 14

Verizon Arena



Downtown Tip Off Club: Mike Anderson, University of Arkansas

December 15

Wyndham Riverfront



Make it Merry at The Hub

December 15

Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub



University of Arkansas Men's Basketball

Saturday, December 16

Verizon Arena



A Christmas Carol

December 15 - December 23

Argenta Community Theater



The Great Xscape Tour

Friday, December 29

Verizon Arena



NYE at Four Quarter Bar with The Mike Dillon Band and Dazz and Brie

December 31

Four Quarter Bar



New Year's Eve at The Joint

December 31

The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse



Downtown Tip Off Club: Joe Foley, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Women's

January 8

Wyndham Riverfront



Katy Perry with Carly Rae Jepsen

Friday, January 12

Verizon Arena



John Hiatt & The Goners feat. Sonny Landreth

Saturday, January 13

UA-Pulaski Tech CHARTS



Downtown Tip Off Club: Todd Day, Philander Smith College

January 16

North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce



Harlem Globetrotters

Friday, January 19 Verizon Arena



Alan Jackson

Saturday, January 20

Verizon Arena



Downtown Tip Off Club: Russ Pennell, University of Central Arkansas January 22

Wyndham Riverfront



Dogtown Film Series: Saturday Night Fever

Thursday, January 25

Argenta Community Theater



Downtown Tip Off Club: Sandra Rushing, University of Central Arkansas Women's

January 29

Wyndham Riverfront



Avenged Sevenfold

Friday, February 2

Verizon Arena



Downtown Tip Off Club: Wes Flanigan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

February 5

Wyndham Riverfront



Downtown Tip Off Club: Dave Van Horn, University of Arkansas

February 12

Wyndham Riverfront



Downtown Tip Off Club: Terry Mohajir, Arkansas State University

February 20

Wyndham Riverfront



Downtown Tip Off Club: Pat Bradley, SEC Network/Buzz

February 26

Wyndham Riverfront



Professional Bull Riders

March 2 & March 3

Verizon Arena



Little Rock Marathon

March 3 - March 4

Downtown Little Rock & North Little Rock




March 9 - March 17

Argenta Community Theater



Miranda Lambert

March 10
Verizon Arena



Winter Jam

March 11

Verizon Arena



Dogtown Film Series: Waiting for Guffman

March 20

Argenta Community Theater



Opening Week: Arkansas Travelers vs. San Antonio

April 5 - April 7

Dickey-Stephens Park



Arkansas Travelers vs. Corpus Christi

April 8 - April 10

Dickey-Stephens Park



REO Speedwagon and Styx with special guest Don Felder

April 10

Verizon Arena



Brad Paisley

April 12

Verizon Arena



Arkansas Travelers vs. Springfield

April 19 - April 22

Dickey-Stephens Park



To Kill a Mockingbird

April 20 - April 28

Argenta Community Theater



Arkansas Travelers vs. Tulsa

April 23 - April 26

Dickey-Stephens Park



Arkansas Travelers vs. Northwest Arkansas

May 5 - May 8

Dickey-Stephens Park



Arkansas Travelers vs. Springfield

May 10 - May 13

Dickey-Stephens Park



Dogtown Film Series: Come Early Morning

May 11

Argenta Community Theater



Chris Tomlin

May 12

Verizon Arena



Dogtown Film Series: Top Gun

May 12

Argenta Community Theater




May 13
Verizon Arena



Arkansas Travelers vs. Midland

May 22 - May 24

Dickey-Stephens Park



Arkansas Travelers vs. Frisco

May 25 - May 27

Dickey-Stephens Park



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