From symphonic holiday classics to the musical version of the beloved “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” the new “Home for the Holidays” series presented by the region’s performing arts powerhouse has something for all ages!
Walton Arts Center and SoNA present The Snowman: A Family Concert – Dec. 6 – Experience a very special screening of the award-winning film “The Snowman” as musicians of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas bring to life the extraordinary score for an afternoon that is sure to enchant your little ones. With young guest soprano Mallorie Spielmaker.
Jim Brickman: Comfort & Joy – Dec. 13 – Jim Brickman, the best-selling solo pianist of our time, will once again wow audiences with Comfort & Joy, a celebration of the season. During this concert extravaganza, Brickman will showcase two decades of music, including the favorites that made him the most charted Billboard Adult Contemporary artist ever.
Christmas with SONOS Handbell Ensemble – Dec. 14 – Making their Arkansas debut, this California-based group — widely considered to be the best handbell group in the U.S. — presents an enchanting program of traditional, sacred and contemporary Christmas music that will give you a delightful new appreciation of bell choirs.
Home Free: Full of Cheer – Dec. 15 – The fan-favorite vocal sensation Home Free returns to WAC with their first holiday tour! These five guys were the winners of the fourth season of NBC’s “The Sing-Off ” in December 2013, claiming the title of the world’s first country music a cappella group and catapulting the vocal band to stardom. You can expect to hear all of your favorite holiday harmonies like “O Holy Night,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and the always-entertaining “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.”
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical – Dec. 21-23 – The beloved TV classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season! Join us in celebrating Rudolph’s 50 years on television and come see all of your favorite characters from the TV special. Don’t miss this wonderful new holiday tradition, which teaches us all that what makes you different might just be what makes you special.
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