Over the past 42 years, hundreds of thousands of Arkansans have looked to Ballet Arkansas to celebrate the Holiday Season with their families. This year is no different. Join us for a series of holiday performances and activities, or shop the Holiday Market for the perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones! Stay tuned for frequent updates, digital content, social media challenges, and much more. Most importantly, we'll announce the updates to our 2021 spring season, ways you can get involved, and exciting new plans for our beloved seasonal production of "The Nutcracker Spectacular."


Join Ballet Arkansas and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra on November 15th, for an innovative, open-air performance. Featuring 3 world premiere works choreographed by company dancers and choreographers, Matt Larson, Hannah Bradshaw, and Paul Tillman, the program brings together the best of movement and live music and is the beginning of a new era of collaboration between BA and ASO.

Sunday, November 15th | 3:00 pm  

Best Park | 6th & Main 


Experience the magic and beauty of dance and visual art as Ballet Arkansas and the Arkansas Arts Center transform Main Street into scenes from the beloved story of "The Nutcracker." The perfect winter combination of live dance performance, storytelling, and art history, the experience is unlike any other. Stay tuned for an exciting announcement regarding future collaborations between the AAC and BA.

Saturday, December 12th | 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Free to the public. RSVP required. 

RSVP opens November 18th, 12:00pm

*Nov. 29th - Reservations are now filled for the Winter Wonderland Experience.


The Magic of the Nutcracker brings to millions across the globe each year. Join Ballet Arkansas for a virtual Nutcracker experience featuring a past performance of "The Nutcracker Spectacular" including interviews with the Artistic Staff and performers. Join us for Clara's magical journey from the comfort of their own home.

Friday, December 18th | 7:00 pm 

$25 Suggested Donation

Shop the Holiday Market and support Ballet Arkansas! The Holiday Market features three signature holiday gift boxes filled with local Arkansan goodies, including the "Grand Nutcracker Box," a very limited edition custom pine gift box from Colonial Wines & Spirits, an "Assorted Holiday Box" with treats for the whole family, and a "Mind & Body" box perfectly suited to pamper you or your loved ones! Add on a Hollywood Nutcracker or a vintage Ballet Arkansas Nutcracker T-shirt and save the date of December 5th or 6th to pick up your gifts at Ballet Arkansas from a costumed character from "The Nutcracker Spectacular."

Sunday, November 15th - Monday, November 30th

Pick up | December 5th - 6th


Ballet Arkansas is seeking visual art submissions inspired by movement from artists k-12. Art work will be displayed online for the full month of December and noteworthy submissions will be highlighted across the organization's social media. 3 winners will be selected to design elements of the Ballet Arkansas 21/22 marketing materials and a grand prize winner will receive a scholarship to the Arkansas Arts Center Museum School.

Monday, November 1st - Wednesday, November 25th


Free to the public


This holiday season, you can connect with the Sugar Plum Fairy! Write her today and tell her your story, your thoughts, and your dreams. She'll answer each message personally, and each week leading up to Christmas - you can chat with her live on Facebook!

Sunday, November 22nd - Sunday, December 20th

The holidays wouldn't be the same without sweets! On Friday, December 4th, join the Sugar Plum Fairy for an evening of holiday baking, chatter, and cheer. You'll bake and decorate Mother Ginger's holiday cookies.

Friday, December 4th | 6:30 pm 

Free to the public. RSVP Required, space is limited.  Open for registration Friday, November 27th.

Shopping lists will be sent in advance. 


#Giving Tuesday is December 1st and this year is unlike any other. Make a contribution close to your heart and support the future of one of the region's most dynamic professional dance organizations. Stay tuned for exciting announcements!

Tuesday, December 1st

Children and adults hold stories of the holidays close to their hearts. Join the Sugar Plum Fairy and The Nutcracker, as together they read the some of the most celebrated Tales of Christmas. December 22nd, 23rd, 24th. Filmed at the Historic Arkansas Museum in partnership with Cranford Co.

December 21st - 24th

Free to the Public. Donate to support Ballet Arkansas.



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520 Main Street

Little Rock, AR 72201


Mailing Address

PO Box 941

Little Rock, AR 72203