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November-December Art Exhibit: Brenda Bennett

November 1 - December 31 2015

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily, Magnolia Room

Brenda Bennett's fabulous show has been extended through December. You don't want to miss this one!

Brenda Bennett of Hot Springs Village will present an eclectic exhibit of her works in oils and acrylics. She holds a Fine Art degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Her subjects vary widely, from still-lifes to landscapes, and portrait work in realistic, impressionist, and even surrealistic forms. Brenda’s use of bold, bright color is always apparent in her pieces. Bennett’s work has been shown in gallery shows, auctions, national juried shows and state fair exhibits in California. Much of her artwork is also owned by private collectors in San Francisco, CA; Austin, TX; Memphis, TN; Wausau, WI; Birmingham, AL; and Monroe, LA. Her work is available to view at

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

2015 Holiday Lights

November 21 - December 31 2015

Open nightly 5-9 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

See 4 million brilliant bulbs transform approximately 17 acres into a memorable animated holiday display in one of Arkansas’ most anticipated events. Complimentary hot chocolate. The Chipmunk Café will be open from 3-9 p.m. each day during Holiday Lights.

Note: Dogs will not be allowed in the Gardens during Holiday Lights due to crowd traffic and safety issues.

Members Free | $15 adults | $5 ages 6-12 | Free ages 0-5
Golf Cart Tour $15 per person additional | No reservations

The Nutcracker Excerpts by Hot Springs Children's Dance Theatre Company

November 29 

6 p.m., Anthony Chapel

A holiday celebration to share! Dancing toys, mischievous mice, and sparkling snowflakes dance to Tchaikovsky’s sumptuous score.

This holiday classic tells the story of Clara and her magical Nutcracker Prince as they embark on a thrilling adventure. Each year, Hot Springs Children’s Dance Theatre Company rings in the season with Edmond Cooper directing The Nutcracker, creating memories to cherish forever.

Hailey Dabbs (Klara), a 12 year old local, will perform her debut performance in the leading role of Clara Stahlbaum. Hailey attends Lakeside Middle School. Hailey’s love for ballet began at the age of 4, when she started her ballet training with Rebecca Sayadian. At age 6, Hailey performed as an angel in The Nutcracker with the Russian Ballet in Little Rock. Hailey began dancing with Hot Springs Children’s Dance Theatre under the direction of Edmond Cooper in last year's Nutcracker Ballet, where she performed as a party guest, a mouse, and a snowflake. In the theatre’s spring production of Cinderella, she performed in the Grasshopper Dance as a dragonfly fairy, the Waltz of the Hours as a fairy, and in the Ball. She is very excited to be performing as Clara in this year’s Nutcracker production. When Hailey isn’t dancing, she enjoys hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.

Ethan Huffman (Nutcracker Prince) is a 6th grader at Lake Hamilton Middle School. He has been dancing since the age of 7 and trains not only in ballet, but also Tap, Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop. Ethan is a Competition Company member at Rock City Dance Center, in Little Rock, and attends the Official Ballet School of Rock City Dance Center, under the direction of Mary Beth Tilley. For 3 years, he has performed Variations in the Moscow Ballet's The Great Russian Nutcracker. Ethan is excited for the opportunity to share his love of dance with his local community, through the Hot Springs Children’s Theater Company.

Hot Springs Children’s Dance Theatre Company Is a local nonprofit organization which offers young local artists the opportunity to perform alongside professional guest artists from the mainstream professional ballet world. Hot Springs Children’s Dance Theatre Company brings in great professional artists that both inspire and entertain. There is not a better way to get into the holiday spirit than to experience the magic of the Nutcracker Ballet presented by variety of young local talented and professional featured artist from around the country.

$25 per person tickets can be reserved in advance by calling 501-655-6815 on Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased at the door, but may sell out.

Jingle Dogs Pup Parade!

November 30 

5:00 p.m., Great Lawn

New Event! For one night only, dogs will be allowed admission into Holiday Lights! Join us for a parade around the Great Lawn beginning at 5 p.m., as well as pictures with your pooch and Santa from 6-8 p.m. Each Jingle Dog will also receive a sweet treat from Santa himself! We can’t wait to see you strut your stuff!

Free Members and Member Dogs | $5 each dog | $15 adults | $5 ages 6-12 | Free ages 0-5

Holiday High Tea - SOLD OUT!

December 1 

3:30 p.m. - Magnolia Room


Enjoy over 4 million twinkling lights illuminating the Gardens after this festive tea.  The traditional English tea style offers patrons a sampling of assorted scones, finger sandwiches and desserts, all accompanied by a variety of flavorful hot teas.

$26 Members | $31 Non-members | Reserve online or call 501-262-9300

The Village Chorale Holiday Lights Concert

December 1 

6:30 p.m., Anthony Chapel

The Village Chorale from Hot Springs Village will delight with various holiday-inspired numbers.

The concert is free and open to the public. Regular admission applies to see Holiday Lights.

"Classics in the Chapel" Holiday Concert

December 2 

6:30 p.m., Anthony Chapel

Join Ray and Ruth Liebau, Christine Beauchamp, and Ken Goodman will delight audiences with beautiful piano selections and vocal numbers.

The concert is free and open to the public. Regular admission applies to see Holiday Lights.

The Village Men's Chorus Holiday Concert

December 3 

6:30 p.m., Anthony Chapel

The Village Men's Chorus will perform a selection of seasonal favorites in majestic Anthony Chapel.

The concert is free and open to the public. Regular admission applies to see Holiday Lights.

Fun City Chorus Holiday Concert

December 7 

6:30 p.m., Anthony Chapel

Hot Springs premier barbershop quartet group will present a fun-filled holiday concert!

The concert is free and open to the public. Regular admission applies to see Holiday Lights.

Santa Nights at Holiday Lights

December 7 - December 17 2015

December 7 - 10 & December 14 - 17
6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Garvan Pavilion

See Santa in the most magical setting around! Santa will hear all the children’s wishes from 6-8 p.m., and professional photographer Rebecca Peterman will be taking photos; photos can be purchased on site for a reasonable fee. There are no reservations for Santa, so come early and tell the kids to bring their wish lists!

Free Members | $15 adults | $5 ages 6-12 | Free ages 0-5

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