Holidays in Little Rock
By Amanda Galiano, About.com Guide
Thanksgiving and Black Friday
Thanksgiving is the day to slow down before the holiday rush begins. Did you know that Arkansas is the number 4 producer of turkey's in the nation? We produce more than 24 million turkeys a year! That means that bird on your table just could have came from Arkansas.
- Places to eat out on Thanksgiving
- Getting Your Meal Catered / Prepared Foods
- Where to buy Holiday Pies
- Where to find the Best Baking and Food Decorating Supplies
- Go Black Friday Shopping
Volunteer and Donate
The holiday season makes us feel a little more giving. Here are places that would be happy to take donations of time, goods or money.
- Local Food Pantries and Food Banks
- Local Shelters and Soup Kitchens
- Clothing Drop-Off Locations and Thrift Stores
Christmas Events & Light Displays
Winter in Arkansas means ice skating in the River Market, shopping, parades and events all over the state. We also have some awesome light displays throughout the state.
- Central Arkansas Christmas Events in 2012
- Arkansas Christmas Events and Parades in 2012
- The Best Arkansas Public Christmas Light Displays
- The Best Residential Light Displays in Little Rock
See some photographs of Christmas lights and other neat holiday events in the natural state.
I know it's not really the spirit of the season, but shopping is still a major part of the holidays. Here are some places to go and advice.
New Year's Day traditional meals in the South include hog jowls for wealth and black-eyed peas for health. Cabbage is also said to bring wealth, but it's "purse" or spending money. Find out more about News Year's in Arkansas here.