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Holidaze releases festive programming for two locations in Fayetteville

The Walton Arts Center Holidaze event and Block Avenue Holidaze locations have released the dates and times for the winter programming for both locations.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark — The holidays in Fayetteville will be twice as nice this year with the expansion of Holidaze to two locations, one at the  Walton Arts Center and the other on Block Avenue.

Holidaze creators Withers and Ben Gitchel of Maxine’s Tap Room are partnering with Richard Gathright and Cjay Crespo to create a new 21 and up holiday-themed popup at 101 N. Block Avenue in the former Ozark Cleaners. Walton Arts Center’s Joy Pratt Markham Gallery, Sudduth Garden Room, Bradberry Amphitheater and Rose Garden will host an indoor/outdoor Holidaze event for all ages.

“It’s great to return to Walton Arts Center, but we are also excited to pop up in a brand-new location, on a street that is very dear to us," Withers said." We’ve got programming, refreshments, and playlists for everyone on Santa’s list this year: whether they’ve been naughty or nice.”

All patrons will be required to wear a mask while inside Walton Arts Center. Masks at Holidaze on Block are strongly encouraged. Information about additional safety protocols can be found at waltonartscenter.org.

Some more traditional or family-friendly at the Holidaze at Walton Arts Center patrons can participate include:

  • Elf’s Workshop- Costing $10 at the door, Kids can make and take holiday crafts and also get their pictures taken with the elves, taking place on Monday, Nov. 29, from  5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • Annual Nog Off Competition- Patrons can purchase an egg nog flight and vote for the best nog created by local bars and restaurants with proceeds benefiting the Fayetteville Independent Restaurant Association and Walton Arts Center education programming. The competition is taking place on Monday, Dec. 6, from  6 p.m. to 11 p.m. with an egg nog flight costing $15. 
  •  Santa Visits Holidaze- Patrons can get a professional picture with the big Santa and Mrs. Claus and a Christmas cookie on Monday, Dec. 13, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.m, costing $5 at the door.

For those 21 and older, the Holidaze on Block is going to be held through New Year’s Eve with the lineup including: 

  • Nick Shoulders - Performing on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 8:30 p.m. with tickets $15 presale or $20 day of show.
  •  NWA Makers Auction-  On Sunday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m., Local makers will be auctioning off handcrafted oversized ornaments that were made for the Makers Tree and will benefit Peace at Home Family Shelter.
  •  Stooges Brass Band from New Orleans- Performing Friday, Dec. 10 at 9 p.m. with tickets $10 presale or $15 day of show.
  •  Full Moon Market - Holiday shopping from local artists, makers and merchants will be available on Wednesday, Dec. 15, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
  • Radiant Rubyesque Productions presents: Santa’s Naughty List- Burlesque performance taking place on Sunday, Dec. 19 at 8:30 p.m. with tickets $10 presale or $15 day of show.
  •  Holidazzle Drag Show - Performance featuring Kiera Maserati, Umami Origami, Faux L’Beau and Ella Rosa taking place on Sunday, Dec. 29 at 8:30 p.m. with tickets $10 presale and day of show. 

Tickets for all events Holidaze on Block events can be purchased by clicking here. 

Both Holidaze locations will open on Friday, Nov. 19, featuring different cocktail menus, open seating, and offer to-go drinks in accordance with Fayetteville’s Outdoor Refreshment Area.

Holidaze at the Walton Arts Center will be open daily from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. through Dec. 23, only closing on Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving Day. The Holidaze on Block will be open daily from  5 p.m. to 2 a.m. through New Year’s Eve. 

For both Holidaze locations, parties of 15 or more should email the Holidaze popup or email the Walton Arts Center for booking information.

Proceeds from the Block Avenue events support Washington Country Children’s Safety Center, Fayetteville Independent Restaurant Alliance and NWA Equality. The Walton Arts Center's event proceeds will support the center's education programming. 

For more information about the Block Street popup, please follow Holidaze on social media. 

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