North Little Rock Tourism to host Northern Lights Holiday Festival Nov. 18, 2023

North Little Rock Tourism in partnership with the City of North Little Rock and Argenta Downtown Council will host the Sixth Annual Northern Lights Holiday Festival on Saturday, November 18, 2023, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Argenta Plaza at 510 Main Street in North Little Rock.

A free holiday event for all ages, Northern Lights will have a holiday market; “Santa’s Workshop” with kids’ holiday activities; photos with Santa (Black Santa ARK LLC); live music by The Big Dam Horns, and North Little Rock’s 38-foot Christmas tree. Food trucks as well as North Little Rock’s two breweries, Flyway Brewing and Diamond Bear Brewing Company, will have food and drinks available for purchase. For mixed drinks or more food options, restaurants and bars within the Argenta Outdoor Dining District allow patrons to order to-go beverages to consume within dining district boundaries, which include Argenta Plaza.

The weekend of the festival will be busy with more holiday fun in North Little Rock: within walking distance of the festival at the corner of Bishop Lindsey Avenue and Magnolia Street, Piccolo Zoppé’s Winter Circus presented by North Little Rock Tourism will perform November 9 through November 19. Since 1842, the Zoppé family from Italy and now stationed in Arkansas has been entertaining families around the world. Ticket prices range from $15 to $100 and are available online at Attendees are encouraged to enjoy both events.


  • November 7: North Little Rock Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, Argenta Plaza
  • November 9 – November 19: Piccolo Zoppé Winter Circus sponsored by North Little Rock Tourism, downtown North Little Rock
  • November 18: Northern Lights Festival, Argenta Plaza
  • December 3: North Little Rock Sertoma Christmas Parade, Main Street

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