Pinnacle Mountain State Park’s more than 2,000 acres offer hiking, horseback riding and some spectacular views.

Have a holly, jolly weekend with several chances to catch a first glimpse of Santa this season! Plus, there are several family-friendly shows taking place as well as a book sale, tea party and so much more. Happy fall, y'all!


Santa Arrival at McCain Mall: Welcome Santa when he arrives at the mall on a North Little Rock Fire Truck at the main entrance. Afterwards, join Santa in his sleigh at Center Court for photos and enjoy some milk and cookies. The arrival takes place at 6 p.m. FREE!


Santa Breakfast at McCain Mall: Enjoy breakfast and crafts with Santa at 9 a.m. in the center court. Visit and have your photo taken with Santa prior to the holiday rush. For breakfast reservations call 501-758-6317 ext. 221.

Cookies and Milk With Santa Claus at the Statehouse Convention Center: Sponsored by The Toggery, this family-friendly event is one that your children will not want to miss! The time includes a photo with Santa, cookie decorating, milk, and music and storytime with Miss Carol and Mr. Rod. 9 a.m.-noon, $10 per person. Visit the website for information.

Arkansas State Park Explorers at Pinnacle Mountain State Park: Arkansas State Park Explorers are young people ages 6-14 who care about nature, history, safety, and fun. Earn an official certificate an badge with the help of a park interpreter and discover what state parks are, learn about safety and more. Meet at the Visitor's Center from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Click here for more details. FREE!

Veterans Day Ceremony, Lunch and Submarine Tours at Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum: The Razorback Base, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc., is hosting a brief Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. followed by free lunch and free submarine tours. Free lunch will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will include hot dogs, brats and chicken thighs. Free tours will begin at 10 a.m., breaking for the ceremony, with the last tour at 4:30 p.m. Click here or call (501) 371-8320 for more information. FREE!

Roberts World Fest at Don R. Roberts Elementary School: Roberts World Fest celebrates the rich diversity of Roberts Elementary students and their families. It will feature food, entertainment, games and more from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Entrance to the event is free to the and everyone is welcome. For more information, call (501) 960-0544 or visit the websiteFREE!

Ballet Arkansas presents "Peter and the Wolf" at CHARTS Theatre at Pulaski Technical College: This show kicks off Ballet Arkansas' children's series. "Peter and the Wolf" is a narrated, interactive fairytale story. There will be prompts for children as a way for them to be involved in the fun, beloved, classic story. The show begins at 2 p.m. Admission is $20 for children under 12, $25 for adults. Visit the website for details.


Super Sunday Free Family Funday at the Arkansas Arts Center: Have some artsy little ones at home? Try a new craft and enjoy an afternoon of free art making for the whole family! Participants will create and decorate embossed foil charms in the Alice Pratt Brown Atrium. Noon-3 p.m.; head to the website for more information. FREE!

Holidays in The Heights on Kavanaugh Blvd.: We haven't hit Thanksgiving yet, but it's already time to get in the Chrisetmas spirit. Head to The Heights neighborhood for hot cider, good eats, lights, carriage rides and some one-on-one time with Santa himself. The fun goes from noon-4 p.m. For more info, click here.

Princess Tea Party at the Castle on Stagecoach: The Spanish Princess, The Littlest Princess and The Scottish Princess are in attendance for November's Princess Tea Party. Parties include horse-drawn carriage rides, tea, treats, musical performances, princess dances and complimentary photos with the princesses. Call  (501) 960-0658 to make a reservation for either the 12:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. time slot and vist the website for more information. The tea is $60 for adults and $50 for children.

"The Wizard of Oz" at Reynolds Performance Hall: The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs. Call (501) 450-3265 for ticket information and visit the website for more details. The curtain goes up at this Conway theater at 3 p.m.


FOCAL Used Book Sale at the CALS Main Campus: The library basement is full of thousands of gently used books, and for the pocket change price tag, they are practically calling your name. Sale hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. 


"Goosebumps the Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium": Relax and enjoy a spooky production at the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre. Adapted from R. L. Stine’s "Phantom of the Auditorium," this weird and wacky musical is sure to bring a tickle and a chill. Follow Zeke and Brooke and all the other young thespians of Woods Mill Middle School as they put on a musical. Shows hit the stage Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 11 & 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for members and $12.50 for non-members. Click here for more details about the show.