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30 Evening of Wishes 6 p.m. at the Albert Pike Masonic Center. Make-A-Wish Foundation Mid-South’s signature fundraiser with live and silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres and music by Justin Moore. Tickets $150. For more information call (501) 376-9474.


1 6x6 Holiday Art Sale Preview 6 p.m. at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Applied Design Studio. Evening includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, locally brewed beer and silent auction of artwork by students, faculty and alumni. Tickets $15-$45. The preview party is hosted by UALR Friends of the Arts, which helps fund programs and scholarships for students. More information at event/6x6/.

2 Christmas at the Mansion 6:15 p.m. Arkansas Governor’s Mansion. A fundraiser for the Renewal Ranch to be used for the operations of a new Renewal Ranch Restoration Center in Conway. Includes a dinner buffet and guest speakers Steve Hutton and Jennifer Smith. Tickets $100. For more information call (501) 680-4895.

2 Home for the Holidays 7 p.m. at Robinson Center. Honoring supporters Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin, St. Mark Baptist Church, Marge and Tom Schueck and Jana and Chris Villemez. The fundraiser for Our House will include food and libations, live and silent auctions. Tickets $150. For more information call (501) 374-7383, Extension 120.

3 Emerging Designers Trunk Show 6 p.m at the Arkansas Fashion School. Proceeds will go toward scholarships for students at the school. Guests can buy clothing or place a custom order with students. Tickets $25. Reservations should be made by Dec. 1. Call (501) 663-3242 for more information.

3 Capitol Event 5:30 p.m. at The Little Rock Club. A Christmas dinner celebration with a view of the Capitol lighting and fireworks display. Entertainment by the B-Flats. Tickets $125. More information at

4 Christmas Open House 2-4 p.m. at the Governor’s Mansion. Hosted by the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion Association. Open to the public and free of charge. More information at

5 Christmas Coffee 10:30 Geyer Springs First Baptist Church. A fundraiser hosted by the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary with homemade punch and finger foods. The event is free but donations are accepted. Call (501) 868-6046 for more information.

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7 -11:30 a.m. at Arkansas Children’s Hospital’s Children’s Hall. Firefighters from the Little Rock Fire Department cook and serve pancakes, eggs, sausage and fruit. Children in attendance have an opportunity to take a picture with Santa, create holiday crafts, call the North Pole and enjoy festive music. Fundraiser for the ACH Foundation. Tickets $15. More information at (501) 364-1865.

9 Santa Paws Holiday Party

7 p.m. at Trapnall Hall. Benefits the Little Rock Animal Village and includes music by Joe Meazle & Friends, a silent auction, wine, beer and food. Tickets $40 before Dec. 9 or $50 day of event. More information at santapaws.

9 Ornamental Affair 6 p.m. at the Hamp Williams Building, Hot Springs. Music, silent auction items and ornaments created by local artists. Benefits Garland County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Tickets $15. For more information call (501) 321-9269.

9 A Tribute to Handel 7 the Governor’s Mansion. Listen to the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah plus the “Hallelujah” chorus by the Ouachita Baptist University Choir and selected voices from Fellowship Bible Church. Tickets $50. More information at

9 12th Ever Nog-off 5 p.m. at the Historic Arkansas Museum. A friendly eggnog-making competition. Music by Charlotte Taylor and artwork by Rex Deloney. Free. More information at

*CORRECTION: The Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation Breakfast with Santa, originally scheduled for Dec. 5 at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, has been canceled.

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