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Where to stay and go for winter and holiday fun this season in Bentonville

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The holidays are in full swing in Bentonville, Arkansas, and 21c Museum Hotel is at the heart of it all. Just off the Bentonville Town Square, 21c is a 104-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and home to award-winning restaurant, The Hive. If you’re headed to Bentonville for the holiday season, here are the top holiday activities recommended by 21c.


Just steps away from 21c, Bentonville Town Square is decked out in twinkling lights from top to bottom — sure to bring on the holiday spirit. Local shops and restaurants on the square offer their own holiday happenings, such as the Miracle Christmas Pop-Up Bar at Undercroft.

Listening Forest

The Listening Forest is an immersive outdoor art experience by artist Rafael Lazano-Hemmer at the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art's North Forest. The exhibition includes eight installations that cover the forest in light and sound. Learn more about the exhibition here.


Photo credit: Crystal Bridges

North Forest snow globe experience

Nestled into the North Forest at Crystal Bridges, and sitting directly in the middle of the Listening Forest, are warm and cozy “snow globes.” The experience includes two and a half hours with snacks and drinks provided by the snow globe concierge. Reservations are required.


Big on Bentonville Holiday Tour

First time in Bentonville? Get the full experience with Bentonville’s only golf cart tour specializing in #funcierge. The “Jingle Bells, Bentonville” tour includes Christmas music, hot chocolate and fuzzy blankets to keep you warm and cozy. Follow this link to learn more about the tour.

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Photo credit: Friends of Bentonville Parks and Recreation

Ice skating at Lawrence Plaza

The Rink at Lawrence Plaza offers 7,000 square feet of pure winter fun. Located directly behind the hotel, The Rink is perfect for families, kids and couples. The Rink opens for the 2022 winter season on Saturday, Nov. 19.


After a full day of fun-filled holiday activities, stop by The Hive lounge for a cocktail, and have dinner by the new executive chef Micah Klasky. The hotel’s spacious guest rooms offer the perfect, relaxing ending to your holiday experience.

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