Downtown Rogers Experiences for the Holidays

Six Unique Downtown Rogers Experiences for the Holidays

Whether attending a holiday event or gifting a unique experience, charming Downtown Rogers is the place to be this holiday season and beyond! We're sharing six downtown experiences that would make great gifts for anyone on your list. Experiential gifts, from cooking classes to book club subscriptions, create lasting memories and connections. Our wish is for you to enjoy the magic of the season creating lasting memories with your family and friends. Happy Holidays!  

Visit the Christmas Village and Parade

Check out the new Rogers Christmas Village taking place at Railyard Park before and during the Rogers Christmas Parade, Friday, December 1, 5 - 8 p.m.

The new Christmas Village will have a vendor market with more than 30 pop-up shops plus food trucks. Patrons will have the opportunity to take photos with Santa and the Grinch from 5 - 7 p.m. Ballet Westside will be performing from 6-6:45 p.m. 

The parade, which is themed “All Things Christmas”, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at its customary starting point of 5th Street and Poplar Street.

Enjoy Sips on the Bricks

This beloved local holiday tradition is making a smashing return as a holiday-themed costume contest, poker run, and shop local extravaganza in Downtown Rogers Saturday, December 2, 3-8 p.m.

Downtown merchants, including Honeycomb Kitchen Shop, will compete in a holiday drink contest, crafting creative sips for "sippers" to taste and vote on their favorites. The merchant who wins best “sip” gets year-long bragging rights and a traveling trophy. 

Grab your favorite ugly sweater and your santa hat: Restaurants and shops will offer specials and deals exclusively available to our event participants. Sippers will receive holiday swag, a voting card to track their favorite sips, and a poker run card that they can complete as they visit the poker stops. At the end of the night, everyone will gather for the After Party at Ozark Beer Co. where the winners of the best sip, the poker run, and the costume contest will be announced. 

Purchase your ticket before November 29 for $35. After November 29, ticket price goes up to $40.

Book a Private Cooking Class

This holiday season consider booking a private group cooking class for a unique and memorable experience. Immerse them in the joy of culinary exploration as they learn new techniques, discover flavorful recipes, and gain confidence in the kitchen. Whether your group is filled with seasoned chefs or kitchen novices, cooking classes at Honeycomb Kitchen Shop(HKS) offer the perfect blend of education and entertainment. 

The Kitchen is equipped with six workstations where participants learn hands-on from local culinary talent. In addition to supporting local talent, HKS also sources from local farms and produce companies when possible to offer the freshest ingredients. The goal is to create a place where participants of all culinary levels feel comfortable learning, cooking, and eating together. 

Private cooking classes at Honeycomb can be booked for groups as large as 36 people. The following dates are still available for private classes: 

December 21, December 22, and December 30.
The Holiday Menu Packet will still be available January 2024, in addition to our year-round private classes menu packet. 

Take a Downtown Food Tour

Discover and taste the best of Northwest Arkansas with Chef Erin Rowe of Ozark Culinary Food Tours. Chef Erin hosts both public and private tours, which typically includes 4 food stops, dessert, an adult beverage/mocktail, and all the arts, history & culture she can share. 

You will leave satisfied and well-informed from a fun 2.5 hour guided walking tour of Downtown Rogers. Costs for public tours are $75 + tax. Private custom-built tours, team-building & corporate rates are also available upon request.

Gift the Underbrush Book Club Box

More than a book in a box. There are tons of book subscriptions out there, which is why Underbrush Books designed the Underbrush Book Club Box to be more. Each book comes with carefully curated questions, designed to help you with deeper reading –whether on your own or with friends and family. If you want to get back into reading and want to find a community, UBBC is a great way to find people. The club gathers on the second Monday of the month to chat and discuss thoughts and opinions of the month’s read. Don’t feel intimidated. Part of the reason UBBC sends questions with each book is to help foster discussion, and give readers a place to start.

Create Your Christmas Pic Passport

Celebrate the Magic of the Season with the 4th Annual Christmas Pic Passport in Downtown Rogers. Residents and visitors alike are invited to embrace the holiday spirit by exploring downtown Rogers adorned with dazzling Christmas lights and capturing the magic at seven holiday-themed locations. Participants who visit each of the seven designated locations and capture the festive atmosphere with pictures will be rewarded with a cozy, limited-edition Rogers-branded blanket. The blankets make for a perfect holiday keepsake.

To participate:

- Visit all seven holiday-themed locations in downtown Rogers

- Snap holiday selfies or group pictures at each location

- Share your holiday spirit by posting the pictures on social media platforms using the hashtag #RogersARChristmas

- Show your photos and receive a blanket at Rogers City Hall or the Rogers Historical Museum

Rogers City Hall is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays. Rogers Historical Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays.

The event kicks off November 25 and runs through December 30.

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