48th Christmas Frolic

Historic Arkansas Museum - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

 December 6, 1 - 4 pm 

The Frolic celebrates Christmas as it was in the 1800s with living history, carols, reenactments, live music, dancing and more. Visitors come from across Arkansas each year to sample Historic Arkansas Museum’s famous hot cider and ginger cake, and to shop for unique Arkansas-made holiday gifts in the Museum Store.

Frolickers will enjoy a variety of activities for children and adults, including: blacksmith demonstrations, living history performances, pioneer games and dancing in the Hinderliter Grog Shop, Little Rock’s oldest surviving structure. Click here for the full list of activities and attractions.

This year, a trolley will be available to take guests to two other Department of Arkansas Heritage Museums located in downtown Little Rock: Old State House Museum and Mosaic Templars Cultural Center. The trolley route will also include the Governor's Mansion Open House. 

The Hinderliter Grog Shop (c. 1827) has hosted dancing during the Christmas Frolic for decades and this historic structure is emblematic of the museum’s mission to preserve history and bring it to life for Arkansans and visitors from across the nation.


December Snow is an original watercolor painting featuring the Hinderliter by contemporary American Realist James M. Bonner, an Arkansas artist. A limited number of signed and numbered giclée prints are available for purchase in the Museum Store for $250. Proceeds support the museum’s Living History program, which brings history to life for thousands of adults and students each year through performances by professional living historians. Call 501-324-9351 to reserve your limited edition print while they last. 

Learn more about the Hinderliter Grog Shop and take a virtual tour!