Our hometown knows how to show its Christmas spirit and spread the season’s joy, but don’t take our word for it; just check out any one (or all) of these holly-jolly holiday events in Fort Smith. You’ll be merrily caroling, letting it snow, roasting chestnuts, and harking the herald angels in no time.
Pop down to the Ben Green Events Center from Dec. 1-2 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for more than just knocking out your gift list. Enjoy live holiday entertainment, take part in an Ugly Sweater contest, take pictures with Santa, and more.
It’s only $15 to enter this theme park of terror, featuring different themed warehouses designed to scare your pants off. The event is being presented as a collaboration between the Fort Smith Girls & Boys Club and the United Federal Credit Union.
This event is for ages 21 and up, so you know they’re bringing out the big scares aboard the trolley. The haunted trolley gives you a lift through downtown Fort Smith as you take a tour of the city’s most haunted historic places and hear of local legends.
Are you in need of some fun family activities for the fall months? Forth Smith has plenty of entertainment for all ages to keep you and the family happy.
The Monkey House
Bouncy castles are exciting for all ages, so why not go to a building that has all kinds of fun bouncy house designs inside of it? With a play area with bounce surfaces, slides, and a separate area for kids under three, it’s the perfect place to take the little ones.
Test your family’s ability to think under pressure with one of many escape room adventures offered in Fort Smith. Check out Fort Smith Escape Artists, For Smith Escape Room, or ClueMasters Live for different escape room challenges the whole family will love. These team-building exercises can help bring your family closer together with teamwork and a group effort.
The Park at West End
This charming downtown park is unlike any other park you’ve ever seen, with a historic carousel, ferris wheel, railcar diner, and even a concession stand built out of a vintage Double Decker bus.
Elevate Trampoline Park
Spend your day jumping, flipping, and pulling off other nifty tricks at Elevate Trampoline Park. It’s a fun way to get in some family fun while also keeping your kids active.
Autumn is rolling around, and it’s the best time of the year for this historic passenger train trip. Buy tickets for you and your loved ones to enjoy the scenic landscape as you ride through the Arkansas River Valley and Ozark Mountains on the A&M Railroad.
Nothing says fun like visiting the only former bordello on the National Register of Historic Places! Fort Smith was a happening place in the days of the Old West and this building was located in the infamous Red Light District. These days, its role is a little more wholesome—it serves as Visitor Center.
Fort Smith Trolley Museum
The best kind of museum is the interactive type. This trolley museum features a real, restored trolley upon which you can hitch a ride and travel from Garrison Avenue to the National Cemetery. If that doesn’t seem exciting enough, check out the live reenactment of a trolley robbery at the museum!
Fort Smith Air Museum
Located at the Fort Smith Regional Airport Terminal, the Fort Smith Air Museum contains 64 different display cases. Each shares its own story of the many aviators, be them military or civilian, who have hailed from the area.
Belle Grove Historic District
This historic district, comprising 22 square blocks, has been very well preserved by the Belle Grove Historic District Commission. It is a beautiful area that has been on the National Register since 1973. There are four different homes in the neighborhood that are open to visitors. Find them here!