SoNA to perform Christmas shows Dec. 16-17

Cold weather has finally arrived, and we even spotted a few snowflakes falling in Fayetteville earlier today. It’s definitely beginning to feel a little more like Christmas around here.

Our calendar of events are another indication old Santa will be here before you know it, as it fills up with holiday-themed shows at just about every venue.

The local symphony is no exception, and SoNA will perform their annual holiday shows on Dec. 16-17 at Walton Arts Center.

The symphony will perform A Very SoNA Christmas at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16. The show will feature a host of songs that celebrate the magic and beauty of the season. In addition to the orchestra, SoNA will be joined by SoNA Singers, Bentonville High School Chamber Choir, Har-Ber High School Camerata Singers and University of Arkansas Schola Cantorum, and featured guest soloist Michael Tynes on cello.

“A Very SoNA Christmas is an audience favorite that has quickly become a beloved Northwest Arkansas tradition,” said Maestro Paul Haas. “It draws together people from all walks of life across the region, and is sure to put you in the spirit and wrap you in that warm Christmas glow.”

On Sunday, Dec. 17, the symphony will perform their family-oriented show titled The Snowman: A Family Concert. In it, the symphony will perform a live soundtrack to the holiday classic film, The Snowman. The show starts at 2 p.m.

Tickets to A Very SoNA Christmas range from $30-$52, and tickets to The Snowman are just $9.

To purchase, call the Walton Arts Center Box office at 479-443-5600, or visit