Much like stopping Santa's sleigh for a moving violation, decorating one's home for the holidays requires bright lights and an incredibly tall ladder. View festively festooned living spaces with today's Groupon: For $30, you get two tickets to Wildwood's Holiday Tour of Homes, which showcases six homes in west Little Rock on Saturday, December 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (a $60 value).
Wildwood Park's Holiday Tour of Homes walks domestic sightseers through some of Little Rock's most festively bedecked abodes in Chenal Valley and The Heights. Guided by professional interior designers Tom Chandler and Chris Olsen, holiday perambulators will gallivant around monuments to the Yuletide, traipsing through doorways draped with tinsel, gazing at mantel spilling over with baubles, and splitting rent with cookie roommates in gingerbread houses. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages at select houses, and sate art-hungry consciences with the knowledge that proceeds support Art to Go!, an organization that exposes elementary-school students to the arts, like Mona Lisa moonlighting as a hall monitor.
Wildwood Park’s 104 bucolic acres are home to woodland trails, manicured gardens, and the 625-seat Lucy Lockett Cabe Festival Theater. In service of the center's continuing mission to encourage lifelong learning and fertile imaginations, the expansive grounds host myriad events that marry culture and art, from annual festivals to year-round children’s education programs. Beyond artistic pursuits, visitors can simply savor the center's natural splendor by taking in the sights of the Richard C. Butler Arboretum, wending through the Carl Hunger Wildflower Glenn, or spotting ballerinas in the wild at the park’s eight-acre swan lake. The nonprofit park maintains its gardens, education projects, and other artistic hallmarks purely through help from its community, including volunteers, individual donors, and arts organizations.