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Razorback Tailgating Package!

August 15th, 2012 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Get out your big foam fingers, your noisemakers, your red and white pom poms…limber up your lungs for a few rounds of Wooo Pig Sooie, it’s Razorback Game Time!!!  The Hogs are coming to Little Rock on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 6pm.  As always, tailgating at War Memorial will be a high point of the weekend and Razorback fans will be out in full force!  So pack your bags with your favorite gameday outfit and head to The Empress, we will send you to the game in style by adding our Champagne Picnic!  A tailgating picnic to beat them all, it will include: crusty bread, gourmet cheeses, decadent pate, luscious fruit, indulgent desserts and tasty condiments.  We just hope you can stop eating for long enough to call the Hogs!

River Market on Ice Starts this Weekend!

November 16th, 2011 by Lisa

Just in time for out of town friends to enjoy over the Thanksgiving Holidays, Arvest opens its “River Market on Ice” Winter Celebration.  An Ice Skating Rink will be located in one of the River Market’s open-air pavillions overlooking Riverfront Park and the Arkansas River.  Starting November 19th, the ice rink will be open Monday-Friday from 4-9pm, Saturday from 10am-10pm, and Sunday from 12-8pm.

Grab your jacket, scarf and the hand of a loved one and get out on the ice!  And remember to check us out at www.TheEmpress.com for holiday specials and add-ons to make the most of your stay in Little Rock

The Empress’ Guide to Halloween Happenings

October 19th, 2011 by Lisa

The Empress invites you to stay in the luxury of an 1888 Gothic mansion (some say we have our own ghost) while visiting some of Little Rock’s spookiest Halloween attractions.  The Haunted Cathedral runs from October 22-31 at EMOBA’s Cultural Center and has haunted mazes, floors that fall from beneath you and a carnival atmosphere.  The Haunted Hayride is at Immaculate Heart of Mary School (October 21 and 22) .  Don’t forget Boo and The Zoo for some kid friendly fun and then hit Boo Bash at The Peabody on October 29 for an all adult Halloween extravaganza!  We cannot wait to experience all the fun times that this creepy holiday has to offer and we hope that you can join us!!!

P. Allen Smith offers Inspiration at The Garden Home Retreat

September 9th, 2011 by Lisa

Let your inner gardener flourish!  P. Allen Smith, the much admired gardening expert, is inviting you to tour the Garden Home Retreat at Moss Mountain Farm in Roland, AR.  After touring the gorgeous gardens and inspired interiors, you are certain to head home with ideas to beautify your own garden or home.  The tours take place on September 16, October 28 and November 18 and a seasonal plated lunch is included.

visit http://www.pallensmith.com/ for more information.

A trip to the Garden Home is a perfect activity to plan during your stay at The Empress!

Frighteningly Fun Tour!

July 7th, 2011 by Lisa

According to its website, “It is the objective of Haunted Tours of Little Rock to show you places located in the city’s Historic District, The Quapaw Quarter, where our prominent citizens once lived…….and some still do.” The Empress is proud to be a part of the tour, which takes you into the Hornibrook Mansion and up to the “haunted card room”, where you might be lucky enough to play a hand with Mr. Hornibrook.
If you can’t make the ghost tour, join us for our regularly scheduled tour, offered every day at 11:30 and 3:00.  The cost is $7.50 and includes a tour of all three floors of The Empress of Little Rock  and an overview of its history.
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