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Christmas Lights Across Arkansas

Mikelle Rogers - Telcoe Federal Credit Union

As the holiday season unfolds, explore the festive brilliance of Arkansas. From downtown parades to enchanting forest trails, the state comes alive with Christmas lights and events. Join us in discovering the simple joy and magic of the season.

Christmas on the Creek in Downtown Springdale

Downtown Springdale, Arkansas Christmas lights. lights covering trees and bushes.

Downtown Springdale is hosting Christmas on the Creek, a tradition full of holiday fun on Nov. 25. There will be a holiday market, live music, Santa meet and greet, and the lighting of the Christmas tree. The day ends with a Christmas parade hosted by the Rodeo of the Ozarks.

For more information and a detailed schedule, visit Downtown Springdale

Lights of the Ozarks in Fayetteville

Downtown Fayetteville lights of the ozarks Christmas lights. lights covering trees and bushes.

Fayetteville’s downtown square began Lights of the Ozarks on Friday, Nov. 17. The lights will continue every night from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. until Jan. 1. This tradition is an experience you do not want to miss.

For more details, check out the event on Experience Fayetteville's website.

Enchanted Forest Trail of Lights in Sherwood

Sherwood Christmas light entrances saying "enchanted forest" with large light up candles.

Sherwood is getting ready for the holidays with its Enchanted Forest Trail of Lights on Dec. 1. There will be local musicians, hot chocolate with Santa, and Mayor Mary Jo Heye-Townsell. The trail promises a magical journey through beautiful lights for visitors of all ages.

Reserve your free spot HERE.

Hot Springs Christmas Parade

Hot Springs Christmas parade flat with Santa, reindeer, and elves looking like there are taking off.

On Monday, Dec. 4, Downtown Hot Springs will turn into a Hollywood-inspired spectacle with the Hot Springs Christmas Parade at 6:30 p.m. This annual event, organized by the Oaklawn Rotary Club, promises a night of festive floats, community spirit, and holiday magic. The parade's proceeds support scholarships for local youth, making it a celebration with a meaningful impact.

White River Wonderland

Batesville's White River Wonderland. Overlook of river with Ferris wheel, red Christmas tree, and large pavilion with lights covering.

Batesville, Arkansas will launch their White River Wonderland on Nov. 22 with free admission. The light display is open from 5 p.m. to midnight every night with a drive through or walk through option. Guests can also participate in photos with Santa, a horse-drawn carriage, and a synthetic ice-skating rink.

For more information, please visit the Christmas Capitol of Arkansas.

El Dorado Holiday Lights Extravaganza

El Dorado Christmas lights with a sign saying "Christmas Rocks" and Santa playing the guitar while the reindeer sings, and the elf plays the drums.

The event features a one-quarter mile, paved, walk-through trail of more than 100,000 holiday lights, some of which include holiday shapes visible only with holographic light glasses every Friday and Saturday night until Dec. 23. The display is sponsored by the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources Foundation, Inc.

For more information, please visit El Dorado News.

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