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Arkansas Holiday Light Displays 2014


Christmas lights in Fayetteville - via Laurie Marshall
Nov. 28 – Dec. 25
5:00 – 10:00 p.m. daily
Free to the Public (donations appreciated)
Drive-through light display at the Alma City Water Park features more than 40,000 lights at the Alma City Water Park.

Date TBD
Iron Mountain Lodge and Marina on DeGray Lake team up to become a winter wonderland with a nautical theme. Donations are accepted for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, but not required.  For details visit Iron-Mountain.com

November 24 – December 27
5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Sunday – Thursday
5:30 – 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday
$10.00 per vehicle
“Lights of the Delta” claims to be the Mid-South’s largest holiday lighting festival. Free pictures with Santa at Jingle Bell Park on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, hayrides (need reservation), concession stand. There is a new Victorian Village display in 2014.

Bull Shoals
Begins Dec 2
Twinkling lights decorate the city and along Hwy. 187.

November 29
5:00 p.m.
Live entertainment will be followed by the lighting of downtown Corning at 6:00 p.m. Santa will hand out bags of candy and listen to Christmas wishes.

November 27 – December 31
6:00 – 10:00 p.m. nightly
Christmas Wonderland draws visitors from surrounding states, and is featured in a YouTube video titled “Small Town, Big Lights”. There are over a million lights, snow machines, a drive-through light tunnel, a color-changing forest, and more.

November 21 – December 31
Every night of the week
“Lights of the Ozarks” is in its 21st year in 2014. Activities include pony, camel and carriage rides and caroling on the square with local musical groups.

December 1 – 31
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. daily
Admission: $3.00 (donation to local families in need)
The Trail of Holiday Lights is on display at Bell Park. There are over 120 displays, a fire pit, and on December 7th you can enjoy hot chocolate and cookies with Santa.

December 4
6:30 p.m.
The Holiday Lighting Ceremony will take place at Jacksonville City Hall.

November 24 – January 1
Ozark Mountains Christmas Lights Trail invites you to visit the historic town square and drive the surrounding scenic highways to view light displays at local businesses and homes.

Little Rock
December 1 – 30
In addition to the LED-illuminated downtown bridges providing nightly light shows, there will also be a Holidays in the Park event from November 29 – January 3 at the First Security Amphitheater in Riverfront Park. This activity features nightly lighting displays choreographed with animation and music.

Lighting ceremony happens the weekend after Thanksgiving and lasts through the holidays. City streets are lined with snowflakes, poinsettias, Christmas trees and French horns. For more details visit Marianna.Arkansas.org

Mountain View
December 6
5:00 p.m.
Christmas music on the square, a live nativity scene, and an appearance from Santa are all included.

December 5
6:00 p.m.
The lighting ceremony at the Jackson County Courthouse will feature a giant snowman, 15-foot Santa, and thousands of lights. Santa will also attend and hot chocolate and cookies will be available.

North Little Rock
December 13
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a fun walk through the Holiday Lights in Burns Park display (open Nov. 29 – Dec. 30) at the “Dashin’ Through the Lights” event. For details visit NLRpr.org.

November 29
5:00 p.m.
After a visit from Santa and other holiday entertainment, the official Trail of Holiday Lights lighting ceremony will commence at 6:00 p.m. On December 20 the Holiday Hog will be in town for pictures at Santa’s house on the square from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

December 1 – 30
6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Admission: Free of Charge (donations accepted)
The holiday spirit takes over Sherwood Forest on this mile-long trail featuring reindeer in a soda shop, the Sherwood Express and Santa Claus.

Van Buren
December 6
5:30 p.m.
Living Windows will begin as downtown merchants feature live window displays depicting the colorful history of Van Buren. The event will be followed by the Courthouse Lighting Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. and the Festival of Trees.

The annual “Festival of Trees” features trees decorated by local organizations with themes chosen by them. You can vote for your favorite at the Bill Thomas Bldg. at 1790 N. Falls.

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Arkansas Women Blogger Laurie is a writer and artist living in Springdale, Arkansas with her husband, son and three cats who think they’re people. She can’t keep her fingernails clean, prefers her tea unsweet, and is on a first-name basis with local thrift store employees. You can follow Laurie at See Laurie Write and Junque Rethunque.

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