Holiday Light Displays
Nothing adds to the wonder of the holiday season like an expertly arranged display of twinkling lights. There are several places to drive through or to get out and explore that will leave both kids and adults with a high wattage of holiday spirit!
LIGHTS OF THE OZARKS ON THE FAYETTEVILLE SQUARE Get into the holiday spirit on the Fayetteville Square. Take in the display of more than 500,000 lights each night through December along with nightly carriages and pony rides, fresh hot chocolate and festive holiday music. thelightsoftheozarks.com.
SHERWOOD’S ENCHANTED FOREST TRAIL OF LIGHTS Load up the family and experience this holiday light show from the comfort of your car. It’s a drive-through trail featuring more than a mile of light displays to delight. Admission is free, but the organization accepts nonperishable food donations. 1111 W. Maryland Ave., Sherwood; cityofsherwood.net.
THE INFLATABLES HOUSE While you’re north of the river, check out one of Dogtown’s hidden holiday gems. The Inflatables House is a private residence that goes above and beyond with holiday décor featuring more than 300 lighted figures and 57 inflatables in the front yard. 2008 Covington, North Little Rock.
GARVAN WOODLAND GARDENS HOLIDAY LIGHTS This Hot Springs garden offers more than 4.5 million lights on display nightly from 5 to 9 p.m., through Dec. 31. Meander through 17 acres of animated holiday displays with complimentary hot chocolate. Free for members; $15 adults; $5 ages 6-12; free 5 and under. garvangardens.org.
ARKANSAS STATE CAPITOL Watch as the State Capitol is lit from top to bottom at the lighting ceremony on Dec. 3. The fun begins at 3 p.m., with the Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade, which begins at Second and Broadway streets, and ends at the State Capitol. The parade includes Santa and Mrs. Claus, marching bands, floats, cars, animals and more. holidaysinlittlerock.com.
FINNY'S CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND Sam Finney transforms his home in Crossett into a half-mile of Christmas magic each year. He’s hosted the growing display for more than 30 years. It includes more than a million lights and 80 percent of the decorations are handmade. The display is free and open to the public from sunset to 10 p.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. on weekends. 123 Goshen Road, Crossett; finneyschristmaswonderland.com.