Have a Mountain Home Holiday
Looking for a holiday light extravaganza? Head to Mountain Home for the Coulter Celebration of Lights, sponsored by the city of Mountain Home and Arkansas State University-Mountain Home. This drive-through display has more than a million lights and can be experienced from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21 through Thursday, Dec. 22.
The amount of lights has doubled from last year and 13 festival days are planned. Santa and Mrs. Claus, as well as the Gingerbread House where holiday treats can be purchased, will be available on Friday, Dec. 2; Saturday, Dec. 3; Friday, Dec. 9; and Saturday, Dec. 10. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus Friday, Dec. 16 to Saturday, Dec. 24 and ride the carousel. Holiday treats are sold for $1 and carousel rides are $5.
Entrance for the drive-through light event is still offered by donations only. To maximize the experience, organizers ask that visitors dim their headlights and tune their radio to 88.1 for holiday music. Cars enter the display at the College Street Thompson/Martin gates and exit off Ark. 62 West through the Hurd gates.
The Mountain Home Area Chamber of Commerce also offers a festival and parade on the first Friday in December. There will be music and food as well as the parade, which begins at 6 p.m.
On the two weekends before Christmas, Mountain Berry Farm offers lighted hayrides. The event includes a hayride with lighted scenes and a Living Nativity Scene, a bonfire, photo opportunities and holiday music. Also enjoy browsing the farm store for local, one-of-a-kind gifts. Heavenly Ground food truck will serve fried pies, coffee, cocoa and more. Hayride departure times are 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. The cost is $5 per person for ages 3 and older.
Want to view more lights throughout the region? Check out this guide to regional holiday lights tours including Blytheville, Pocahontas, Jonesboro, Batesville, Walnut Ridge and Mountain Home: https://www.christmasattheparknea.com/regionalchristmas.