Holiday Lights

Participate in a festive parade. Lace up your ice skates for a twirl around the rink. Cozy up with loved ones while sipping apple cider. Sing along with your favorite Christmas carols. Find something special for that special someone on your Christmas list. Wherever the sparkle leads you, make sure to share your favorite photos on the official Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights Facebook fan page. It’s a great way to spread the holiday cheer and create lasting memories.

For me, the holiday season means many things. But the thing I hold dearest in my heart…the thing I’ve been doing since I was a wee lass (yes, my grandfather’s family was Irish!)…is gazing adoringly at holiday lights! It’s a tradition my parents started with me before I could probably walk…and it’s still one of …
For more than a month this winter, the Arkansas State Fairgrounds will be transformed into an illuminated wonderland. But unlike the holiday lights seen elsewhere around town and across the state, these colorful emanations have nothing to do with Christmas. Instead, they represent a traditional Chinese festival, dating back more than 2,000 years, celebrating the …
The holidays are upon us! Below are some festive events taking place across the region to keep on the radar to help celebrate the season. The Arlington Hotel’s annual Gingerbread House Celebration takes place December 1 in the lobby of the hotel from 4:30-5:30 p.m in Hot Springs. The house, which will be on display …
The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights returns for its 22nd year with a statewide celebration of the holiday season featuring parades, lighting ceremonies, open houses, Santa visits, concerts and performances, live nativities, illuminated displays and more. The Trail of Holiday Lights brochure is your passport to seasonal magic, highlighting events and activities throughout December in …
Love holiday parades? If so, below is a list of a few taking place across Southwest Arkansas this year. Enjoy! In Magnolia, their annual Christmas Parade takes place November 30. The route travels down Jackson Street to Southern Arkansas University and afterwards, the university will be the scene of their annual Celebration of Lights. The …
Taking in the beauty of Holiday Lights is a tradition for many in the state. During this annual event, around 4.5 million bulbs transform Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs into a whimsical holiday display.  The event takes place November 18- December 31 this year. “Holiday Lights is an outdoor light experience like no other,” said Becca Ohman, Garden …
December in the Arkansas Delta is a magical time. This month brings holiday music events and beautiful light displays, all guaranteed to get everyone in the holiday spirit. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Philip Mann, presents Home for the Holidays at the EACC Fine Arts Center in Forrest City on Dec. 3. …
The holiday season is here! Get into the spirit with these great holiday events. Hoxie hosts Dickens in the Park/Dickens Winter Wonderland on Dec. 1 at the Hoxie Service Center. Enjoy the festively decorated city park and the community Christmas parade. Check out the Dickens Winter Wonderland, which includes a performance of “A Christmas Carol,” …
Santa season is almost here, and Santa’s going to be busy this year! Here’s a rundown of places where the Bearded One will be making an appearance—so get those wish lists ready! The City of Beebe’s Annual Christmas Festival will take place Saturday, Dec. 10 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Stroll through Daniel Park to enjoy holiday …