Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights

I just found out my in-laws are coming to visit for Christmas. They are fabulous people, so I’m happy to hear they will be here. But as I imagine we all do when we have friends and family as guests, we’ll be looking for something to do while they are here.

There’s no doubt we’ll make plans to go to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. But we’ll also visit downtown Fayetteville to view their holiday lights, and maybe let the kids ride a pony or take a carriage ride.

If you’re hosting friends or family for the holidays, or maybe you’re the visitor, find some light displays in your area. Sixty-six towns across Arkansas are participating in this year’s Trail of Holiday Lights campaign. The celebration, which begins Thanksgiving week and last through Christmas, includes official lighting displays, parades, pageants, music and more.

The trail has continued to grow every year since it began in 1996. It has been selected as a Top 100 Event for 2011 by the American Bus Association. It’s a great way to spread the holiday cheer and create lasting memories.

You can watch the Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights Facebook fan page for photos and insider tips on each town’s activities.

Free copies of the Trail of Holiday Lights brochure with specific information about displays all over the state are available at all Bank of America locations, Best Western Hotels, Shell Superstops and Arkansas Welcome Centers. 

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