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Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights Brochures Now Available

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Holiday Lights Harrison
Holiday Lights Harrison
    Holiday Lights Blytheville
Holiday Lights Blytheville
Holiday Lights, Hot Springs
Holiday Lights, Hot Springs
October 15, 2008

Kerry Kraus, travel writer
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

The leaves have just started to change into their fall colors and it’s time to plan for ….. Christmas! The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights brochure for 2008 is now available. Approximately 65 communities from around the state are taking part in this year’s campaign. With some events beginning as early as Nov. 9, it’s never too soon to start planning for your holiday adventures.

The brochure contains color photographs, dates of the events, the communities where they are being held and descriptions of what is scheduled to take place. A handy centerfold map shows where the various festivities are taking place. Activities run the gamut from tree lighting and town square ceremonies, caroling and open houses to special sales, parades, plays, concerts, live Nativities and visits with Santa Claus.

Some of the more interesting ways to celebrate the season are ice skating at both Bull Shoals and Hot Springs, Greenwood’s community-wide free bean feed and Caroling in the Caverns at Blanchard Springs in Mountain View. Searcy and West Memphis will both offer horse-drawn carriage rides and Hamburg will showcase the kids with a Little Red Wagon Parade. There will be holiday nostalgia in downtown Booneville as the Nyberg Building once again boasts original decorations dating back to the 1940s. And on Dec. 13, don’t miss Van Buren’s unusual Christmas tradition –living windows displays in downtown stores.

The majority of the listings are lighted from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 19 to Dec. 26 unless otherwise noted. Since plans are subject to change without notice, travelers are strongly encouraged to call the sponsor before hitting the road.

The brochure can be picked up at any Arkansas Welcome Center and any participating Shell, Arkansas Best Western or Bank of America office. It can be downloaded from Just click on “Things to Do” then “Trail of Holiday Lights.”


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