Paris Trail of Holiday Lights

Paris Courthouse Aerial View
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Paris Courthouse lights at front steps
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Paris Courthouse with horse and buggy
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What to know

Paris, AR- Visit Santa in Paris! Santa will be open 5 days a week in December from 3 pm to 7 pm (closes on Wednesday and Sunday). Families will have a photo opportunity with Santa free of charge. Santa welcomes pets and parents too, don't forget your camera!

We invite you to Fall in love with Paris this holiday season beginning on November 21st with lunch at one of our amazing restaurants. After lunch, collect a free keepsake ornament from Santa during the Merchant’s Open House from 1-4 pm and get a jump-start on your holiday shopping. 

On Saturday, November 27th at 6 pm, be there for the 24th annual Trail of Holiday Lights official lighting ceremony when the City of Paris will light more than 100,000 sparkling lights and display 28 themed trees decorated by local clubs and organizations. We will live stream the lighting via the Paris Arkansas Chamber Facebook page for those that wish to view it from their home.

The wildly popular Paris Christmas parade will take place on Saturday, November 27th going through downtown Paris. Parade entries will throw candy, so bring a bag to fill up. Enjoy Christmas music, hot cocoa, and great photo opportunities in Paris! This year's theme is A Cozy Country Christmas! Email [email protected] for parade entry and registration. You must register to enter a float, others do not have to register. 

Don't miss out on the Shop Small sales during Shop Small Saturday on November 27th! Bring the family back each Saturday evening for shopping, dining, and Free horse & carriage rides provided by Main Street Paris around the courthouse square to see the 100,000+ lights and the only Eiffel Tower in Arkansas. Shop our local merchants to complete your holiday experience in Paris! Contact Tonya Fletcher at the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce at 479-963-2244 or visit Tour groups welcome! 
12 North Express
Paris, AR 72855