Take a few hours away from the bustle of the season and make a trip to Pocahontas to enjoy a holiday getaway. The beautiful downtown, one of Arkansas’s many National Historic Districts, lights up for the holiday season, including the striking 1872 courthouse in the center of the square. On Dec. 1, the community hosts Stroll the Square, featuring the annual Christmas parade and fun for the entire family. Beginning Dec. 22, it's the 31st annual Candy Cane Lane on Maple St. is transformed into a holiday wonderland with candy canes and Christmas lights lining the streets. Santa and his elves will be on hand, offering treats to visitors each evening through Dec. 24. Want more information? Visit SeeRandolphCounty.com for all the details. If you have some extra time, you can find ideas for restaurants and attractions to visit here.