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Every year it seems people get excited earlier and earlier to get their homes decorated for Christmas. Maybe it’s to help make the work of decorating worth it. Or, maybe after all the restrictions the last two years have brought, communities are ready to create precious memories and draw visitors.
Driving around to look at Arkansas Christmas lights is an excellent option for those still looking for safe events for their family. Arkansas.com keeps a complete list of holiday light activities around the state for the Holiday Trail of Lights, but we wanted to feature some grand events occurring around the state.
Photo used with permission from White River Wonderland
White River Wonderland | Batesville | a top light display in the state boasting 1.5 million lights as well as carriage rides, an ice skating rink and Ferris wheel
Winter Wonderland at Garvan Woodland Gardens | Hot Springs | daytime winter garden display that gives way to an expansive evening light display
Enchanted Forest Trail | Sherwood | hosted by the City of Sherwood; this path winds through the city’s sportsplex park
Photo used with permission from Arkansas Parks and Tourism
Lights of the Delta | Blytheville | over 6 million lights are used for this drive-thru experience along the 40-acre tract of the Arkansas Aerospace
Lights on Jupiter Light Show | North Little Rock | 50,000 lights synchronized to holiday tunes in this festive neighborhood, funds collected support Make a Wish Foundation
Southern Lights at McGarrah Farms | Fayetteville | Ride through the display with a chance to meet Santa
Photo of Harding University courtesy of Al Fowler.
Searcy Holiday of Lights | Searcy | Featuring Holidays at Harding and a Living Nativity and a new this year: the World Championship Chocolate Gravy Cookoff, Jolly Jubilee event Dec. 4 and Searcy’s Historic Christmas Bus tour.
Keisha (Pittman) McKinney lives in South Arkansas with her husband and sweet Boxer, Bailey and one-year-old son! Keisha is passionate about connecting people and building community, seeking solutions to the everyday big and small things, and encouraging others through the mundane, hard, and typical that life often brings. She put her communications background to work as a former Non-profit Executive Director, college recruiter and fundraiser, and Digital Media Director at a large church in Northwest Arkansas. Now she is using all of those experiences through McKinney Media Solutions and her blog @bigpittstop which includes daily adventures, cooking escapades, #bigsisterchats, the social justice cases on her heart, and all that she is learning as a #boymom!