11 Christmas Light Displays In Arkansas That Are Pure Magic

Christmas light displays are one of the very best things about the holiday season. The bright, twinkling lights and cheerful displays are guaranteed offer a big, old dose of holiday spirit sure to put a smile on your face. Below you’ll find 11 of the best Christmas light displays in Arkansas, and you should make this entire list your holiday light bucket list right now, because you won’t want to miss a single one.

Well, what do you think? Which of these best Christmas light displays in Arkansas have you visited before? Any epic displays we missed? Share them in the comments below! And for some Arkansas towns that are full of holiday spirit, click here. Happy holidays, Arkansas!

Address: 1405 South Air Base Highway, Blytheville, AR, USA
Address: Eureka Springs, AR, USA
Address: Arkansas State Capitol, 500 Woodlane St, Little Rock, AR 72201, USA
Address: State Capitol, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Address: Fayetteville Farmer's Market & Historic Square, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
Address: Paris, AR 72855, USA
Address: 850 Chaney Dr, Batesville, AR 72501, USA
Address: Garvan Woodland Gardens, 550 Arkridge Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913, USA
Address: Bentonville City Square, Bentonville, AR 72712, USA
Address: Finneys Christmas Wonderland, 123 Goshen Rd, Crossett, AR 71635, USA
Address: Saline County Courthouse, 200 N Main St, Benton, AR 72015, USA
Address: Regional Park, Pine Bluff, AR 71602, USA
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best Christmas light displays in Arkansas

November 12, 2021

What’s Christmas in Arkansas like?

While we don’t (generally) get a White Christmas here in the Natural State, that doesn’t mean we’re lacking in holiday cheer! Come wintertime, there’s all sorts of holiday cheer here in Arkansas. All across the state, towns both big and small bring out their festive decorations and holiday cheer, making for a delightful experience for all who visit their decked-out streets and halls! Click over to this list for some fun ways to celebrate Christmas in Arkansas.

What are some fun Christmas traditions in Arkansas?

With the holiday season comes tradition, but some of the ones we Arkansans take for granted are actually pretty weird to anyone outside of the South. Let’s take a look at some of Arkansas’ more unique holiday traditions, shall we? Most of these are food-related because any Arkansans knows good and well that food traditions are most the important. For starters, we don’t just do turkey… we deep-fry our turkey! (Because here in the South, everything is deep fried!) When capping off our deep-fried turkey dinner, pumpkin pie is nice and all, but we enjoy a slice of possum pie as well. But it’s not how it sounds! Also known as a Four-Layer Delight, this confection is made up of a butter-pecan crust, a cream cheese layer, a chocolate layer, and topped with a whipped cream layer sprinkled with toasted pecans. It’s a perfectly sweet way to celebrate the holidays. And in non-food related traditions, you’ll notice an abundance of deer all over the Natural State come November and December. Arkansans can get creative with showing a festive love of deer season. Maybe it’s a playful display of a snowman hunting the lit-up deer, or maybe some of the decorations seem to be target deer instead of a standard store-bought Santa.

What are some fun things to do during the holidays in Arkansas?

Well, in addition to venturing out to all 12 of the best Christmas light displays in Arkansas, you’ll want to check out the Holiday Express, a festive train ride offered by the Arkansas Missouri Railroad that the whole family will enjoy. The beloved railroad has the best holiday train in Arkansas, and you won’t want to let the season pass without climbing aboard this whimsical locomotive. The real question is: What will you ask Santa for during this magical holiday train ride?

Address: 1405 South Air Base Highway, Blytheville, AR, USA
Address: Eureka Springs, AR, USA
Address: Arkansas State Capitol, 500 Woodlane St, Little Rock, AR 72201, USA
Address: State Capitol, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Address: Fayetteville Farmer's Market & Historic Square, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA
Address: Paris, AR 72855, USA
Address: 850 Chaney Dr, Batesville, AR 72501, USA
Address: Garvan Woodland Gardens, 550 Arkridge Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913, USA
Address: Bentonville City Square, Bentonville, AR 72712, USA
Address: Finneys Christmas Wonderland, 123 Goshen Rd, Crossett, AR 71635, USA
Address: Saline County Courthouse, 200 N Main St, Benton, AR 72015, USA
Address: Regional Park, Pine Bluff, AR 71602, USA