Experience Pure Holiday Magic At This Downtown Square In Arkansas

Each holiday season, Fayetteville’s downtown square is lit up for the holidays. This enlightening experience is pure magic but the enchantments won’t be over in just one night. Christmas lights in Arkansas don’t get better than this! Let’s take a dazzling walk around the square to see the twinkling beauty around every corner.

Will you be making plans to see the lights this year? What’s your favorite holiday tradition in Arkansas? Share with us in the comments below! We would love to see your stunning photos of the square (or any of the state’s outdoor light displays) in our Facebook group, Arkansas Nature Lovers. You should join for your chance to be featured and to discover why there’s nothing better than Arkansas’ stunning nature.

Here are some other drive-thru light displays to tour during this festive season.

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Experience Christmas In Arkansas

November 02, 2022

What are the unique holiday traditions that take place in Arkansas?

Arkansas brings its own style of charm to the holidays with several traditions that aren’t generally seen elsewhere. For instance, rather than pumpkin or rhubarb pie, they enjoy possum pie. There’s no actual possum in it, just four layers of sweet goodness, including cream cheese, chocolate, a butter pecan crust, and whipped cream with toasted pecans on top. Sounds delicious! In Arkansas, turkeys aren’t put in the oven, but in the deep fryer. While biscuits are a Southern staple, in Arkansas they are enjoyed with chocolate gravy. The one thing locals won’t forget is to eat some Hoppin’ Johns, which is black-eyed peas, pork, and greens and the dish is said to bring prosperity and progress for the new year.

What are the best Christmas towns in Arkansas?

Arkansas is lush and beautiful, and becomes even more stunning when several of the towns light up with festive cheer. Fayetteville holds Lights of the Ozarks which is definitely a must-see. The town also is filled with wonderful shops full of crafty gifts and a whole host of scrumptious food. The mountain spa town of Hot Springs lights up its Bathhouse Row where you can soak among the lights. There’s no shortage of amazing shopping to be had as well. Then there’s Pine Bluff where the Enchanted Land of Lights & Legends takes place and is a stupendous display. 

Where can the most festive light displays in Arkansas be seen?

Arkansas certainly knows how to put on an amazing light display. Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs has over four million lights across 17 acres and is truly a winter wonderland. The little town of Paris has a lit-up replica of the Eiffel Tower as well as a decorated courthouse that is truly stunning to see. The State Capitol building in Little Rock becomes quite a spectacle when it is aglow with a ton of Christmas lights. Wherever you go in Arkansas, you’ll find gorgeous light displays during the holidays.