Arkansas November 16, 2017
The Winter Walk In Arkansas That Will Positively Enchant You
The 15th annual Holiday Lights event is about to open at the Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs. Grab the family and pack a jacket for this winter walk through 18 acres of dazzling light displays. Let’s take a scroll through some of the features around the gardens.
The Garden of Pine Wind will be the first area along the light trail.
The 4 acres of this garden will have all sorts of nifty displays including these blue and white trees scattered throughout.
All of the features within the gardens will be decked out for the light tour.
The koi pond will be lit up with over sized balls and a mystical creature can be spotted from the shore.
Next along the light tour will be the Rose Tree.
This massive 50-ft tall display will have a 12 minute long animated light show.
All sorts of creatures will be at the Gardens for the festivities...
Sasquatch came to Gardens in 2014 as part of the Mystic Creatures Topiary event.
...including a sea serpent!
Roderick the Sea Serpent was also part of the Mystic Creatures event. He was designed by students from the Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design Landscape Architecture Program.
The Gardens' Fairy Village is also celebrating the holidays.
The little houses along the fairy trail will be lit and giant mushrooms will lead up to the fairy pavilion.
One of the new displays will be the Ice Dandelion area.
Using a new light technology called "color blossoms," dandelion seeds will be blown into the wind accompanied by a light and sound show.
The Gardens' Magnolia Room will be transformed into a Christmas Village.
The room features over 40 Department 56 village pieces. The displays set up around a massive Christmas tree will include an elf spa, eggnog pub, and reindeer flight school.
The Holiday Lights at Garvan Woodland Gardens will be spectacular this year.
Plan a visit between Nov. 18th-Dec. 31st, 2017 from 5-9 PM. Adults are $15 and children ages 4-12 are $5.
The Garvan Woodland Gardens are located at 550 Arkridge Road in Hot Springs.
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trail by horseback.