Christmas is a magical time of year. If you’re seeking the best winter hike in Arkansas, then be sure to visit the dazzling annual Holiday Lights event 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.

What are your favorite holiday traditions and things to do in winter in Arkansas? Share with us in the comments below!

For more winter magic, check out these great nature trails for winter hiking in Arkansas!

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What are the best walk through light displays in Arkansas?

When the holidays arrive, most people tend to seek out at least one drive through lights display in Arkansas and at least one walk through lights display as well. Among the best of the best of the walk through events is the Holiday Lights event at Garvan Gardens in Hot Springs, where you'll walk through a dazzling 4.5 million lights found throughout the gardens on a Christmas light hike in Arkansas. But if you're seeking other lights displays, perhaps closer to your locale, head to the Lights of the Ozarks in Fayetteville Square, check out the White River Wonderland in Batesville, Hodo's Christmas Light Show in Van Buren, or Finney's Christmas Wonderland in Crossett. You can't go wrong with any of these delightful holiday displays.

Can I go hiking in the winter in Arkansas?

Yes, you can go winter hiking in Arkansas! For a short and sweet trail that leads to a waterfall (a frozen waterfall, if you're lucky), head to Herber Springs and hit the 0.4-mile trail over to the falls. Waterfall chasers will also love Cedar Falls Trail located in Morrilton, and the Triple Falls Trail in Jasper. Just remember if you're hiking in the snow things may be more slippery than during other times of the year, and enjoy the beautiful views!

What are the best parks to visit in the winter in Arkansas?

Winter activities abound in Arkansas State Parks. Rent a warm and cozy cabin, go hiking, and spot wildlife galore at Mt. Nebo State Park in Dardanelle or at Devil's Den State Park in West Fork.

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