The Christmas Lights Road Trip Through Arkansas That’s Nothing Short Of Magical

Welcome to the holiday season, Arkansans. The halls are decked, the lights are bright, and the light displays are – well, they really are stunning. The Christmas lights in Arkansas are so mesmerizing, it’s only right we put some of the best in one road trip, right? This road trip is a compilation of the greatest hits of Arkansas’s coolest light displays that you absolutely need to see this season. You’re going to start at Garvan Woodland Gardens and end at Fayetteville’s Lights of the Ozarks, but those two are just the bookends on a whole stack of holiday awesome. So grab your keys and get your kids and your grandma and your neighbors and pile in the car, because no one should miss these holiday lights in Arkansas.

This trip will take you about five hours, and you can find your itinerary on Google Maps.

Have you ever been to see these Christmas lights in Arkansas? Which would you say is your favorite? Make sure to let us know in the comments section! Or, if you want to find out where you can include some more incredible light displays into your itinerary, check out this Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights!

Also, we have a few other holiday attractions that you can incorporate into your Christmas in Arkansas plans. You’ll find a holiday train ride you’ll want to take here. Or, if the Lights of the Ozarks really was of interest, then you can make a whole trip out of visiting rather than just one road trip stop!

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Christmas Lights In Arkansas

October 08, 2021

What are the best road trips through Arkansas?

While this is one of the many seasonal road trips in Arkansas worth taking, we have a few other road trips that are worth the journey any time of year. If you’re looking for a fun way to see a new side of Arkansas, then we recommend taking a few days to explore the best this state has to offer. We have 11 unforgettable road trips in Arkansas for you to add to your bucket list, each highlighting something different. For instance, a road trip on one tank of gas will take you to a few hidden gems. Meanwhile, the natural wonders road trip is perfect for anyone who loves the great outdoors!

What are the best drive-thru light shows in Arkansas?

Sometimes you want to explore the best holiday lights in Arkansas but it’s too cold to be walking around. In this case, how about checking out the best drive-thru light shows?! You don't have to leave the comfort of your car when you explore these seven drive-thru Christmas light displays in Arkansas. Enjoy the Enchanted Forest Trail of Lights in Sherwood to the Lights of the Delta in Blytheville. Christmas in Arkansas just got a whole lot warmer.

What are the best Christmas towns in Arkansas? 

Outside of the holiday lights, what are other ways we can celebrate Christmas in Arkansas? How about exploring some of the best Christmas towns! There are quite a few small towns in Arkansas that really know how to celebrate the holidays. For instance, Fayetteville has Lights of the Ozarks, which is truly magical. Meanwhile, Bentonville has a downtown area that is absolutely adorable. Also, you can’t beat one of the most quintessentially Christmas spots in Arkansas, Little Rock. Not only will you have an entire calendar filled with holiday activities, but the entire city comes to life with lights and decorations.