The One Town In Arkansas That Turns Into A Winter Wonderland Each Year
So maybe Arkansas doesn’t dependably have white Christmases. That doesn’t mean we don’t have winter wonderlands. As the towns of Arkansas light up their city squares and bedeck their city parks with holiday spirit, most of our hometowns become little Christmas villages. One town, however, rises above the rest when it comes to holiday spirit, and that town is Fayetteville. Each year Fayetteville hosts the Lights of the Ozarks, and each year the Fayetteville Square is transformed into an incredible winter wonderland, complete with lights, carriage rides, hot chocolate, and all the holiday spirit you can imagine.
You’ll find the Lights of the Ozarks at the intersection of Block, Mountain, East and Center Streets. Maps and places to park are available here.
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J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.
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