Light Up The Season: Holiday Lights And Parades

Northwest Arkansas is going the extra mile this season to celebrate the holidays with festive pomp and circumstance while keeping the community safe.
Outdoor and distanced light displays and parades are great options to help you enjoy this magical time of year.


Downtown Bentonville Lights on the Square
Holiday lights are on display on the historic downtown square! Although this year’s Lighting of the Square event was virtual for safety during the pandemic, the holidays are not cancelled! Bentonville’s Lights on the Square are on display outdoors for you and your family to enjoy all season!




Lights of the Ozarks
Thru January 1, 2021
Downtown Fayetteville Square
The award-winning Lights of the Ozarks holiday-lights display returns to the historic downtown square! The Lighting Ceremony was virtual, but this magical outdoor display of 50,000+ twinkling lights is on display for you to safely visit evenings from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.





Eureka Springs
A Twist On Tradition; Stationary Christmas Parade Friday, December 4
Get ready for a new twist on the annual Christmas Parade! Instead of moving through downtown, this year’s floats will be on display for safe viewing at various locations on the upper loop. There will also be areas set up to safely drop off donations for your favorite charities. Click here for a map of float locations.


Siloam Springs:
Siloam Springs Reverse Christmas Parade Sunday, December 6
The Heritage League of Siloam Springs has hosted the annual Christmas parade since 1969! The tradition continues this year with a reverse parade featuring community floats on view around the city!




Drive-thru Lights Display at The Great Passion Play Thru January 4, 2021
The Great Passion Play, one of America’s favorite outdoor theater destinations, has created a forest of 1,000+ twinkling lights and hundreds of REAL Christmas trees on its grounds in Eureka Springs. This year’s festive drive-thru display takes you along a trail leading to the iconic Christ of the Ozarks statute. The display is open nightly by donation from dark to 8 p.m.



Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights 
Follow Arkansas State Tourism’s coverage of the best holiday light displays and decor this season in the Natural State! With new content added weekly, Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights showcases great displays across the state like Little Rock’s River Market Trail of Holiday Lights and more.

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