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Upcoming Events for Arkansas

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Through Dec 31, Fayetteville

Lights of the Ozarks
Fayetteville Downtown Square

Enjoy the amazing winter wonderland of lights on the Downtown Square with the Lighting Night parade. The lights illuminate the square each evening from 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Nightly carriages and pony rides, fresh hot chocolate, and festive holiday music make the Lights of the Ozarks an event that cannot be missed.

Through Dec 31, Hot Springs
Holiday Lights at Garvan Woodland Gardens
Garvan Woodland Gardens

See 4.5 million brilliant bulbs transform approximately 17 acres into a memorable animated holiday display in one of Arkansas’ most anticipated events. Complimentary hot chocolate. The Chipmunk Café will be open from 3-9 p.m. each day during Holiday Lights. Note: Dogs will only be allowed in the gardens during Holiday Lights on Monday, December 4 for the Jingle Dogs Pup Parade. Only one dog per person allowed. $5 per dog. 3-5 p.m. Lights on at 5 p.m. Admission: 0-3 free; 4-12 $5; 13 and up $15; Golf cart ride $15 additional with no reservation required. For more information, visit

Through Dec 31, Pine Bluff
21st Annual Enchanted Land of Lights & Legends
Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park

The Pine Bluff Festival Association proudly announces their 21st season of the award-winning Enchanted Land of Lights and Legends. This holiday event has been recognized as the state’s largest drive-through display of holiday lights. Admission to the 1.2-mile display is free, however, donations are accepted by community volunteers at the end of the display to ensure future lighting displays are bigger and brighter. Donate $10 and you will receive an ornament (while supplies last). Just beyond the collection station is a photography stage where visitors can park and take their own pictures under a festive arch. 6-9 p.m. For more information, visit

Through Dec 17, Mountain View
Caroling in the Caverns
Blanchard Springs Caverns

Marvel at the beauty of astonishing formations coupled with the sounds of caroling resounding through the caverns as musicians perform your favorite Christmas songs. Shows are every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Each show seats 100 people and they fill up quick. 6-8 p.m. Admission: $25. For more information, visit

Through Dec 24, Little Rock
The Gift of the Magi
Arkansas Repertory Theatre

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of a new chamber musical based upon O. Henry’s beloved holiday story. As December 25 approaches, they each lament their modest means and search for the perfect gift for their beloved spouse. For more information, visit



December 1, Eureka Springs
Greater Eureka Springs
Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights

This unique and beautiful parade begins along Spring Street in the Historic Loop of Eureka Springs. You don’t want to miss this magical light parade! 6-8 p.m. Admission: Free. For more information, visit

December 2, Washington
31st Annual Christmas and Candlelight
Historic Washington State Park

Decorations, music, and more set the mood for your historic holiday experience. The homes of yesterday are adorned with historic period decorations of pinecones, grapevines, magnolia, and evergreens. Daylight tours are from 1-5 p.m. Candlelight tours begin at 5 p.m. when thousands of luminaries will be lit, and will continue until 8 p.m. Plan time in your schedule to visit Williams’ Tavern, offering a Christmas buffet from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. You may also choose to enjoy a horse-drawn surrey ride or shop the gift shops for that special holiday gift. Admission: $10 adults; $6 6-12. For more information, visit

December 16, Little Rock
Caroling in the Forest
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Kingfisher Trailhead

Meet at the Kingfisher Trail to stroll into the forest and sing your favorite Christmas carols along a paved trail. Bring a flashlight and your best singing voice. Visit with everybody afterwards as we serve hot chocolate around a campfire at the Pinnacle Pavilion. This fun family activity has quickly become a tradition! 7-9 p.m. Admission: Free. For more information, call 501-868-5806.


State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.