Experience the magic of the holiday season in Arkansas

Experience the magic of the holiday season in Arkansas

Tavel the ‘ Trail of Lights ’for a memorable Christmas adventure From the Arkansas Department of Tourism info @ arkansas .com

Nearly 60 communities will take part in this year’s Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights. Local events and decorations are as varied as the towns themselves, with visitors able to experience live nativities, parades, tree lighting ceremonies, illuminated displays, open houses, concerts, visits with Santa and more.

The Trail of Holiday Lights brochure is available both online at www.

Arkansas .com/Trailof HolidayLights and in printed version. Printed copies are available at all Arkansas Welcome Centers and at participating Arvest, Best Western and Subway locations. You can also request a copy by calling 1-800-NATURAL or emailing info @ arkansas com.

Whichever version you prefer, get a copy and start planning your trip or trips.

There'll be lights, lights, and more lights waiting for you. Post photos of your experience on Facebook.

com/ArkansasSt ateTourism and on Instagram (@ arkansas) with the hashtag #ArkansasTrailofHoliday-Lights.

This year’s highlights include: Northwest Arkansas Favorite traditions in this area of the state include riding the Holiday Express Train on the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad and ice skating at Lawrence Plaza in Benton ville. In Jasper you can get a look at “Arkansas reindeer” — the elk living around the Buffalo National River, and in Eureka Springs, the downtown area dazzles The Natural State is based with glittering lights. in the Northeast comer of North Central Arkan- Arkansas. The Lights of sas Batesville shines the Delta in Blytheville cated just three miles north of Crossett. Marianna has a lighted downtown square and a Victorian theme decorating the city park.

Floating lighted displays at the Wiley A. McGehee Memorial Park are the town of McGehee’s way of celebrating the season.

Pine Bluff’s Enchanted Land of Lights and Legends is a drive-through lights display with more than 280 scenes depicted along the 1.3-mile route in Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park.

Southwest Arkansas Historic Washington State Park lights its preserved cityscape with luminaries Central Arkansas The Arkansas State Capitol will once again host families to view its sparkling rotunda, along with indoor decorations galore. Sherwood Forest lights up nightly and features a mile of displays, the Sherwood Express and Santa Claus. Jacksonville City Hall is also set aglow, as is the Saline County Courthouse in Benton, which offers a gazebo for visits with Santa. Conway boasts the largest artificial Christmas tree on display in the state.

For more information, visit www.Arkansas.com/ TrailofHoliday Lights.

The Natural State becomes a holiday wonderland each year as Christmas time. Arkansas has dozens of unique stops along the Trail of Lights for you and your family to enjoy this season.

Photos courtesy of Ark. Dept, of Tourism