The Best Little Rock Christmas Light Displays

The Night's Ablaze With Sparkling Holiday Lights

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Light displays are one of the best parts of the holiday season. Driving around to see various neighborhood Christmas lights all around Little Rock makes for a holiday-perfect evening. But there are also stunning public displays in and near Little Rock. Arkansas. Here are a few of the best to brighten up your holiday season in December 2017.

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    The state Capitol building of Arkansas in Little Rock is ablaze with lights for the 2017 holiday season all through the month of December, and they are a must-see. As an added attraction, the inside of the Capitol is decorated for the holidays, and you can go inside and have a look around during regular business hours. 

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    The Promenade has a great Christmas display in the center of the shopping center with an animated tree that flashes a light show to music, starting Nov. 22 and continuing through December. There are several tree lights shows every hour. 

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    Visit Sherwood Forest in Sherwood, about a 15-minute drive from Little Rock, for a 1.5-mile drive-through stretch of holiday lights. It will be shining brightly from 6 to 9:30 pm. every night from Nov. 27 to Dec. 30. Enter the display at the Sherwood Sports Complex on Bear Paw Road.

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    Lights of the Ozarks may be a long drive--it's nearly three hours from Little Rock--but it's worthy of a holiday weekend getaway. Fayetteville's downtown square comes to life with 450,000 lights starting Nov. 17 and continues until Jan. 1, 2018. Carriage ride, pony rides, hot chocolate, and holiday music in the background add up to a memorable and photo-worthy event.