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Holiday Lights Return to Garvan Woodland Gardens

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Taking in the beauty of Holiday Lights is a tradition for many in the state. During this annual event, around 4.5 million bulbs transform Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs into a whimsical holiday display.  The event takes place Nov. 18 - Dec. 31 this year. "Holiday Lights is an o[...]

Experience the Magic of the Holidays in Arkansas

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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights returns for its 22nd year with a statewide celebration of the holiday season featuring parades, lighting ceremonies, open houses, Santa visits, concerts and performances, live nativities, illuminated displays and more. The Trail of Holiday Lights brochure is your passport to [...]

Arkansas Family Featured on Great Christmas Light Fight

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A Fayetteville family will compete in season five of ABC's The Great Christmas Light Fight. The season premiere will air Monday at 8 p.m. Since 2003, the Stewart family has been putting up their Christmas lights to celebrate the season. They started with 3,000 lights and two inflatables and they now have more than 775,000 lights and over 350 inflatables a[...]

December's Holiday Gift Guide

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The holidays are quickly approaching. Delicious holiday food, fun and activities are plentiful. Everyone is busy trying to find the perfect gift for their loved ones. Enjoy our Holiday Gift Guide and shop local with these creative gifts!  Give the gift of good taste and healthy food! Visit the Fresh Harvest Tasting Room in Eureka Springs for unique holiday [...]

Arkansas Trail of Lights

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Story and Photos by Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism he Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights returns for its 22nd year with a statewide celebration of the holiday season featuring parades, lighting ceremonies, open houses, Santa visits, concerts and performances, live nativities, illuminated displays and more. The Trail of Holiday Lights is your passpo[...]

The Santaland Diaries

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By Kristy Alpert | Graphic courtesy of The Rep Not Your Mama’s Matinee: The Santaland Diaries offers an adult alternative to snowflakes and candy canes nyone looking for an upbeat tale of Christmas cheer that comes wrapped in a happy package with sweet, sweet tidings of joy… had better keep looking. There are no Sugarplum Fairies or magic snowmen in The Sa[...]

How to Care for Christmas Greenery

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By P. Allen Smith | Photography by Mark Fonville Starting out in the retail nursery business, I looked forward to the scent of fresh evergreens in the greenhouses when the cut trees were delivered. The sharp, familiar aroma always filled me with holiday spirit. That spirit predates me by centuries. That’s right. If you’ve never stopped to ponder the histor[...]

P. Allen Smith: Passion with a Purpose

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n this particular fall day at Moss Mountain Farm, over 50 guests are touring the vegetable garden. They admire the fern-like asparagus foliage that serves as a border. They walk in wonder through an archway dripping with dipper gourds. Baby green tomatoes and bright red peppers are still aplenty. A bevy of butterflies, attracted to the flowers that grow in t[...]

December's Top 10 Events

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1. Lights of the Ozarks Fayetteville November 17 - December 31 Every year the Fayetteville Downtown Square lights up its entire vicinity with glowing Christmas lights. Fayetteville Parks and Recreation spends over 3,000 hours creating the beautiful project. Approximately 400,000 lights are scattered across the downtown square. Take a stroll in downtown [...]