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Chinese Lantern Festival Lights Up Little Rock

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism For more than a month this winter, the Arkansas State Fairgrounds will be transformed into an illuminated wonderland. But unlike the holiday lights seen elsewhere around town and across the state, these colorful emanations have nothing to do with Christmas. Instead, they represent [...]

A Bright Holiday Season

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Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism For me, the holiday season means many things. But the thing I hold dearest in my heart... the thing I've been doing since I was a wee lass (yes, my grandfather's family was Irish!)... is gazing adoringly at holiday lights! It's a tradition my parents started with me before I cou[...]

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 [...]

Start Your Christmas Shopping at Dazzle Daze

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Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the 16th annual Dazzle Daze in Conway. Held at the Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds at 2505 East Oak Street from Nov. 16-18, the event is one of the largest holiday shopping events in Arkansas. Dazzle Daze will include a raffle for a new Ford Mustang convertible and other prizes, Girls’ Nite Out early bird sh[...]

Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights Celebrates 20 Years

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What comes after Thanksgiving in Arkansas? The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights! This year will be the 20th anniversary of the program, which highlights more than 60 communities around the state, brightening the holiday season for all to see. Plot your course now to see as many of the sparkling communities as you can. The Trail of Holiday Lights brochure [...]

Final Thought

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Invariably, about this time of year I start thinking about gift giving. What? You say we only have HOW MANY DAYS until Christmas?   must admit that shopping gives me the heebie-jeebies. Call me gift-idea challenged. For instance, there was the time I gave someone special a backscratcher for her birthday. Now, this was not just any backscratcher.[...]