15 Homes & Neighborhoods To See Christmas Lights This Year (2023)
Many Arkansans love decorating their homes for the holidays, and there’s no end of excellent lighting displays.
Some people go all out in terms of expressing their love of lights. Newer development in technology has made it much easier for homeowners to incorporate some exciting features into their displays, including all sorts of colors and other effects. Some displays are also synced to music, which is pretty cool to watch!
For those who want to see the best lighting displays around and visit various NWA neighborhoods, we’ve chosen some of our favorites.
Lights on Hayfield
Open from 6pm – 10pm nightly (10:30pm Fri & Sat).
If you were able to visit Bentonville Heart Lites in the past, you may recognize some of the props, like the bells and ornaments! While we’ll miss Heart Lites, it’s nice to see some of their decorations live on through Lights on Hayfield. The display runs until Jan. 1, and visitors can see hundreds of lights that are synced to music on 87.9 FM.
Go walking in a Winter Wonderland in Downtown Bentonville. In addition to the beautiful Christmas lighting and décor, Downtown Bentonville will be hosting a parade on 12/9 at 6pm. Community Coffee will be making a return with their coffee truck to hand out warm coffee!
Visitors to this display at 10537 Oak Tree Circle in Rogers are in for a treat. The family goes all out with plenty of lights that you can walk around and enjoy or drive through in your car. The show is also synced to music on station 91.9. Last year, guests could receive candy canes, cocoa (on the weekends) or Bibles which were available at the shed. Don’t forget to get a picture on the sleigh photo backdrop before you leave. The fun continues until January 7th from 5pm to midnight.
Christmas on Collins Circle
Tune into 92.7 FM to enjoy the lights and music!
Sunday – Thursday 5:30pm – 10pm
Friday – Saturday 5:30pm – 10:30pm
Rogers Christmas Tree
5001 Founders Dr, Rogers
While not a full-blown Christmas display, we felt the 57-foot massive Christmas tree deserved a mention. It’s also worth mentioning that the purpose of the tree is to bring awareness and raise funds for the local non-profit, Saving Grace NWA.
Stop by any day from 6pm – 10pm to take in an impressive lighting display. The location at 3506 Hamm Lane in Springdale features lights, synchronized music at 91.1. The display will run until January 2nd.
Miller’s Christmas Light Show
1508 W Emma Ave, Springdale AR
A new addition to our list for 2023! Tune into 100.5 FM.
Sunday – Thursday 5:30pm – 10pm
Friday – Saturday 5:30pm – 11pm
Stewart Family Christmas
This Fayetteville family began decorating their home in 2003, and then invited the public to visit in 2013. Since then, the amount of effort involved has been staggering. So much so that the fun has moved beyond their home at 4279 E Wayman Road and now fills a nearby field.
Visitors can see more than 2 million lights, 500-plus inflatables, and a train. Plus, there’s pony rides, camel rides, food, music and more. The attraction does charge $10 for admission and there are separate costs for food and animal rides.
According to their Facebook page, a toy drive and car show event taking place on 12/17, 4pm-10pm
Last day is Jan. 3rd
Santa/Grinch Dates and Times
Sunday-Thursday: 5PM-10PM (30 minutes before closing)
$10 per person
Children aged 2 and under enter for free.
Veterans half price off with Military ID
Bring your Santa letter stamped and self addressed to Santa on your visit! He is sure to respond!!
Lights of the Ozarks
The Fayetteville square Christmas lights always delight this time of year. So many great photo opportunities and Mr. and Mrs. Clause are sure to make a visit!
Running through January 1st, 5pm – 1am.
Farmington – Lights on Driftwood
The Lights on Driftwood has moved to the Washington County Fairgrounds. Catch the fun anytime between now and Jan 1st.
Sunday – Thursday: 5pm – 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 5pm – 10:30pm
Rumor has it, if you peek in the window, you can see Santa! The Morrison Manor will have lights and music every night until Jan 2nd! Dates and times are as follows:
Monday – Thursday: 5pm – 9pm
Friday – Sunday: 5pm – 10pm
Pea Ridge Festival of Lights
No dates/times provided – https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/e1fbe68b33dc44218d06c0112394ad2d
This home has a projection mapped show that runs about 25 minutes in length with the Grinch, Nightmare Before Christmas, Griswold and more. The show starts at 5:45 and runs until 10:30 every night.
Trail of Lights (Centerton Neighborhoods)
Similar to last year, many residents of Centerton have put together cool displays at their homes and neighborhoods. While we wait for a map to be published, you can find pictures and some of the addresses by visiting the Trail of Lights Facebook group (as of writing this — you do not have to join the group to see the posts).
Riverside Festival of Lights
Friday – Saturday 6 pm – 10 pm
Sundays 6 pm – 9 pm