Let there be lights! 

Holiday lights always manage to illuminate our Christmas spirit. Thanks to our sister publication, Little Rock Family, we know where to go to put even the biggest Grinch in a merry and bright mood. 

Here's a look at holiday light displays in the metro: 


Arkansas State Capitol in Downtown Little Rock

Following the Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade in downtown Little Rock, the State Capitol was illuminated in its annual holiday display (led by Santa Claus, of course), which included fireworks. But don't forget to take in the magnificent Rockefeller pine tree and elegant decorations in the Capitol building's rotunda.

Holiday lights will shine each night through Jan. 1. For details, call (501) 682-1010 or visit SOS.Arkansas.gov


Merry & Bright Holiday Celebration at The Promenade at Chenal

The shopping center's holdiay celebration includes free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus; the Snow Queen, Ice Man and Olaf as well as Beauty and The Beast. There will be a Make-A-Wish gift wrap station, music and a lights show. Other exciting events include free photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus (1-5 p.m. on Dec. 2, 9, 16).

Holiday lights shine on throughout the holiday season. For info: (501) 821-5552, ChenalShopping.com


A Trail of Holiday Lights at Sherwood's Enchanted Forest

Drive through this mile-long trail of lights in Sherwood Forest to spot over 90 brightly-lit displays. Don't forget to pick up a complimentary candy cane at the end of the trail. Admission is free but nonperishable items, donated to local food pantries, are welcome.

Open from 6-9:30 p.m. through Dec. 30. For info call (501) 833-3790 or visit CityofSherwood.net


Jacksonville Fantasy in Lights Decorating Contest

Jacksonville residents will channel their inner Clark Griswold to compete in the city-wide contest! Homes, churches and businesses in the Jacksonville city limits are eligible to compete. If you're driving through town to ogle the displays, be sure to call and nominate your favorite for a prize! Judging takes place after 6 p.m. on Dec. 19.

For info call (501) 982-4171 or visit CityofJacksonville.net


To see the complete list from Little Rock Family, click here.