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: 

 

A Trail of Holiday Lights at Sherwood's Enchanted Forest

Drive through this mile-long trail of lights in Sherwood Forest to spot more than 90 brightly-lit displays. Don't forget to pick up a complimentary candy cane at the end of the trail. The entrance is at  Sherwood Sports Complex, 511 Bear Paw Road. Admission is free but nonperishable items, donated to local food pantries, are welcome.

Open from 6-9:30 p.m. Nov. 26-Dec. 30. For info call 501-833-3790 or visit CityofSherwood.net

 

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. Santa Claus helped lead the festivities, which included fireworks, music and children's activities. When you see if for yourself, 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.

 

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. 18.

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

 

And don't miss these must-see trees in the city:

  • Capital Hotel
  • Downtown at the corner of Main St. and Capitol Ave.
  • Bernice Garden
  • The Promenade at Chenal

 

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

 

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