The Lights of the Ozarks

Having lived in Fayetteville now for eight years, we can safely say that visiting The Lights of the Ozarks on the downtown square is a huge sign that the Christmas season has begun. Every year, the trees and landscaping all around the square are strung with thousands of Christmas lights in time for the holidays.  Vendors sell hot chocolate and pony rides and people of all ages come to see the magic.


On Saturday afternoon, Stephen and I went out to watch the Razorback football game with friends; afterwards, we all headed down to the square to check out the awesome display of lights.




We snagged a funnel cake and watched as they closed up shop at the pony tent.  I thought it was cute that they had pony rides for kids and horse-drawn carriage rides around the square for the grown-ups.


It’s overwhelming to think about how much time and work went into hanging all those individual strands of lights.  This red tree was my favorite!

Red Tree

White Tree

This red Razorback is there every year, and I always snap a photo for old times’ sake.


Just for fun, here are a few photos of our visits to The Lights in years past.

In 2004, before Stephen and I had even started dating – the girls and that same red Razorback…


In 2006, after a fun night out to a fancy dinner with our college buddies…


And again in 2006 – a shot of me and my 3 awesome roommates. This one was a framer for sure!


Does your town go all out with Christmas lights this time of year?  Are there any special traditions that signal the start of the holiday season for you?

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