Since 1993, Lights of the Ozarks in the Downtown Square of Fayetteville, Ark., has been a staple of the NWA holiday season. On Nov. 18, the parade that marks the beginning of festivities will begin at 6 p.m.
What began as a way to bring more citizens downtown during the slower months, said Hazel Hernandez, Fayetteville Visitors Bureau director of marketing and communications, has become a longstanding tradition.
Over 400,000 LED lights will remain on display in the square until Dec. 31. Carriage rides, camel and pony rides, hot beverages and more will be available nightly, weather permitting.