Best Decorated Holiday Christmas Lights in Northwest Arkansas

Use this Map to Find Some NWA Favorites

By Kara Ault, Macaroni Kid Fayetteville & Rogers-Bentonville Publisher Mom December 17, 2021

One of my favorite traditions as a child was going to look at Christmas lights. My mom would load us all into the minivan and we'd drive around with my Gran looking at all the wonderful light displays. To be honest, as an adult, I still love Christmas lights just as much, and now I have my kids as a great motivation to go out & see the ones Northwest Arkansas has to offer. 

This list is a compilation of houses I've been to in past years, places I've recently seen and reader recommended locations. If you know of any awesome light displays in the area that are worth driving to, please email me at with the details :)

Enjoy the lights!

Here is a map to navigate to them! 

Fayetteville Square- Lights of the Ozarks- Over 500,000 lights. While there are no carriage rides or pony rides this year, you can still enjoy a drive around the Square. There is normally free parking in the Fayetteville Town Center parking garage. You may get out and walk around the square but are asked to social distance. This 20-year tradition continues nightly from 5-11 PM until Dec 31.  Santa will be on-site for free photos on the following dates:

 – Thursday 12/16: 5-8 p.m.
– Friday 12/17: 6-9 p.m.
– Saturday 12/18: 6-9 p.m.

Bentonville Square- Winter Wonderland- Thousands of lights on nightly through Dec 31. Gorgeous displays you may drive by and see, or you might get out and walk around but Bentonville Parks and Rec asks that you please social distance.

Bentonville Heart Lites- 3505 NW Edgewood Ave, Bentonville .Light show synced to music with video. Over 50,000 lights, lighted candy canes, two 20 foot light trees, singing Rudolph & more. Enjoy lights synced to Star Wars, Christmas, Frozen music and more. (Our display is usually open from Thanksgiving Night to New Year's Eve night. Hours are 5:30-9:30 for Sunday thru Thursday and 5:30-10:30 on Friday & Saturday. ***We are a family, not a business. We enjoy sharing our hobby with the community. This is the last year for this display!

***What is the radio station we tune to? 102.7 FM 

***Is there parking if I don't want to wait in the car line? Yes, park at the bus barn behind our house (3503 NW Marques Drive, Bentonville) and walk 600 feet around to the front of the house (yes, we have outdoor speakers). 

***How much does it cost? It is free - always has been, always will be. Now that being said, Mark Valentine, unfortunately, fell off the ladder putting the lights up this year and was critically injured. He broke 10 ribs, had a collapsed lung, a brain bleed and spent time in a coma and has a long recovery time ahead. Donations to support the family can be made here.

Dye Family Christmas- Cloverdale Lights- Located at 10537 Oak Tree Circle in Rogers, this family light show is sequenced to music and uses newer technology lighting. Tune in to 91.7 FM for the music.  Lights are on 5:30-11:30 PM nightly. We realize we are a little off the beaten path but in the event you weren't aware, the light show is animated lights, called pixels, that is sequenced to music broadcast over 91.9 fm.  It is a loop right at or slightly over an hour before starting over again. We do also have a small shed lit up to the side of the display with candy canes and bibles that are free to anyone.  Hot cocoa on the weekends. There is also a sleigh scene for pictures if you wish. Merry Christmas from the Dye Family.

McKim Family Christmas Lights- Located at 3506 Hamm in Springdale..Lights are on Sunday-Thursday 5:30 pm-9:00 pm, Friday-Saturday 5:30-10:00 Dec 4 -Jan. 01. Tune to FM 91.1 to hear the music.

Lights on Driftwood- 326 Driftwood Drive in Farmington. over 70,000 lights all synced to music. Turn your radio to 101.5 FM for just roll your windows down to hear the music. Drive around this neighborhood (Twin Falls) because there are many decorated homes with lights and inflatables! We're excited this year to be collecting donations this year for the Children's Safety Center of Washington County.  Be on the lookout for our donation bucket under the mailbox or Scan our QR code posted across the street.  
The Children's Safety Center empowers children to overcome abuse and begin to trust, hope, and heal.  They provide free, immediate, direct services to child abuse victims in Washington County.   Since opening in 1997, the CSC has provided services to over 12,000 child abuse victims.

Centerton has a group for Christmas light displays here

Christmas on Collins Circle- 4421 W Collins Circle in Rogers.  a mixture of 10,000 animated lights and static display. 30 min of music: tune to 92.7 FM.  From 5:30-10 PM on Sun-Thurs and 5:30 to 11 PM on Friday and Saturday. Through 12/31/2021

McGarrah Farms Rivercrest Orchard- Southern Lights!  2991 S. Dead Horse Mountain Rd. in Fayetteville. Tickets and info are available at Open Thursdays through Sundays. $11.95 + tax Admission.
Ages 2 & Under are Free! Admission Includes train ride through the lights, Visit Santa, barrel train ride, barn chute slide, DIY crafts, farm ball zone and low ropes course.

Hanover neighborhood in Bentonville- Use GPS to Somerset Dr in Bentonville- lots of decorated homes

Prairie Grove-

  •  Several homes on N. Neal St have inflatables and lights.
  • Sundowner subdivision, including Major Stone and Captain Hopkins


142 West South St

Know of one worth driving to that I missed? Email Kara at

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