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Lights of the Ozarks

12/05/2023 5:00 pm

The most treasured celebration of holiday lights in Northwest Arkansas, Lights of the Ozarks, will return to Fayetteville's Historic Downtown Square for the 2023 season!

Make your plans now to celebrate with Experience Fayetteville under the amazing winter wonderland of lights at the Lights of the Ozarks! Beginning with this year's Lighting Night on Friday, November 17th, Fayetteville's Historic Downtown Square will glow to life each night beginning at 5:00pm. The lights are free and open to the public every night of the week until 1:00am through the end of December.

Bundle up your people and bring them to Fayetteville for a little holiday magic -- we'll see you at Lights of the Ozarks!

Lighting Night & Parade:
Friday, November 17, 2023, Begins at 6pm

Shining Brightly Nightly:
Daily from 5:00pm until 1:00am

Lights Out & Goodnight:
Monday, January 1, 2024 at 1:00am

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Community Crochet

12/05/2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This community project is open to all experienced crocheters and knitters. Stock Mr. Caterpillar's library and have fun doing it!

Experienced crocheters wanted! Come join this open event to crochet a library of small books for our special guest, Mr. Caterpillar, currently on display in the Grade School window. He also needs help finding a name! Suggestions will be collected through December 23. The winning name will receive a prize bag with a beginner crochet kit and book.

The books will be soft blank books measuring approximately 4"x4". Creative brainstorming will be welcome on how to decorate with embroidery and/or appliques (ex: a flower book.) After we fill up Mr. Caterpillar's hands with books, we can continue making them to take home as gifts or use as ornaments. We may also crochet him some reading glasses or a scarf. Crochet artist Gina Gallina will be available to provide some guidance. Patterns and yarn will be supplied. There are a limited number of crochet hooks available; please bring your own if possible.

Gina Rose Gallina is a crochet artist in the Northwest Arkansas area. Originally from St. Petersburg, Florida, her grandmother taught her to crochet when she was 8 years old. They would watch Italian cooking shows and crochet bibs and hats for the local hospital's newborns. After leaving home at 18 years old in 1993, she traveled across the country for some much needed soul searching. She eventually found her new home in Eureka Springs. A few years later, she formed a band called "The Camptown Ladies" with her friend. The band focused on music and played all over the region. They were also on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” Towns with Talent Under Two Thousand. Music was Gina's life and crocheting was put on the back-burner until 2007 when she found herself living in Texas and the internet went out at the house. She was forced to pick the hook back up to pass time. Crocheting then took on a new meaning. At this time, Gina was traveling and working on the road. Up to 8 hours a day in a van left plenty of time to hone her crocheting skills. Eventually, in 2011, she made it back to Eureka Springs. Her crocheting began its evolution into art. This evolution has continued over the years and now she is traveling across the country with her crochet! She was invited to showcase her work at Vogue Knitting Live, Coast to Coast and has crocheted many art pieces for her community and friends. Now based in Fayetteville, she is crocheting larger-than-life installations and environments to keep a small hook and yarn exciting and new.

This is not an instructional class. No registration required.

Recycle Something – The Road to a Zero-Waste Lifestyle

12/05/2023 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn about reducing plastic output and other methods of working toward a zero-waste lifestyle.

Environmental educator Heather Ellzey, with the City of Fayetteville, will analyze local and global sustainability issues and initiatives with a focus on how to take action and move towards a more sustainable and “zero waste” lifestyle and why it's important. Participants will be offered a first-step learning opportunity to understand the eye-opening effects of our daily habits and how our choices today affect our future tomorrow.

Magical Lights Adventure!

12/05/2023 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

See Characters Singing To Songs!
Experience the magic of the holidays with our drive-thru light show that comes to life with singing and dancing characters.

An Entire Experience From the Comfort of Your Vehicle!
As you drive through our tunnel, you’ll be transported to a world of holiday wonder. Our Christmas light drive-thru tunnel is truly a one-of-a-kind experience, designed to bring joy and wonder to all who visit. 

Hours of Operation:

Monday-5pm to 10pm
Tuesday-5pm to 10pm
Wednesday-5pm to 10pm
Thursday-5pm to 10pm
Friday-5pm to 10:30pm
Saturday-5pm to 10:30pm
Sunday-5pm to 10pm

Through January 1st

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Stewart Family Christmas Light Display

12/05/2023 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dazzling lights, enchanting nights – step into a world aglow with the magic of Christmas!
Open Every Night!
Sunday-Thursday: 5PM-10PM
Friday-Saturday: 4:30-11PM
Immerse yourself in a spectacle of over 6,000,000 lights, accompanied by hundreds of inflatables.
Payment options:
Cash or Card at Admission and with ride or food vendors.
Admission Fee:
$10 per person
Children aged 2 and under enter for free.
Veterans half price off with Military ID
Meet Santa every night!
Meet the Grinch every weekend night!
Additional Attractions:
Train Rides
Pony Rides
Camel Rides
Food Trucks
Wheelchair Accessible: Assistance may be required on walking paths.
4279 E Wyman Rd
Fayetteville, AR 72701



Old Time Jam

12/05/2023 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Old Time Jam tonight at Folk School of Fayetteville 6-9pm. Hosted by Brett Ratliff & Pete Howard. Come to play or come to listen!


James "Daddy" Miller solo at 612 Coffee House

12/05/2023 6:00 pm

James "Daddy" Miller solo at 612 Coffee House

Professor of club, bar, festival, show music scene! 



A Christmas Carol

12/05/2023 7:00 pm

The inventive, magic-filled T2 original—a new Northwest Arkansas family tradition. Three spirits come to visit the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and take him on a fantastic journey through past, present, and future. But will it be enough to save him? For all ages.

Trivia Tuesdays with Geeks Who Drink

12/05/2023 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday night is Trivia Night at Smokin’ Oak Pizza! Geeks Who Drink brings the nation’s best live hosted pub quiz to Smokin’ Oak at 7pm! Join us for 7 rounds of audio, visual and live hosted trivia. Our weekly quiz is free to play and we’ll be giving away prizes for answering bonus questions and gift cards for our top teams at the end of the night. Geeks Who Drink rules limit the total number of players on your team to 6, so gather your smartest friends and come on down for great food, drinks, and trivia!


From Ashes to New

12/05/2023 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dec 5th 2023 6:00 PM
Dec 5th 2023 7:00 PM
Dec 5th 2023 11:00 PM

Indie, Folk
All Ages
In Person
$29.50 - $34.50

 Join us December 5th for From Ashes to New with special guests The Word Alive, Catch Your Breath, and Ekoh!


Underground Springhouse

12/05/2023 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Dec 5th 2023 7:00 PM *
Dec 5th 2023 8:00 PM *
Dec 5th 2023 11:00 PM *

  • times are only an approximation


18 and Up
In Person
$10.00 - $35.00


Trailside Comedy Open Mic

12/05/2023 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Natural State Comedy every Tuesday night for the Trailside Comedy Open Mic! This show is FREE to attend and open to anyone to perform.
If you would like to try it, sign-up is until 8:15 pm and the show starts at 8:30pm. This show will contain adult language and themes.

Event by Natural State Comedy
If you would like more information about performing, please visit our website at


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