Your Must-See Holiday Light List in Northwest Arkansas

Tis' the season to be merry and bright, and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than admiring the twinkling lights around town? Lucky for you, Northwest Arkansas is packed with dazzling displays so you can make an entire evening out of driving around town with cocoas, cozy blankets, and the company of family and good friends.


To make your night on the town extra easy, we've compiled a list of our personal favorite spots with directions to each. Be sure to bookmark this page for reference. Ready to roll?




Let's start with some of the bigger displays. Our region is blessed with such vibrant downtown areas that are dripping with millions of glorious lights. Be sure to take in the sights, sounds, and a little shopping as you drive from square to square.

Fayetteville Square, Lights of the Ozarks

Springdale Shiloh Square

Rogers Railyard District

Bentonville Square


Not only is the Bentonville square simply glowing, but so is the North Forest Lights exhibit. Located at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, this immersive nighttime walk through the woods features dynamic, nature-inspired lighting elements, and soundscapes. It's not necessarily a holiday light show, which means the themes and colors go beyond traditional red and green. It also means the experience lasts beyond Christmas. You can enjoy it until January 2nd. This year is the final showing of this exhibit, and it does require tickets, so be sure to plan ahead and head over before it's gone!

Link for tickets



If you're looking for a few fun spots that may be off the beaten path, yet offer magnificent displays of color, here's a list of homes and communities to check out – including a few of our own!

Bentonville Heart Lites
3505 NW Edgewood Ave.
(Tip: park in school lot and walk over.)
Wildwood Lights
2901 SW Satinwood Cove
(There are several houses in this area!)

Dye Family Christmas
10537 Oak Tree Circle
Savannah Estates Model Home
5806 West Sage Drive

Lumos Light Show
319 Driftwood, Lowell
Allen's Mill Model Home
606 Mill Pond Way, Cave Springs

McKim Family Christmas Lights
3506 Hamm Lane

Christmas Light Helicopter Tour
802 Airport Avenue

Rivercrest Orchard
2991 S. Dead Horse Mountain Rd.
Magnolia Park Model Home
3757 W Grouse Road


Lights on Driftwood
326 Driftwood Dr., Farmington
Creekmore Park & Holiday Express
3301 S M Street, Ft. Smith



From all of us at Buffington Homes, we wish you a joy-filled holiday season. If a new home is in your future, we'd love to build a life you'll love in 2022. Here's how to get started! 

LET'S BUILD in the new year!

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