Dec 1 - Dec 30
Hometown Holiday Lights
North Little Rock
Pack the car and head to Burns Park, where dozens of illuminated displays along Funland Drive are a delight. Everyone can participate in lots of holiday activities throughout the month.
Dec 1 - Dec 30
Drive the track decked out with more than 800 holiday displays illuminated by over 3 million lights. The unique event includes ice skating and slide; live Nativity scene and drive-in movies shown on the world’s largest HDTV.
Dec 1 - Dec 31
A gala preview opens the seasonally adorned Owensboro Museum of Fine Art’s celebration of the holiday season, featuring trees designed by area artists, floral designers and cultural organization interpreting the museum’s exhibition of Native Americans.
Dec 1 - Dec 31
Ruby Falls Ruby Red Christmas
Classic holiday celebration held Fridays and Saturdays in December, when the historic attraction becomes a winter wonderland of lights, decorations, falling snow and live, seasonal music. Carriage rides; crafting with kids in the North Pole Workshop.
Dec 2 - Dec 23
Christmas at the Library
Live Nativity scene, carriage rides through twinkling lights, caroling and festive music. Story time, Dairy Bar goodies, shopping at Annie’s Attic, Christmas dinner and Journey of Faith tours at the Billy Graham Library.
Dec 2 - Dec 26
Christmas Town USA
All is bright in this pretty little town beside the South Fork River. Decorated homes, 400 trees draped with half a million lights; local talents provide the entertainment, along with free hot chocolate and kettle corn.
Dec 4 - Dec 8
46th Annual Snowball Derby
More than 30,000 fans cheer on the biggest names in motorsports at Five Flags Speedway. The 300-lap, all-star race is considered by many to be the most prestigious event in late model racing.
Hometown Holiday Parade
Lights cover everything at this lovely nighttime parade, from floats, cars and go-carts to animals and people. Marching bands, dance troupes, beauty queens, carolers and Santa and Mrs. Claus. Businesses stay open late, offering holiday treats!
Dec 5 - Dec 7
Southwest Louisiana Christmas Lighting Festival
Jolly event jam-packed with holiday fun, including land and water parades, gingerbread houses, gift shopping, great food; Sulphur’s Christmas Under the Oaks Festival and breathtaking fireworks over lovely Lake Charles.
Dec 5 - Dec 31
Christmas Lights Festival 2013
View illuminated animal shapes and colorful holiday decorations at the Montgomery Zoo by foot, train or Zoofari Skylift! Horseback rides, shopping at Santa’s Craftshop and great food and nightly entertainment at the Overlook Café.
28th Annual Christmas in the Pass
Historic Downtown is transformed into a holiday wonderland, trimmed with colorful decorations and a magical display of Christmas trees. Lighted boat parade, live music, local foods and a fantastic fireworks show.
Dec 6 - Dec 7
Holiday at the Beach
Whoa! Santa arrives by parachute at this beach blast bursting with fun for the whole family. Twinkling lights, Christmas trees, holiday gift fair, live music in the park, marching bands and kids’ area.
Dec 7 - Dec 8
Dickens of a Christmas
Free, Victorian-themed festival celebrating the tales of Charles Dickens features hundreds of costumed performers reenacting favorite scenes; period music, strolling minstrels, arts and crafts and 19th century foods, such as sugar plums and roasted chestn
Dec 7 - Jan 4
O' Christmas Tree
Unique event in the Blue Ridge Highlands, when local organizations decorate trees and visitors “vote” for their favorites with non-perishable foods. Donations benefit Faith in Action Stone Soup and the Animal Defense League.
North Little Rock Sertoma Christmas Parade
North Little Rock
Colorful parade features uniquely-themed floats following the parade route from Pershing and Main Street, through the Argenta Arts & Entertainment District, and ending at the City Services Building.
Plantation Christmas at Belle Mont
Docents dressed in 18th century clothing, hostesses serving homemade treats, vocalists and vintage ballroom dancers greet visitors on this festive tour of Belle Mont Mansion, beautifully decorated with traditional evergreen boughs, fruits and flowers.
Christmas at Historic Rugby
Enjoy candlelit visits to traditionally decorated historic buildings and seasonal music performed throughout this charming Victorian English village on the Cumberland Plateau. Two reservation-only seatings for the 4-course Victorian dinner at Harrow Road
Historic Decatur Christmas Tour
Delightful, self-guided tours of traditionally decorated homes and historic buildings decked with lights, fruit and greenery in celebration of the season. Carriage rides, holiday treats, carol singing, handbell choir and Christmas decorating tips.
Dec 14 - Dec 15
Bed and Breakfast Holiday Tour
Celebrating “Christmas Around the World” through tours of historic inns lavished in seasonal decorations with an international flair. Sample specialties of restaurateurs, chocolatiers and vintners at the city-wide buffet during “Nights of Lights.”
New Year's Eve Beach Ball Drop
Panama City Beach
Free event on the white-sand beach is fun for everyone under an adoring sun, with live music, fresh seafood, kids’ activities, an 800-pound, glowing beach ball and spectacular fireworks over the Gulf.
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