Berryville joins Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Berryville joins more than 60 communities around the state this holiday season as a participant in the Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights. Sixty-six towns take part in the celebration, which begins Thanksgiving week and lasts through Christmas. Other cities host official lighting ceremonies, parades, pageants, music and more.

According to local officials, the Berryville Christmas Parade -- full of floats, queens, antique cars, horses and, of course, Santa -- will be Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Visitors are invited to watch the parade at Berryville's historic downtown square. The theme for the 2011 Christmas parade is "Christmas Candy," and it promises to be a must-see event for the entire family.

"We invite families to visit the displays in their own areas and also experience what other towns around the state have to offer," said Arkansas Tourism Director Joe David Rice.

Participants are encouraged to go to the Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights Facebook fan page ( to share photos and offer insider tips on their town's activities. It's a great way to spread the holiday cheer and create lasting memories.

The trail continues to grow every year since it began in 1996. It has been selected as a Top 100 Event for 2011 by the American Bus Association.

Free copies of the Trail of Holiday Lights brochure with specific information about displays all over the state are available at all Bank of America locations, Best Western Hotels, Shell Superstops and Arkansas Welcome Centers. It's also available for download at

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