Lights of the Ozarks Nov 16 - Dec 31
November, 2018

Lights of the Ozarks Nov 16 - Dec 31

Enjoy the amazing winter wonderland of lights on the Downtown Square beginning Friday, November 16th at 6 p.m. with the lighting night parade.

The lights illuminate the square each evening from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Nightly pony rides, fresh hot chocolate and festive holiday music make the Lights of the Ozarks an event that cannot be missed.

Each year Fayetteville Parks and Recreation workers spend over 3,300 hours decorating the Downtown Square with over 400,000 lights.

The lights remain on through December 31, 2018.


Nightly activities on the Historic Downtown Square will be going on through December 31, weather permitting.


Santa and his reindeer, Prancer, will be on the square beginning Friday, November 23 through December 31 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m for $2. You're welcome to take photos with your own camera for no extra charge.

Pony rides nightly are $6 per person

Carriage Rides are $25 for the first two people and an additional charge of $10 for each additional person. Private carriage rides are also available for $40.

New this year, "Virtual Reality on the Go" on Mountain Street. Go through the snowy mountains for $6 per person.



The Lights of the Ozarks parade will weave through downtown Fayetteville at 6 p.m. on the evening of November 16th.

To enter a float into this year's Lights of the Ozarks parade: Download the parade application here.

There is an entrance fee of $25 per float. We've extended the deadline! Applications and payment are now due by Monday, November 5, 2018, at 5 p.m.

 2018 LOTO ParadeMap



Additional Info

  • Event date: Friday, 16 November 2018
Director of Community Engagement

Director of Community Engagement