Lights of the Ozarks Nov 20 - Jan 1
November, 2020

Lights of the Ozarks Nov 20 - Jan 1

Enjoy the amazing winter wonderland of lights on the Downtown Square beginning with the Lights of the Ozarks lighting ceremony! Celebrate with us virtually Friday, November 20th as we flip the switch! 

The lights illuminate the square each evening from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and remain on through January 1, 2021.  Winter treats, hot cocoa, and festive 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 that can be enjoyed nightly through weather permitting.


Virtual Lighting Night - Friday, November 20, 2020

This year's lighting night will be streamed virtually for all to see from the comfort of your own home! Experience Fayetteville is partnering with KFSM/5 news to bring you LIVE coverage as Mayor Jordan flips the switch to illuminate the downtown square in thousands of twinkling lights.

To tune in, you can watch live on KFSM/ 5 news channel on TV at 6 pm on November 20, 2020. You can also visit their website at or on social media on either the 5 News Facebook page or the Experience Fayetteville Facebook page to watch in real-time.


Letters to Santa Claus

Season’s Greetings from the North Pole! Letters to Santa can be dropped off in the Santa mailbox in front of the Experience Fayetteville Visitors Center starting Friday, November 20th. Don’t forget to include your return address so Santa can write you back!


Food Trucks

Food Trucks will be located on the downtown square throughout the Lights of the Ozarks season serving up festive food and drinks. Food and beverage vendor applications can be found here


Have questions about this year's event? 

Please read over our Frequently Asked Questions and be sure to check back to this page for updates

Download the FAQ page here.

Mask up, stay safe and we'll see you at Lights of the Ozarks!

Additional Info

  • Event date: Friday, 20 November 2020
Director of Community Engagement

Community Engagement Manager