Riverside Festival of Lights in Northwest Arkansas

This is the perfect time of year to load up the kids and drive around listening to Christmas music so you can see all the light displays around Northwest Arkansas. This year one of our area’s largest light displays is the Riverside Festival of Lights in Siloam Springs

Riverside Festival of Lights is a new attraction for Northwest Arkansas, and it’s HUGE — stretching over acres and acres that have been filled with Christmas lights. Not only can you walk through this gorgeous display of twinkling lights (including several scenes that dance in sync to music!), there are tons of other things to do and see. Here’s the list:

  • Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
  • Pictures with Santa
  • Camel and Pony Rides
  • Petting Zoo
  • Kids Train Rides
  • Nativity Scene
  • Special Tribute Trees to honor Armed Forces and First Responders
  • Hot Chocolate and Kettle Corn available for purchase
  • Random sightings of “The Grinch” who you might spot during your visit!

Here’s a photo of Santa and Mrs. Claus getting ready for photos at the Riverside Festival of Lights. Isn’t this a beautiful setting for pictures?

Riverside Festival of Lights opened for business on November 25, 2022. It will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through the end of December.

Here are the hours of operation:

Fridays and Saturdays: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sundays: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost of admission: $5 per head or a max of $25 per carload (which covers up to 10 people!)

Here’s the address for your GPS:

17023 Chamber Springs Rd
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
(479) 524-0014


You can see all the lights and attractions at Riverside Festival of Lights any Friday, Saturday or Sunday evening at 17023 Chamber Springs Road in Siloam Springs between now and December 31st. We hope you have fun and snap some great pictures!


  1. I’m so excited that this attraction is local! My family would love the horse drawn carriage, the petting zoo and the special tribute trees!

  2. My daughter and I would love to see the live nativity scene. I love any opportunity to talk about the humble beginnings of Jesus’ life and the love of the Christmas story.

  3. My kids will love seeing random spottings of the grinch! One of our favorite Christmas movies!

  4. All the attractions sound wonderful! I know my kids would love the camel & pony rides!

  5. I can’t wait to see the special tribute trees. What a great way to honor those who serve!

  6. How fun! We’ve never been, would love to see the nativity scene and the horse drawn carriage.

  7. There’s something very nostalgic about spotting the grinch, and of course all of the lights!

  8. Most excited about a possible grinch sighting. Our family loves the grinch.

  9. The GRINCH!!! My 5 year old had been obsessed with him for as long as I can remember

  10. I love the dancing lights to the music and the live nativity. Would be fantastic to get us in the Christmas sprit of giving.

  11. This sounds so fun! I would love to be able to take my family! I receive your email and follow you on all social media pages!

  12. I did not know about this place!! I’d love to take my family for a drive to visit the camels and Santa Claus!!

  13. Would love to take my grands to this event! They will come from out of state and would love to do all these activities!

  14. Nothing is more wonderful than seeing lights of Christmas. Love to see how creative the displays are.

  15. My granddaughter’s can’t wait to see Santa and eat kettle corn!!

  16. My kids would enjoy it all but I think they’d really enjoy the horse drawn carriage ride… with a random Grinch siting!!

  17. My daughter loves the grinch and spotting him would be fantastic . Also all the other holiday festivities!

  18. My girls love Christmas lights their oo’s and awe’s are special memories that I will cherish one day when they are grown. We would love to win tickets to check out this light display. We have never been,we moved here in March.

  19. Would love to take a carriage ride, see the nativity & find the Grinch!

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