Lights of the Ozarks nominated for Best Public Light Display by USA Today

Fayetteville’s Lights of the Ozarks has been nominated as one of the top lighting displays in the country.

The annual event was nominated for Best Public Light Display by USA Today and was in third place as of Nov. 16. Anyone interested in voting can cast one vote per day through Dec. 7.

» Click here to vote

This year’s in-person lighting event and parade won’t take place as usual, but an online lighting ceremony is scheduled to stream on the Experience Fayetteville Facebook page at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20.

Carriage rides, pony rides and pictures with Santa will not take place this year, but letters to Santa are encouraged and can be dropped off in the Santa mailbox in front of the Experience Fayetteville Visitors Center.

Each year, Fayetteville Parks and Recreation crews spend more than 3,300 hours decorating the square with holiday lights. The display consists of more than 400,000 lights and can be enjoyed nightly from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and will remain on through Jan. 1, 2021.