New ‘Southern Lights’ holiday attraction open in east Fayetteville

Rivercrest Orchard

A new holiday attraction is now open in east Fayetteville.

A Christmas light display featuring a ton of interactive activities opened last weekend at Rivercrest Orchard, located at 2991 Dead Horse Mountain Road.

The new attraction includes a host of holiday fun, including a train ride through the lights, a barn chute slide, a play area, corn cribs, DIY holiday crafts and reindeer food, a low ropes course, fire pits, live holiday music, and more. Old Santa Claus himself will also be in attendance, when available.

Southern Lights is put on by the folks behind the Ozark Corn Maze, which moved to a new location at their Rivercrest Orchard Farm this year.

The lighting display and festivities will be open Thursdays through Sunday from 5-10 p.m., and during the week the last week before Christmas from Dec. 20-23, also from 5-10 p.m.

Admission is $11.95 per person, and kids 2 and under get in free.

For a bit more information, or to purchase tickets, visit