Lights brighten the holiday season

Posted: December 24, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Visitors admire Christmas lights during the Lighting of the Square event on Nov. 18 at Bentonville Square in Bentonville. The event included pictures with Santa in front of the Walton Five & Dime and bands performing on a main stage before the lighting of the square.

'Twas the week before Christmas and all through downtowns, holiday lights twinkled and danced to the trees that they bound.

Residents gather Nov. 17 during a lighting ceremony and parade for the 24th annual Lights of the Ozarks display in downtown Fayetteville. The display ...

Guests enjoy the lighting of a large Christmas tree during the second annual Christmas on The Creek on Nov. 25 at Shiloh Square in Springdale. The eve...

The downtown Rogers holiday display features a lighted Christmas tree that plays cheerful music.

By the numbers

Bentonville^Fayetteville^Rogers^

Springdale

Number of lights: 298,028^450,000^20,000^69,000

Labor hours for installation: 2,485^2,000 plus^NA^NA

Days to install: 10 weeks^six weeks^three days^three weeks

Cost of labor and materials: $103,560^NA^$10,000^NA

Most cities turned on their lights around Thanksgiving and will take them down beginning Jan. 2.

Source: Staff report

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