The December edition of Discover Arkansas is now available at Published by Arkansas Tourism, the monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas in The Natural State.

As the last leaves fall from the trees, Arkansas readies for the winter holiday season. This month’s Discover Arkansas gives you a jump start on holiday festivals, light displays, parades and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Arkansas’s heritage museums welcome the holiday season with hot cider, an eggnog contest, musical performances, and historic holiday crafts and celebrations. Arkansas communities kick off the season with traditional holiday light displays, a European circus, photos with Santa, live music, Cycling Santas, festive storefronts, caroling, art installations, train excursions, dinosaur holiday lights and more. Come make holiday memories with this issue of Discover Arkansas.

You can also view previous editions of Discover Arkansas, order print publications to help plan your next vacation and sign up for monthly emails that feature deals and coupons for attractions across The Natural State. For more information, visit

Arkansas Tourism 

Arkansas Tourism, a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, strives to expand the economic impact of travel and tourism in the state and enhance the quality of life for all Arkansans. The division manages 14 Arkansas Welcome Centers and employs more than 60 staff members across The Natural State. For more information, visit

Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism 

The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism protects and promotes our state’s natural, cultural and historic assets, contributing to a thriving economy and high quality of life. It is made up of three divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. Stacy Hurst serves as the cabinet secretary for the department.

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