Flash Back Friday – Christmas in Paris, Arkansas

“I wanna go see Christmas lights,” is a statement that, I’m sure, is heard in many homes this time of year.  The Christmas tradition of traveling to holiday light displays is very popular in the Natural State.  Luckily, Arkansas.com has made that travel a bit easier with its annual Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights.

One nearby town that is included on this list is Paris.  Kurt had heard that the folks in Logan County took great pride in lighting their courthouse, and that it was definitely worth the drive to see the brilliant display.  So, one Friday evening in December, we headed west to experience some Christmas cheer!

We were definitely not disappointed!

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White, red, blue and green lights adorned the town square at Paris.

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Surrounded by the luminous wonderland, people were celebrating the season with a holiday banquet, Dinner on the Square, a fundraiser for downtown Paris revitalization.  It was a chilly night but they didn’t seem to mind.  The brilliant setting obviously had a warming effect!

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The Eiffel Tower, donated by Don Eubanks, a former pastor of the Paris First United Methodist Church, made its holiday premier in 2014.  It caught the attention of many tourists that night!

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This 135 year old Georgian style building has a stately presence any time of year, but during the Christmas season, it is definitely a site to see!

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Click here for more information on the Trail of Holiday Lights in Arkansas.   Numerous towns all over the state have wonderful decorations for all to enjoy, and this website is a great resource to plan a holiday light adventure; an adventure that will most definitely create precious family memories!

 

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