Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights gets into high gear

Now that the gorgeous fall foliage we had this year is just about gone, we have a different kind of color season taking its place. The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights is now available at

Although a few early events have already occurred, the bulk of the festivities began in earnest this week, mostly on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.

More than 60 communities across the state are taking part in the trail this year, offering everything from caroling, tree and town lightings, to open houses, parades and visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus.