Bentonville, AR - After months of preparations the City of Bentonville is ready to flip the switch and bring Christmas cheer to the downtown square. Saturday, November 18th, Downtown Bentonville Incorporated hosts The City of Bentonville’s Lighting of the Square.
Bentonville Mayor Stephanie Orman will flip the switch to illuminate more than 30 miles of lights on the Bentonville Square at 6:00pm (no earlier, no later).
The family-friendly, free event welcomes everyone and is produced by the non-profit Downtown Bentonville Incorporated. The Lighting of the Square is presented by the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, with support from First National Bank of NWA and OREO.
Grab a coat and come early as the holiday festivities begin at 4pm.
The event would not be possible without hard work and countless hours from the Bentonville Parks & Recreation department. Roughly two dozen works have logged more than three thousand hours to prepare the lights.
Thanks to Northwest Medical Center - Bentonville, DBI is offering an accessible shuttle service for those with mobility challenges. Handicap and accessible parking is available at the parking lot on the corner of 2nd Street and B Street, parking is courtesy of First Baptist Church Bentonville. An ADA shuttle will pick up from the parking lot, drop off inside the event, and provide a return trip to the accessible parking lot.
With the construction in Downtown Bentonville, DBI recommends that guests arrive early. Attached is a road closures map for the event.
This event is made possible by our wonderful community partners. Thanks to Walmart, the Walton Family Foundation, Visit Bentonville, and the City of Bentonville and Bentonville Parks & Recreation.
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