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What to Expect at North Forest Lights: Season 2

Trees at night illuminated with colored lights

In addition to the five, unique installations that make up North Forest Lights, there is a special area called The Village (located in the food truck area) where guests will have the opportunity to purchase drinks (hot cocoa, coffee, wine, beer, etc.), snacks (hot dogs, cronuts, roasted pecans, loaded fries, etc.), and spice up your hot chocolate with Irish cream, salted caramel or peppermint schnapps. Branded merchandise is also available, including glow gear!

 

Enhance your experience with a culinary basket

You may also be interested in purchasing a culinary basket to enhance your North Forest Lights experience!

No matter if you’re coming to North Forest Lights with your family, friends, or a special date, culinary baskets are available to make your night truly unforgettable. Treat your date to a romantic Heart of the Forest package with a bottle of wine, chocolates, and more, or enjoy a Campfire package, which includes a bottle of sparkling cider, cookies, brownies, apples, and more, perfect to share with your friends or the kids.

Baskets will be available for purchase online when you buy your ticket. Baskets must be ordered 24 hours in advance of your ticket time.

 

Snap a North Forest Lights photo in the forest

North Forest Lights at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Courtesy of Moment Factory.

North Forest Lights at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Courtesy of Moment Factory.

Located near the Memory of Water installation, guests can also snap a North Forest Lights photo in the designated photo station. The area will be decorated with lights to make the area a perfect place to snap memorable selfies or holiday photos.

 

Be prepared for lots of walking. Accessibility assistance will be available.

North Forest Lights at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Courtesy of Moment Factory.

North Forest Lights at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Courtesy of Moment Factory.

There will be about 1.5 miles of walking in total, including the walk to and from the additional parking lot. We understand that this might be a lot for some family members, so we will have assistance available. Wheelchairs will be available for guests to check out at the North Forest Lights entrance, and a mobility shuttle will be offered to transport folks with accessibility needs by request from the parking lot to the entrance of North Forest Lights where they can meet back up with their party.

The trails created for this experience are wheelchair and stroller-accessible. Depending on the age and abilities of your group, you may also choose to bring strollers or wagons.

 

Enjoy Crystal Bridges sculptures at night

Dale Chihuly, Sole d'Oro, 2017, blown glass and steel, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. North Forest Lights, 2019. Photo by Ironside Photography / Stephen Ironside.

Dale Chihuly, Sole d’Oro, 2017, blown glass and steel, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. North Forest Lights, 2019. Photo by Ironside Photography / Stephen Ironside.

There are several sculptures from the Crystal Bridges collection found in the North Forest including Tempest by Brian Tolle, Flowers That Bloom Now by Yayoi Kusama, and Sole d’Oro by Dale Chihuly (pictured above). When you enter North Forest Lights, you’ll be able to admire these sculptures illuminated in a new light after dark!

 

Experience North Forest Lights in all four seasons

North Forest Lights, 2019. Photo by Ironside Photography / Stephen Ironside.

North Forest Lights, 2019. Photo by Ironside Photography / Stephen Ironside.

This year, North Forest Lights will be open from September 4, 2020 to April 4, 2021, meaning you can experience it in every season. The changing leaves create new experiences to see the forest illuminated in the lights and add a new element to North Forest Lights in each season.

 

North Forest Lights opens September 4, 2020. For more FAQs and tickets, visit the North Forest Lights page.