Enjoy the beautiful Christmas light displays in our Delta section of our region. Walnut Ridge and Newport have awesome displays to entertain your family for hours!
In Walnut Ridge, head to Stewart Park and celebrate the season with Christmas in the Park. The 1.5 mile paved loop road provides visitors with the optimal viewing opportunity to enjoy a casual drive from the warmth of their car as they view approximately 250 beautiful LED light displays located throughout the 70-acre park. Many displays are animated or 3-dimensional. Turn Christmas music on your car radio and enjoy the magical drive! he Walnut Ridge Christmas display of lights will be open on December 4th – December 31st in Stewart Park. Over 250 holiday light displays. Visit http://downtownwalnutridge.org/ for more info about Walnut Ridge.
In Newport, swing by the Front Street Park and Veterans Memorial at Front and Hazel Streets, which is decorated for the season with seven giant Nutcracker soldiers, a 21-foot Christmas tree, lighted soldier memorial display and seven-piece soldier band. Then head to the Farmers Market area at Newport Lake, which features with a drive-through display, and even the White River Monster gets into the holiday spirit. For more information visit https://newportarcity.org/chamber-of-commerce/
To learn more about the Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights, https://www.arkansas.com/thin…/attractions/winter-attraction
Cathy Drew is a life long resident of the region that she loves to promote! As a matter of fact, she was born in Downtown Batesville in the late ’60s in one of the eight counties she now loves to encourage people to visit.
Drew is married to her husband of 27 years, Jeff Drew. Jeff and Cathy have a son, Jonathon (Jon) Drew and his wife Devyn Stewart and can’t leave out her grandson Jase Drew. Of course Drew can’t skip the other part of her family, the pets! Lady Bird (a stray that was welcomed into their home June 2012) and of course Howard – the puppy was compliments of Lady Bird shortly after arrival at the Drew home. They also have Kasha which Cathy inherited when your mother passed in 2016 and they adopted Bullet a stray in November of 2016 and the newest arrival Bullet a stray adopted into the family.
Drew, part of Ozark Gateway Region since 1990 while working at the ad agency (The Media Market Inc.) for the association where she helped produce their annual tabloid publication. She began work as the director of the Ozark Gateway Region June, 2000.