Gallery: Christmas in Pocahontas

POCAHONTAS, Ark. – The county seat of Randolph County is one of the most beautifully decorated destinations for Christmas lights in all of NEA.

From the historic downtown courthouse square to Candy Cane Lane (Maple Street), home of “Santie” for 36 years, Pocahontas lights up for Christmas!

John Patrick lives on “Candy Cane Lane,” and since 1981, has been bringing Santa Claus to the hearts of children in Pocahontas. The attraction became so popular and Patrick so well known for it, he was elected mayor and served for several decades. Patrick himself says it happened because he was Santa. 

Candy Cane Lane is already lit up but it will feature Santa, toys and more beginning Monday night, Dec. 19, and running through Dec. 23. Patrick and his crew usually begin welcoming drivers around 6 p.m. or so, with carloads of children getting gifts and memories to last a lifetime.

Pocahontas marks a beautiful destination for all who want a unique piece of holiday cheer that they can find nowhere else.

With the historic downtown square lit up, it is also a perfect opportunity to book a stay at the Lesmeister Guesthouse, a sponsor and supporter of, for a quaint and comfortable evening you’ll cherish forever.

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