Christmas Festival Planned for Downtown Batesville
Thursday, November 17, 2022, Batesville, Ark. — Main Street Batesville (MSB), along with Experience Independence and Old Independence Regional Museum (OIRM), will present Old-Fashioned Christmas 2022 Friday, December 9 through Saturday, December 10. Festivities will celebrate the holiday season with vendors, a parade, live entertainment, food trucks, and more along Main Street, OIRM, and radiating into Maxfield Park. Old-Fashioned Christmas will feature live music each night which will include Randy & Stephanie Wade and The Sparrows on Friday evening starting at 6:00 p.m. On Saturday, the stage will be filled with local groups, choirs, and even karaoke after the Annual Kiwanis’ Christmas Parade. MSB also encourages everyone to visit the downtown merchants and take advantage of shopping promotions.  

New this year, OIRM will be hosting a Quilt Walk from 11am-2pm. The Quilt Walk will begin at the museum and extend into storefronts downtown. The museum will also be hosting crafts, entertainment, and a Winter Market. The Winter Market will highlight artisans who specialize in a trade from days past. The feature will also include demonstrations of quilling, dulcimer playing, leather work, and more. OIRM will also have craft stations at the museum located at 380 South 9th Street.
The Annual Kiwanis’ Christmas Parade will light up Main Street at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 10. The parade route will include all of Main Street Batesville. The parade theme for 2022 is “A Storybook Christmas”.
To view the full schedule of events, visit Old-Fashioned Christmas 2022 is sponsored by Bad Boy Mowers, Citizens Bank, Lyon College, First Community Bank, and Imaginations Events.