Experience an Old-Time Christmas in Charming Village in Arkansas
If there ever was a place you can step back in time and get that old-time Christmas feel, that has to be the charming little historic town of Washington State Park, Arkansas during the 36th Annual Christmas and Candlelight Tour.
This year, the Christmas and Candlelight Tour is on Dec. 9-10, the whole community comes together for this festive event that transforms this 19th-century style town into a vintage Christmas village that is reminiscent of a Norman Rockwall painting or looks like those little Christmas villages you see in stores.
Everywhere you turn Christmas music feels the air with thousands of candlelit luminaries and actors dressed in Victorian-period clothing as you stroll past all the decorated historic homes and old buildings.
Some of the most popular buildings to see are the courthouse, the 1940 gym, and the blacksmith shop where the infamous James Bowie knife was forged.
The post office takes you back to the good old days of a simpler way of life.
When you get hungry you can stop in and dine at Williams Tavern restaurant where you can enjoy a buffet from 11 AM - 8 PM.
The park will be open from 8 AM - 8 PM and the Christmas and Candlelight Tour will begin from 5 PM - 8 PM both Friday and Saturday from one of Arkansas' oldest towns. The cost is $10 for adults, children 6-12, $6, and, kids under 6 are free.
Washington State Arkansas is only eight miles off I-30 from Hope and about 40 minutes from Texarkana. For more information, please visit their Facebook page.