Decorators for 35th Annual Christmas and Candlelight

Christmas and CandlelightDecember 10 & 11, 2021, 5pm–8pm

(WASHINGTON, Ark.) – Join the staff of Historic Washington State Park for its 35th Annual Christmas and Candlelight which will be held December 10 & 11, 2021. You and your family will be in awe of the natural beauty that candlelit streets provide as you stroll through our historic village. Decorations, music, and more set the mood for your historic holiday experience. The homes of yesterday are adorned with historic period decorations and thousands of luminaries will light the streets throughout the town. Tour venues will open at 1 p.m. and will continue until 8 p.m. Luminary lighting and music programs will begin at 5 p.m. Plan to enjoy an evening meal at Williams’ Tavern Restaurant from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

We want to acknowledge and thank the different decorators that help make all the homes and structures look beautiful this time of year. We hope you come out and enjoy the hard work they put into this event. The event would not happen if it were not for the many volunteers that take part.

1836 Courthouse – Pat Cleburne UDC Chapter of Hope, Arkansas

1874 Courthouse – Shover Springs Extension Homemakers Club of Shover Springs, Arkansas

Block House – Family of Jeff and Ginger Russell of Hope, Arkansas      

Morrison Tavern Inn and Kitchen – Family of Alan and Nugget Moses of Washington, Arkansas

Purdom House – Hope Civitan Club of Hope, Arkansas

Royston Log House – The Eagle’s Nest Specialty Welding and Machining of Buckner, Arkansas

Royston Town House – Columbia County Friends and Flowers Garden Club

Sanders House and Kitchen – John Cain DAR Chapter of Hope, Arkansas

Washington Jail Bed and Breakfast – Bobbye Henry and Debbie Chandler of Washington, Arkansas

Williams Tavern (Exterior) – Hempstead County Master Gardeners of Hope, Arkansas

Williams Tavern (Interior) – Vickie Barwick and Sandy Gilby of Hope, Arkansas

About Historic Washington State Park

Historic Washington State Park, located in Washington, Ark., is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Mondays. The park is a restoration village interpreting the historic Arkansas town in the 19th century. Daily tours are provided to over 15 historic sites and museums, such as the B.W. Edwards Weapons Museum and Blacksmith Shop.

Relax and enjoy your stay at the Historic Washington Jailhouse Bed & Breakfast and enjoy a Southern cooked meal for lunch at Williams’ Tavern Restaurant. Also available on-site is the 1914 Schoolhouse bunkroom for group rentals, and the historic 1860 Brunson House and 1940 WPA Gymnasium for weddings and meeting space for groups of all sizes.

To learn more about upcoming historic tours, events, rent a facility, or book a room in the Jailhouse Bed & Breakfast, visit or call 870-983-2684.  The park is located on US 278 Highway, nine miles north of Hope and can be reached by taking Exit 30 off Interstate 30.

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