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Musicians Needed for Annual Christmas and Candlelight

December 9 & 10, 2022
5 pm –8 pm

(WASHINGTON, Ark.) – The 36th Annual Christmas and Candlelight will take place on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10 at Historic Washington State Park. Attendees to the event come from all over the Ark-La-Tex region to see the beautiful decorations and candlelit luminaries that line the streets of the historic town of Washington.

From 5pm—8pm each evening, local musicians and choirs perform in the local churches as part of the event festivities. Choirs and musicians will perform inside this year as in years past. Historic Washington State Park still has some empty slots to be filled for either Friday or Saturday night. Each slot is around 30 minutes.

If you are interested, contact Josh Williams, Museum Curator, by phone at 870-983-2284 or by email at [email protected]. We would love to have your group as part of this festive event.

Historic Washington State Park

Historic Washington State Park, located in Washington, Arkansas, 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. To learn more, visit HistoricWashingtonStatePark.com or call 870-983-2684. 

Arkansas State Parks

Arkansas State Parks is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. Arkansas state parks and museums cover 54,400 acres of forest, wetlands, fish and wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation facilities, and unique historic and cultural resources. Established in 1923, Arkansas State Parks preserve special places for future generations, provide quality recreation and education opportunities, enhance the state’s economy through tourism and provide leadership in resource conservation. Connect with ASP on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and visit ArkansasStateParks.com and ArkansasStateParks.com/media to learn more. 

Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism

The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism protects and promotes our state’s natural, cultural and historic assets, contributing to a thriving economy and high quality of life. It is made up of three divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. Stacy Hurst serves as the cabinet secretary for the department. 

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