Sights & Sounds of Christmas

Atchison’s 4th Annual Sights and Sounds of Christmas will be held Saturday, Dec 6, 2014.  Experience a Spectacular Lighted Parade (starts at 5:30pm), Baking Contest, Little Mr. & Miss Winter Wonderland Contest and much more!  This is a great event to get anyone into the Christmas Spirit!

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Parade of Lights 2014 - Sponsored by Bank of Atchison

3D Glasses sponsored by Berger Company, Golden Star and Patsy Porter, CPA PA

The grand finale of the Sights & Sounds of Christmas! The parade through beautiful downtown Atchison is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6. There are three parade entry categories: Family, Business and Church/Youth Groups. If you have any questions, just give us a call at 913-367-2427. Please return your completed entry form to the Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce, located in the Santa Fe Depot at 200 S. 10th St. in Atchison. Special thanks to Mark & Debra Mikkelson for letting us use their beautiful car!
CLICK HERE to download the Parade of Lights entry form!
CLICK HERE to download the Parade of Lights rules and regulations

Baking Contest - Sponsored by Exchange National Bank & Trust

Test your holiday baking skills against the best in Atchison County! Contestant may enter two categories: Cakes & Pies, and Cookies & Candy. $100 cash prize to the winners in each category, $50 to the runners-up, and $25 to the second runners-up. Entries should be delivered to the Exchange Bank, 600 Commercial, between noon and 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5th, with entry form. Entries will be judged and winners announced and prizes awarded on Saturday, Dec. 6, on The Mall in front of Gateway to Kansas Shops, at 12:30 p.m. CLICK HERE to download the Baking Contest entry form!

Gingerbread House Contest - Sponsored by Cottage of the Seasons

You won’t want to miss this Christmas classic, whether you enter the contest or just want to look! Entries will be judged on overall appearance, creativity and craftsmanship. There are three age groups. Entries must be delivered to Cottage of the Seasons, 515 Commercial,  by December 5th. Winners will be announced at Cottage of the Seasons on Dec. 6 at 12:15 p.m. CLICK HERE to download the Gingerbread House Contest entry form!

Win A Giant Stocking Full of Presents Galore!

Sponsored by the Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce Make sure you visit the Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce booth in the 500 block of The Commercial Street Mall for your chance to win the biggest Christmas stocking you’ll ever see! Children ages 3-10 are invited to sign up, FREE of charge, for a chance to win. One stocking for the girls, one for the boys. Drawing will take place at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, December 7.

Schedule of Events

The Santa House 10am – 3:30pm Santa’s Workshop (Ages 3-10) 12pm-4:30pm Little Christmas Firetruck 12pm – 4:30pm Story Time on the Atchison Trolley 12pm-4pm Gingerbread House Contest 12:15pm | Sponsored by Cottage of the Seasons Baking Contest & Bake Sale 12:30pm Sponsored by Exchange National Bank Dance with Me Performers 1:30pm Puppet Shows 2:30 & 3:45pm Little Mr. & Miss Wonderland Pageant 4pm Cinderella Carriage Rides 12pm-4:30pm Horse-drawn Sleigh Rides 12noon – 3:45pm PARADE OF LIGHTS 5:30pm | Downtown Atchison PLUS Food & Drink Vendors Enjoy holiday treat vendors and a cast of Christmas characters — The Grinch, Frosty the Snowman, Santa’s Reindeer — all in downtown Atchison!