• Photo of River in Van Buren


    Saturday, December 7, 2019
    Crawford County Courthouse
    The lighting of the Courthouse and Festival of Trees will begin at 6 p.m.

    The Van Buren Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for our 15th annual Festival of Trees! This year’s event will be held on December 7th in conjunction with the Crawford County Courthouse Lighting Ceremony, The Old Town Merchants Association’s “Living Windows,” and their all-day event, “Jingle and Mingle Christmas Festival.” These events help kick off the holiday season in downtown Van Buren, drawing hundreds of visitors to historic Main Street for the festivities.

    The Festival of Trees provides Chamber members the opportunity to sponsor Christmas trees which line the courthouse lawn through the month of December. Businesses and organizations can decorate their tree with traditional decor or get creative with fun themes that reflect their industry or favorite holiday style. The trees "come to life" during the courthouse lighting ceremony, when the switch is flipped to light the beautiful building.

    In addition to the lighting ceremony, guests are also treated to delicious snacks and given the chance to have their photo taken with Santa. The fun continues with "Living Windows", which features holiday scenes in the downtown merchant storefronts and extended shopping hours for visitors. 

  • Thank You to Our 2019 Event Sponsors:
    Generations Bank
    Van Buren Advertising & Promotions Commission

    Thank You to Our 2019 Tree Sponsors:
    Arvest Bank
    Arkansas Valley Electric/WAVE Rural Connection
    Bancorp South
    Butterfield Trail Middle School
    CASA of Crawford County
    Chance 2 Dance
    Crawford Health & Rehabilitation Center
    Diversified Computer Resources
    Generations Bank
    Heritage Portraits
    Kiwanis Club
    My HR Professionals
    Press Argus-Courier
    Ransom Marketing
    Strategic Realty Company
    The Old Town Merchants Association
    Time Striping, Inc.
    Van Buren Lions Club

    Thank You to Our 2019 Food Sponsors:
    Center for Art & Education
    Crawford County Adult Education Center
    Crawford County Judge Gilstrap & Staff
    Dustin Booth State Farm Agency
    Generations Bank
    Heritage Church
    Trinity Episcopal Church