Muddy River Music Festival returns to the Atchison riverfront on September 24 with a fantastic line up that includes Nashville recording artist Clare Dunn, Billboard top 5 blues artist Jeremiah Johnson, red-dirt-style country music group Lazy Wayne Band, and The Burney Sisters with their folk/rock/indie sound. FREE admission this year! Thank you to our major sponsor, Amberwell Health, for helping make this event possible.
Register now for your free entry pass and be entered to win one of 10 backpack coolers!
The Atchison Community invites you to join us on Saturday, December 7th, 2019 for an afternoon of children’s activities, holiday cheer and plenty of excitement ~ culminating with our lighted Christmas Parade.
This is a great event to get anyone into the Christmas Spirit!
Free Carriage Rides
12:00pm – 4:30pm: Cinderella Carriage Rides | Carriage will load at 7th and Commercial | Sponsored by Bradken
12:00pm – 4:30pm: Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides | Sleigh will load at 5th and Commercial
*Activities are subject to change.
10:00am – 2:00pm: The Santa House is Open | 500 Block of Commercial
12:00pm – 5:00pm: Face Painting | 610 Commercial (Gambino’s Pizza)
12:00pm – 4:30pm: Santa’s Workshop (Ages 3-10) | 103 S 7th St (Mall Towers Dining Room) | Sponsored by Blish-Mize
12:00pm – 4:30pm: Little Christmas Train | 600 Block of Commercial | Sponsored by L&L Construction
12:00pm – 4:00pm: Story Time | Boarding at 6th and Commercial | Aboard the Atchison Trolley| Sponsored by Atchison Eye Specialists
1:30pm: Dance with Me Dance Performers | 524 Commercial (Dance with Me Studio)
2:30pm & 3:45pm: Puppet Shows | Sponsored by MPG Ingredients | 524 Commercial (Dance with Me Studio)
3:00pm: Little Mr. & Miss Wonderland Pageant | Sponsored by Urban Lawncare, The Atchison Globe & First Steps Childhood Learning Center | 819 Commercial (Memorial Hall)
*Activities are subject to change.
Parade of Lights 5:30pm
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. 7th. Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st ($100), 2nd ($75) and 3rd ($50)!! There are three parade entry categories:
If you have any questions, 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.
Sights & Sounds of Christmas is having a coloring contest for children aged Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd Grade. The kids can draw and color their picture and fill out this form to enter the contest.
Please drop off completed drawings by 5:00pm on Monday, December 2nd at The Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce. They will be judged on Wednesday, December 3rd. We will award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes for each grade level.
The winners will be displayed on December 7th at the North Pole Village (this year in the lower level of the Amazing Deals Store) at Sights & Sounds of Christmas. The winners can pick up their prize from noon to 4:30 at that location.
Mr. & Miss Winter Wonderland Pageant
Saturday, December 7th
3:00 pm | Memorial Hall, 819 Commercial St.
Prince and Princess division: ages 4-8
King and Queen division: ages 9-13
Contestants will be judged and scored on their personality, Christmas themed attire, interview with Santa and overall confidence.
Entry Fee: $10 (all proceeds donated to Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign) Deadline is Nov. 21st
Winners in each age division receive the King’s/Queens’s Crown and sash, a Christmas gift package and will ride the horse drawn carriage in the Sights and Sounds of Christmas Parade!
Mr. and Miss Photogenic Competition
Entry fee: $5 per photo (8×10 or smaller)
Deadline is Nov. 21st
Winners in each division will receive the official “Photogenic” sash!
For more information and the registration form, view or download it here.
For questions, please contact Nina Ostertag at 913-426-1527
Sponsored by Urban Lawn Care, First Steps Childcare, The Atchison Globe and the Atchison Chamber of Commerce.
North Pole Village
Coloring contest entries on display | 510 Commercial Street | Christmas music playing all day
Visit the Chamber Booth to enter into the Giant Stocking Giveaway! Children ages 4 through 8 are welcome to participate! The winners of the Boys’ and Girls’ stockings will be announced at 4:30 p.m.
3D Glasses, sponsored by Berger Company, Golden Star, Inc., and Patsy Porter CPA PA will also be available at the Chamber booth.
Fresh roasted nuts will be for sale at the Chamber Booth. Cashews, pecans and almonds available. Lighted Christmas accessories for sale! The perfect addition to any Sights & Sounds of Christmas outfit!
Exchange Bank Booth
Roomba Giveaway – Sponsored by Exchange Bank & Trust
Spend $20 or more at any Atchison independent business to be entered in a drawing for an Roomba. One receipt from each business will be accepted — each must total $20 or more. Must be 12 years or older to participate.
Come write your letters for Santa on our special Christmas stationary! Mrs. Claus will be at the North Pole Village to collect the letter and hand deliver them to Santa!
Boy Scout Booth
Boy Scout Troop 86 will be selling brats, hotdogs, and drinks!
The Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor and conduct a 50/50 Pot raffle. The 50/50 winner gets 50 percent of total sales and the remainder will go to the Atchison Downtown Christmas Decoration Fund. The pot will start with a total of $100 donated by the Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Atchison.
The 50/50 Pot winner is chosen by a random drawing conducted by the Atchison Ambassadors from all entries submitted during the Sights and Sounds events, from Noon – 4:30 pm. Ticket Prices are: 1 ticket for $1 or 6 tickets for $5
Available for purchase at the North Pole, 619 Commercial St.
The winner will be announced at 4:30 pm. In order to purchase raffle tickets and win, individuals must be 18 years or over.