White River Winter Wonderland takes over Riverside Park in Batesville

White River Winter Wonderland takes over Riverside Park in Batesville

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - What is usually a summertime destination in Batesville is now decked out in Christmas cheer.

Since White River Winter Wonderland opened Nov. 27, they have had more than 9,000 cars come through the park.

“You can walk through, or you can drive through it, or you can catch a carriage ride, or on a train. That makes us unique,” said Johnathan Abbott, landscape supervisor. "Most of the displays are either drive-thru or walk-thru, and we are a little bit of everything.”

They have been working on the park since mid-September, he said, and it shows in the more than one million lights shining off the river.

For lovebirds or those who would like a special tour, Stone Castle Carriages of Batesville provides rides along the lighted paths. Visitors can also ice skate under the pavilion.

In addition to lights, Winter Wonderland also includes a 32-foot snowman and multiple dedicated pieces to those who have lost their lives.

Mayor Elumbaugh believes the city has the best light display in the state.

The attraction will run until Dec. 30. For more information, click here.

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