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Batesville: Christmas Shopping, Dining and Lights

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Like many towns across America, once-thriving downtowns slowly faded away as highways rerouted around them and megastores became more convenient. People have begun to shy away from commercialism and seek a more personal shopping experience. Many towns, like Batesville, are taking the opportunity to revitalize their downtown areas and create a shopping experience that provides some of the essentials along with the unique and unusual.

This holiday season, we’re all a little more aware of our neighbors, and supporting local businesses is something more people seek. When we shop locally, we help families that we see at church, in the grocery store and whose children attend school with our own children. We keep the 100-year-old family business going and support a single parent trying to put their child through college. The shopping experience is more personal, friendlier and way less crowded than the big-box stores.

Batesville’s downtown area is thriving and the community has embraced the vibe of a bustling main street. Whether you are looking for the latest bestselling novel, a table centerpiece for Christmas dinner, or gifts for everyone on your list, you are likely to find it in Batesville.

Head into town to do a little shopping, grab a bite to eat and then head over to see the gorgeous holiday light display when the sun goes down. We’ve rounded up a list of many of Batesville’s shops and restaurants (there are so many more we couldn’t include) along with their holiday deals. Several shops are even offering free local delivery or shipping if you prefer to shop from home. Batesville is your one-stop shop for all of your holiday needs.

Gifts and Treasures

Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list is easy in Batesville. They have an assortment of stores that carry a variety of practical gifts and some that are fun and unexpected. 

Embroidery & Beyond

If you are looking for a personalized gift, Embroidery & Beyond is the place to go. They offer a variety of local items and can customize hats, shirts, masks and more for the perfect gift.

Location: 369 E. Main St.
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Visit them online.

Main Attire

Check out the latest in women’s fashion and pick up a gift for your girlfriend or bestie. Main Attire has a great selection of clothing, accessories, handbags and more in sizes XS-3X.

Location: 187 E. Main St., Suite A
Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday
Visit them online.

Siloe Boutique

Siloe not only carries the latest in women’s fashion, but they are also setting trends. Find the hottest apparel from jeans and tops to cute shoes and accessories. Shop in-store or online.

Holiday Specials: Save 15% off regular priced items in-store or online with the code REUSABLE15. Free shipping is available for all Arkansas orders and out of state orders over $50.

Location: 181 S Central Ave.
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Visit them online.

Clara Jane & Jax

Dress your little ones to the nines when you shop Clara Jan & Jax baby and toddler boutique. In addition to children’s fashions, they carry a few things for mom and a great selection of unique children’s toys.

Holiday Specials: Christmas apparel is 25% off and they have other in-store sales as well. They are adding more toys and dolls to their already great selection.

Location: 120 E. Main St.
Hours: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday
Visit them online.

Bellabird Clothing Co.

Bellabird caters to women of all shapes and sizes. Get the clothing brands you love at affordable prices.

Location: 2845 Harrison St.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday
Visit them online.

Olde Towne Mall

The Olde Towne Mall is a 15000 square-foot antique and gift shop. Peruse the 175 booths to find just the right gift for the person who has everything. They have antiques, items from local crafters, Amish jams and more.

Holiday Specials: Join them for Sip & Shop for a Cause on December 19 as they give back to the community this holiday season. Grab a $5 ticket to shop this private event and join them for shopping, refreshments and giveaways. All proceeds go to Family Violence Prevention and Batesville Rape Crisis Center. Tickets can be purchased at Olde Towne Mall, Settles Cleaners and The River Restaurant.

Location: 407 E. Main St.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Saturday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday
Visit them online.

Queen Ann’s Lace Flowers and Gifts

Queen Ann’s is a full service florist and they are ready to create your holiday centerpieces, candy bouquets and more. They also have a great selection of gift items and make beautiful gift baskets. They offer free in town delivery service.

Holiday Specials: Save 25% of your holiday centerpiece order when you place your order and pay in full before December 18.

Location: 266 E. Main St.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Visit them online.

Paper Chase Bookstore

Paper Chase has been in business since the 70s and carries over 80,000 new and used books. Find local authors, bestselling novels and books you didn’t know you’d fall in love with. If they don’t have what you need they can probably order it for you.

Location: 136 W. Main St.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday – Saturday
Visit them online.

Triangle Outdoors

Shop for your favorite outdoor lover at Triangle Outdoors. They have everything you need to get outfitted for archery, hunting, fishing and more.

Location:140 Heber Springs Road
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday
Visit them online.

Beneath the Willow

Beneath the Willow carries a great selection of primitive holiday and everyday gifts and home decor items. Find decorative lanterns, candles, linens, wreaths and more.

Holiday Specials: Save 25% of all holiday wreaths and garden flags.

Location: 363 E. Main St.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday
Visit them online.

Gallery 246

Gallery 246 carries a selection of fine art and handcrafts from local artists and crafters so you can pick up a one of a kind holiday gift this season. New items arrive daily so check back often to find new work from your favorite artist.

Location: 243 E. Main St.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Saturday
Visit them online.

Stocking Stuffers and Gift Cards

It’s hard to wrap up a massage or a haircut! You can still support these local businesses by picking up a gift card or hair product to use as a stocking stuffer.

Main Street Massage & Bodywork

Give the gift of relaxation this holiday season. Main Street Massage provides a range of services and can put together a pampering package that’s just right for your loved one. Grab a gift card today.

Holiday Specials: Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Massages now until Christmas.

Location: 140 E. Main
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
Visit them online.

Studio Salon

Freshen up your current look or try something new as we head into 2021. Pick up the best in hair styling products or grab a gift certificate for your favorite stylist.

Location: 141 W. Main St.
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Saturday
Visit them online.

Sweeney’s Men’s Grooming

Sweeney’s specializes in men’s haircuts and carries a full line of grooming products. They carry a full line of disc golf products from hard discs to towels and dry bags.

Holiday Specials: Save $1 off all discs.

Location: 134 E. Main St.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday – Saturday
Visit them online.

Holiday Eats

Refuel after a long day of shopping, order tasty holiday desserts or plan a special evening out as a family. These dining spots around Batesville will gladly serve you supper or supply you with a gift certificate to use later on.

The Pinto

The Pinto Coffee and Comida is a full-service espresso/coffee shop. They also serve a variety of pastries and Mexican dishes with a southern flair.

Location: 100 E. Main St.
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday, Daily hours vary.
Visit them online.

Elizabeth’s

Elizabeth’s offers a plate lunch special and a full menu that include specialty salads, sandwiches, and wraps. Their dinner menu offers steaks, seafood and chicken dishes you’ll love! Elizabeth’s can also cater your holiday events or gatherings.

Location: 281 E. Main St.
Hours: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday – Friday, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday
Visit them online.

Sweetie Cakes

Sweetie Cakes bakery makes beautiful cakes, cupcakes and uniquely decorated cookies. Grab a gift or order dessert for your holiday dinner. They also have a selection of gift items.

Location: 359 E. Main St.
Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday
Visit them online.

Best Dam Steakhouse (The River Restaurant)

Enjoy an amazing steakhouse experience with a gorgeous view of the river and the holiday lights in the park. Feast on a variety of steak and seafood items, enjoy a full bar and listen to live music.

Location: 50 Riverbank Road
Hours: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Thursday – Saturday
Visit them online.

BIG’s of Batesville

BIG’s serves a selection of classic American fare from burgers and wraps to sandwiches and salads. Everything is home-cooked with fresh ingredients for a meal you won’t forget.

Location: 101 E. Main St.
Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday – Wednesday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday.
Visit them online.

Stella’s Brick Oven Pizzeria

Enjoy Neapolitan Style fresh pizza and excellent sandwiches/salads in an upscale environment! After you enjoy a slice, satisfy your sweet tooth with a bowl of Gelato. Gluten-free crust is available as well.

Location: 250 E. Main St.
Hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Visit them online.

The Food Lot

If you enjoy food trucks, head to Batesville’s only food truck court where your favorite food trucks can all park in the same location so you can enjoy a variety of great street food! Offerings vary daily so follow your favorite food trucks for up-to-date information.

Location: 201 Central Ave.
Hours: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday – Saturday
Visit them online.

 

Batesville Holiday Lights

Batesville’s White River Winter Wonderland returns again this year with a gorgeous holiday display set to music. Enjoy a train ride, carriage rides, drive-through or stroll through the park through January 3rd.

Location: Riverside Park
Hours: 5 p.m. – 12 a.m. daily

Photos courtesy of Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.

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Julie Kohl works from home as a writer and virtual assistant while raising her young son. A former Yankee who was "converted" to the south by her husband, Julie has grasped on to rural life in a sleepy, blink-your-eyes-and-you'll-miss-it town in central Arkansas. Julie loves adventure. Not necessarily "scare-your-pants-off" adventure but the kind where you seek out new and exciting things. New foods, new places, new experiences. On her blog, Seek Adventures, Julie shares about the outdoor and travel adventures of her family as they camp and standup paddleboard across the South. You can also learn more about her writing on her site Seek Adventures Media.

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2 responses to “Batesville: Christmas Shopping, Dining and Lights”

  1. […] Bird Boutique in Batesville has a variety of women’s accessories, outerwear, jumpsuits, rompers, and the much-needed […]

  2. Laura Reed says:

    I happened across this site by accident. We would be glad to share this to our facebook page. It made me very sad that in your beautiful page about Christmas Shopping/visiting in Batesville that our Old Independence Regional Museum was left out! I would love to send you some passes and tell you more about our Museum. Look us up, we are on Facebook and have a website oirm.org.

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